How to get Pikachu PhD in Pokemon Go & can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
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Pikachu PhD is now available in Pokemon Go and everyone is looking to catch it. Here’s everything you need to know to get Pikachu PhD in Pokemon Go and if its shiny is also available.

Pokemon Go added a new costumed Pikachu during the World of Wonders season, and players are more than excited about Pikachu PhD in the mobile game.

With a new form of the Pokemon mascot up for grabs, players are eager to add it to their Pokedex. Here’s all you need to know to get Pikachu PhD in Pokemon Go, its avatar items, and shiny odds.

How to catch Pikachu PhD in Pokemon Go

You can get Pikachu PhD in Pokemon Go by unlocking the Platinum Medal after winning 100 PokeStop Showcases.

After getting first place 100 times in PokeStop Showcases, Pikachu PhD will be directly available as an encounter under your Platinum Medal. Players who already had the Platinum Medal before Pikachu PhD debuted received the Pokemon automatically.

All Pokemon Go Pikachu PhD avatar items

Here’s how to get all Pikachu PhD items for your in-game avatar in Pokemon Go:

  • Get 10 wins for Bronze Medal: Pikachu PhD headband
  • Get 25 wins for Silver Medal: Pikachu PhD glasses
  • Get 50 wins for Gold Medal: Pikachu PhD pose
pokemon go pikachu phd avatar items
Your trainer avatar can put on all Pikachu PhD accessories at once.

Can Pikachu PhD be shiny in Pokemon Go?

No, shiny Pikachu PhD is not available in Pokemon Go.

Most costumed Pikachu have a shiny version available in-game, but that’s not the case with this particular reward. We will update this article if shiny Pikachu PhD is added to the game.

How to win PokeStop Showcases in Pokemon Go

To win a PokeStop Showcase in Pokemon Go, you simply need to find one in the Nearby tab and enter the biggest Pokemon you have of the featured species.

You can check all relevant information about the Showcase by tapping ‘Showcase’ after entering a PokeStop. Once there, you’ll be able to pick your best Pokemon or swap it for another one.

You’ll need to be close to the PokeStop to enter the Showcase, but you can change the Pokemon you enter remotely after that. It’s also worth noting that PokeStops with Showcases will always appear at the same location, so keep an eye out to see what PokeStops hold Showcases near you.

Getting first place in a PokeStop Showcase isn’t easy, so we recommend always saving XXL Pokemon for when the time comes. For now, all Showcases feature the biggest specimens, but players are hoping they’ll be able to use their XXS Pokemon as well.

This is all you need to know about Pikachu PhD in Pokemon Go. For more, be sure to check out the following:

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