It’s time for Pokemon trainers and Starbucks fans across America to come together and catch another Frappuccino.
Yesterday, we wrote the story on leaked Starbucks documents that indicated that Starbucks and Pokemon GO would be teaming up to apparently make every Starbucks in the US a PokeStop, a line of Pokemon GO Frappuccinos was coming out, and that Starbucks would help the gaming company release the 2nd generation of Pokemon into the game.
We can now confirm that the majority of what we found in those leaks is true.
The team at Pokemon GO just announced a brand new partnership with Starbucks via Facebook. Starting at 11 AM PST today, more than 7800 Starbucks will be converted into PokeStops and Gyms. Additionally, the stores have already started selling a Pokemon GO Frappuccino.
According to the Starbucks website, the new blended beverage is a vanilla bean frappuccino, blended with raspberry syrup and freeze dried blackberries.
You may be thinking – why berries? Well, in the game, there’s an item called the “Razz Berry” (and yes, it literally looks like a raspberry) that helps you increase the chances of catching a Pokemon. That’s how this frappuccino relates to Pokemon (because as you can see, it looks NOTHING like a Poke Ball).
As for the blackberries – well, they’re more blue in color, so maybe the raspberries and blackberries represent Red and Blue? Those are the colors of two of the teams that you can join up for in the game. If that’s the case, Team Valor and Mystic finally come together in this frappuccino (and Team Instinct gets left out, as always).
We were able to get our hands on one from the Starbucks next door to us and try this new creation for ourselves. It’s pretty sweet and tastes like mixed berries with vanilla bean. Overall, not too bad.
While the 2nd generation haven’t been confirmed yet, we do know that there is still a massive announcement coming in just a few days. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled to see if this big announcement is indeed Generation 2.