In two days, Pokemon Go players will have the opportunity to capture a special "Party Pikachu" as part of the Pokemon franchise's 21st anniversary. Today, Pokemon Go's social media accounts showed off the special Pikachu while promoting the upcoming event. As you can see above, the new Pikachu is sporting a festive cap, which it should retain even after it evolves into Raichu.
The anniversary event is expected to be similar to last December's holiday event, in which players could capture Pikachu wearing a festive Santa hat. The Pikachu should spawn significantly more than usual, even in areas in which Pikachu don't regularly appear.
While the event could be considered a bit underwhelming, many Pokemon Go players are still trying to catch some of the 80 new Pokemon recently released into the game as part of a major update.
The event will run from February 26th through March 6th. WWG will cover the event and any surprises it may contain this weekend.