Update: Speculation has increased that a ‘Ash-Hat Pikachu’ would be the rare Pikachu in question, following this tweet about a short video from the Pokémon movie account. We’ll have to wait to see if this isn’t just a bit of unrelated collaboration to advertise both products however.
— 劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた！ (@pokemon_movie) July 1, 2017
Representatives from Niantic, Inc will be panelists at the event to be held in Los Angeles in late July.
Under a list of new experiences to be had at the conference it is mentioned that Niantic, Inc will “release a rare Pikachu”. It is unclear what exactly is meant by a rare Pikachu – whether it will be a different model, a shiny, or a Pikachu with a different hat as has been distributed in previous seasonal events. It is also unclear whether this Pikachu will be exclusively distributed at SIGGRAPH, or whether it will be released at SIGGRAPH before being released globally.
There is speculation that it will be a Shiny Pikachu that is distributed, with some citing the recently updated Pikachu model as an indicator for this. However at this stage, this is only one of many possibilities, none of which are confirmed.
We’ll bring more as it comes!