Players in Japan were ecstatic recently when they caught Shiny Pikachu during the “Pokemon Go” event in the region. However, it appears that the ultra-rare variant that they captured is entirely something else. Players were disappointed upon confirming that the variant that they have captured is only a masquerading Ditto.

Pikachu Outbreak Festival

A few days ago, Blasting News reported on players in Japan catching the ultra-rare variant of Pikachu in the game. During the Pikachu Outbreak event, players who dropped by either of the parks where the event is held can spot a Kanto or Johto-themed area inhabited by pocket monsters from the fictional regions in the game.

This is a great opportunity for players to catch a creature that is rarely found in Japan. Moreover, players might encounter and catch the Shiny Pikachu or Raichu variant. The skin of this variant makes the creature to appear dark in color. Unfortunately, players who would like to catch this rare variant might end up disappointed when they find out they end up capturing a plain Ditto.

On Reddit, a user shared his experience when he caught a rare Pikachu and posted the results. The user uploaded the images that documented the capture of the cute yellow iconic pocket monster. Unfortunately, the creature transforms into Ditto right after the capture. The devious formless monster snitched its way into the Trainer’s Pokeball.

So far, Niantic Labs has not commented on the latest news reported by several players.

Legendary Raids

Currently, players in Japan are having the time of their lives seeing 1,500 Pikachu descending in the region to celebrate the festival. All other regions are now enjoying the Legendary Raids in the augmented reality game. Niantic Labs recently informed players that the mythical bird Zapdos will exit “Pokemon Go” on August 14.

While there is no information yet if there would be more legendaries that will be released in the game, it appears that the developer has already hinted something about this. The email contains the statement that more legendary adventures are coming to the game. Fans speculated that the developer might be planning on extending the Legendary Raids in the game until the end of summer

On August 14, another event in Japan dubbed as the Stadium event will take place.

Fans are expecting that the Legendary bird Ho-Oh will be released in the game during this time. There are also speculations that there might be activities in the upcoming event that would entail the cooperation of other players across the globe just like what happened in the Chicago Fest.

All these are speculations at the moment until Niantic Labs confirmed this. “Pokemon Go” is now available on iOS and Android devices.