Starbucks Unleashes an Official Pokémon Frappuccino

December 8, 2016

Stores are now serving as gyms and/or Pokéstops

Remember July? Those were simpler times, when everyone wandered around like zombies, eyes glued to their phones as they captured virtual monsters via a cool new app called Pokémon Go. Enthusiasm for the mobile game may have waned since then, but Starbucks is now attempting to recapture the Pokémania that helped drive sales for many restaurants last summer.

This morning the coffee giant unveiled a partnership with Pokémon Go that transforms nearly 8,000 Starbucks locations across the U.S. into PokéStops or Gyms, meaning players can restock on Pokéballs or battle their