To celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the top hit manga by Eiichiro Oda, Niantic has announced Pokemon GO x One Piece crossover event. That being said, the special crossover event will begin from July 22nd until July 29th.
During the event, Pokemon GO will be bringing the popular straw hat of Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece. A wild Pikachu wearing a straw hat will be spotted in the wild and straw hat cosmetics will also be available in the shop.
In addition, the event has been made possible due to the anime’s participation to support the reconstruction of the Kumamoto City in Japan that was previously hit by an earthquake a few years ago.
It’s not the first time for Pokemon GO to join and held an event for a cause. In the past, Pokemon GO has also held an exclusive event in Japan to help the development of some places that were hit by disasters.
With the huge number of fans of One Piece and Pokemon GO players, it is expected that the event is a success.
About One Piece
One Piece follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, the user of Gum-Gum Devil Fruit, who wants to be the new Pirate King. Luffy was inspired by Red Haired Shanks, one of the most powerful pirates. Along with his pirate group named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the vast world of One Piece in search of the treasure known as “One Piece” and becomes the new King of the Pirates.
One Piece is a manga series written by Eiichiro Oda. Since the manga has been serialized in July 1997, it already reached a total of 99 volumes. The manga series is part of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. Apart from the original manga series, One Piece has started airing the anime adaptation in 1999. One Piece has also received several anime films with the latest movie titled One Piece: Stampede that have been released in 2019.