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Pokemon Pass app rewards you for showing up at events

The Pokemon Company has released a new app for Pokemon fans that should help them keep track of events happening around them.

Simply called Pokemon Pass, the free app is available now on Android, and iOS. Pokemon Pass is a better, more modern way to be notified of Pokemon-related events happening at retailers in the US.

You'll need a free Pokemon Trainer Club account, and you'll be able to use the app to claim rewards for Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu, and Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee. The app uses your phone's camera to scan codes, which in turn unlock rewards in Let's Go. You'll also be able to unlock stickers for use in phone messages.

Target stores in the US are already running a promo. If you show up at your local Target, you'll receive the shiny Pikachu, or shiny Eevee for use in Pokemon: Let's Go.

Previously, you had to go on specific websites to track down the rewards being offered by the different stores, so the app certainly offers a better way to do this.

For now, Pokemon Pass only offers its services to players in America. But, seeing as these sort of Pokemon events take place at other parts of the world, The Pokemon Company may eventually expand its reach.

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