[Photo credit: Niantic Labs]
While most people stop at a juice bar pre or post workout, if you're trying to train your Pokémon in Pokémon Go, you might want to stop by a Starbucks.
The coffee company announced that 7,800 Starbucks stores in the United States are turning into PokéStops and Gyms and also serving a limited run vanilla bean Frappuccino blended with raspberry syrup and dried blackberries, then topped with whipped cream. Even if you're not a Pokémon Go player that drink sounds pretty great, right?
Niantic released the following statement about the partnership:
We are happy to announce that Starbucks is now an official partner of Pokémon GO.
Starbucks has a long-standing commitment to providing spaces for social interaction and real-world community building in its extensive network of locations. We appreciate their role in creating safe, welcoming locations for people from all walks of life to come together for refreshment and social engagement. Starting 11 A.M. PST on December 8th, this new partnership will transform 7,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States into PokéStops and Gyms, giving Trainers even more places to play and to engage with their local Pokémon GO communities. And to cap it all off, Starbucks is creating a special-edition Pokémon GO Frappuccino® for everyone!
Whether you’re on your daily morning commute or just out exploring your neighborhood with your loved ones, make sure you collect items from the new Starbucks PokéStops or battle in the new Gyms with your favorite Pokémon!
— The Pokémon GO team
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