When you start your journey in Pokémon Go, Professor Willow will offer you one of three Pokemon to choose from – Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle – which are the three starters in debut entries Pokémon Red and Blue.
However, in a nod to fans of Pokémon Yellow, it’s actually possible to start the game with Pikachu instead.
When you’re offered one of the three traditional starters, don’t tap on any of them. Instead, you simply ignore all three, and walk away so they appear further and further away on the map. (This means you’ll have to start playing the game outside, as opposed to indoors – so hope you have your shoes on!)
Eventually, when you’re far enough away, these starters will appear again right in front of you again in a bid to get your attention. Again, literally walk away from them until they spawn close by once more. Do this enough times – three or four attempts should do it – and when the three starters appear the next time, the original trio will be joined by a fourth – Pikachu – ready for capturing.
If you want to see it in action, then here’s video how to get pikachu on pokemon go and it works: