On Thursday, the popular app from Niantic Labs announced a partnership with the Seattle-based coffee chain:
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) December 8, 2016
In a statement, the Pokémon Go team said 7,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States will be added as PokéStops—and Starbucks is unveiling a new beverage to celebrate:
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!