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Starbucks Releases an Official Pokémon GO Frappuccino

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Starbucks drinkers and Pokémon GO players will have the best of both worlds with the release of the new special edition Pokémon GO Frappuccino — the coffee company’s latest partnership effort.

The Pokémon GO Frappuccino is a blended beverage made from vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, and freeze-dried whole blackberries topped with whipped cream, according to the Starbucks website.

The partnership will also turn 7,800 Starbucks locations across the U.S. into PokéStops or Gyms, starting Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Although the collaboration may seem like an unlikely match, there is a method behind Pokémon GO developer Niantic’s madness that will likely drive up traffic for both companies:

"The physical locations component of the collaboration is important to us as we look for ways to use technology to encourage exploration, exercise, and real world social interaction, and Starbucks’ footprint throughout the U.S. provides an awesome platform," John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic, said in a statement

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