The partnership will turn Starbucks locations into special ‘Pokéstops’ and gyms in the game. The memo states that the partnership will begin on December 8 and also give players access to a special Pokémon-themed Frappuccino.
It’s unclear how many stores will be included in the promotion, and if the partnership will only happen in the United States.
Both Niantic Labs and Starbucks declined to comment.
Some Pokémon Go players on Reddit have speculated that Niantic will use the Starbucks promotion to release a new Pokémon into the wild, and the leaked memo mentions “new Pokémon” but doesn’t go into specifics.
Niantic has yet to reveal how much money it’s made from Pokémon Go, but the game has stayed near the top of the App Store’s top grossing chart since it was released this summer.
Here’s part of the leaked Starbucks memo: