It looks like Pokemon Go is doing a big partnership with Starbucks

Pokémon Go is planning a partnership with Starbucks that will begin on December 8, according to an alleged Starbucks employee memothat has been leaked on Reddit.

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.

Niantic Labs hasn't responded to Business Insider's request for comment. Starbucks declined to comment.

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#PokemonGO off to a great start.
Had this little guy in for a pedicure today. #PokemonGo
Weekend plans. #PokemonGO
A dude playing Pokemon Go just almost walked into me on the sidewalk.
This may be the first time in my life I can say "Have to get up early to hit the gym." #PokemonGo
Playing #PokemonGo at night
I think the most awkward part about #PokemonGo is when ur 20 and run into 10 year olds at the same place getting more pokeballs
PokemonGO got me wandering around my neighborhood like:
Fitting that there's a wild rattata on the NYC subway #pokemongo
Realtor: Well? Me: This house doesn't have what I'm looking for Realtor: Sir, are you playing Pokémon Go? Me: Show me one with Jigglypuff
Look what Jess caught while we were waiting in the @Starbucks Drive-Thru! #PokemonGO

Some Pokémon Go players on Reddit have speculated that Niantic will use the Starbucks promotion to release a new Pokémon into the wild, but the leaked memo makes no mention of that theory.

This wouldn't be the first time Niantic has partnered with huge brand to promote Pokémon Go — McDonalds turned its locations into sponsored Pokéstops in Japan earlier this year.

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:

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