And here is how you do it:
- Start your account.
- Get to the point where the three starters are presented
- Walk away from them. Keep going till they vanish. After a little while your phone will vibrate and they will respawn.
- Keep walking away from them 3-5 times.
- At some point after the 3rd time, a 4th starter, our Pikachu, will appear.
- CAPTURE HIM!
- You now have a Pikachu to start and can truly feel like Ash Ketchum.