Happy April Fowl’s Day? This year’s April Fools’ Day event in Pokémon GO is a massive Pidgey invasion. The Pidgey pen has been busted wide open at Professor Willow’s laboratory, freeing all those transferred birds. For a brief window on April Fools’ Day, they’ll be appearing in droves.

Get all the details about this Pidgey Pandemonium event with our guide below:

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Rising Heroes – Pidgey Pandemonium

Begins: Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 1 p.m. your local time.

Ends: Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 7 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon featured – Pidgey

 

 

SQUAWK! Pidgeys… everywhere… XXS Pidgeys, XXL, Pidgeys, Shiny Pidgeys… just Pidgeys.

 

Event Bonuses

  • Increased chance of finding XXS and XXL Pidgey.
  • More Pidgey are appearing in the wild!

 

Event Boxes

If any special event boxes or bundles are released during the event, they’ll be listed here once the event is live.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild: Pidgey*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Field Research Tasks

There will be event-exclusive Field Research Tasks available and the rewards include the following Pokémon encounters: Pidgey*. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active.

A complete list of tasks and rewards will be shared here once the event is live.

 

  • Task: Transfer 3 Pokémon
    • Reward: Pidgey* Encounter OR 3 Poké Balls

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Special Research – Pidgey Pandemonium

An event-exclusive Special Research Story will be available. It can only be claimed on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 from 3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. your local time.

A complete list of tasks and rewards of this Special Research will be shared here once the event is live.

 

Step 1/2

  • Task: Catch 10 Pokémon
    • Reward: 25 Poké Balls
  • Task: Transfer 10 Pokémon
    • Reward: 5 Potions
  • Task: Make 5 Nice Throws
    • Reward: 5 Nanab Berries
  • Completion Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, 1 Pidgey* Encounter, and 5 Razz Berries.

 

Step 2/2

  • Task: Claim Reward!
    • Reward: 10 Ultra Balls
  • Task: Claim Reward!
    • Reward: 5 Hyper Potions
  • Task: Claim Reward!
    • Reward: 3,500 XP
  • Completion Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Pidgey* Encounter, and 15 Pidgey Candies.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Stickers

There will be an assortment of event-themed stickers featuring Pidgey. You can get them by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and/or purchasing them from Pokémon GO’s in-game shop (with PokéCoins) during the event.

 

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)