In honor of Pokémon GO joining the Pokémon HOME connectivity family, Niantic is throwing an in-game event focused on the new feature. We won’t have to wait too long for the festivities to begin as the event starts tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17th, at 8 a.m. your local time!

From the Pokémon GO Blog, the event will feature the following:

 

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Alolan Sandshrew, Zubat, Alolan Diglett, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Ditto, Porygon, Hoothoot, Remoraid, Whismur, Lileep, Anorith, Cottonee, and Foongus.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Nidoran ♀, Nidoran ♂, Slowpoke, Omanyte, Kabuto, Lileep, and Anorith.
  • Pokémon such as Alolan Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Shinx, Timburr, Klink, and more will be appearing in raids.
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Slowpoke!
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will reward you [with] Pidgeot Mega Energy, Poké Balls, Berries, encounters with Slowpoke and Gible, and more.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon like Slowpoke and more!
  • Mega Pidgeot will receive a CP boost during the event period.
  • Be sure to activate the Mystery Box during this time—you might encounter a Shiny Meltan! It seems these Shiny Meltan will go back into hiding after this event is over. We’ll sure be sure to let you know if they’re spotted again in the future.
  • From Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will be available to challenge in five-star raids.
  • There will be special avatar items available, including the Melmetal Jacket, the Melmetal Vest, Melmetal Shoes, and Grand Oak’s Glasses! Check out the Style Shop to get yours.

 

Some of these features have already begun – like the five-star raids for Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, and Grand Oak’s Glasses being available for your avatar to wear.

 

 

This special event is only here for a limited time! Login anytime from Tuesday, November 17th, at 8 a.m. to Monday, November 23rd, at 10 p.m. your local time to take part in these perks, and maybe even find a new shiny Pokémon for your collection (or two).  

 

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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?)

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