Fans of Bidoof, the Sinnoh region Pokémon and keeper of many memes is being celebrated. Today, The Pokémon Company announced that starting this July 1st, it’ll be the first annual Bidoof Day. While various social media channels for The Pokémon Company will be posting Bidoof content, Pokémon GO is adding even more Bidoof shenanigans to the game. Following the current Bidoof Breakout event, Bidoof will be taking over gym raids and more!

On Thursday, July 1st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (your local time) the following Bidoof-bonuses will be active according to the official Pokémon GO blog:

 

Features

  • Bidoof will be appearing in the wild at an incredibly high rate! Bidoof will also be the only Pokémon you can challenge in one-star, three-star, and even five-star Raid Battles! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Bidoof! Mega Raids will not be available during this time.
  • Bidoof caught during this time will know Superpower, and you’ll be able to use a Charged TM during the event to teach Bidoof Ice Beam, Shadow Ball, or Thunderbolt. After the event, you can use an Elite Charged TM to teach Bidoof Ice Beam, Shadow Ball, Superpower, or Thunderbolt.
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts will have Shadow Bidoof on their teams more often. Get out there and save those Bidoof!
  • The Bidoof Cup will be available in the GO Battle League throughout the day! Only Bidoof will be eligible in this cup, and teams of only Bidoof will be allowed. The Master League, the Master League Classic, and the Element Cup will still be available during this time.
  • Complete a free event-exclusive Special Research story for special rewards! This will be the first Special Research in which you’ll make choices that’ll affect the research’s story and some parts of your event experience!
  • Complete the research to earn an exclusive Bidoof Hat avatar item.

 

Bidoof Breakout event features return!

  • Bidoof will be appearing more often in the wild, in raids, and in encounters after you complete event-exclusive Field Research! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Bidoof! Our preliminary research suggests that the rate at which Bidoof will be appearing in the wild will increase over the course of the event.
  • On certain days of the event, Bidoof you encounter will know attacks that they normally cannot learn. On Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, you can use a Charged TM to teach Bidoof any of these attacks. After the event, you can use an Elite Charged TM to do the same.
  • Evolve Bidoof anytime during the event to get a Bibarel that knows Hyper Beam.
  • Team GO Rocket has plans to cash in on the Bidoof Breakout and have turned more Bidoof into Shadow Pokémon, so get out there and save those Bidoof!
  • You’ll be able to get Bidoof Gift stickers from spinning PokéStops and opening Gifts.

 

Bonuses

  • 4× Catch XP

 

The Bidoof Breakout event is still going on right now, so you can enjoy a slice of the Bidoof chaos that will take place later this week on Thursday, July 1st.

 

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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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