The Spotlight’s on Sinnoh with Pokémon GO’s Sinnoh Celebration
From January 12 to January 17, Trainers can catch Pokémon originally discovered in Sinnoh and complete the themed Collection Challenge for fun rewards.
Pokémon GO continues its celebration of the regions that make up the Pokémon universe with the Sinnoh Celebration—an event inspired by the region originally introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. From Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time pay homage to the region rich in myth by catching Pokémon originally discovered there and taking part in event-exclusive Field Research.
During the event, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Bidoof, Combee, Buizel, Drifloon, Glameow, Hippopotas, Skorupi, and Snover will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Lucky Trainers might encounter a Shiny Buizel.
Hatch a 5 km Egg during the event and you might find Kricketot, Budew, Bonsly, Hippopotas, or Croagunk. If you’re extremely lucky, you might even hatch a Cranidos, a Shieldon, or a Bronzor.
Plenty of cool Pokémon will be showing up in raids, too. Gather friends and challenge Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Abomasnow in Mega Raids. During the Sinnoh Celebration, you may encounter Shinx, Gible, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Buizel, Lumineon, Hippowdon, Toxicroak, and Lopunny in one-star and three-star raids, and Heatran in five-star raids.
Trainers that participate in Sinnoh Celebration Field Research can expect reward encounters with Pokémon like Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, and Buizel. And Trainers who catch Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, Combee, Buizel, Shadow Stunky, or Shadow Snover during the Sinnoh Celebration Challenge can receive a Magnetic Lure, Ultra Balls, and more.
Check back for information about Pokémon GO’s celebration of the Hoenn region taking place January 19–24.
Countdown to Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto—celebrate the Sinnoh region with us!
As we approach Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto, we’ll be spending some time highlighting other regions in the world of Pokémon. We’ve already shared our plans for the Unova Celebration event, and today we’re excited to announce that Sinnoh will be the next region featured in our countdown celebration!
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- Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Bidoof, Cranidos, Shieldon, Combee, Buizel, Drifloon, Glameow, Purugly, Hippopotas, Skorupi, and Snover will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Buizel! Shiny Floatzel will also be available.
- The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Kricketot, Budew, Cranidos, Shieldon, Bronzor, Bonsly, Hippopotas, and Croagunk. * Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, and Buizel.
- The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
- Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Shinx, Buizel, and Gible will be appearing in one-star raids.
- Lopunny, Hippowdon, Toxicroak, and Lumineon will be appearing in three-star raids.
- Heatran will be appearing in five-star raids.
- Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids.
- Complete the Sinnoh-themed Collection Challenge during the event by catching Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, Combee, Buizel, Shadow Stunky, and Shadow Snover to receive Stardust, a Magnetic Lure, and 15 Ultra Balls. Head on over to the Today View to track your progress!
Up next: Hoenn! An event celebrating the Hoenn region will be happening from Tuesday, January 19, 2021, to Sunday, January 24, 2021. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date!
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog