Pokémon GO players can now participate in Zarude Special Research and catch Pokémon featured in Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Join Zarude in a Pokémon GO Jungle Adventure

Participate in themed Special Research and catch Pokémon featured in Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.

It’s a jungle out there—so grab your Poké Balls and explore! Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will debut on Netflix on October 8, 2021, and Pokémon GO is ready to welcome the wild and wonderful residents of the Forest of Okoya. From October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to October 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Trainers can enjoy a myriad of movie-themed activities. Pokémon featured in the movie will be appearing in the wild, and Trainers can complete Special Research to earn an encounter with the Rogue Monkey Pokémon Zarude.

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But Zarude—a Dark- and Grass-type Mythical Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region—isn’t the only Pokémon from the Forest of Okoya popping up in Pokémon GO. Over the course of the event, Explorer Pikachu, Hoothoot, Drilbur, Cottonee, and Dwebble will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu or a Larvitar.

Pokémon featured in the movie will also be appearing in raids. Explorer Pikachu, Roggenrola, Foongus, and Rufflet will be showing up in one-star raids. You might even encounter a Larvitar or a Shiny Rufflet. Lickitung, Chansey, Pinsir, Ludicolo, and Flygon will all appear in three-star raids. Other Pokémon, including Audino and Rufflet, will also be appearing as reward encounters for completing Field Research.

Don’t get too lost in your jungle adventure because Jessie and James are back in their iconic Meowth balloon. The ne’er-do-wells will be continuing their hairbrained hijinks through October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time—you may even find them playing tricks in GO Snapshot! Given the infamous duo’s reputation for merging villainy and style, Trainers may want to serve their own looks in return. You can snag the Adventure Hat and the Wailmer Water Bottle avatar items at no cost from the Style Shop.

Enjoy your jungle adventure, and don’t forget to check out Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle on Netflix.

Source: Pokemon.com

The Mythical Pokémon Zarude debuts in Pokémon GO to celebrate the global release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Trainers,

The latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, is releasing globally on Netflix on Friday, October 8, 2021! In celebration of the movie’s release, Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll be able to encounter it by completing limited-time Special Research. You can also look forward to lots of other in-game content inspired by the movie, including the return of Jessie and James to Pokémon GO.

Date + Time

Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • A limited-time Special Research story will be available! Complete this research line to encounter Zarude and help Professor Willow learn more about the Rogue Monkey Pokémon. This is the first time that this Dark- and Grass-type Mythical Pokémon will be available in Pokémon GO. Note that you can obtain this Special Research only during the event period, but once you have it, you can complete it anytime.
  • Encounter Pokémon related to Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle! Hoothoot, Combee, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Larvitar!
  • Explorer Pikachu will be making its return to Pokémon GO, appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!
  • Pokémon seen in the movie will also be appearing in raids throughout the event:
    • Explorer Pikachu, Larvitar, Roggenrola, Foongus, and Rufflet will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
    • Lickitung, Chansey, Pinsir, Ludicolo, and Flygon will be appearing in three-star raids.
  • Jessie and James will be continuing their hijinks from last year’s event. Keep an eye out for them in your snapshots, and watch for their Meowth Balloon. Jessie and James will be appearing in their Meowth Balloon until Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Get themed Field Research tasks from PokéStops that’ll lead to encounters with Audino, Rufflet, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
  • New free avatar items will be available in the Style Shop, including the Adventure Hat and the Wailmer Water Bottle.

Be sure to watch Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle on Netflix after it releases globally on Friday, October 8, 2021. For more information on the film, please see here.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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