Niantic will host the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Celebration event in Pokémon GO from November 16 at 10 a.m. to November 21 at 8 p.m. local time

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

Celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl with a Pokémon GO event!

Celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl with a Pokémon GO event!

Trainers,

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be released on Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021!

Learn more about the games here.

Experience the Sinnoh region in an adventure reborn with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl! In celebration of the release of these games on Nintendo Switch, Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be appearing more often in Pokémon GO. Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing special Sinnoh-inspired hats will be appearing in the wild, and avatar items inspired by those same first partner Pokémon will be available in the shop.

Celebrating the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Available for the full duration of the event.

Event Bonuses

Incubator Bonus Icon
1/2 Incubator Distance
Incubator Bonus Icon
1/3 Super Incubator Distance

Costumed IconCostumed Pokémon

Turtwig wearing Lucas’s hat
Turtwig wearing Lucas’s hat
Chimchar wearing Lucas’s hat
Chimchar wearing Lucas’s hat
Piplup wearing Lucas’s hat
Piplup wearing Lucas’s hat
Turtwig wearing Dawn’s hat
Turtwig wearing Dawn’s hat
Chimchar wearing Dawn’s hat
Chimchar wearing Dawn’s hat
Piplup wearing Dawn’s hat
Piplup wearing Dawn’s hat
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Collection Challenge

In celebration of these costumed Pokémon making their debut, a Collection Challenge will be available that requires you to catch them all.

Complete the challenge to earn 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust, and an encounter with Froslass!

New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles

The following new avatar items will be available in the in-game shop starting on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Turtwig Costume
  • Chimchar Costume
  • Piplup Costume
 

The following new avatar items will be available at no cost starting on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Sinnoh Hat
  • Sinnoh Top Set
  • Sinnoh Pants
  • Sinnoh Shoes
  • Sinnoh Backpack
  • Sinnoh Skirt
  • Sinnoh Boots
 

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

 

The following bundles will also be available in the shop throughout the event.

  • Event Box (one-time exchange): 20 Poké Balls, one Sinnoh Stone
  • Great Box (300 PokéCoins): three Super Incubators, two Incubators, one Lure Module

Part 1 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

The first half of the event begins with an homage to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond! Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing red Sinnoh hats will be appearing in the wild, and that same trio wearing white Sinnoh hats will be available as Field Research encounters. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Turtwig, Shiny Chimchar, or Shiny Piplup!

Wild EncountersWild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

Seel
Seel
Murkrow
Murkrow
Poochyena
Poochyena
Aron
Aron
Turtwig wearing Lucas’s hat
Turtwig wearing Lucas’s hat
Chimchar wearing Lucas’s hat
Chimchar wearing Lucas’s hat
Piplup wearing Lucas’s hat
Piplup wearing Lucas’s hat
Bidoof
Bidoof
Kricketot
Kricketot
Buneary
Buneary
Stunky
Stunky
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Scyther
Scyther
Larvitar
Larvitar
Burmy (Plant Cloak)
Burmy (Plant Cloak)
Buizel
Buizel
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids IconRaids

One-Star EggOne-Star Raids
Cranidos
Cranidos
Drifloon
Drifloon
Bronzor
Bronzor
Gible
Gible
Three-Star EggThree-Star Raids
Tyranitar
Tyranitar
Lopunny
Lopunny
Drapion
Drapion
Toxicroak
Toxicroak
Gallade
Gallade
Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids
Cresselia
Cresselia*
Mega EggMega Raids
Mega Lopunny
Mega Lopunny
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
* Cresselia caught during this period will know the Attack Grass Knot.

Eggs

7km egg icon7km Eggs

Egg
Budew
Budew
Bonsly
Bonsly
Happiny
Happiny
Mime Jr.
Mime Jr.
Riolu
Riolu
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
:This list is organized by rarity, with one Egg icon being most common and five Egg icons being most rare.

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

Bagon
Bagon
Turtwig wearing Dawn’s hat
Turtwig wearing Dawn’s hat
Chimchar wearing Dawn’s hat
Piplup wearing Dawn’s hat
Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
Burmy (Trash Cloak)
Burmy (Trash Cloak)
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Shieldon
Shieldon
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Part 2 – Pokémon Shining Pearl

Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

The second half of the event is an homage to Pokémon Shining Pearl! Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing white Sinnoh hats will be appearing in the wild, and that same trio wearing red Sinnoh hats will be available as Field Research encounters. If you’re lucky, you may find a Shiny Turtwig, Shiny Chimchar, or Shiny Piplup!

Wild Encounter IconWild Encounters

Pinsir
Pinsir
Misdreavus
Misdreavus
Houndour
Houndour
Spheal
Spheal
Turtwig wearing Dawn’s hat
Chimchar wearing Dawn’s hat
Piplup wearing Dawn’s hat
Bidoof
Bidoof
Kricketot
Kricketot
Buneary
Buneary
Glameow
Glameow
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Bagon
Bagon
Buizel
Buizel
Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

One-Star EggOne-Star Raids
Shieldon
Shieldon
Drifloon
Drifloon
Bronzor
Bronzor
Three-Star EggThree-Star Raids
Salamence
Salamence
Lopunny
Lopunny
Drapion
Drapion
Toxicroak
Toxicroak
Gallade
Gallade
Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids
Cresselia*
Cresselia
Mega Raid EggMega Raids
Mega Lopunny
Mega Lopunny
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
* Cresselia caught during this period will know the Attack Grass Knot.

Eggs

7km eggs7km Eggs

Egg
Budew
Budew
Bonsly
Bonsly
Happiny
Happiny
Mime Jr.
Mime Jr.
Riolu
Riolu
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
:This list is organized by rarity, with one Egg icon being most common and five Egg icons being most rare.

Research IconField Research Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

Turtwig wearing Lucas’s hat
Turtwig wearing Lucas’s hat
Chimchar wearing Lucas’s hat
Chimchar wearing Lucas’s hat
Piplup wearing Lucas’s hat
Piplup wearing Lucas’s hat
Burmy (Plant Cloak)
Burmy (Plant Cloak)
Burmy (Trash Cloak)
Burmy (Trash Cloak)
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Larvitar
Larvitar
Cranidos
Cranidos
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

As we all eagerly await the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, why not get a taste of the Sinnoh region in Pokémon GO? Hope to see you all out and about playing, Trainers!

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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