12 Jan 2021

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.

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