Pokémon GO: Secrets of the Jungle Event

To celebrate the announcement of Pokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, Niantic has announced a special event in Pokémon GO. Beginning on December 14th, Jessie and James will be returning to Pokémon GO, and you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Celebi by completing limited-time Special Research.

Jessie and James & Shiny Celebi

  • A Special Research Story guided by Jesse and James will reward players with a Shiny Celebi encounter.
  • Jessie and James will be returning in their Meowth balloon.
    • Both will also have different Shadow Pokémon
      • Jessie: Scyther (including shiny), Ekans, Stantler
      • James: Pinsir (including shiny), Koffing, Grimer
    • Jessie and James’s Meowth balloon will be appearing more frequently on December 25
  • Jessie and James will appear in snapshots with Wobbuffet (including shiny) and Kantonian Meowth (including shiny) encounters.
  • Free avatar items inspired by Jessie’s and James’s outfits from Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.

Explorer Pikachu

  • Explorer Pikachu (including shiny) will be appearing in the wild and in raids.
  • Pokémon Spotlight Hour: December 15th will be Explorer Pikachu and 2x Candy for catching Pokémon.

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle Pokémon

Pokémon featured in the Movie will be appearing in Pokémon GO.

  • Wild: Hoothoot, Nuzleaf, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, Durant, and more.
  • Raids: Lickitung, Mawile, Flygon, Rufflet, and more.
  • 5 km Eggs: Igglybuff, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Bonsly, and Rufflet (including shiny).

Special Research: Distracted by Something Shiny

Tasks 1/4

  • Transfer 10 Pokémon: Ultra Ball x20
  • Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon: Nuzleaf Encounter
  • Evolve 3 Grass-type Pokémon: Cottonee Encounter
  • Completion: Diglett Encounter, Stardust x500, 1000 XP

Tasks 2/4

  • Play with your buddy 10 times: Poffin x1
  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokémon: Combee Encounter
  • Give your buddy 10 treats: Cherubi Encounter
  • Completion: Pinsir Encounter, Stardust x500, 1000 XP

Tasks 3/4

  • Defeat Jessie or James 4 times: Max Revive x5
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws: Hoothoot Encounter
  • Hatch 3 Eggs: Whimsicott Encounter
  • Completion: Vibrava Encounter, Stardust x500, 1000 XP

Tasks 4/4

  • Claim Reward: 500 XP
  • Claim Reward: Oddish Encounter
  • Claim Reward: Foongus Encounter
  • Completion: Shiny Celebi Encounter, Stardust x500, 1000 XP

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