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Pokémon Go Will Celebrate Diamond And Pearl Remakes With Special Events

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Niantic is rolling out a series of special events in Pokémon Go to celebrate the releases of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The events detailed on the Pokémon Go website begin next week and feature catchable Sinnoh starters with new hats, collectible Trainer costumes, and more!

Starting on November 16, Trainers can find the Sinnoh starters Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup out in the wild wearing either a Lucas hat or a Dawn hat (both sets pictured above). Any of these Pokémon can be found in their shiny variants as well! The event will also halve the number of steps needed to hatch Pokémon eggs in incubators and lower the Super Incubator steps to one-third of the usual step count required.

Speaking of the Sinnoh starters, you can deck out your Trainer Avatar in adorable costumes based on the trio (pictured above) starting on November 15. These onesies can be purchased from the in-game shop and will continue to be available after the event, though no price was given in Niantic’s post. Similarly, new items based on the default Diamond and Pearl trainers styles will also be available starting on November 15, but these will be at no cost to the player. You can check out what those look like below.

Stickers will also be distributed through Pokestop spins, opening Gifts, and buying items in the shop. The shop will have two bundles available, do grab these items at a discounted price:

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

Niantic has also confirmed a bunch of Diamond and Pearl Pokémon other than the starters will be available in the wild, hatched from eggs, and found in raids over the course of two mini-events. Here’s which Pokémon, where you can find them, and when:

November 16 through November 18: Part 1 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Event

Wild Pokémon

  • Seel
  • Murkrow
  • Poochyena
  • Aron
  • Turtwig (Lucas’s hat)
  • Chimchar (Lucas’s hat)
  • Piplup (Lucas’s hat)
  • Bidoof
  • Kricketot
  • Buneary
  • Stunky
  • Scyther
  • Larvitar
  • Burmy (Plant Cloak)
  • Buizel

Raid Pokémon

  • Cranidos
  • Driftloon
  • Bronzor
  • Gible
  • Tyranitar
  • Lopunny
  • Drapion
  • Toxicroak
  • Gallade
  • Cresselia (knows Grass Knot)
  • Mega Lopunny

7km Egg Pokémon

  • Budew
  • Bonsly
  • Happiny
  • Mime Jr.
  • Riolu

Field Research Task Encounters

  • Bagon
  • Turtwig (Dawn’s Hat)
  • Chimchar (Dawn’s Hat)
  • Piplup (Dawn’s Hat)
  • Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
  • Burmy (Trash Cloak)
  • Shieldon

November 18 through November 21: Part 2 – Pokémon Shining Pearl Event

Wild Pokémon

  • Pinsir
  • Misdreavus
  • Houndour
  • Spheal
  • Turtwig (Dawn’s hat)
  • Chimchar (Dawn’s hat)
  • Piplup (Dawn’s hat)
  • Bidoof
  • Kricketot
  • Buneary
  • Glameow
  • Slowpoke
  • Bagon
  • Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
  • Buizel

Raid Pokémon

  • Shieldon
  • Driftloon
  • Bronzor
  • Salamence
  • Lopunny
  • Drapion
  • Toxicroak
  • Gallade
  • Cresselia (knows Grass Knot)
  • Mega Lopunny

7km Egg Pokémon

  • Budew
  • Bonsly
  • Happiny
  • Mime Jr.
  • Riolu

Field Research Task Encounters

  • Bagon
  • Turtwig (Lucas’s Hat)
  • Chimchar (Lucas’s Hat)
  • Piplup (Lucas’s Hat)
  • Burmy (Plant Cloak)
  • Burmy (Trash Cloak)
  • Shieldon
  • Cranidos

For more on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, check out our recent preview of the upcoming remakes right here. They’ll be released on Nintendo Switch on November 19.


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