Pokémon Go is the kind of experience you might think has had a bit of a rough 2020. However, nothing could be further from the truth. More players than ever are spending their time and money engaging with the fantasy overlay of the real world, and developer Niantic is kicking-off 2021 with a celebratory event.
Pokémon Go ‘Season of Celebration’
Launching at 10am local time today, Pokémon Go enters the ‘Season of Celebration’. Players can complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Ferroseed. Aficionados will recognise that all the Pokémon listed are from the Unova region.
Furthermore, 5 km Eggs will offer event-themed Pokémon, and those listed above will be available more commonly as wild encounters. Additional event-themed Raid Bosses are also proposed, including Genesect holding a Burn Drive appearing in five-star raids for the first time.
This first event is coupled by the new Collection Challenges. To get started open the Today View to see which Pokémon are part of that challenge. As you complete Collection Challenges featured in different in-game events, you’ll be able to earn rewards and add to your new Elite Collector medal. Each challenge will disappear once its corresponding in-game event ends.
Pokémon Go Collection Challenges
The first Collection Challenge is rolling out now; complete the Unova-themed Collection Challenge during the event by catching Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Lillipup, Herdier, Roggenrola, Solosis, Ferroseed, and Blitzle, to receive a reward of Stardust, 25 Poke Balls, and 5 Rare Candy. Make sure you make the most of this Pokémon Go Season of Celebration!
New Pokémon Go Avatar Items
Finally, you can now pick up unique avatar items from PokéStops located at Gucci Pins and Stores in the following cities:
Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
- Kuwait City
- Cape Town
- Abu Dhabi
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- King of Prussia
- Palm Desert
- Las Vegas
- Beverly Hills
- Costa Mesa
- San Diego
- Washington DC
- Sao Paulo
- Mexico City
- Hong Kong