Hard to believe that Pokémon GO has been publicly available for three years now. My how time flies! To celebrate the anniversary of the game, Niantic is hosting a special in-game event with new Shiny Alolan variants and more! And it starts now!
Pokémon GO Third Anniversary Event Details
- Starting on June 28, players have a chance of finding a variety of shiny Alolan variants of the following Pokémon. They will be available until July 6, giving us about a week to catch what we can.
- Exeggutor (aw yea, baby)
- Team leader avatar items will also be available for a limited time. Found in the Style Shop, these items reflect the personal style of each of the three team leaders. It’s a great way to represent your team in style. They will also be going away on July 6.
- Party Hat Pikachu is making a comeback! Once per day, you’ll have the change of encountering a Pikachu wearing a party hat whenever you take a GO Snapshot. You also have the chance of hatching a Party Hat Pichu from a 7km egg. This will be available now until September 2, 2019.
- Introducing Jump-Start Research. Intended for new or long forgotten players. This special research option contains special rewards to help players get back into the groove. It’s available to any player over level 10 and will only be available during the summer.
- If you take down Raid Bosses fast enough, you will be rewarded with extra Premier Balls.
- Stardust will cost four times less (costing 25% the average price) when trading.
There’s plenty to be excited for this week, and we have the best mobile game of all time to thank for it!