Three years and going strong!
And that is what Pokemon GO wants you to know! Especially now that it is celebrating their 3rd anniversary!
It was three years ago that Pokemon GO was release to the public! Because of this, Pokemon GO wants to celebrate in a big way! With three big special events! All starting tomorrow!
New features starting on June 28 at 1 p.m. PDT
- Shiny Alolan Pokémon — You’ll have a chance of encountering the following Shiny Alolan Pokémon: Rattata, Sandshrew, Vulpix, Diglett, Meowth, Geodude, Grimer, and Exeggutor.
- Team leader avatar items — Avatar items featuring the team leaders’ personal styles will be available in the Style Shop.
From June 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to July 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT
- A familiar face returns to the party! — Once per day, you might have the chance to encounter a Pikachu wearing a party hat when you take a GO Snapshot photo! Pichu wearing a party hat will also be available to hatch from 7 km eggs.
From June 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT
- Jump-Start Research — Looking to get up to speed with your research? Do you have a friend who wants to play but feels they’ve missed out on too much in Pokémon GO? Don’t worry! Trainers can complete new Special Research for helpful rewards that will jump-start their new or continuing adventures. This Special Research is only available this summer for players at level 10 or higher, so be sure to let your friends know about this opportunity to join in and get special rewards.
- Raid bonuses — Take down Raid Bosses faster and earn extra bonus Premier Balls to catch them with when you raid with friends.
- Decreased Stardust costs for trading — Trading Pokémon will cost ¼ less Stardust.
As per usual with the Pokemon GO Anniversary events, a new image was used to show off the new things from the last year and what to come. This year image shows off the new additions of Meltan and all the new Generation 4 Pokemon. Though, it looks as if Pokemon GO has plenty of things for trainers to look forward to. Base on the image, it looks like trainers can look forward to the addition of Jirachi and advent of Generation 5 Pokemon.
Happy anniversary to Pokemon GO! Let look forward to another of Pokemon adventures on the GO!