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Shiny Celebi Arrives in Pokemon GO

a new event begins in Pokemon GO

Celebrate the newest upcoming Pokemon movie with Shiny Celebi!

Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is coming to theaters soon, and to celebrate, a new Limited Time Research, featuring Shiny Celebi, is coming our way in Pokemon GO. Read on to find out more about this exciting new adventure.

Date and Time
Starts Monday December 14th at 8:00 a.m. local time


  • A limited-time Special Research story inspired by the movie, lead by Jessie and James. Complete this research line to encounter a Shiny Celebi.
  • Jessie and James will be returning in their Meowth Balloon for a limited time with all new shadow Pokemon.
  • Free avatar items in the style shop inspired by Jessie’s and James’ outfits from Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Explorer Pikachu makes its Pokemon GO debut

Date and Time
From Monday December 14th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday December 21, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. local time


  • Explorer Pikachu can be found in the wild and in raids. The luckiest of trainers may be able find a Shiny Explorer Pikachu.
  • A snapshot taken during this time might be photobombed by the Team Rocket duo, Jessie and James.
  • Explorer Pikachu will be featured in Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. There will also be a bonus of double catch Candy during this time.

Meet the Pokemon staring in Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Date and Time
From Monday, December 14th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. local time


  • Hoothoot, Nuzleaf, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If your are lucky you may encounter a Durant!
  • Lickitung, Mawile, Flygon, Rufflet and more will be appearing in Raid Battles.
  • Igglybuff, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Bonsly, and Rufflet will be hatching from 5 km Eggs. Shiny Rufflet will also become available at this time.

Be prepared for double the trouble on December 25th, 2020 when the Meowth Balloon will be making more frequent appearances. Use this opportunity to stock up on their new Shadow Pokemon before they blast off again.

Are you ready to explore the Secrets of the Jungle with Pokemon GO and hunt down the elusive Shiny Celebi? Be sure to share with us on social media all the shinies and hundos you encounter during this Limited time event.

Source: Pokemon GO Blog

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