[Last Chance] Pokemon Go Adds New Shiny Pokemon In Spring Equinox Event

Celebrate the start of the season with more Grass-type Pokemon.


Update: Pokemon Go's spring equinox celebration is coming to an end soon. The event concludes at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET tomorrow, March 26, making this your last opportunity to find increased Grass Pokemon spawns and catch Shiny versions of Lunatone and Solrock. There are plenty of other events happening in the game this week, however, including a new Limited Research event focusing on Lotad. Giratina is also set to return to Raid Battles beginning Thursday, March 28. The original story follows.

Spring has arrived, and Niantic is celebrating the start of the season with a special event in Pokemon Go. The developer has kicked off an equinox event in the hit mobile game, featuring increased Grass-type Pokemon spawns, new Field Research tasks, and even a couple of new Shiny Pokemon.

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During the equinox event, Grass Pokemon such as Oddish, Exeggcute, Shroomish, and Sunkern will appear in the wild more frequently than normal. On top of that, the rare Rock/Psychic-types Lunatone and Solrock--each of which is typically exclusive to certain parts of the world--will swap regions. Players will also have their first chance of catching Shiny Lunatone and Solrock during the event.

In addition to the increased Pokemon spawns, Niantic is doling out a special set of limited-time Field Research tasks centered around Grass Pokemon during the event. Grass Pokemon will also appear as Raid Bosses, and two moves--Acid Spray and Leaf Tornado--are being added to the game permanently.

The Pokemon Go equinox event kicks off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET and runs until the same time on Tuesday, March 26. You can read more details about it on the official Pokemon Go website.

In addition to the equinox event, Niantic is holding this month's Pokemon Go Community Day this Saturday, March 23. That event will also feature a Grass-type Pokemon: Treecko, one of the three starters from Ruby and Sapphire.

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