Pokemon Go Anime Tie-In Event Now Live, Features Shiny Cubone, World Cap Pikachu, And More

Pokemon featured in the ongoing Pokemon Journeys anime series will appear more often in Go from November 6-12.


Pokemon Go is holding a Pokemon anime tie-in event for a limited time. The Animation Week celebration is underway until November 16, 10 PM local time, and it features monsters, Research tasks, and avatar items based on the current Pokemon anime series, Pokemon Journeys.

Throughout the Animation Week event, Pokemon that have featured prominently in the anime will appear in the wild. This includes World Cap Pikachu, which is making its debut in Pokemon Go, as well as Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, Scyther, Dratini, and Cyndaquil. Players will also have a chance to encounter Shiny Cubone during the event.

On top of that, the Legendary Pokemon Lugia is returning to five-star Raids from November 5-16. This time around, it'll know the powerful Flying-type move Aeroblast. Other Pokemon that will be appearing in Raids during the event include Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, and Golurk, while Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone will be hatching from 7 km eggs.

Finally, Niantic says there will be new Timed Research tasks "inspired by multiple episodes" of Pokemon Journeys. The studio is also adding new avatar items based on Goh, Ash's new travel companion, to Pokemon Go's style shop, and Goh may even appear when you take snapshots during the event. You can read more details on the Pokemon Go website.

Niantic has a number of other November events planned for Pokemon Go. These include two Community Days, as well as exclusive events for GrubHub and Verizon users. The Legendary trio Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will also be returning to Raids next month, and November's Research Breakthrough reward will be Togetic.

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