Pokemon Go Holding New Kind Of Event This Week, And It Features A New Shiny

Complete special Field Research tasks and have a chance to find Shiny Feebas.


This month's Community Day wasn't the only event Pokemon Go players had to look forward in January. Niantic has announced it is also hosting a new type of Limited Research event this weekend, and it'll give users a chance to encounter a never-before-available Shiny Pokemon.

The Limited Research event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 19. Much like a Community Day, it will only run for three hours, during which time you'll be able to receive special Limited Research tasks by spinning the Photo Disc at PokeStops. You can find the event hours for each region below.

Each Limited Research task you complete will reward you with an encounter with a Feebas, the base form of the majestic Water-type Pokemon Milotic. Moreover, Niantic says players will have their first chance to encounter a Shiny Feebas as part of the event. The Limited Research tasks will only be available during the three-hour window, but players will be able to complete them at any time once they've been received.

In the meantime, players still have a few more hours to take advantage of the ongoing Adventure Sync Hatchathon. The event is scheduled to end on January 15--the same day that Heatran leaves Raid Battles--and offers double the usual amount of Stardust and Candy for hatching Pokemon Eggs.

This month's Community Day took place on January 12. The featured Pokemon this time was the Gen 2 starter Totodile; if you managed to evolve it into its final form, Feraligatr, up to an hour after the event ended, it also learned the powerful Water attack Hydro Cannon.

Pokemon Go Limited Research Event Schedule

The Americas and Greenland

  • 11 AM - 2 PM PT
  • 2 PM - 5 PM ET

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • 10 AM - 1 PM UTC


  • 12 PM - 3 PM JST (January 20)
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