Earlier today, Niantic announced the return of the Tricky Pokemon event in Pokemon GO. This is yet another event in an already busy April. This means creatures like Aipom, Croagunk, and Purrlion will be appearing more often in the wild among other exciting bonuses and ‘mons.
From Apr. 1 at 12 AM to 11:59 PM local time, the Tricky Pokemon Event will bring a bunch of mischievous ‘mons into the wild, including the elusive Ditto. The post hinted that Ditto will be transforming into a certain species more than other during this event, but it wasn’t specified which one.
On top of that, Team GO Rocket Grunts will only have teams of Shadow Aipom during the event. This will presumably make it much easier to obtain Rocket Radars for the Team GO Rocket Timed Research that will run from Apr. 1 at 12 AM until Apr. 8 at 11:59 PM local time.
You’ll also be able to find Grunts at more Pokestops than usual and GO Rocket balloons will appear in the sky more often.
During this Timed Research, you’ll be able to obtain a Super Rocket Radar and have the chance to battle Giovanni for his Shadow Zapdos.
The most intriguing change to PvP for this event is the decrease of the switch timer. During the Tricky Pokemon Event, the switch timer for the GO Battle League will be cut in half.
And just like with many other events, a special Pokemon will be photobombing any pictures that you take of your own ‘mons. There’s no indication who it will be, so give it a shot on April Fool’s Day.
You can check out the official release from Niantic about the Pokemon GO Tricky Pokemon Event right here. If you need help taking on the GO Rocket Leaders to complete the Timed Research, then check out our guides for battling Arlo, Sierra, Cliff, and Giovanni.
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