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Celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl with Pokémon GO

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Niantic has announced that Pokémon GO will be holding an in-game event to celebrate the release of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games on the Nintendo Switch later this month. Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be appearing more often in Pokémon GO during this time. The event will begin on November 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, and runs through to November 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. The Pokémon that players can encounter will be split into two parts, each celebrating a different game.

The following bonuses will be active during the event:
  • ½ Incubator Distance
  • ⅓ Super Incubator Distance
The following new avatar items will be available in the in-game shop starting on November 15, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), and will continue to be available after the event ends:
  • Turtwig Costume
  • Chimchar Costume
  • Piplup Costume
  • Sinnoh Hat
  • Sinnoh Top Set
  • Sinnoh Pants
  • Sinnoh Shoes
  • Sinnoh Backpack
  • Sinnoh Skirt
  • Sinnoh Boots
The following bundles will also be available in the shop throughout the event:
Players will also be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Costumed Pokémon wearing the hat of Lucas and Dawn will be available, including the Shiny variants. A Collection Challenge will be available that requires players to catch all of the costumed Pokémon. Players completing the challenge will earn 1000 XP, 3000 Stardust, and an encounter with Froslass. The Pokémon are:
  • Turtwig wearing Lucas's hat
  • Chimchar wearing Lucas's hat
  • Piplup wearing Lucas's hat
  • Turtwig wearing Dawn's hat
  • Chimchar wearing Dawn's hat
  • Piplup wearing Dawn's hat
The following Pokémon will also be appearing during the event.
(⁂ indicates that the Shiny variants can also be encountered.)

Part 1 - Brilliant Diamond
November 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:
Lucky Trainers might also encounter the following:
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when completing Field Research tasks:
  • Bagon
  • Turtwig wearing Dawn's hat ⁂
  • Chimchar wearing Dawn's hat ⁂
  • Piplup wearing Dawn's hat ⁂
  • Burmy (Sandy Cloak) ⁂
  • Burmy (Trash Cloak) ⁂
Lucky Trainers might also encounter the following:
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:
One-Star Raids
Three-Star Raids
Five-Star Raids
When caught during this period, it will know the Attack Grass Knot.

Mega Raids
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7km Eggs:
Part 2 - Shining Pearl
November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to November 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:
  • Pinsir
  • Misdreavus
  • Houndour
  • Spheal
  • Turtwig wearing Dawn's hat ⁂
  • Chimchar wearing Dawn's hat ⁂
  • Piplup wearing Dawn's hat ⁂
  • Bidoof ⁂
  • Kricketot ⁂
  • Buneary ⁂
  • Glameow
Lucky Trainers might also encounter the following:
  • Slowpoke
  • Bagon ⁂
  • Buizel ⁂
  • Burmy (Sandy Cloak) ⁂
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when completing Field Research tasks:
  • Turtwig wearing Lucas's hat ⁂
  • Chimchar wearing Lucas's hat ⁂
  • Piplup wearing Lucas's hat ⁂
  • Burmy (Plant Cloak) ⁂
  • Burmy (Trash Cloak) ⁂
Lucky Trainers might also encounter the following:
  • Larvitar ⁂
  • Cranidos ⁂
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:
One-Star Raids
  • Shieldon ⁂
  • Drifloon ⁂
  • Bronzor ⁂
Three-Star Raids
  • Salamence
  • Lopunny ⁂
  • Drapion
  • Toxicroak
  • Gallade
Five-Star Raids
  • Cresselia ⁂
When caught during this period, it will know the Attack Grass Knot.

Mega Raids
  • Mega Lopunny ⁂
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7km Eggs:
  • Budew ⁂
  • Bonsly ⁂
  • Happiny ⁂
  • Mime Jr. ⁂ (Available globally)
  • Riolu ⁂
 
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