Pokemon Go is kicking off its new season, Season 12: Adventures Abound, with an exciting in-game event titled “Pokemon GO Paldean Adventure.” This event is all about celebrating the ninth generation of Pokemon, aligning perfectly with this season’s theme.
Here’s everything you need to know about this event, which runs from Tuesday, September 5 at 10 am local time to Sunday, September 10 at 10 am local time.
How to choose a path in the Pokemon GO Paldean Adventure event?
In Pokemon GO choose a path option for the A Paldean Adventure Special Research paves the way for an exciting decision. Here’s how to make your choice:
- Starter Pokemon: From the early stages, it looks like the only changes to research tasks will be things like needing to catch and evolve your Starter of choice at least once. Likewise, you will earn more encounters with your selected Starter Pokémon along with other rewards that will remain static.
- Personal preference: There shouldn’t be many significant differences between the paths in terms of rewards, so you should pick the Pokemon you like the best. Go with the one that appeals to you the most, whether it’s Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly.
- No expiration: It’s essential to note that this research is not limited to the A Paldean Adventure event alone. It’s tied to the wider Adventures Abound season, running until December 1. You can claim it at any point until that date, and there’s currently no expiration time for completing it.
Choose your path wisely, and embark on your Paldean Adventure in Pokemon Go.
New debuts of the Pokemon GO Paldean Adventure
One of the highlights of this event is the introduction of several Pokemon from the ninth generation to Pokemon Go. These include the three starter Pokemon and their evolutions:
- Sprigatito, Floragato, and Meowscarada.
- Fuecoco, Crocalor, and Skeledirge.
- Quaxly, Quaxwell, and Quaquaval.
To evolve these Pokemon, you’ll need 25 Candy to move from the first stage to the second, and an additional 100 Candy to reach their final evolution.
Another exciting debut is Lechonk and its evolution, Oinkologne. To evolve Lechonk, you’ll need 50 Lechonk Candy, and the evolution will vary depending on whether you evolve a male or female Lechonk. Additionally, there’s a chance to encounter a Shiny version of Lechonk during this event.
Also, during this event, certain Pokemon like Hoppip, Houndour, Buizel, and Fletchling will have an increased chance of being Shiny when encountered, so be sure to seize this rare opportunity.
Playing the game during the Pokemon GO Paldean Adventure event comes with some fantastic bonuses:
- Catching Pokemon will yield four times the XP.
- You’ll also earn four times the Stardust when catching Pokemon.
- Keep an eye out for Gold PokeStops, which will provide extra rewards without the need for Golden Lure Modules.
There are several types of research available during the Pokemon GO Paldean Adventure event:
- Special Research Story: A free Special Research Story will be available from the start of the event until December 1, 2023. It involves choosing a “Paldean Partner” and embarking on various adventures.
- Timed Research: Event Timed Research is available throughout the event, offering encounters with Lechonk. Make sure to complete these tasks before the event ends.
- Field Research Encounters: Visit PokeStops to obtain Event Field Research Tasks, which provide encounters with Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Quaxly, or Lechonk.
- Event Collection Challenge: Complete this challenge focused on Paldean Pokemon for rewards, including Stardust and Lechonk encounters.
Event Egg Hatching
During the A Paldean Adventure event in Pokemon Go, special 7 km Eggs will be available. These Eggs are unique because they will exclusively hatch the four new Pokemon making their in-game debut: Lechonk, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. Here’s how you can take advantage of this exciting aspect of the event:
1. Acquiring special eggs: To get your hands on these special 7 km Eggs, you’ll need to open Gifts sent to you by other Trainers. Be sure to interact with your in-game friends and receive Gifts during the event to increase your chances of obtaining these unique Eggs.
2. Exclusive hatchlings: Once you have collected these special Eggs, you can look forward to hatching Pokemon that are part of the ninth generation and exclusive to this event. These include:
- Lechonk: A new addition with its unique evolution, Oinkologne. To evolve Lechonk, you’ll need 50 Lechonk Candy, and the outcome will differ based on whether you evolve a male or female Lechonk.
- Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly: The three starter Pokemon from the ninth generation will also be part of these special Eggs. Evolving them will require 25 Candy to move from their first stage to the second and an additional 100 Candy to reach their final evolution.
3. Efficient Pokemon acquisition: Hatching these special Eggs is an efficient way to obtain the four debut Pokemon from the Paldean Adventure event. It ensures that you can add them to your collection without relying solely on wild encounters or research tasks.
4. Share the adventure: Since these special Eggs come from Gifts sent by other Trainers, this aspect of the event encourages collaboration and social interaction within the Pokemon Go community. It’s an excellent opportunity to connect with friends and share in the excitement of hatching these unique Eggs.
Meanwhile, you might find it extremely helpful to use one of the best apps for Pokemon Go spoofing during the event. You can increase your chance of encountering shiny Pokemon and other resources by changing your location to anywhere you want!
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