Pokémon Go Announces An Instinctive Hero Event
A Spark of Instinct!
Pokémon Go has announced a new research event themed to Spark and Team Instinct focused on hatching eggs! The event will run from Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 8, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. You can read the full details below!
A hero is needed once again.
Spark is busy running around with his Elekid, so the Team Instinct leader could use some research support! Get ready to enjoy an all-new event focused on hatching Pokémon—An Instinctive Hero!
Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, Larvesta will be available to hatch from Eggs! You’ll also be able to hatch Shiny Mantyke—if you’re lucky!
Larvesta and Volcarona debut
Larvesta, the Torch Pokémon, and Volcarona, the Sun Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debuts! Starting with this event, Larvesta will be available to hatch from 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km Eggs. You can use 400 Larvesta Candy to evolve Larvesta into Volcarona.
- Increased chance of hatching Shiny Pokémon from 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km Eggs.
- 2× XP for hatching Pokémon.
- 2× Stardust for hatching Pokémon.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km Eggs.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to hatch Shiny Mantyke—if you’re lucky!
- Mine Jr. (Shiny)
- Happiny (Shiny)
- Mantyke (Shiny)
- Timburr (Shiny)
- Karrablast (Shiny)
- Axew (Shiny)
- Shelmet (Shiny)
Special Research story—An Instinctive Hero
Special Research featuring the leader of Team Instinct, Spark, will be available! Trainers who complete the research will be rewarded with an encounter with Elekid wearing a Spark-themed accessory! This is the only way to encounter Elekid wearing a Spark-themed accessory during this Season. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
Field Research task encounters
Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available. The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks
- Chansey (Shiny)
- Electabuzz (Shiny)
- Magmar (Shiny)
- Snorlax (Shiny)
- Mantine (Shiny)
- Chimecho (Shiny)
Reminder: Seasonal Special Research—An Everyday Hero
Free Special Research will be available for Trainers throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes! Spend some time helping out Professor Willow to see what surprises you can discover!
The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
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