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Pokemon GO celebrates Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch

Published: 17:06, 09 November 2021
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Pokemon GO celebrates Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl release
Pokemon GO celebrates Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl release

Get ready for the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch with a dedicated event in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO is celebrating the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021, and the Trainers will be treated to more regular sightings of the Pokemon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region. Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing special Sinnoh-inspired hats will start appearing in the wild and new Avatar items will be available in the shop.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl release celebration in Pokemon GO

Date and time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses

  • 1/2 Incubator Distance
  • 1/3 Super Incubator Distance

Costumed Pokemon

  • 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*

*A Shiny version is also in the wild.

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Collection Challenge

Catch all of the previously listed Pokemon to earn 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust and an encounter with Froslass.

New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles

The new avatar items will be available in the in-game shop starting on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 20:00 GMT (12:00 p.m. PST) and continue to be available after the event ends.

  • Turtwig Costume
  • Chimchar Costume
  • Piplup Costume

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The following items will be available for free on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 20:00 GMT, and stay available at the in-game shop after the event comes to a close.

  • Sinnoh Hat
  • Sinnoh Top Set
  • Sinnoh Pants
  • Sinnoh Shoes
  • Sinnoh Backpack
  • Sinnoh Skirt
  • Sinnoh Boots

Get event-themed stickers by spinning PokeStops, opening Gifts or straight-up purchasing them from the in-game shop.

The following bundles will be available during the event:

  • Event Box (one-time exchange): 20 Poke Balls, one Sinnoh Stone.
  • Great Box (300 PokeCoins - one-time exchange): three Super Incubators, two Incubators, one Lure Module.

The celebration event will be divided up into two parts:

  • Part 1 - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Part 2 - Pokemon Shining Pearl
    • Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
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