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Pokemon GO Safari Zone debuts in Singapore, S. Meltan incoming

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Meltan, from Pokemon GO
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Pokemon GO's Safari Zone has officially kicked off in Singapore, offering players a chance to catch rare and exotic Pokemon like Dratini, Alolan Exeggutor, Lapras and others. Niantic also gave us a heads up on the incoming Shiny Meltan.

It's well worth noting that the Pokemon GO Safari Zone takes place on Singapore's popular tourist island Sentosa, so you're pretty much guaranteed a Pokemon hunt to remember, even if you don't catch any.

Niantic listed the Pokemon you can find on the Safari Zone as Tropius, Unown, Lapras, Shuckle, Dratini and Alola Exeggutor, but the dev has some other surprises.

Not only will Pokemon GO trainers will find Mold Pokemon Shuckle in the wild, they also have a chance to run into a Shiny one. You'll be able to tell by the colour, as the Shiny Shuckle sports a blue shell.

Shiny Shuckle will be prancing around until tomorrow, 21 April 2019, so you might want to hurry. If you fail to get your mitts on Shucks though, no worries, as Niantic have quite a bunch of things going down at the moment. 

The annual Pokemon Go Eggstravaganza has started on 16 April and lasts until 23 April 2019, which means that the likes of Pichu, Smoochum and Magby can be hatched from 2km eggs, with double the candy upon hatching.

Normal-type Pokemon Buneary is also visiting along with its Shiny version. By the way, Niantic reminded that Shiny Buneary and it's amp-it-up version, Lopunny, will be added to Pokemon GO, albeit at much lower rates.

Latios has made a return too, and will be featured as part of a special raid until 22 April, which again probably includes the Shiny version, and we can't forget Torchic, whose Community Day appearance is slated for 19 May 2019.

On top of all of that, Pokemon GO Trainers will soon get a shot at mysterious and rare Pokemon Shiny Meltan, although it will only appear when Mystery Boxes are opened.

NianticPokemon GO poster for Safari Zone in SingaporePokemon GO, Safari Zone

"If you're lucky, you may encounter Shiny Meltan when you open the Mystery Box from Wednesday, April 24, at 1:00pm PDT, until Sunday, May 5, at 1:00 pm PDT", but note that Mystery Boxes require you to send a Pokemon from GO to Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu on the Switch. 

You can learn more on the official Pokemon GO website, here.