Pokémon Go will celebrate bug types in November, a nice callback to the franchise's roots. In exchange for our bug-catching, players will have the chance to catch the rare Shedinja for the first time.
Shedinja will be the reward of completing a field research challenge sometime next month, according to the game's Twitter. This eliminates figuring out how to otherwise implement this little weirdo.
Shedinja is a third-generation bug/ghost-type Pokémon that's only available through convoluted means in the mainline games. When Nincada evolves into Ninjask, it will shed its exoskeleton. Assuming there's an open spot in a trainer's party, the exoskeleton will become a Pokémon. Shedinja is thus one of the most bizarre monsters to exist in a series where you can fight with sentient keys and trash.
This special research event will eliminate all of that nonsense for Pokémon Go collectors. It sounds poor you'll have to complete a series of research tasks in order to unlock a chance to capture Shedinja, which is a welcome change.
Get ready, Trainers. Field Research tasks focusing on Bug-type Pokémon are coming this November! Collect enough stamps during November to earn a Research Breakthrough and get an opportunity to catch Shedinja! pic.twitter.com/aGkLULTxZU— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 26, 2018
We'll keep you posted on when this research challenge will kick off.