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Pokémon Go’s new event is all about Hoenn Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon return to raids

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Pokémon Go players can stock up on Pokémon from the Hoenn region this month as part of a two-week event in Niantic’s mobile game.

Starting on Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. PST, Pokémon from the Hoenn region will appear more often in the wild. That includes shiny versions of the Pokémon Taillow and Zigzagoon, and legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon, who will be featured in Raid Battles. Shroomish evolved into Breloom can learn the move Grass Knot, while 7 km eggs will spawn Hoenn Pokémon. The event will come to an end on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. PST.

During that two-week event, Niantic and The Pokémon Company will also give some love to Feebas, the ugly duckling fish Pokémon of the Hoenn region. On Jan. 19, Pokémon Go will include limited-time research tasks at PokéStops, which, when completed, will offer encounters with Feebas (and shiny Feebas). That should make evolving that Milotic you’re missing much easier. The Feebas research tasks will be available in the Americas on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST.

A handful of Hoenn Pokémon still aren’t available in Pokémon Go, and it remains to be seen if this month’s event will bring us closer to their arrival.

Update (Jan. 16): The most exciting shiny addition to the game is a shiny Groudon, which players are currently finding in Raid Battles. It’s a very nice emerald color. Good luck finding it! (Shiny Kyogre is available too; it’s also a lovely jewel-tone, but this version of the legendary has been found in the game before. Nothing quite new there.)

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