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Pokémon Go Sinnoh Celebration Event guide: Field Research and rewards

The next five days are dedicated to the Sinnoh region

A Buizel stands in a stadium with its arms crossed Image: The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

Pokémon Go is having an event to celebrate the Sinnoh region from Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. until Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in your local time.

The event features the release of Shiny Buizel, as well as event-based Field Research, and a Sinnoh Collection Challenge. Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, like Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Drifloon, and others, will be spawning more frequently.

Shiny and regular Buizel and Floatzel. The Shiny variants are gold, rather than orange. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: The Pokémon Company/Niantic

Heatran will also be returning to raids as the five-star raid boss, alongside some other Pokémon from the Sinnoh region.

If you having a hard time finding Buizel, you can get one from one of the event’s Field Research Tasks as well.

Pokémon Go Sinnoh Celebration event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Defeat a Team Go Rocket Grunt 500 Stardust
Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts Buizel encounter
Win 2 raids Shieldon or Cranidos encounter
Power up Pokémon 4 times Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup encounter

Sinnoh Celebration Challenge

Players will be rewarded with in-game items and an addition to their Elite Collector medal if they catch all of the following during the event period:

  • Turtwig
  • Chimchar
  • Piplup
  • Buizel
  • Combee
  • Shadow Skuntank
  • Shadow Snover
  • Cranidos
  • Shieldon

Reward: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Magnetic Lure, 15 Ultra Balls