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Pokémon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event guide

Grab a bunch of Pokémon from the Sinnoh region

Sinnoh region Pokémon stickers on a notebook Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Go is hosting a special event to celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The event is broken up into two parts, with each game getting a two-day feature with different spawns. Our Pokémon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event guide will teach you the boosted spawns and how to make the most of this event.

The Brilliant Diamond half of the event lasts from Nov. 16-18, 2021, and will be immediately followed by the Shining Pearl half of the event, which lasts from Nov. 18-21, 2021.

Notably, the event features decreased egg hatch distance. Eggs put into Incubators during the event period will hatch in 50% of the distance and eggs put into Super Incubators will hatch in 33% the usual distance.

Mime Jr., which is usually a Pokémon region locked to France, is also available in 7KM eggs worldwide, so if you’re missing this Pokémon, it may be a good idea to hoard 7KM eggs and try to hatch as many as you can.

The Sinnoh region starter Pokémon are also available with hats that replicate the trainer hats from the game. You can find Chimchar, Piplup, and Turtwig with Lucas hats in the wild and with Dawn hats from Field Research.

Below, we list out the other bonuses from the Shining Pearl event.

Pokémon Go Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 2 Chimchar Lucas hat Chimchar encounter
Catch 2 Piplup Lucas hat Piplup encounter
Catch 2 Trutwig Lucas hat Turtwig encounter
Trade a Pokémon Plant or Trash Cloak Burmy encounter
Win a raid Larvitar encounter
Win a level 3 or higher raid Cranidos encounter

Increased Pokémon spawns for Shining Pearl

  • Slowpoke
  • Pinsir
  • Misdreavus
  • Houndour
  • Spheal
  • Bagon
  • Dawn hat Turtwig
  • Dawn hat Chimchar
  • Dawn hat Piplup
  • Bidoof
  • Kricketot
  • Burmy
  • Buizel
  • Buneary
  • Glameow

7 KM Egg hatches for Shining Pearl

  • Budew
  • Bonsly
  • Mime Jr.
  • Happiny
  • Riolu

Raid Pokémon for Shining Pearl

  • Shieldon
  • Drifloon
  • Bronzor
  • Salamence
  • Lopunny
  • Drapion
  • Toxicroak
  • Gallade

Collection Challenge for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Catching all of the following Pokémon before Nov. 21 will yield a special reward.

  • Lucas hat Turtwig
  • Dawn hat Turtwig
  • Lucas hat Chimchar
  • Dawn hat Chimchar
  • Lucas hat Piplup
  • Dawn hat Piplup

Reward: 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust, Froslass encounter

The Brilliant Diamond portion of the event is over, but you can see the information for it below.

Increased Pokémon spawns for Brilliant Diamond

  • Seel
  • Scyther
  • Murkrow
  • Larvitar
  • Poochyena
  • Aron
  • Lucas hat Turtwig
  • Lucas hat Chimchar
  • Lucas hat Piplup
  • Bidoof
  • Kricketot
  • Burmy
  • Buizel
  • Buneary
  • Stunky

The hat-wearing starters also can appear Shiny.

Raid Pokémon for Brilliant Diamond

  • Cranidos
  • Drifloon
  • Bronzor
  • Gible
  • Tyranitar
  • Lopunny
  • Drapion
  • Toxicroak
  • Gallade