Highlighting the Hog Pokémon, the research’s rewards has a singular outcome — more opportunities to run into Lechonk.
This is useful as Lechonk can be shiny on its debut, giving you more chances to get the pink variant of this Pokémon, as well as earning more candy to unlock Lechonk evolution Oinkologne.
‘Lechonk’s Adventure’ Timed Research rewards
Debuting as part of the “A Paldean Adventure” event, you have until Friday, Sep. 15 to complete the following steps:
- Catch 9 Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
- Catch 1 Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
- Catch 5 Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
- Use 9 Berries to help catch Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
- Send 9 Gifts to friends (Lechonk encounter)
Rewards: Lechonk encounter, 900 Stardust, 900 XP
Lechonk has one evolution — Oinkologne — with two forms, male and female. Each requires 50 Candy to evolve, so to complete your collection, be sure to get 100 Candy before the event ends.
Lechonk shiny preview
Lechonk is the only new Pokémon in the “A Paldean Adventure” event to be shiny on its debut, and it pleasingly takes on a more pink shade across its evolution line.
You can see the differences thanks to Psychological_Sea_27 on The Silph Road subreddit.
Once the event concludes on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., a handful more Gen 9 Pokémon will then make their debut as part of the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event. You can see a tease of this in the following trailer: