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Pokémon Go finally adding Clamperl through limited research tasks

Long-missing Hoenn region Pokémon will appear this weekend

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Pokémon Go players will soon be able to add the long-awaited Clamperl to their Pokedex, thanks to a limited-time event on Feb. 23. Clamperl will be available this weekend as part of Field Research tasks in the mobile game, which will coincide with the appearance of other water-type Pokémon.

Clamperl, aka the Bivalve Pokémon, will appear as part of research tasks that can be obtained by spinning photo discs at PokéStops. Those research tasks will be available during a three-hour window at the following times:

Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Feb. 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0)

The Americas and Greenland: Feb. 23, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)

Asia-Pacific: Feb. 24, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST (GMT +9)

Niantic and The Pokémon Company also promise double stardust for catching water-type Pokémon during the event, but the official blog post doesn’t mention anything about increased shiny rates or Clamperl’s evolutions. However, word is that those evolutions, Huntail and Gorebyss, will be random, similar to how Pokémon like Wurmple and Eevee evolve in Pokémon Go.

While a long-missing Pokémon like Clamperl is welcome news for Pokémon Go fans, the method Niantic is using to roll it out isn’t sitting well with some players. Offering a chance to catch a Pokémon during a three-hour window on a single day can be difficult for some fans of the game to schedule around.

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