As the Throwback Challenge is in full swing, Pokémon Go is hosting another pair of special events this month. Don’t fret, trainers; like recent events, you can accomplish these from the safety and comfort of your own homes and still reap a ton of rewards. This Saturday, May 9, the game will feature a Snubbull Limited Research day. From 8am to 10pm local time, special Timed Research tasks will become available, hosting 50 tasks that reward players with Snubbull encounters. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny version of the Fairy-type Fairy Pokémon.
This will coincide with the Throwback Challenge: Johto week that will kick off the day prior, as well as what would’ve been the ticketed Safari Zone Philadelphia event. Once 10pm passes, the Timed Research will end and the tasks will no longer be available.
A Savage Pokémon invasion
As the Throwback Challenge transitions to Hoenn week, next Sunday, May 17, will be all about the dual Water and Dark-type Savage Pokémon, Carvanha! A special “Incense Day: Water and Dark Type” event will go live from 11am to 5pm local time, where Incense will draw in Water type Pokémon at 11am and rotate with the Dark type each hour. If Incense is active during Water-type hours, Pokémon like Horsea, Tympole, and the elusive Alomomola will appear. Dark-type hours will draw in other monsters like Murkrow, Sableye, and the rare Scraggy. Carvanha will appear throughout the event, as well as its Shiny form.
For Incense Day, Niantic will host a 1 Pokécoin sale for three Incense. As of a recent quality-of-life update, players can now conveniently stack Incense, Lucky Eggs, and Stardust without having to load another of each once their effects wear off.
As Snubbull and Carvanha’s Shiny forms can already be captured in-game, I only hope their appearance rates will be boosted in my favour…