Pokemon GO is dishing out evolution items and Pokemon that evolve in unique ways.

Niantic Hatches Evolution Event for Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO is dishing out evolution items and Pokemon that evolve in unique ways.

Pokemon GO is celebrating its first-ever Evolution event starting December 5. The event runs until December 12.

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On December 5 at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST, Pokemon with different evolution methods will appear in raids and in the wild more often. These Pokemon will also be easier to find through field research. 

Some of the Pokemon you can expect to find during the Pokemon GO event include Onix, Roselia, Burmy, and Eevee. The Burmy you come across might even be Shiny Burmy.

Raids will also host other Pokemon with different evolution methods, such as Scyther, Togetic, Ralts, and Lickitung. You’ll also end up with more 2km Eggs for Tyrogue, Burmy, Feebas, and Tyrogue.

Many of these Pokemon require special items to evolve, and fortunately, the field research tasks during Evolution Day will reward you with the evolution items you need. You might get evolution items from raids as well, and you’ll get double XP from evolving Pokemon.

There’s an evolution raid sub-event on December 7 too, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in whatever time zone you’re in. During this event, you’ll

  • Encounter Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in one-star raids.
  • Encounter Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle in two-star raids.
  • Encounter Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise in four-star raids.
  • Receive up to five additional Raid Passes during the Raid Day time period when you spin a Photo Disc at a Gym. These Raid Passes will not be available after the event period is over. You cannot hold more than one Raid Pass at once.

Evolution Day ends December 12 at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST. You can check out the full event details here.

If this isn’t enough Pokemon GO goodness for you, don’t forget that the Looming in the Shadows quests and rewards are still live.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO news and information as it develops.

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