Pokémon GO Fest starts in just a few hours, but as part of the celebration of the weekend, players anywhere can now see some fresh new spawns all over the world.
GO Fest has brought with it the release of new shines, new Alolans and increased spawns of rare Pokémon, meaning that when you’re outside completing your research tasks for the unlocks today, you’re going to see a lot of interesting stuff out there.
So, what’s been added?
Alolan Geodude, Graveler and Golem are now spawning/available to evolve.
Also Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio are now appearing as well. The only two Alolan forms left to see are Raichu and Marowak, which have non-Alolan first forms.
And also everyone’s favorite hemispheric regionals, Plusle and Minun now have shiny forms for you to catch.
It’s not quite clear if these new spawns are permanent, but that’s most likely the case, and how these new additions usually work. So even if you can’t play this weekend, they should still show up in the game in the future.
But that’s not all. There are also increased spawns of other Pokémon because of GO Fest as well. Expect to see increased spawns of Lotad, Cacnea, Snorunt, Swinub, Magmar, Seedot, Wailmer, Feebas, Slugma, Treecko, Mudkip, Torchic, Alolan Exeggutor, Aerodactyl, Trapinch. That might not even be all of them, but the point is you’re going to see a lot more…unusual spawns that your usual flood of commons if you’re playing this weekend, so make sure to take advantage of that.
Elsewhere, we are waiting for confirmation that GO Fest will bring a mythic Celebi hunt with it, possibly first at the event itself, then expanding elsewhere. And if everyone completes their research tasks, we will have a shiny Zapdos raid day next weekend, so do your part and make that 5 million metric happen for your region.
It’s an exciting weekend for Pokémon GO players, both locally at GO Fest and around the world with these new spawns. I have to give Niantic credit for really doing a great job when it comes to events all summer long. I can’t go more than a few days without something special happening in Pokémon GO to report about, and they’ve really been on the ball this year, after some were worried that GO was going to fade into the background as Niantic worked on its Harry Potter game. Harry Potter has yet to be seen, but Pokémon GO, thanks to new features and constant events, is more popular than ever thanks to Niantic’s hard work.
Stay tuned for more potential news out of GO Fest, but in the meantime, get outside and get hunting.