As part of Pokemon Go’s Luminous Legends Y event (starting tomorrow, May 18), developer Niantic has launched the Team Go Rocket in-game challenge. If players around the world can collectively beat Team Go Rocket’s 25 million grunts by May 23, Niantic will unlock a handful of bonuses for the second half of the event, including a new shiny Pokemon.
The bonuses become active from May 25. First, all players will receive three times the amount of XP to catch a Pokemon by the end of the event. On top of that, Galarian Zigzagoon will start appearing in Raid Battles with one star. This opens up more opportunities to capture the regional version in Pokemon Go.
Perhaps most enticing of all, Niantic will introduce Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon to the game if players can complete the challenge. This sleek version will be available even after the Luminous Legends Y event.
As part of the Luminous Legends Y event, the Team GO Rocket Grunt challenge officially exploded! Work with coaches around the world to beat Team GO Rocket Grunts and unlock prizes in the second half of the event! We will follow your progress on our social media! pic.twitter.com/iQscVf3xB6
– Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) May 17, 2021
As Niantic described earlier, the Luminous Legends Y event is divided into two parts. The first part runs from May 18 to 24 and includes many dark-type Pokemon, as well as the debut Pancham. The Pokemon panda will hatch from Strange Eggs along with several other monsters. There will also be Team Go Rocket Timed Research tasks to complete.
The second part of the event lasts from 25 to 31 May. This part is themed around Eevee. Evolution Pokemon will appear in the wild more often than usual during this stage of the event, while its evolved forms will be presented in three-star raids. On top of that, Niantic introduces Eevee’s Fae-type evolution, Sylveon, giving you the first opportunity to pick one up in the game.
The legendary Pokemon Yveltal also debuted in Pokemon Go. The Pokemon Y monster will appear in five-star Raids throughout the event, from May 18 to June 1. You can read more details in the official Pokemon Go blog.
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