Pokemon Go support has finally been added to Pokemon Home, and to celebrate the launch of a feature, a special event is now underway in the mobile game. For a limited time, Pokemon Go players everywhere will have a chance to complete new research missions and catch some rare Pokemon, including the elusive Shiny Meltan, who will make another brief appearance in the game until next week.
The Pokemon Home event runs until 6 p.m. 22 local time on 23 November. During the event, the following Pokemon appear more often in the wild than usual:
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Diglett
In addition, Shiny Slowpoke will be shown throughout the event. Alolan Vulpix, Shinx, Timburr, Klink and other Pokemon will also appear as Raid bosses, while Nidoran, Omanyte, Kabuto, Anorith and more will hatch from 5 km of eggs.
Shiny Meltan is also returning as part of the Pokemon Home event. You have a chance to encounter a shiny version of the mythical Pokemon when you open the Mystery Box during the event. Niantic notes that Shiny Meltan “will hide again”
In addition to the increased Pokemon alleys, there will also be event-exclusive timed research and field research missions during the Pokemon Home event. Among the rewards you get for performing these tasks is Pidgeot Mega Energy. If you Mega Evolve Pidgeot during the event, the lit Pokemon will also receive a CP boost.
Finally, Niantic introduces a few new avatar elements as part of the Pokemon Home event. You can get a Melmetal jacket, Melmetal vest, Grand Oak glasses and other clothing items from Style Shop. You can read more about the event on the official Pokemon Go website.
As mentioned earlier, Pokemon Go players can now transfer Pokemon directly from the mobile game to Pokemon Home. However, the process works a little differently than transferring Pokemon from other games, so we have described how to transfer Pokemon from Go to Home. Everyone who brings a monster over from the mobile game also receives a special gift: a Gigantamax-compatible Melmetal.
Coinciding with the Pokemon Home event, three legendary Pokemon return to Pokemon Go: Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion. The Justice Values appear again in Five Star Raids from 16-24. November. Niantic is also holding a Magmar Community Day this Saturday, November 21st.
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