Shiny Buizel & Floatzel Debut in Pokemon GO

Niantic Presents Countdown to Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto

Celebrate the Sinnoh Region with Us!

Attention, Trainers! As we eagerly await the arrival of Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto, we’re taking the time to shine a spotlight on different regions within the Pokemon world. We’ve already revealed our plans for the Unova Celebration event, but now we’re thrilled to announce that the Sinnoh region will be the next featured destination in our exciting countdown celebration!

Date and Time

The festivities will take place from Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m., local time.

Exciting Features

  • Increased appearances: During this period, you can expect to encounter Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Bidoof, Cranidos, Shieldon, Combee, Buizel, Drifloon, Glameow, Purugly, Hippopotas, Skorupi, and Snover more frequently in the wild. Keep your eyes peeled for a rare Shiny Buizel and the even rarer Shiny Floatzel!
  • Egg hatching: 5 km Eggs will now have the chance to hatch Pokemon such as Kricketot, Budew, Cranidos, Shieldon, Bronzor, Bonsly, Hippopotas, and Croagunk. Don’t miss out on these exclusive hatches!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research: Engage in special Field Research tasks that offer Stardust as rewards and opportunities to encounter Pokemon like Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, and Buizel.
  • Exciting raids: Prepare for challenging battles as Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Shinx, Buizel, and Gible make appearances in one-star raids. Take on the tougher three-star raids featuring Lopunny, Hippowdon, Toxicroak, and Lumineon. And, for the ultimate test, face the mighty Heatran in thrilling five-star raids.
  • Mega Raids: Rally your friends to defeat Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Abomasnow in Mega Raids. These powerful Mega Evolved Pokemon will be waiting for Trainers brave enough to take them on.
  • Collection Challenge: Complete the Sinnoh-themed Collection Challenge during the event by capturing Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, Combee, Buizel, Shadow Stunky, and Shadow Snover. As a reward, you’ll receive Stardust, a Magnetic Lure, and 15 Ultra Balls. Track your progress in the Today View!

Next Stop: Hoenn!

Once the celebrations for the Sinnoh region conclude, get ready to embark on an event honoring the Hoenn region! Mark your calendars from Tuesday, January 19, 2021, to Sunday, January 24, 2021, for an unforgettable experience. Stay tuned for more details as we approach the date.

Remember to play responsibly by being aware of your surroundings and adhering to guidelines provided by local health authorities. Please note that upcoming events are subject to change, so don’t forget to follow us on social media, enable push notifications, and subscribe to our emails for the most up-to-date information. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to visit our help center.

Join us as we celebrate the world of Pokemon and embark on these incredible virtual adventures! Catch ’em all!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I participate in the Sinnoh countdown event?

To participate in the Sinnoh countdown event, simply open your Pokemon GO app during the designated time frame and start exploring! Encounter Pokemon specific to the Sinnoh region, complete Field Research tasks, tackle raids, and complete the Sinnoh-themed Collection Challenge for exclusive rewards.

2. Which Pokemon will be available in raids during the event?

During the Sinnoh countdown event, you can find various Pokemon in raids of different difficulty levels. One-star raids will feature Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Shinx, Buizel, and Gible. For a greater challenge, take on the three-star raids where you’ll face Lopunny, Hippowdon, Toxicroak, and Lumineon. And in the ultimate showdown, you can battle against the Legendary Pokemon Heatran in five-star raids.

3. What is the Collection Challenge and how can I complete it?

The Collection Challenge is a special feature available during certain events. To complete the Sinnoh-themed Collection Challenge, you’ll need to catch specific Pokemon from this region, including Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, Combee, Buizel, Shadow Stunky, and Shadow Snover. As you catch these Pokemon, you’ll earn Stardust, a Magnetic Lure, and 15 Ultra Balls as rewards. To keep track of your progress, refer to the Today View in your Pokemon GO app.

4. Will there be any other events following the Sinnoh countdown?

Absolutely! After bidding farewell to the Sinnoh region, we’ll be venturing into the Hoenn region for our next exciting celebration. Stay tuned for more information on the Hoenn countdown event, taking place from January 19, 2021, to January 24, 2021. Get ready for more Pokemon, challenges, and rewards!

5. How can I ensure I stay updated on upcoming Pokemon GO events?

To stay updated on all the latest Pokemon GO events, make sure to follow our social media channels, enable push notifications for your app, and subscribe to our emails. This way, you’ll be the first to know about upcoming events, feature updates, and any changes that may occur as we continue our Pokemon GO adventures.


Get ready, Trainers! The countdown to Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto continues with the Sinnoh region taking center stage. From increased wild encounters and exciting raids to exclusive Field Research and the Sinnoh-themed Collection Challenge, there’s plenty to keep you immersed in the world of Pokemon. Don’t forget to stay tuned for more incredible events, including the upcoming Hoenn countdown! Stay charged, stay engaged, and embark on your Pokemon GO journey!

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