Sinnoh Region Celebration Event Guide: Tasks, Rewards, Shiny Pokémon


Trainers, just like it was announced on Niantic’s blog, the Sinnoh Celebration event is now live and ends on February 10th at 10:00 PM in your local timezone! During this event, Shiny Riolu and Shiny Hippopotas makes their debut in Pokemon GO, along with some special Pokémon spawns in the wild and other perks.

Event features

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be appearing more often in the wild and in raids.
  • All 7 km Eggs obtained during the event period will exclusively hatch certain Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, including Budew, Combee, Bronzor, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas, and Mantyke.
  • Event-specific Field Research tasks will reward you with encounters with Pokémon that were originally discovered in this beautiful region, as well as Sinnoh Stones.
  • And last but not least, if you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Riolu or a Shiny Hippopotas!

Let’s start with new shiny forms.

New shiny Pokémon

New Research Tasks

Sinnoh Region Pokémon featured in 7 KM eggs

The following Pokémon can be found in 7 KM eggs obtained during the Sinnoh Celebration event:

Increased spawns during the event

Event guide

The Sinnoh Celebration Event may seem like a low key event, but it’s actually a great opportunity to catch (or hatch) a number of hard to find Pokémon like Gible, Cranidos and Riolu.

Here are the key Pokémon during this event:

  • Gible
  • Craindos
  • Riolu
  • Hippopotas

The rest of the featured Pokémon are not meta relevant, both in terms of PvP and PvE. The easiest way to get Cranidos candy is through the Sinnoh Stone evolution quest, Hippopotas is available from Win a raid and in the wild. Riolu still remains quite hard to find in Eggs and Gible, well, you all know how hard it is to find a Gible these days.

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