Spring in the Northern Hemisphere officially started on March 21, but Niantic is celebrating the Spring into Spring event. The annual seasonal event runs from April 4-8 and features Pokémon celebrating by wearing flower crowns in the wild and even right as they hatch out of eggs. Read on for everything you need to know about the event. You might also want to pick up one of the best Pokémon Go accessories to help with your adventure.
New Pokémon in Pokémon Go Spring into Spring
The event introduces wild versions of Chansey and Pikachu wearing flower crowns. Versions of Happiny, Pichu, and Eevee that hatch from eggs will also be wearing the crowns. If you evolve a crown-wearing Chansey into Blissey, it will keep the accessory.
The event also introduces six new Shiny Pokémon:
- Mega Lopunny
Wild spawns in Pokémon Go Spring into Spring
The following spring-themed Pokémon, all of which have Shiny forms, will be appearing more in the wild:
2KM Eggs during Pokémon Go Spring into Spring
The following Pokémon will be hatching more often from 2KM Eggs obtained during the event:
Raids during Pokémon Go Spring into Spring
The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:
- Pikachu (One Star)
- Eevee (One Star)
- Timburr (One Star)
- Rufflet (One Star)
- Bunnelby (One Star)
- Alolan Exeggutor (Three Star)
- Chansey (Three Star)
- Togetic (Three Star)
- Azumarill (Three Star)
- Mega Lopunny
Field Research during Pokémon Go Spring into Spring
- Catch five Exeggcute for an encounter with Pikachu, Eevee, or Buneary.
- Catch 15 Exeggcute for an encounter with Azumarill.
- Catch 25 Exeggute for an encounter with Chansey.
- Win two raids for an encounter with Rufflet.
- Use incense for an encounter with Chansey.
Collection challenge during Pokémon Go Spring into Spring
Catch these Pokémon during the event to add to your Elite Collector medal and earn a Lucky Egg, 50 Lopunny Mega Energy, and 2,500 XP.
- Shadow Exeggcute
Other bonuses during Pokémon Go Spring into Spring
- Spring-themed stickers will be available from PokéStops and gifts.
- Earn double candy from hatching eggs.
- Lucky Eggs will last one hour.
- Eggs hatch at half the walking distance.
- Shadow Exeggute will appear more often in Team GO Rocket battles.
Questions about Pokémon Go Spring into Spring?
Do you have any questions about the Pokémon Go Spring into Spring event? Let us know in the comments section and check back regularly for more information about Pokémon Go. There are plenty of events planned this month, so you'll want to be ready for anything!
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