Pokemon Go Let’s Go event: Dates, shiny Meltan, Team Go Rocket takeover, bonuses, more
A new Pokemon Go Let’s Go event is live so here’s everything you need to know, including dates, shiny Meltan, and Team Rocket takeover.
Pokemon Go players are ready for the next in-game event featuring shiny Meltan, regional exclusive Pokemon, and a new Team Go Rocket Takeover, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the Let’s Go event.
After Festival of Colors, the Rising Heroes season of Pokemon Go is celebrating its next in-game event. Let’s Go focuses on very sought-after Pokemon including Meltan and Ditto and will feature a new Team Go Rocket takeover with new shadow Pokemon and much more.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Let’s Go event in March 2023, including dates, bonuses, Special Research, Collection Challenge, and more.
- How to get shiny Meltan
- Field and Seasonal Special Research
- New Ditto disguises
- Wild encounters
- Raid bosses
- Collection Challenge
- Team Go Rocket takeover
Pokemon Go Let’s Go event dates
The Pokemon Go Let’s Go event runs from Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10 AM to Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 8 PM local time.
How to get shiny Meltan in Pokemon Go Let’s Go event
The only way to get Meltan in Pokemon Go is via the Mystery Box and the Let’s Go event won’t change that. Players must send Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home or the Nintendo Switch games Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee!
During the Let’s Go event, Pokemon Go players will be able to open the Mystery Box more frequently. There will be an increased chance of getting shiny Meltan as well as XXS and XXL sizes of it. Players need 400 Meltan Candy to evolve it into Melmetal.
Pokemon Go Let’s Go event Field and Seasonal Special Research
The Pokemon Go Let’s Go event features new Field Research quests that will have Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour encounters as rewards. These Pokemon are regional exclusives that’ll be available worldwide during the Let’s Go event and will also appear in the wild.
This new event also brings a new Special Research players will be able to complete until the end of the season, on June 1. You can check every stage of this Special Research in our complete guide.
Pokemon Go Let’s Go event new Ditto disguises
Ditto changed disguises during the Let’s Go event in Pokemon Go and can appear as one of the following Pokemon:
Lucky players might encounter shiny Ditto during the event as well.
Pokemon Go Let’s Go event bonuses
The Pokemon Go Let’s Go event in March features the following bonuses:
- Reduced waiting time for opening the Mystery Box.
- Increased chance of finding XXS and XXL Meltan.
- Increased chance of finding Ditto disguised as other Pokemon.
- 2x Candy for transferring Pokemon.
Pokemon Go Let’s Go event wild encounters
The following Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild during the Let’s Go event in March:
- Galarian Stunfisk
Goomy is the only Pokemon on that list that won’t appear in shiny form during the Let’s Go event.
Pokemon Go Let’s Go event Raid bosses
The following Pokemon will be featured in Raids during the Pokemon Go Let’s Go event in March:
- Incarnate Forme Thundurus
- Mega Venusaur
- Mega Alakazam
For more details on Raid bosses and their specific dates, check our full schedule for March.
Pokemon Go Let’s Go event Collection Challenge
The Pokemon Go Let’s Go event features a new event-themed Collection Challenge. Players who complete the Collection Challenge will receive an encounter with Meltan and 5,000 XP as reward.
You can check the full guide on how to complete the Let’s Go Collection Challenge for more details.
New Team Go Rocket takeover in Pokemon Go Let’s Go event
The Pokemon Go Let’s Go event will also feature a new Team Go Rocket takeover headlined by Shadow Regice. This takeover will run from Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 10 AM to Wednesday, March 29, at 8 PM local time.
A new Special Research story will be available for players to earn a Super Rocket Radar to face Giovanni. The Team Go Rocket Boss will have a powerful Shadow Regice in his team.
Team Go Rocket Leaders Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo, as well as Grunts, will change their lineups with new Shadow Pokemon that include Shadow Alolan Grimer, Shadow Phanpy, Shadow Treecko, Shadow Torchic, and Shadow Drifloon.
During the Team Go Rocket takeover in March 2023, Grunts and Leaders will appear more frequently at PokeStops and in balloons and players will be able to use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokemon forget the Charged Attack Frustration. There will also be new Field Research tasks awarding a Mysterious Component.
That’s all you need to know about the new Let’s Go event in March 2023. For more Pokemon content, check our other articles:
How to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | How to heal Pokemon in Pokemon Go | How many Pokemon are there? | Best Pokemon for PvP battles in Pokemon Go | How to get revives in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go best attackers ranked | All Pokemon Go free rewards | How to get Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | Everything we know about Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC | How many Pokemon types are in Scarlet & Violet?
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