Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event: Dates, Zygarde debut, Research, more
With the launch of Routes, Pokemon Go also presents a new event called Blaze New Trails, introducing Zygarde, the order Pokemon. Here’s all you need to know about the event, rewards and how to get Zygarde for your Pokemon Go collection.
During the Blaze New Trails event, you will be able to “chart a course” to follow, and as you do, you will be able to receive certain bonuses. You will also be able to encounter certain highlighted Pokemon.
There’s also a Special Research story to get Zygarde for your team. Here’s all you need to know about the Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event.
Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event Dates
The Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event will start on July 21 at 10 AM and end on July 24 at 8 PM local time.
The Blaze New Trails event in Pokemon Go will be a community event held to celebrate exploration, collaboration, and friendship.
Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event Debuts
Zygarde will be introduced during the Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event. According to the official site, players must complete a Special Research story titled “From A to Zygarde” in order to encounter it and catch it.
For those not so familiar with Zygarde, it is a Legendary Ground/Dragon type Pokemon introduced in Generation 6. It is composed of Cells and a Nucleus, and in its 10 % form, it takes the shape of a dog. In its 50% form, it takes the shape of a dragon-like snake. When it reaches a complete form, it takes a humanoid/dragon-like shape.
Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event wild encounters
During the Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event, the following Pokemon will have more frequent wild encounters:
There’s also an increased chance for them to be Shiny.
Hatched 7 km Eggs during the event will have more chances to spawn:
And they can be Shiny too, if you are lucky enough.
Additionally, when you complete Field Research tasks, the Spawning Reward will feature Yungoos, with a higher chance for it to be Shiny.
Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event from From A to Zygarde Special Research
Here are all the steps for the new Pokemon Go ‘A to Zygarde’ Special Research story and its rewards.
The steps and rewards have been provided by LeekDuck, but we’ll be sure to let you know once they’re officially confirmed by Niantic.
|Walk 1 km||Pinap Berry x5|
|Catch 10 Pokemon||Potion x5|
|Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon||Poke Ball x5|
|Final rewards||500 Stardust|
|Make 5 Great Throws||Razz Berry x10|
|Power up Pokemon 5 times||Nanab Berry x10|
|Hatch an Egg||Poke Ball x10|
|Final rewards||1000 Stardust|
|Claim reward||Great Ball x10|
|Claim reward||Super Potion x10|
|Claim reward||100 Stardust|
|Final reward||Zygarde Encounter and Zygarde Cube|
|Follow 3 Routes||Incense x1|
|Catch 20 Pokemon while following Routes||Revive x3|
|Find a Zygarde Cell||Ultra Ball x5|
|Final reward||1000 XP & Stardust|
|Use an Incense while following a Route||Great Ball x15|
|Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy||1500 Stardust|
|Follow 5 Routes||Ultra Ball x10|
|Final Reward||2000 XP|
|Claim reward||Star Piece x1|
|Claim reward||2000 XP|
|Claim reward||Golden Razz Berry x1|
|Final reward||2500 XP & Stardust|
Zygarde Cells will be collected in a device called Zygarde Cube, which will allow players to change Zygarde between forms. We’ll let you know the details once we know more.
Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event bonuses
When exploring with your Buddy Pokemon during the Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event, you will benefit from the following bonus:
- 2/3 distance to earn Buddy Candy while exploring Routes with your buddy.
At the same time, there’s a higher chance for Shiny Yungoos to appear in normal spawns all across the map.
What are Routes in Pokemon Go?
Using the new Routes feature, where other players can mark a Trail for you to follow. Pokemon Go players can share their routes with other members of the community and collect even more rewards.
Exploring Routes will grant daily XP bonuses, additional Buddy Hearts, more Buddy Candy, Route Badges, and Increased Incense duration.
Players that follow other players’ Routes will benefit from more encounters from Regional Pokemon, the decreased time for Buddy Candy yield, and even getting a chance to find Zygarde Cells on their trails. So eyes up, trainers.
We will keep you informed if more details about the Pokemon Go Blaze New Trails event. For more guides and content about Pokemon Games, you can also check out:
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