Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 event: dates, Bounsweet debut, bonuses, more

Ezequiel Leis
Bounsweet debut in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go brought back the popular Sustainability Week event for 2023. This year’s celebrations feature new debuts in the mobile game, so we’ll cover everything you need to know, including dates, bonuses, Research, and more.

The Pokemon Go Rising Heroes season keeps bringing new events for players to enjoy. Returning for another year is the Sustainability Week event that features new Pokemon debuts in 2023, alongside special bonuses, Research tasks, and more.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 event.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 dates & times

Sustainability Week 2023 is taking place in Pokemon Go from Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10 AM to Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 8 PM local time.

New avatar items are available during Sustainability Week 2023.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 debuts

The Pokemon Go Sustainability Week event features the in-game debuts of Bounsweet and its two evolutions, Steenee and Tsareena.

While Bounsweet is appearing in the wild and some Eggs, players will need to spend 25 Candy to evolve it into Steene. Steenee can evolve into Tsareena with 100 Bounsweet Candy, so players will need to capture as many Bounsweet as they can.

Since Sustainability Week 2023 marks the debut of these Pokemon, they won’t appear in shiny form.

Bounsweet, Steenee, and Tsareena finally debuted in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 bonuses

These bonuses are active during the Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 event:

  • If your Buddy Pokemon is an Ultra Buddy or higher, it will bring you souvenirs more frequently.
  • If your Buddy Pokemon is a Great Buddy or higher, it will bring you leaf-wrapped gifts more frequently. These gifts will contain Berries more often, and they may even contain a Silver Pinap Berry!
  • Your Buddy Pokemon will accompany you on the map longer after being fed.

Since players need 125 Bounsweet Candy to get Tsareena, setting Bounsweet as their Buddy during the event sounds like the fastest way to reach that goal. There was another bonus that allowed players to walk half the distance to earn Candy with their Buddy Pokemon, but Niantic revealed this was a mistake in the official announcement.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 wild encounters

During the Sustainability Week 2023 event in Pokemon Go, the following Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild:

  • Squirtle
  • Shellder
  • Wailmer
  • Drilbur
  • Cottonee
  • Petilil
  • Dwebble
  • Foongus
  • Froakie
  • Larvitar
  • Binacle
  • Bounsweet

Petilil, Froakie, and Bounsweet are the only Pokemon listed that won’t appear shiny during the event. That means that Shiny Drilbur and Shiny Excadrill will make their debuts in the mobile game.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 Timed & Field Research

The Pokemon Go Sustainability Week has event-themed Timed Research tasks for players to enjoy. Completing these tasks will trigger an encounter with one of these Pokemon:

  • Drilbur
  • Trubbish
  • Bounsweet

On the other hand, Sustainability Week-themed Field Research tasks are also available for a chance to get Drilbur. Lucky trainers might even find a shiny one for the first time.

You can check all Timed and Field Research tasks and rewards in our complete guide.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023 Egg pool

The following Pokemon will hatch from 7 Km Eggs obtained during the Sustainability Week event:

  • Cherubi
  • Drilbur
  • Bounsweet

That’s all you need to know about the new Sustainability Week event in April 2023. For more Pokemon content, check our other articles:

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Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company

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