The Tricky Pokémon event is back for its 2021 iteration! Team GO Rocket Grunts will use only Aipom during the event, Ditto will have an increased presence in the wild, and different Pokémon will also turn into Ditto upon catching them! Let’s take a look at all the details!
|Thu., April 1, 2021, from 12:00am to 11:59pm (local time)|
|WILD: Pokémon prone to mischief like Aipom, Croagunk, and Purrloin.|
|GRUNTS: Will use Shadow Aipom only.|
|TEAM GO ROCKET: Will appear more often at PokéStops and in balloons.|
|TIMED RESEARCH: Launching during this event.|
|GO BATTLE LEAGUE: Switch timer cut in half!|
|SNAPSHOTS: Take Snapshots for a surprise.|
|DITTO: Appearing more frequently and transforming into Purrloin.|
TEAM GO ROCKET GRUNTS
Sources tell us that Team GO Rocket Grunts will only have Shadow Aipom on their teams during the event. They thought catching Aipom would put a stop to their pranks—but how wrong they were!
TEAM GO ROCKET / TGR TIMED RESEARCH
Team GO Rocket will be appearing more often at PokéStops and in balloons during the event.
This makes for a perfect time to knock out the April Team GO Rocket Timed Research and rescue Shadow Zapdos from Giovanni!
GO BATTLE LEAGUE
During the Tricky Pokémon event the switch timer in GO Battle League will be cut in half! What does this mean for battlers? We will have to find out once the event starts!
Take Snapshots with the GO Snapshot feature during the event for a surprise! What Pokémon will be photobombing us? We will have to find out!
Ditto will be appearing at an increased rate in the Wild! Additionally, Ditto can now be disguised as Purrloin and this will continue after the event concludes!
What a fun day-long event and a great way to celebrate April Fools Day! The highlight of the this event for us is the increased Team GO Rocket battles. This will make knocking out this months TGR Timed Research easy as pie.
Remember always to obey your local health and safety mandates and stay socially distanced! Stay safe, Fam!