Tricky Pokémon Event

Tricky Pokémon Event Infopedia

Trainers! A Tricky Pokémon Event is on its way to Pokémon GO! Starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. through Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, certain Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, Eggs, and Field Research!


Do you consider yourself a prankster? Do you like how Foongus tricks Pokémon into thinking it’s a Poké Ball? Do you love how Sudowoodo mimics a tree to avoid being attacked?

Wed., Apr. 1, 2020, @ 8:00am to Tue., Apr. 7, 2020, @10:00pm (local time)
NEW POKÉMON: Stunfisk, the Trap Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut! For the duration of the event, Stunfisk will be available as Field Research task reward encounters and—if you’re extremely lucky—in the wild.   

WILD: Pokémon known to be pranksters and masters of disguise will also be appearing more often in the wild, such as: Gastly, Haunter, VoltorbSudowoodo, Aipom, Croagunk, and Foongus.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Sudowoodo or a Shiny Croagunk!


EGGS: The following Pokémon will be hatching more often from 5 km Eggs: Aipom, Wynaut, Bonsly, Croagunk, and Stunfisk*.

*After the event ends, Stunfisk will no longer hatch from 5 km Eggs. You’ll be able to encounter Stunfisk as Field Research task reward encounters or, if you’re very lucky, in the wild.

RESEARCH: Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will be available. Depending on the task, you might receive a reward encounter with a Sudowoodo, Croagunk, or Stunfisk!
Take a snapshot and see who appears! 
Ditto will be appearing more frequently in the wild during the event, so be sure to catch Pokémon that Ditto are known to transform into! We also have reports of Ditto transforming into more Pokémon species than before, and it seems this phenomenon will persist after the event ends.

Tricky Pokémon Event Increased Spawns

Gastly - Tricky Pokémon EventHaunter - Tricky Pokémon EventVoltorb - Tricky Pokémon Event
Sudowoodo - Tricky Pokémon EventAipom - Tricky Pokémon EventCroagunk - Tricky Pokémon Event
Stunfisk - Tricky Pokémon EventStunfisk - Tricky Pokémon Event 

New Pokémon: Stunfisk

Stunfisk Sprite - Tricky Pokémon Event

New Shiny Family

Normal Shiny
Croagunk Sprite - Tricky Pokémon Event Shiny Croagunk - Tricky Pokémon Event
Toxicroak Sprite Shiny Toxicroak Sprite - Tricky Pokémon Event

Tricky Pokémon Event 5KM EGGS

You can find all Pokémon that can hatch out of 5km Eggs in the toggle below.

Croagunk Stunfisk
Croagunk* Stunfisk

Tricky Field Research Tasks

Some tricky Pokémon will be available from Field Research Tasks. Once the event starts, we will update the table below! 

Earn 3 Candy Walking Your BuddyStunfisk - Tricky Pokémon Event
Feed a Berry to your BuddySudowoodo - Tricky Pokémon Event
Catch 3 Ditto Croagunk - Tricky Pokémon Event
Task Research provided by TSR.


The Raid boss table may not be complete at the moment. Once the event starts, we will update as we learn more! For a full list, visit the dropdown on our homepage.

Alolan Marowak*DrapionGolem
Shiftry Tyranitar
Gengar Alolan Raichu* Alolan Muk
Klink* Timburr* Croagunk*


Trainers can take snapshots of Pokémon to get a chance to be photobombed! You can get photobombed up to 5 times a day by the following Pokémon:

  • Croagunk
  • Aipom

More Ditto, More Disguises

Ditto will be appearing more frequently in the wild! Also, Ditto seems to be able to transform into more Pokémon species than before. The following Pokémon can now be Ditto:

Weedle, Paras, Venonat, Hoothoot, Ledyba, Spinarak, Hoppip, RemoraidSeedot, Whismur, Skitty, GulpinNumel, Bidoof, and your latest additions (reports still coming in):

Voltorb - Tricky Pokémon EventStunfisk - Tricky Pokémon Event 

Tricky Pokémon Event Infographics


Don’t let these Pokémon trick you, Trainers! Tired of trying to hatch a Shiny Bonsly? You can now encounter the Shiny form of the master of fool himself, Sudowoodo, in the wild! Be on the look out for Stunfisk as well, as it has some serious potential in PvP! 

Enjoy your adventures, but remember to stay safe and healthy, and to follow your local governments measures. 

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Steven // 22 years young // Belgian // PoGO Lover // Soccer Player // Social Work Student // Favorite expression: "If our cat was a cow, we could milk it at the stove."

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