From the change in CP cap to the release of Kalos Pokemon and a special December community Day, Niantic has offered a lot to trainers all around the world. But before the year-end, we have yet another exciting collaboration event to look forward to. Yes, to celebrate the release of Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, a new limited-time Special Research ‘Distracted by Something Shiny’ will be made available on December 14, in which you will be able to encounter a guaranteed Shiny Celebi.
Celebi made its first debut in Pokemon Go in the 2019 Pokemon Go Fest, and has been available for all trainers from the special research quest: A Ripple in Time. This limited the players with having only one Celebi, for this mythical Pokemon cannot be traded, nor found anywhere else.
The mythical Grass and Psychic-type Pokemon from the Johto region, Celebi has a max CP of 3691, with 210 attack, 210 defence and 225 stamina. It is known to time travel, and is the guardian of the Ilex forest. It’s weaknesses come in the form of Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Ice and Poison-type moves.
Distracted by Something Shiny Quest
However, you can get yourself a Shiny Celebi from the special time-limited Research story, inspired by a new upcoming animated movie- Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. For a change, you will be guided through the research by Team Go Rocket’s Jessie and James, instead of Professor Willow. Also, you will encounter a guaranteed Shiny Celebi as a reward on completion of the quest line. So here’s how you can get yourself Shiny Celebi in the quickest way possible!
Pokemon Go: Distracted by Something Shiny – STEP 1
Transfer 10 Pokémon
10 Ultra Balls
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon
Evolve 3 Grass-type Pokémon
STEP 1 Completion Reward
Pokemon Go: Distracted by Something Shiny – STEP 2
Play with your Buddy 10 times
Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokémon
Give your Buddy 10 treats
STEP 2 Completion Reward
Pokemon Go: Distracted by Something Shiny – STEP 3
Defeat Jessie or James 4 times
5 Max Revive
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws
Hatch 3 Eggs
STEP 3 Completion Reward
Pokemon Go: Distracted by Something Shiny – STEP 4
STEP 4 Completion Reward
Handy Tip To Hatch Eggs Quicker
The ‘Distracted by Something Shiny’ asks for hatching several eggs and even evolving a Pokemon. Now this may not seem like much at first, but it might soon be a problem for people who run on busy routine or someone who is forced to stay in due to lockdown. Here’s where you can try this little nifty tool from Amazon and we get around anywhere near 60km to 110km daily. Just so you know, we use this to determine shiny rates through egg hatches.
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