Pokemon Go Luminous Legends Y Event: Yveltal, Sylveon, and More
Sylveon is almost here!
Trainers, a major new event will kick off in Pokemon Go later this month, which will feature -- in part -- the highly anticipated debut of Sylveon in Pokemon Go!
The Luminous Legends Y event will be split into two parts. Here’s what’s going on during each half of this event!
Luminous Legends Y Part 1
Part 1 of the Luminous Legends Y event will run from May 18 at 10 a.m. local time until May 24 at 8 p.m. local time.
During this event, Dark-type Pokemon, such as Houndour and Carvanha, will appear more frequently than normal in the wild. In addition, Spritzee, Goomy, and Swirlix will also be available in the wild during this event.
Elsewhere, the Pokemon available in Strange Eggs will be changed up once this event begins. Specifically, you’ll have the chance to hatch Qwilfish, Larvitar, Absol, Skorupi, Sandile, Scraggy, Pawniard, Vullaby, and Deino from Strange Eggs that are collected during this event and even after it ends. Plus, Pancham will have the chance to hatch from Strange Eggs that are collected during Part 1 of the Luminous Legends Y event.
Speaking of Eggs, Alolan Rattata, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Grimer, Sneasel, Poochyena, Stunky, and Purrloin will have the chance to hatch from 7 km Eggs that are collected during this time period.
Part 1 of this event will feature exclusive Field Research tasks that allow players to earn encounters with Dark-type Pokemon like Galarian Zigzagoon and Scraggy (among others). There will also be a series of Team Go Rocket-themed Timed Research tasks to complete, which will reward players with encounters with Dark-type Pokemon like Galarian Zigzagoon. Players will also be able to complete event-themed AR Mapping tasks to earn encounters with Galarian Zigzagoon.
In terms of Raids, Dark-type Pokemon like Alolan Meowth will appear in Raids during Part 1 of the Luminous Legends Y event. Yveltal will also make its in-game debut in Tier-5 Raids.
Finally, during Part 1, you’ll be able to use a Charged TM to make a Shadow Pokemon forget the move Frustration.
Luminous Legends Y Part 2
Part 2 will run from May 25 at 10 a.m. local time until May 31 at 8 p.m. local time.
During Part 2, Eevee, Ralts, Swirlix, Spritzee, and more pocket monsters will appear more frequently than normal in the wild. This will include some of the Dark-type Pokemon that were featured in Part 1 of this event.
Next, Eevee, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Azurill, Spritzee, and Swirlix will have the chance to hatch from 7 km Eggs that are collected during Part 2.
Once Part 2 begins, players will be able to evolve Eevee into Sylveon by making Eevee their Buddy Pokemon and earning hearts with it. In addition, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, and Umbreon will be available to battle in Tier-3 Raids.
In a news post, Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, said players will be able to complete event-themed Field Research tasks during Part 2 of this event to earn “encounters with Eevee, some of Eevee’s evolutions, and more.” Players will also be able to complete event-themed AR Mapping tasks to earn Poffins.
Finally, once Part 2 begins, Sylveon-themed avatar items will be added to the game’s Item Shop.
In addition to all of these features, prior to and during Part 1 of the Luminous Legends Y event, the entire community of Pokemon Go players will be challenged to defeat a required number of Team Go Rocket Grunts in order to unlock in-game bonuses that will be active during Part 2 of this event.
Specifically, this Global Challenge will run from May 14 at 2 p.m. PT until May 23 at 4:59 p.m. PT. If players can defeat 25 million Team Go Rocket Grunts during this time period, three extra bonuses will be active in Pokemon Go during Part 2 of the Luminous Legends Y event:
- Players will earn three times the normal number of experience points when catching Pokemon
- You may be able to encounter Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon (this Shiny Pokemon will continue to be available after this event ends)
- Galarian Zigzagoon will appear in Tier-1 Raids
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