After dropping teasers on social media, we have more info about the upcoming Secrets of the Jungle event! You can read our Zarude Meta Analysis: The new best Grass Attacker in Pokémon GO for more information on the upcoming Mythical.
This event is a tie-in with the release of The latest Pokémon film, ‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’, which is releasing globally on Netflix on Friday, October 8, 2021! In celebration of the movie’s release, Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut.
|Secrets of the Jungle 2021 Event
Search for Zarude! Limited-Time Research Story
A limited-time Special Research story will be available! Complete this research line to encounter Zarude and help Professor Willow learn more about the Rogue Monkey Pokémon. This is the first time that Zarude Dark and Grass type Mythical Pokémon will be available in Pokémon GO.
|Catch 7 Different Species of Pokémon
|1x Sun Stone
|Catch 7 Pokémon
|Take 3 Snapshots of wild Ground-type Pokémon
|Make 5 Great Throws in a row
|5 Pinap Berries
|Catch 10 Bug-type Pokémon
|Take 3 Snapshot of wild Bug-type Pokémon
|10 Great Balls
|Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokémon
|Catch 30 Grass or Bug-type Pokémon
|Take 3 Snapshots of wild Grass-type Pokémon
|10 Great Balls
|Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts
|Catch 15 Pokémon with Weather Boost
|Take 3 Snapshots of wild Flying-type Pokémon
|10 Ultra Balls
Encounter Pokémon related to ‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’! Hoothoot, Combee, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Larvitar!
Explorer Pikachu will be making its return to Pokémon GO, appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!
Pokémon seen in the movie will also be appearing in raids throughout the event:
One Star Raids
Explorer Pikachu, Larvitar, Roggenrola, Foongus, and Rufflet will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
Three Star Raids
Lickitung, Chansey, Pinsir, Ludicolo, and Flygon will be appearing in three-star raids.
Jessie and James Return
Jessie and James will be continuing their hijinks from last year’s event. Keep an eye out for them in your snapshots, and watch for their Meowth Balloon. Jessie and James will be appearing in their Meowth Balloon until Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Snapshots will reward the following Pokémon randomly:
Field Research Tasks
Get themed Field Research tasks from PokéStops that’ll lead to encounters with Audino, Rufflet, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
|Catch 10 Different Species of Pokémon
|Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon
|Make 5 Curveball Throws
|Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts
|Hatch 2 Eggs
New free avatar items will be available in the Style Shop, including the Adventure Hat and the Wailmer Water Bottle.