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
Event name Secrets of the Jungle 2021 Event
Event Date
  • Starts Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Ends Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Featured Pokémon Zarude
Features
  • Pokémon related to Zarude and featured in the latest Pookémon movie will be appearing in larger numbers
  • Jessie and James make a return to Pokémon GO

Infographic

Secrets of the Jungle infographic

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Search for Zarude! Limited-Time Research Story

Zarude

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.

Note that you can obtain this Special Research only during the event period, but once you have it, you can complete it anytime. Check out our PvE analysis of Zarude here, and PvP analysis here.

Stage 1

1 / 5
Catch 7 Different Species of Pokémon 1x Sun Stone
Catch 7 Pokémon Diglett
Take 3 Snapshots of wild Ground-type Pokémon 15 Pokeballs
Stage rewards

Stage 2

2 / 5
Make 5 Great Throws in a row 5 Pinap Berries
Catch 10 Bug-type Pokémon Dwebble
Take 3 Snapshot of wild Bug-type Pokémon 10 Great Balls
Stage rewards

Stage 3

3 / 5
Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokémon Cherrim (Sunny)
Catch 30 Grass or Bug-type Pokémon Vileplume
Take 3 Snapshots of wild Grass-type Pokémon 10 Great Balls
Stage rewards

Stage 4

4 / 5
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts Ariados
Catch 15 Pokémon with Weather Boost Butterfree
Take 3 Snapshots of wild Flying-type Pokémon 10 Ultra Balls
Stage rewards

Stage 5

5 / 5
Claim Reward 1000 XP
Claim Reward 1000 XP
Claim Reward 1000 XP
Stage rewards

Event Spawns

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!

Event Raids

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!

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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:

Jessie and James Pokémon GO

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!

Research Task Pokémon Reward
Catch 10 Different Species of Pokémon Rufflet
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon
Make 5 Curveball Throws
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts Rufflet
Hatch 2 Eggs Audino

Avatar Items

New free avatar items will be available in the Style Shop, including the Adventure Hat and the Wailmer Water Bottle.

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