Sinnoh Region Celebration Event Guide: Tasks, Rewards, Shiny Pokémon

Trainers, just like it was announced on Niantic’s blog, the Sinnoh Celebration event is now live and ends on February 10th at 10:00 PM in your local timezone! During this event, Shiny Riolu and Shiny Hippopotas makes their debut in Pokemon GO, along with some special Pokémon spawns in the wild and other perks.

Event features

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be appearing more often in the wild and in raids.
  • All 7 km Eggs obtained during the event period will exclusively hatch certain Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, including Budew, Combee, Bronzor, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas, and Mantyke.
  • Event-specific Field Research tasks will reward you with encounters with Pokémon that were originally discovered in this beautiful region, as well as Sinnoh Stones.
  • And last but not least, if you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Riolu or a Shiny Hippopotas!
  • Glacial, Magnetic, and Mossy Lure Modules activated during this event will last one hour, and each time you open a Gift, you could receive up to two 7 km Eggs as long as you have space in your inventory.

Let’s start with new shiny forms.

New shiny Pokémon

Pokemon GO RioluRiolu Pokemon GO HippopotasHippopotas

New Research Tasks

Sinnoh Celebration 2020 Field Research Tasks
Research Task Reward
Catch 5 Kricketot Pokemon GO CombeeCombee
Catch 5 Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup ×1000 Stardust
Use a Sinnoh Stone to evolve a Pokemon Pokemon GO CranidosCranidos
Hatch 5 eggs x1 Sinnoh Stone
Win a Raid Pokemon GO HippopotasHippopotas

Sinnoh Region Pokémon featured in 7 KM eggs

The following Pokémon can be found in 7 KM eggs obtained during the Sinnoh Celebration event:

Pokemon MAX CP
Combee Pokemon GO CombeeCombee 282
Bronzor Pokemon GO BronzorBronzor 344
Gible Pokemon GO GibleGible 569
Budew Pokemon GO BudewBudew 489
Riolu Pokemon GO RioluRiolu 567
Hippopotas Pokemon GO HippopotasHippopotas 776
Mantyke Pokemon GO MantykeMantyke 713
Shinx Pokemon GO ShinxShinx 500
Buizel Pokemon GO BuizelBuizel 602
Cherubi Pokemon GO CherubiCherubi 542
Bonsly Pokemon GO BonslyBonsly 744

Increased spawns during the event

Pokemon GO TurtwigTurtwig Pokemon GO ChimcharChimchar Pokemon GO PiplupPiplup
Pokemon GO StarlyStarly Pokemon GO KricketotKricketot Pokemon GO CranidosCranidos
Pokemon GO ShieldonShieldon Pokemon GO BunearyBuneary Pokemon GO BronzorBronzor
Pokemon GO GibleGible

Event guide

The Sinnoh Celebration Event may seem like a low key event, but it’s actually a great opportunity to catch (or hatch) a number of hard to find Pokémon like Gible, Cranidos and Riolu.

Here are the key Pokémon during this event:

  • Gible
  • Craindos
  • Riolu
  • Hippopotas

The rest of the featured Pokémon are not meta relevant, both in terms of PvP and PvE. The easiest way to get Cranidos candy is through the Sinnoh Stone evolution quest, Hippopotas is available from Win a raid and in the wild. Riolu still remains quite hard to find in Eggs and Gible, well, you all know how hard it is to find a Gible these days.

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