That’s right Trainers! Latias has returned to raids, and she won’t be soaring away as quick as we thought! With the recent announcement of Latias’ return to raids becoming a full week, rather than a weekend, coupled with the introduction of Clamperl and its evolutions, what could have turned a 3-hour frenzy has now given Trainers a little breathing room!

Clamperl Research Day and Latias Weekend Guide

Clamperl Research Day / Latias Weekend Guide
Latias Weekend
Event Overview
Quest List
Evolution Guide
Boosted Pokémon List

Clamperl Research Day Overview

Clamperl Research Day
Event Start Times
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Feb. 23, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC (GMT +0)
  • The Americas and Greenland: Feb. 23, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST (GMT −8)
  • Asia-Pacific: Feb. 24, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM JST (GMT +9)
Featured Pokémon Clamperl (Random Evolutions for Gorebyss and Huntail)
Bonus 1 2x Stardust for Water type Pokémon
Bonus 2 Boosted spawns for Water types Pokémon, such as Krabby and Wailmer.

For any further time conversions, you can check out this site here.

Quest List

Clamperl Research Tasks

Possible encounter with Shiny Clamperl has been confirmed!

Clamperl Quest List
Quest Reward
Battle in a Gym Clamperl Encounter
Battle in a Raid Clamperl Encounter
Use a supereffective Charged Attack in a Gym Battle Clamperl Encounter
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon Clamperl Encounter
Catch a Magikarp or Wailmer Clamperl Encounter
Catch a Psyduck or Krabby Clamperl Encounter
Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon Clamperl Encounter
Evolve 2 Water-type Pokémon Clamperl Encounter
Make 5 Curveball Throws Clamperl Encounter
Make 3 Great Throws Clamperl Encounter
Make 2 Great Throws in a row Clamperl Encounter
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row Clamperl Encounter
Make 5 Nice Throws Clamperl Encounter
Spin 2 PokéStops Clamperl Encounter

Evolution Guide

Clamperl is known to evolve into two separate Pokémon, Gorebyss and Huntail. In the main series, they evolved when traded while holding a specific item, a Deep Sea Scale or Deep Sea Tooth respectively. However, in Pokémon Go, the RNG lottery will decide the fate of Clamperl, in that the evolution will be random. This is disconcerting, as you are limited in the number of PokéStops you can receive quests from during the three-hour window.

Breaking down the math, you need 99 candies (50 on the first and since 1 candy is saved on this it will go towards the 50 on the second evolution) to evolve two Clamperl. Since there is no longer a candy bonus, you will only get 3 candy for a catch, making it 33 catches without considering transfers to get enough candy or 6 with a Pinap berry, making it 17 catches without considering transfers to get enough candy.

Boosted Pokémon List

The event has brought out increased spawns for several Water-type Pokémon, including some that have the possibility of being shiny! Krabby and Wailmer were confirmed in the initial announcement, and we have the following full list from the European start:

Latias Special Raid Weekend Guide

Latias is coming back and with a beautiful golden shiny form! We have a lovely infographic that covers the major details for this her return, and if you need a more in depth look we have our updated Raid Guide here. All event details are also in our announcement article, however here is a brief overview for everyone:

Latias Special Raid Weekend
Event Start: Event End:
February 22nd at 1pm PST March 1st at 1pm PST

Palkia will still be in raids alongside Latias until February 28th at 1pm PST, so not every tier 5 is going to be a Latias. Later on in the future, a similar event will happen with Latios, so keep an eye out Trainers!

Latias Raid Guide

This is an incredible amount to do in a short amount of time. Not only do you need luck on your side to get each evolution the first two times you evolve, but to have enough PokéStops to receive tasks from to even get a shot at two evolutions. (We know, we know, rare candy is another option, but I think I’d rather save that for another time.) Simply put, we here at GO Hub wish you the best of luck, and hopefully, it is somewhat common in the wild or eggs after the research day.