As a part of the Pokemon GO Fest events celebration, lucky Trainers will be able to encounter Shiny Poliwag worldwide, starting on August 6 at 10 a.m. JST. ✨💧 The following new Shiny Pokemon will also become available: shiny Poliwhirl, Poliwrath and Politoed. We’ve prepared a table that compares normal and shiny forms for the entire Poliwag family line:
Shiny Poliwag release date is tied to the start of Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama 2019, which takes place from August 6 – 12, 2019. GO Fest Yokohama 2019 takes place in three parks in Yokohama (Japan), Kanagawa Prefecture:
- Yamashita Park,
- Rinko Park,
- Akarenga Park
The release was previously hinted by Poliwag’s appearance on the official Yokohama 2019 key art poster image (next to the pool, under Salamence).
Similar to Pokémon GO Fest Chicago and Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund, the Yokohama version will feature a new set of special research, unique challenges for onsite visitors that will influence the global game and special photo ops. There won’t be any special raid battles, as clarified in the official Japanese blog post.
Participation is free, but it will be a pre-application lottery system. Niantic is accepting application for participation from Wednesday, June 19 (Wed) from 8:00 am to Friday, June 28 (Fri) 8:00 am! On June 29th (Saturday), Niantic will notify winners if they were drawn through the lottery system.