Pokemon Go Celebrates its Third Anniversary With Lots of Events

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It feels like Pokemon Go just came out a year ago or so, doesn’t it? Well the game that changed the mobile market forever has been around for three years now, as the game is now celebrating its third anniversary!

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For veterans trainers or trainers looking for a good reason to come back, this might be it! Pokemon Go’s third anniversary will have lots of goodies and fun events for trainers to participate in.

To start off, shiny Alolan Pokemon will begin to appear throughout summer! Trainers will have the chance to encounter the shiny Alolan versions of Rattata, Sandshrew, Vulpix, Diglett, Meowth, Geodude, Grimer, and Exeggutor.

Trainers have the chance to encounter a special Pikachu wearing a party hat! This little guy can only be found when you take a snapshot in the camera mode. Pichus with the party hat can be found from 7 km eggs.

New special research quests have been added that are perfect for jump-starting your adventure, as these research quests reward you with a lot of helpful items. These research quests are only available to trainers level 10 and higher.

Raid bosses will be easier to take down, and trainers who participate will be able to use more Premier balls to catch the raid Pokemon. And finally, trading Pokemon will cost 1/4 less the usual amount of Stardust.

The third anniversary festivities will run until September 2, so trainers have the whole summer to celebrate!

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Jeremy Kanjanapangka
Jeremy is a Content Writer for Touch, Tap, Play, and has been writing in the games journalism industry for almost a decade now. With a degree in English and a passion for games, he loves to talk and write about all kinds of games. While you can find him covering the latest and greatest games, there is a special place in his heart for RPGs, action-adventure games, fighting games, and anything Nintendo related.

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