Welcome to Alola is an exciting new Pokemon Go event introducing seventh generation Pokemon to Niantic’s long-running mobile game. As has been the case with every release since the third generation of Pokemon was added, it looks like the critters of Alola will be added in waves rather than all at once. Let’s take a look at what Pokemon you can actually catch in the Welcome to Alola event!
New Wild Pokemon
The main draw of nearly any Pokemon Go event is the plethora of wild Pokemon that are either added entirely or at least made far more common. In the case of the Welcome to Alola event, these wild Pokemon are mainly limited to things found at the very beginning of the original games. Here’s a list of what you can expect to see:
- Jangmo-o (Very rare)
Naturally, these will also be mixed in with a plethora of random non-event spawns, but if you’re looking to find a strong Alolan starter Pokemon, Pikipek or Yungoos in the wild, now is the perfect time.
The key raid Pokemon for the Welcome to Alola event are arguably Tapu Koko, a new legendary Pokemon and Rockruff, which is raid exclusive at this point. Here’s the full list if you’re wondering what else you might see, though:
In one-star raids:
In three-star raids:
- Alolan Raichu
- Alolan Graveler
In five-star raids:
- Tapu Koko
In mega raids:
- Mega Venusaur
Research Task Pokemon
Research task rewards are looking pretty meager for the Welcome to Alola event, with only Pikipek and Yungoos making appearances. That said, Yungoos’s shiny form will release with this event, so shiny-hunters may want to make it a priority to complete tasks that feature it. As with all research task Pokemon, these will also have potentially higher stats than your average wild catch, since they will be caught with an IV floor of 10.
So What Pokemon Can You Catch During the Welcome to Alola Event?
Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Pikipek, Yungoos and Jangmo-o are all making their debuts in the wild during this event. Additionally, Tapu Koko and Rockruff can be caught as raid-exclusives. Pikipek and Yungoos can also be found in research tasks, if you’re so inclined. That’s the complete list of event spawns for Welcome to Alola!
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