POKÉMON GO Announces Community Day-Like Event To Release New Gen III Pokémon This Upcoming Weekend

POKÉMON GO Announces Community Day-Like Event To Release New Gen III Pokémon This Upcoming Weekend

The latest hype in Pokémon GO, Niantic's popular mobile game, has primarily surrounded the release of new creatures from the Generation IV era, but this weekend's newly released character is just a bit older.

With most of the Pokémon from the first two Generations of the mainline games in the Pokémon video game series already available to players in Pokémon GO, trainers excitedly wait for news on when they can have the opportunity to complete the next two bits of their Pokédex — the Sinnoh and Hoenn pages. 

At this point players are used to the flurry of Generation IV additions that the game is currently focused on, but this weekend's special event is going to be dedicated to a creature who initially appeared in the Hoenn Region — specifically in the Generation III games: Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.

So, which Pokémon in particular will be joining the fray come Saturday, February 23? It's none other than Clamperl, of course! The cute little Bivalve Pokémon with the ability to evolve into two separate species: Huntail and Gorebyss. In the mainline titles these sepate evolutions could be obtained like many other evolution branching events, with items to be held. In Pokémon GO, however, trainers will have no warning as to which evolution they will get until they try it. Keep this in mind to make sure you catch enough for multiple evolutions — you're going to need the candy!

It's important to know that you won't be able to capture Clamperl in the wild — instead, it will be a part of a special limited Reseach Event. Much like a Community Day Event, this will be a timed event in the game where trainers will be able to gain Research tasks which will reward Clamperl encounters. While players will have plenty of time to complete the tasks after the event is over, Clamperl will only be given during the announced times; which are as follows:

The Americas And Greenland
  • 11 AM - 2 PM PT
  • 2 PM - 5 PM ET
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • 10 AM - 1 PM UTC
Asia-Pacific 
  • 12 PM - 3 PM JST (February 24th)


Get ready for an all-new Pokémon experience! Pokémon Go opens a universe of Pokemon to find, catch, trade, and battle on your iPhone or Android device. With Pokémon Go, you'll discover Pokémon  in a whole new world - your own!

Pokémon GO is currently available for Android and iOS devices.
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