The time for grass play has come in Pokemon Go, and this time it will be through an event that is days away from the beginning.
Titled Glittering Garden, the event will begin on August 5th, 2023, and end on August 8th, 2023. The Grass- and Fairy-type Pokemon appearing during the Pokemon Go Fest 2023: Osaka and Pokemon Go Fest 2023: London will become available on a global level, for all Trainers.
Shiny Petilil will also be making its debut all around the world, so it will be a great time to hunt down the perfect Shiny Petilil that will be put on the throne in your PokeDex.
As wild encounters, during the whole Glittering Garden event, the Pokemon that will be featured are:
In 2km Eggs, the Pokemon that will be hatching during the Glittering Garden event are:
Certain Pokemon will be appearing in local parks on certain days, and the schedule for the appearances are:
- August 5th, 2023 – Petilil
- August 6th, 2023 – Cacnea
- August 7th, 2023 – Oddish
- August 8th, 2023 – Seedot
The active bonuses will be the following:
- 1/2 distance to earn hearts with your Buddy Pokemon
- Increased chance of earning Candy XL when walking with your Buddy Pokemon
- 1.5x Candy for hatching Pokemon
- 1.5x Stardust for hatching Pokemon
As always, there will be event-themed Field Research task encounters, and the Pokemon that will be available are:
Last but not least for this event, there will be a free Timed Research that will be focused on exploration and hatching eggs. An important note for all Trainers: this Timed Research expires, so make sure to complete it before August 8th, 2023.
As you are reading this, you may have noticed that some important Pokemon are missing from the list. Do the names Morelull, Cottonee and Flabébé ring any bells? What is a Grass- and Fairy-type event without these three staple Pokemon?
Fellow Trainers have mixed reactions to the event, ranging from approval to disapproval, and everything in between.
Some say that the Timed Research better not involve Routes, because in that case, we are not going to finish it (given that there are no Routes). One last thing, what is up with the whole “1.5x Stardust/Candy” thing?
Does the Pokemon community really need another egg-hatching-focused event?
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