The Pokemon Go Lush Jungle event will introduce Fomantis and Lurantis to Pokemon Go. Both Grass types are welcome additions to trainers’ Pokedex and potentially in battle. Along with the two new Pokemon, Pokemon Go trainers will have an opportunity at two debuting Shiny variants as well as the introduction of Tapu Lele in Raids.
We’ve come up with this handy guide to help trainers get the most out of the Lush Jungle event in Pokemon Go including when it starts, ends and how to maximize your opportunities at finding a Shiny Cottonee.
Pokemon Go Lush Jungle Event Start and End Time
The Lush Jungle event in Pokemon Go begins Tuesday, March 22 at 10 a.m. local time and ends Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m. local time.
On Saturday, March 26 starting at 10 a.m. local time until Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. local time, trainers can gather at local parks to find Cottonee appearing more frequently.
How to get Shiny Cottonee in Pokemon Go
Cottonee and its evolution Whimsicott will have their Shiny variants debut during the Lush Jungle event.
The Grass and Fairy types are very powerful in Great League battles so trainers can use this event to find as many strong Pokemon as possible. And if they are lucky, they can find Shiny Cottonee to evolve into Shiny Whimsicott.
So, how do you get a Shiny Cottonee in Pokemon Go? It’s all a matter of luck. During the Lush Jungle event, Cottonee are one of a few Pokemon that will spawn more frequently in the wild. However, Cottonee and Pinsir are rarer than some of the others, namely Metapod, Paras, Exeggcute, Hoothoot, Sudowoodo, Fomantis and Ferroseed.
To increase your chances of finding a Shiny Cottonee during the event, trainers will want to encounter as many Pokemon as possible. They’ll gather more frequently at PokeStops and Gyms, but trainers can also use Incense to attract Pokemon to them while they walk. While Incense are less effective than they were a few months ago, it can still increase the number of Cottonee trainers can encounter.
As mentioned in the above section, during the weekend of March 26 Cottonee will appear more frequently in parks. Trainers should use this opportunity to encounter as many Cottonee as possible.
Cottonee will also appear in One-Star Raids and as a reward encounter for completing certain Field Research tasks. Be sure to use every aspect of the Lush Jungle event to encounter as many Cottonee as possible, which will give trainers more chances of finding a Shiny.
Pokemon Go Lush Jungle Field Research
During the Lush Jungle event, trainers will have a chance at obtaining special Field Research tasks that reward encounters with many different Grass and Bug-type Pokemon including the debuting Fomantis and the possibility of a Shiny Cottonee
Here are the various event-exclusive Field Research tasks that trainers can complete during the Lush Jungle event.
In addition, the event will feature a brand new Timed Research event that will give trainers encounters with different types of Grass Pokemon including Fomantis. Here’s the list of tasks that are included in the Timed Research.
- Completion Rewards – Cherrim, Nanab Berry (x5), 500xp
- Completion Rewards – Gloom, Razz Berry (x5), 1000xp
- Completion Rewards – Paras, Pinap Berry (x5), 1000xp
- Completion Rewards – Fomantis, Moss Lure Module (x1), 2000xp
Lush Jungle Raids
The Raids in Pokemon Go will shift thanks to the Lush Jungle event. As trainers could probably guess, many of the Raids will be populated by Grass and Bug-type Pokemon.
Tapu Lele, the second Tapu to debut in Pokemon Go, will appear in Five-Star Raids while Mega Charizard Y – and its Sun-based battle strategy – will begin appearing in Mega Raids. Here’s the rundown of all the Raids and which Pokemon will appear in them during the Lush Jungle event.
- One-Star Raids: Bellsprout, Tangela, Sewaddle, Cottonee
- Three-Star Raids: Butterfree, Vileplume, Parasect, Exeggutor
- Five-Star Raids: Tapu Lele
- Mega Raids: Mega Charizard Y
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