Pokémon GO announces the Tricky Pokémon event for April Fool’s Day

Niantic announced on their Blog that there will be a special April Fool’s Day event in Pokémon GO that is surrounded by mischief. On April 1, for 24 hours, prank-loving Pokémon will take over the game, including Croagunk, Purrloin, and Aipom. Shadow Aipom will be available for capture when fighting Team Rocket GO’s grunts, which will appear more often in balloons and on Pokéstops.

For a week, April 1-8, Team Rocket GO timed searches will be available. Players who complete this research before the end of this week will receive a Super Rocket Radar, which can be used to summon Giovanni. This item will be especially useful during the Pokémon GO event in April.

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For players who like to climb the ranks of the Pokémon GO Battle League, the switching timer during battles will be cut in half on April 1 only. It must be the prankster Pokémon at work, helping players shoot a quick one against their opponents!

The ever-elusive transforming Pokémon, Ditto, will also sneak (slip?) During the Tricky Pokémon event. Ditto can disguise himself as the following Pokémon:

  • Hoothoot
  • Spinarak
  • Hoppip
  • Remoraid
  • Whismur
  • Gulpin
  • give the name
  • Bidoof
  • Foongus

Starting April 1, Ditto will also be able to transform into the devious Pokémon, Purrloin! For more help catching Ditto, check out our Ditto guide.

Players who enjoy preserving fond memories of their Pokémon with Pokémon GO Snapshots will find that their snapshots are photobombed! Who can it be? Take snapshots to find out! If you must be on your feet, remember to stay safe and don’t forget your Pokémon GO accessories!


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