Pokémon Go celebrates Secrets of the Jungle movie with Team Rocket’s return

To celebrate the release of the latest Pokémon movie: Secrets of the jungle, Niantic announced a new event coming to Pokémon Go starting Monday, December 14, 2020. Centered around a timed research line, Jesse and James will guide trainers through research tasks to earn an encounter with a Shiny Celebi – previously unavailable in Pokémon Go. The infamous Team Rocket duo will also take to the skies in their Meowth hot air balloon, this time with a new line of Shadow Pokémon. There will be free Avatar style items based on Jesse and James outfits from Secrets of the jungle available in the PokéShop.

Along with this event, Explorer Pikachu will debut in Pokémon Go. Explorer Pikachu will only be available for one week, so be sure to catch yours before December 21st. Other Pokémon featured in Secrets of the jungle will appear more frequently until Thursday, December 17.

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The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

  • Hoothoot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Drilbur
  • Cottonee
  • Dwebble
  • During

The following Pokémon will appear more in Raids:

The following Pokémon will hatch from eggs within 5 km:

Shiny Durant and Shiny Rufflet will also debut in Pokémon Go. Finally, Jesse and James will appear much more frequently on Friday, December 25, from 8 am to 10 pm local time.

Are you impatient for another chance to fight Jesse and James? Or are you thrilled to have the chance to have a Shiny Celebi? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped for your Pokémon journey!


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