Secrets of the Jungle Event: shiny Celebi, Rufflet and Jessie and James

Secrets of the Jungle Event: shiny Celebi, Rufflet and Jessie and James 7

Pokémon GO has announced one of the most exciting updates to ever come to the game, with the news of a new event to celebrate. Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle which includes the return of not only Jessie and James in Team GO Rocket Balloons, but for the first time, Shiny Celebi!


We are pleased to announce that the latest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, soon! To celebrate the upcoming release, starting Monday, December 14, 2020, Jessie and James will return to Pokémon GO, and you can meet Shiny Celebi by completing a limited-time special investigation! You can also look forward to plenty of other game content inspired by the movie!

The event will start on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 8:00 am local time, with a variety of different smaller events occurring once this event begins.

Event characteristics

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Bright celebi

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A limited time special investigation story inspired by the movie will be available! Complete this line of investigation to find Bright celebi. In place of Professor Willow, Jessie and James have taken over your research and will guide you through this special investigation story.

Prepare for trouble and double-down for this investigation! Stay tuned for updates on when this special research will be available.

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For the first time ever, we have a Shiny Mythical Pokémon released through Special Research, with a brilliant match guaranteed. Shiny Celebi is a gorgeous pink color, and with a guaranteed sparkling match, this is quite the stir!

Jessie and James return

Jessie and James will return in their Meowth balloon Limited Time! They seem to have received different shadow pokemon of Team GO Rocket than the last time the pair appeared in the world of Pokémon GO. Stay tuned for updates on when Jessie and James will be leaving.

Be sure to check the avatar items inspired by Jessie and James outfits from Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. These avatar items will be available for free in the Style Shop!

Explorer Pikachu Event

Starting Monday, December 14, 2020 at 8:00 am to Monday, December 21, 2020 at 10:00 pm. local time Explorer pikachu will appear in Pokémon GO for the first time. It will appear both in the wild and in raids, and if you are lucky, you may find a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!

With this event, different Pokémon will appear in the wild, in raids and in eggs, and we will see Shiny rufflet released!

Rufflet has been an incredibly rare encounter thus far, so this may be the perfect opportunity to add him to your Pokédex.

  • Hoothoot, Nuzleaf, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble and more will appear more frequently In nature. If you’re lucky, you might run into a Durant! Durant is available as glossy.
  • Lickitung, Mawile, Flygon, Rufflet and more will appear in Raid Battles.
  • Igglybuff, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Bonsly and Rufflet will hatch 5 km eggs.
  • Do not forget to drink AR snapshots, You could meet Jessie and James!
  • During the Pokémon Spotlight Time On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time, Explorer Pikachu will appear more frequently in the wild and you will receive double the candy for catching Pokémon.
  • If you are lucky, you may even find a Shiny rufflet!

Rufflet featured

Featured Pokémon

Jessie and James Meowth Mini Balloon Event

In December 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Local Time Jessie and James’s Meowth Balloon will appear more often! Be sure to take this opportunity to challenge the duo and battle their new Shadow Pokémon.

Since Koffing and Ekans, their previous Shadow Pokémon, were available in their shiny forms, we hope their new Shadow Pokémon are too!


This series of events to celebrate Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle it’s a great deal! A guaranteed mythical brilliant, plus the chance to get a second Celebi is huge too.

Many of the Pokémon featured in the event have shiny variants, plus we also have the Shiny Rufflet introduction for the first time. Baby Pokémon that appear in 5km eggs are a great time to grind up those rare shinies that aren’t always included in the egg pool.

And on top of all that excitement, Jessie and James are also returning with potentially new shiny Shadow Pokémon! Drum!

More details will be coming soon on these events and we will be sure to update you as soon as the information is released.

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