How to finish Pokemon GO Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event

Olivia Richman • November 17, 19:31

Pokemon GO is celebrating the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl with a two-part event.

In true Pokemon fashion, Pokemon GO is planning two separate events for each game. Brilliant Diamond is from November 16 to the 18th. The Shining Pearl portion is from November 18 to November 21.

There are some things happening throughout the entirety of the event. The distance required to hatch an egg has been decreased by 50% when using an Incubator. Eggs put into Super Incubators will hatch in 33% of the distance. Mime Jr. is also becoming available worldwide, found in seven-kilometer eggs. Along with the usually region-locked Mime Jr., trainers can also find Budew, Bonsly, Happiny, and Riolu in seven-kilometer eggs.

Certain Pokemon will also spawn more during the event:

  • Seel
  • Scyther
  • Murkrow
  • Larvitar
  • POochyena
  • Aron
  • Lucas hat Turtwig
  • Lucas hat Chimchar
  • Lucas hat Piplup
  • Bidoof
  • Kricketot
  • Burmy
  • Buizel
  • Buneary
  • Stunky

The Sinnoh region starter Pokemon Chimchar, Piplup, and Turtwig will be available with hats that look similar to those of Diamond and Pearl protagonists Lucas and Dawn. In the wild, the starters will have Lucas hats. They will sport Dawn hats from Field Research.

Here are raid Pokemon to keep an eye out for during the event:

  • Shieldon
  • Drifloon
  • Bronzor
  • Salamence
  • Lopunny
  • Drapion
  • Toxicroak
  • Gallade

Pokemon GO Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event field research rewards

Research TaskReward
Catch 2 ChimcharDawn hat Chimchar encounter
Catch 2 PiplupDawn hat Piplup encounter
Catch 2 TrutwigDawn hat Turtwig encounter
Trade a PokémonSandy or Trash Cloak Burmy encounter
Win a raidBagon encounter
Win a level 3 or higher raidShieldon encounter

How to finish Pokemon GO Brilliant Diamond collection challenge

Trainers can get a special reward if they catch all of the following Pokémon before Nov. 21.

  • Lucas hat Turtwig
  • Dawn hat Turtwig
  • Lucas hat Chimchar
  • Dawn hat Chimchar
  • Lucas hat Piplup
  • Dawn hat Piplup

Reward: 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust, Froslass encounter

In order to complete the challenge, players will need to find the Lucas hat versions of these Pokemon in the wild. The Dawn hat versions can be only be obtained by completing certain field research tasks related to catching the Lucas hat versions of these Pokemon.


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