Catch Shedinja And Shiny Caterpie In Pokémon GO This November

Pokémon GO Special Research Tasks Screenshot

The Pokémon Company and Niantic have announced that Trainers that make a Research Breakthrough in Pokémon GO will encounter Shedinja, the Shed Pokémon that, up until now, has been unavailable in the location-based game.

Shedinja had first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, evolving from Nincada but with the special condition that it would only happen if the player had a spare slot in their party.

Seeing as there would be no way to implement that special condition in Pokémon GO, you will need to score yourself a Research Breakthrough after collecting seven stamps from completing Field Research tasks. Remember that you can only earn one stamp per day.

Shedinja will become available as a Research Breakthrough reward at 1pm PDT on Thursday 1st November, and Niantic has added that November’s Field Research tasks will feature Bug-type Pokémon such as Shiny Caterpie.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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