As they have done with the Kanto and Johto regions before, Niantic has started the Hoenn Celebration. Hoenn Pokémon have taken over wild spawns and Raids, and also have an increased presence in Field Research and 7KM Eggs. Team Magma and Team Aqua-inspired clothing has also been added to the Style Shop.
During the event, Breloom evolved to can learn the exclusive move Grass Knot. Shiny Zigzagoon and Shiny Taillow are now out in the wild, and Kyogre and Groudon are back in Raids. Groudon can now be found in its Shiny form. SOURCE: Niantic, Community Day
2. FEEBAS DAY
The first Limited Research event, Feebas Day, was this weekend. The event was the first opportunity for players to encounter Shiny Feebas, which was done by special Field Research tasks. The event was very negatively received by the player base, citing the complex research and difficulty finding a Shiny Feebas in comparison to Community Day.
Side note: Speaking of Community Day, January's Community Day was last weekend. That event featured Totodile. As of the time of writing this article, the next Community Day has not been announced. SOURCE: Niantic, Community Day
3. POKESTOP SUBMISSIONS
After a period of time when the feature was made unavailable to repair a glitch, PokéStop submission have returned. The feature is currently being beta-tested by Level 40 Trainers in the countries of Thailand, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, and Chile. SOURCE: Niantic
4. DETECTIVE PIKACHU
The upcoming live-action movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, has a new teaser trailer released. This teaser showed off Snubbull in the movie's realistic style. Additionally, a plethora of new merchandise was announced for the movie this week. SOURCE: Serebii
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