"Pokemon GO" Incarnate Forme Landorous was the first form of the Legendary monster to appear in the game from Generation V, but this April 13, Niantic is bringing the Therian Forme and more in an event. The next "Pokemon GO" event coming would be called "Rivals' Week," and it would include an old ideology from the manga and series to the AR game.
Pokemon GO: What is Rivals' Week?
According to Pokemon GO Live's post, the rival in the upcoming "Rivals' Week" event would not be another trainer or a random bot character that pops up and challenges trainers to a Pokemon battle. Rather, the rival would be in the form of a pocket monster, where they would bring challenges and test out a character's limits in an actual battle.
Throughout the week, players would have an opportunity to test out their strengths and skills, particularly of their Pokemon, against the rival that is going to appear on several occasions to issue a challenge. Additionally, Niantic Labs would bring the Pokemons that are known to have "rivalries" in the manga to appear often in the wild.
Generation V and VI Pokemon are also slated to make an appearance in the Rivals' Week event, with the Legendary Therian Forme Landorous appearing with a different version, after initially bringing the Incarnate and Thundurus. Additionally, "Pokemon GO" is also debuting Generation VI Pokemon Skrelp and Clauncher in the game.
Training with friends is a great way to improve, but there’s something special about testing your limits against a rival! 😠— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 5, 2021
Did you know that some Pokémon are known to be rivals, too? 💪 An event featuring these Pokémon will be coming soon! https://t.co/3hZ1YQE8oz pic.twitter.com/hOV5vMfNMK
Pokemon Rivals' Week Schedule
Niantic Labs reveal that "Pokemon GO" Rivals' Week would start on Tuesday, Apr. 13, at 10:00 am, and would last until Sunday, Apr. 18, 8:00 pm local time.
New Pokemon Increased Appearance In the Wild
- Skrelp - new Pokemon appearance with increased chances of encounter in the wild
- Clauncher - new Pokemon appearance with increased chances of encounter in the wild
Pokemon Appearing in Raids
- Therian Forme Landorous (5 Star Raids)
Pokemon Egg Hatch Increased Appearances (5KM Eggs)
PokeStops across the map would also be plagued by Team Rocket Grunts and Personnel to terrorize trainers and hinder them from collecting the full offer of items in the stop. Here, they will be challenged to a Pokemon Battle, where trainers need to defeat them to obtain the different loot that awaits.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo