POKEMON GO is celebrating the launch of the new Pokemon game with a crossover that has players buzzing.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus launched last week and introduced a slew of new pokemon to the series.
The franchise has variants of pokemon appear that specific to in-game regions — in this case, the Hisuin region.
Voltorb is a Grass- and Electric-type pokemon and will be hanging around in Pokemon GO until the end of the Power Plant event.
The event kicked off on January 19, and is set to wrap up on February 1.
Hisuin Voltorb only rolled out on January 31, so that would only give players a few days to encounter and catch it.
Luckily, the Pokemon GO blog says it’ll be around a little longer, going on to appear during the Lunar Event.
Pokemon GO’s Lunar event runs from Tuesday, February 1 through Monday, February 7, so there’s plenty of time to catch Hisuin Voltorb.
Shiny variants are available, and both Hisuin- and Kanto-region are appearing more frequently in the wild.
There’s a couple of Special Research tasks to tick off, which reward you with a Voltorb encounter if you’re struggling to find one.
And the bad news is that Hisuin Voltorb can’t evolve into Hisuin Electrode right now.
Pokemon GO Hisuin Voltorb Special Research tasks
- Stage 1
- Catch 10 pokemon
- Use 10 Berries to help catch pokemon
- Give your buddy 3 treats
- Stage 2
- Catch 20 pokemon
- Use 20 Berries to help catch pokemon
- Make 10 curveball throws
The rewards for the tasks are three Razz Berries, three Pinap Berries, and a Hisuian Voltorb encounter.
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