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Published: 18/May/2021 10:51by Alex Garton
The Luminous Legends Y event has arrived in Pokemon Go, putting the focus on Dark-type Pokemon like the Legendary Yveltal and introducing new timed research quest and field research tasks to complete.
Following on from the Luminous Legends X event, Niantic are continuing their Season of Legends with the Luminous Legends Y event, which sees Sylveon and the Legendary Yveltal make their Pokemon Go debuts.
There’s also a new timed research quest that will reward trainers with plenty of Dark-type encounters including Galarian Zigzagoon and Deino, as well as several event-exclusive field research tasks to complete.
Below, you’ll find all the information you need on the Luminous Legends Y event as well as steps to complete the Timed Research quest and Field Research tasks.
There are seven steps in the Luminous Legends Y timed research, with three quests to complete in each. Below, you’ll find all of the timed research tasks and rewards on offer:
Rewards: 1000 XP and Stunky encounter
Rewards: 2000 XP and Alolan Rattata encounter
Rewards: 2000 XP and Murkrow encounter
Rewards: 3000 XP, Mightyena encounter
Rewards: 3000 XP and Meowth encounter
Rewards: 4000 XP and Absol encounter
Rewards: 5000 Stardust and Deino encounter
There are also event-exclusive field research tasks to collect by spinning Pokestops during the Luminous Legends Y event. Below, you’ll find all the field research tasks and rewards:
The Pokemon Go Luminous Legends Y event will be split into two separate parts, each offering players different content and features.
Luminous Legends Y will boost the spawn rates of a specific type of Pokemon in the wild. In this event, Dark-type Pokemon will be spawning more frequently.
Here’s a full list of the Pokemon with boosted spawn rates:
New Pokemon will be hatching from 7km and 12km eggs during the event. It’s even been revealed that Pancham will be available to obtain in Strange Eggs throughout the Luminous Legends Y event.
7KM Eggs (Part 1)
7KM Eggs (Part 2)
12km Strange Eggs
Sylveon will be making its Pokemon Go debut during Part two of the Luminous Legend Y event. This iconic Fairy-type Mon is a fan favorite among the community and has been heavily requested by trainers, so it’s great to it finally making its debut.
It’s worth noting that players can Evolve Eevee into Sylveon by earning hearts when the Mon is set as your buddy.
Yveltal, the Destruction Pokemon will be available in five-star-raids throughout the entire event. This will provide trainers with an incredibly challenging encounter so make sure you’re prepared!
Aolan Meowth will also make an appearance in Raids during the first half of the event with Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, and Galarian Zigzagoon all arriving in part two of the event.
Niantic is hosting a Global Challenge at the beginning of the Luminous Legend Y event. If trainers can defeat over 25 million Team GO Rocket Grunts from May 15, 12:00 AM to May 23, 11:59 PM, players will earn a set of rewards for the second half of the event. You can check these out below:
Remember, in order to gain these rewards the whole community has to contribute, so make sure to get involved from May 15! You can find out more information on the Go Rocket Grunt Global Challenge here.