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How to get Sunglasses Squirtle in Pokemon Go: Squirtle Squad version

Published: 23/Nov/2021 9:48 Updated: 23/Nov/2021 9:50

by Alan Bernal


Pokemon Go players are going to get another crack at adding Sunglasses Squirtle to their collection with the Ed Sheeran event. Here’s how to get a Squirtle Squad ‘mon for yourself.

Niantic surprised the Pokemon Go community on November 17 when they announced a brand-new event for Ed Sheeran, who’s a huge fan of the long-running franchise himself.

The collaboration will include a special performance of Ed Sheeran’s new and classic hits, as well as a spike in wild encounters with Water-types and some free avatar items that you can claim here.

Lucky players will even come across Squirtle wearing Sunglasses, a costume Pokemon that’s returning during the event after years away from the game. Here’s everything you need to know to get one.



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The Ed Sheeran collaboration is reintroducing a Squirtle Squad variant for a limited time.

How to get Pokemon Go Sunglasses Squirtle

To get a Squirtle wearing Sunglasses, simply explore the Pokemon Go overworld during the Ed Sheeran event from Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 AM PST until Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 1:00 PM PST.

Your best bet to find a Squirtle will be to visit local PokeStop hot zones to see which creatures spawn throughout the week, as Water-type starters are going to be appearing “somewhat frequently” in the wild.

Both Froakie and Sunglasses Squirtle are going to be harder to find in the wild than other Water-types, but you have plenty of time to explore Pokemon Go to catch one before the Ed Sheeran event is over.


Sunglasses Squirtle is rather unique because, unlike most costume-wearing Pokemon in Go, it can actually evolve, meaning you can also get Sunglasses Wartortle and Sunglasses Blastoise!

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Pokemon Go players will have another chance to get Squirtle with Sunglasses.

Squirtle wearing Sunglasses Field Research tasks

If you’re struggling to find a Squirtle wearing Sunglasses in the wild, you might have better luck completing one of the event-exclusive Field Research tasks, which guarantee an encounter with Sunglasses Squirtle.

Here are the Ed Sheeran x Pokemon Go event Field Research tasks:

Task Reward
Walk 1km with your Buddy Squirtle with Sunglasses
Complete 7 Field Research tasks Squirtle with Sunglasses

You’ll simply need to spin a PokeStop to unlock one of these tasks, but remember these event-exclusive tasks will run alongside the regular Field Research, so you aren’t always guaranteed to get one.


Can Sunglasses Squirtle be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that the Shiny version of Squirtle wearing Sunglasses is currently available in Pokemon Go. As always, there’s a very low chance of finding one in the game, so you’ll have to be patient.

Sadly, there aren’t any secret methods to discovering a Shiny variation of Sunglasses Squirtle. You’ll simply need to encounter as many as you can before the Ed Sheeran event is over and hope you find one.

For people who missed out on the 2018 Community Day that first introduced Squirtle wearing Sunglasses, this will be your best chance to finally add the special version to your Pokemon Go collection. Good luck!