Pokemon Go Sustainability Week: Date & time, Binacle debut, Shiny Trubbish, more

Brent Koepp
Pokemon Go Sustainability Week Binacle
Niantic / The Pokemon Company

Niantic has announced Sustainability Week in Pokemon Go. The special event celebrates Earth Day and will mark the debut of Gen VI ‘mon, Binacle. Here is everything you need to know.

In April of every year, people around the world celebrate the earth with various environmental initiatives. Niantic is bringing the eco-friendly festivities to Pokemon Go with Sustainability Week.

Players will not only be rewarded with in-game goodies for sustainable actions in the real world, they can also catch Alola’s Binacle for the very first time. Here is a breakdown of the unique celebration.

Binacle Pokemon Go Dex
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
The Gen VI ‘mon makes its Pokemon Go debut during Sustainability Week.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week date & time

In 2020, Niantic revealed their sustainability campaign. As a part of that, Go is holding its very own Sustainability Week to coincide with Earth Day and other environmental celebrations in April.

The week-long event officially kicks off on Tuesday April 20 at 1o:00 AM and will run until Sunday April 25 at 8:00 PM local time. Appropriately, barnacle-like ‘mon Binacle will make its debut in raids and exclusive Research.

Other environmental-themed ‘mon will be spawning across the map with boosted rates. Trainers will also be able to work together to unlock some in-game bonuses.

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week features

Spawns

Grimer
Grimer Pokemon Go Dex
Shiny available
Drilbur
Drilbur Pokemon Go Dex
No Shiny
Trubbish
Trubbish Pokemon Go Dex
Shiny available
Ferroseed
Ferroseed Pokemon Go Dex
Shiny Available

Features

  • Pokemon Debut: Binacle & Barbaracle
  • Shiny Debut: Trubbish & Garbodor
  • Exclusive Research: Cottonee, Chespin, Binacle, and more through exclusive Research
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research
  • A free Sustainability Week T-shirt avatar item in the shop

Eggs

Diglett
Diglett Pokemon Go Dex
5km / Shiny Available 
Tangela
Tangela Pokemon Go Dex
5km / Shiny Available
Goldeen
Goldeen Pokemon Go Dex
5km / Shiny Available
Budew
Budew Pokemon Go Dex
5km / Shiny Available 
Cherubi
Cherubi Pokemon Go Dex
5km / No Shiny 
Finneon
Finneon Pokemon Go Dex
5km / No Shiny
Drilbur
Drilbur Pokemon Go Dex
5km / No Shiny

Raids

Vileplume
Vileplume Pokemon Go Dex
No Shiny
Alolan Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor Pokemon Go Dex
Shiny Available
Trubbish
Trubbish Pokemon Go Dex
Shiny available
Binacle
Binacle Pokemon Go Dex
No Shiny

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week unlockable Rewards / Bonuses

  • Tier 1 (2,500 activations): Five-star raids will appear more often
  • Tier 2 (5,000 activations): A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop. The rewards from Tier 1 will remain active.
  • Tier 3 (10,000 activations): 2x Catch XP bonus. The rewards from Tiers 1 and 2 will remain active.

According to Niantic’s blog post, Pokemon Go players can work together to unlock bonuses during the event. Trainers who complete real-world sustainable activities will earn the community points that will go towards triggering the rewards.

There will be a total of three tiers that users can reach, with the first one boosting the spawn rates of 5-star raids. The final tier will give everyone 2x Catch XP bonus. At the time of writing, the real-life activities have yet to be revealed.

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