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Pokemon Go: Trainers not happy with ‘flower’ Eevee for reward

Published: 23/Sep/2019 19:41 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 19:54

by Paul Cot

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‘Flower’ Eevee is currently the research breakthrough reward in Pokemon Go but some trainers aren’t happy with it.

Articuno, Zapdos, Lugia, Groudon and now Eevee with a flower on its head – doesn’t quite have the same appeal as the numerous legendary Pokemon that have previously featured.

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Eevee underwhelming

Pokemon Go trainers were shocked when Niantic revealed the news on August 30. The overall sentiment from the community seems to be that Eevee as a research breakthrough reward is comparatively underwhelming – which given what was previous available seems fair.

One Twitter user replied to the initial announcement with: “Going from 4 different legendaries that could be shiny to an Eevee with flowers seems a little underwhelming in my opinion, especially with it being during the month of the ultra unlocks. Perhaps the Kanto regionals would of been a better choice?”

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The topic has also been brought up on the popular Pokemon Go Reddit page but has since been deleted. The poster shared the view that Eevee isn’t worth getting excited about as a reward and questioned the fact it will last two months all the way through to November 1.

However, one user replied with what could be a logical explanation for the two month period: “The reason it’s two whole months is almost definitely so the people who still stamp every day get 8 flower Eevees, one for each Eeveelution (assuming Sylveon gets a flower crown sprite when it gets added).”

@PokemonGoAppLeafeon and Glaceon are the newest Eevee evolutions to be made available in Pokemon Go…

The same user, while understanding the time period, was less understanding when it came to the decision itself: “It’s still dumb, they should’ve put flower Eevee as an encounter reward in some new daily researches and put a legend as the big payoff.”

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Making rare Pokemon rare again

Another reason Niantic may have opted to “lessen” the reward for earning seven stamps is it made legendary Pokemon too common. After all, the likes of Ho-oh, Kyogre, etc should be hard to get and exciting when you eventually do so. The existing format of encountering one per week (if you complete field research on a daily basis) took away from their allure.

In addition to trying to make legendary Pokemon rarer, it may also be Niantic’s way of encouraging trainers to participate in raid battles, as without them as field research breakthrough rewards, the only place to get these rare Pokemon will be in raid battles.

@PokemonGoAppKyogre and Groudon, along with Latias and Latios, were the previous research breakthrough rewards…

It will certainly be interesting to see which Pokemon will follow ‘Flower’ Eevee come November.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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