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“A Colossal Discovery” ticket now available in Pokemon Go – for a price

Published: 15/Oct/2019 14:37 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 11:42

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have confirmed that the “A Colossal Discovery” special research event ticket is available in Pokemon Go now. You’ll finally be able to encounter Regigigas, the normal-type legend, but it will cost real money — at least at first.

While the ticket for the A Colossal Discovery special research story can be bought now, the event won’t start until November 2, 11am.

It will finish eight houts later at 7pm in your local time zone. The official Pokemon Go Twitter account tweeted the news: “Attention, Trainers! Tickets to the Special Research story event, A Colossal Discovery, are now available in the in-app shop!”

Behind a paywall

As mentioned above though, it will cost real money to buy a ticket — $7.99 if you’re buying in US dollars. It cannot be purchased with PokeCoins either, so you don’t need to go frantically battling gyms beforehand!

This is an interesting new strategy from Niantic as this will mark the first time a Pokemon has been exclusively behind a pay wall. Until now, special research quests have been available to all Pokemon Go players, with the exception of Go Fest events.

Pokemon GoA ticket for A Collossal Discovery will cost $7.99…

A Collossal Discovery

If it is indeed successful, which Niantic will surely base on how many players buy the tickets, then we could see similar going forward. The ticket won’t just entitle you to an encounter with Regigigas though, as there will be other benefits, too.

Here is the full list:

  • A Collossal Discovery medal
  • Up to 10 additional raid passes (not available after the event has concluded and you cannot hold more than one at once)
  • Unova Stone
  • Sinnoh Stone
  • Exclusive avatar pose

Pokemon GoAn exclusive avatar pose is one of the benefits of purchasing a ticket for A Collossal Discovery…

Complete at a later date

While you can only purchase the A Collossal Discovery special research quest any time between now and 7pm on November 2, the tasks themselves can be completed after. However, it is recommended you try and complete it during the hours specified.

Presumably, this is because other players will also be trying to get Regirock, Regice, and Registeel at the same time as they are likely part of the research tasks.

If you don’t want to spend the money or are unavailable on November 2, Niantic has confirmed Regigigas will be coming to EX Raids next month.

Page last updated 17:38 EDT, October 24, 2019

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First Gen 6 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed: Greninja, more

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:42

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have confirmed that Gen 6 species are coming to Pokemon Go on December 2. Now, thanks to a datamine from the PokeMiners, we have a list of Pokemon originating from the Kalos region found in the game’s code.

Those Gen 6 Pokemon are as follows:

  • Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught
  • Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox
  • Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja
  • Bunnelby, Diggersby
  • Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame
  • Scatterbug
  • Litleo, Pyroar (both forms)
  • Espurr, Meowstic
  • Klefki
  • Noibat, Noivern
Gen 6 Pokemon DatamineGen 6 assets found in the Pokemon Go code…

That’s already 21 of the 72 new species the Kalos region introduces. However, just because the assets of these Pokemon have been found in the Pokemon Go game files, doesn’t necessarily mean they will be available on December 2.

According to the Pokemon Go blog we can expect to see all of the above minus Scatterbug, Espurr, Meowstic, Noibat and Noivern. Meanwhile, Klefki will only be appearing for trainers in France.

That means the other five will be coming at a later date. Given they are already in the code though, this shouldn’t be too far away. Alternatively, they could be appearing on December 2 but Niantic didn’t announce them to leave a surprise.

It was also announced there will be a mysterious Pokemon appearing in one-star Raid Battles. This could very well be Scatterbug, Espurr or Noibat.

What we know about these new Kalos Pokemon

The Kalos starter Pokemon – Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie – are definitely available from the outset. They follow the usual grass, fire and water typings but their final evolutions introduce some interesting combinations.

Chesnaught is a grass/fighting type, Delphox fire and psychic and the ever popular Greninja is water and dark. In terms of weaknesses to resistances, these typings favor Delphox and Greninja.

Elsewhere, Noibat will require a massive 400 Candies, the same as Magikarp. It will be interesting to see if consequently Noivern plays any type of role in the game’s meta.

The Gen 5 rollout is still yet to be complete and has been going on for well over a year. The Gen 6 Pokedex is a lot smaller though, which means its entire rollout should take less than a year.