In celebration of Pokémon Go‘s second anniversary, two unique Pokémon are headed to the mobile game, including the new Mythical quest reward.
According to developer Niantic’s recent blog post, the next batch of Special Research will award trainers with a chance to catch Generation II’s Celebi. “We’re excited to announce that Special Research on the Mythical Pokémon Celebi will be available globally in the near future,” Niantic wrote. It’s unclear when the new quest line will be added, but for now, trainers still have access to the first version of Special Research, which can be completed to receive Mew.
The developer has also announced Pikachu will have a new “summer style” from July 6th to July 31st. Trainers will be able to find the Electric-type in the wild sporting a straw hat and sunglasses, similar to the other accessorized Pikachus that Pokémon Go has offered in the past. Pichu, the baby form of Pikachu, will also hatch more often from 2 km eggs.
Players’ avatars will also be able to show off their Pikachu fandom with new clothing items. Trainers can purchase a Pikachu-themed bandana, shirt, pants, shoes, and backpack in the in-game avatar shop. However, the Pikachu fan medal, which is earned by catching 300 of the Pokémon, will be required to unlock all of the items.
The second-year anniversary is just one of many of the summertime events in the mobile game, though. On July 7th, trainers will have three hours to battle against the Legendary Pokémon Articuno in raids, with the chance of finding its shiny version. Then, on July 8th, this month’s Community Day will feature increased spawns of Squirtle and its rare color-swapped form for three hours. Niantic also confirmed new Research Quests will be available during the event that could award an encounter with the Water-type wearing sunglasses.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live