Pokémon Go‘s next Mythical Pokémon is finally on its way.
Celebi, Generation II’s mysterious Grass/Psychic-type Pokémon, will be locked behind a new batch of Special Research arriving worldwide on August 20th. Similar to the Mew quest, trainers will have several tricky tasks to complete before they will get the chance to encounter the adorable Johto ‘mon.
According to Niantic’s latest blog post, players that are still working on getting their Mew will still be able to start the Celebi hunt. “You can begin completing Special Research on Celebi at any time as long as you have done the third group of tasks related to the Special Research on Mew,” the developer wrote.
The Mythical’s upcoming arrival will actually be the second time it has been available in the game. During this year’s Go Fest, attendees were able to complete a short number of quests to get their own Celebi before the rest of the world. It appears with Celebi’s global release, Go Fest trainers will not be able to catch another version of the Pokémon, but instead, will receive “a new bounty of Candy” to power up Celebi.
Alongside the arrival of the new Special Research will be an increase in Johto region spawns, as well as new research tasks themed after the Generation II Pokémon. Until then, a free Celebi-themed shirt will be available in the Style Shop, and outfits from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver will also be up for purchase.
The mobile game is about to go through another transition in the raid department. On August 16th, the current Legendary raid boss, Registeel, will depart from Gyms to make way for another Hoenn Legendary, Regirock.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live