Niantic has announced a new Limited Research event for Pokemon Go. Much like a Community Day, the event will run for three hours this coming Saturday, February 23, and it’ll give players their first opportunity to catch a never-before-available Pokemon: Clamperl.
During the Limited Research event, players will be able to receive special Field Research tasks by spinning the Photo Disc at PokeStops. Other Water Pokemon, such as Krabby and Wailmer, will also appear more frequently throughout the event, and players will be rewarded with twice the normal amount of Stardust for every Water-type they catch.
Just as during the first Limited Research event, you’ll be able to complete the special Field Research tasks you collect any time, even after the event ends, but they’ll only be distributed during the designated hours. Completing these tasks will end in an encounter with Clamperl, one of the last remaining Gen 3 Pokemon yet to appear in Go.
Clamperl has two possible evolutions: Huntail and Gorebyss. In the mainline games, the Pokemon will evolve into one of the two forms depending on what item it is holding when traded; in Go, however, Niantic says you won’t know which form it’ll turn into until it evolves, so you’ll want to capture as many as possible during the event to ensure you get both evolutions. You can find the event hours for each region below.
A special Meltan event is also currently underway in Pokemon Go. Until March 4, you’ll have a chance of encountering a Shiny Meltan when you open the Mystery Box. On top of that, the time you need to wait to re-open the box has been shortened by three days.
Pokemon Go February Limited Research Schedule
The Americas and Greenland
- 11 AM – 2 PM PT
- 2 PM – 5 PM ET
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
- 10 AM – 1 PM UTC
- 12 PM – 3 PM JST (February 24)