Pokémon GO: This is what you can expect at the big Environment Week

Pokémon GO: This is what you can expect at the big Environment Week

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Only yesterday was the start of the big rival week in the mobile game Pokémon GO, which will keep some fans busy for several days. However, the development studio Niantic is already looking to the future and announced the next event. This is the "Environment Week", which focuses on a large-scale sustainability campaign. We'll tell you the most important details at this point.

It starts on April 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. German time - that is, next Tuesday. The event is currently planned to run until April 25th at 8:00 p.m., so you will have enough time to attend. One of the big highlights at the Environment Week is likely to be the debut of the pocket monster Bithora, which has not been seen in Pokémon GO before. In addition, Pokémon such as Sleima, Rotomurf and Kastadur appear in the wild significantly more often than they normally do during the event. Here are the other bonuses and special features at a glance:

The following Pok√©mon hatch from 5 km eggs: Digda, Tangela, Goldini, Knospi, Kikugi, Finneon and Rotomurf Giflor, Alola-Kokowei, Unrat√ľtox, Bithora and other Pok√©mon appear in raid battles. You will encounter Pok√©mon such as Waumboll, Igamaro and Bithora in exclusive field research projects. There will be an exclusive, limited-time research. A free Environment Week t-shirt for your avatar will be available in the shop PC Games

The Sustainability Campaign

The Pokémon GO community also works with players from other Niantic titles to unlock tiered rewards. These will be available for redemption on April 25, 2021 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., if the respective conditions have been met beforehand. Here is the overview:

Level 1 (2,500 posts): Level 5 raid battles take place more often. Level 2 (5,000 posts): A free box with three remote raid passes will be available in the shop. Level 1 rewards remain active. Level 3 (10,000 contributions): You get twice as much Catch XP. The rewards from level 1 and 2 remain active. Source: Niantic

Pokémon Go Sustainability week introduces new Pokémon

Pokemon Go Binacle © Provided by GamesRadar Pokemon Go Binacle

Pokémon Go Sustainability Week event lets players earn in-game bonuses by achieving sustainability-related goals.

Niantic's Pokémon Go Sustainability Week aims to raise awareness for environmental issues while also rewarding players with new Pokémon, timed-research events, and more common spawns for a variety of Pokémon throughout the week. The event is being run in partnership with the Niantic Sustainability Campaign.

The headline feature of the event is the addition of Binacle, the Two-Handed Pokémon, which is making its debut in the game. Binacle is a rock/water type Pokémon based on a real life creature called a Goose Barnacle, which first appeared in Pokémon X & Y.

Alongside this new Pok√©mon, you’ll also see more common spawns for a variety of sustainability-themed Pok√©mon like Grimer and Trubbish to help highlight the issues of pollution and waste. There is also a T-shirt up for grabs in the shop, and a timed research event that you can take part in. Finally, new Pok√©mon have been added to the raid roster including Vileplume and Alolan Exeguttor.

The Pokémon Go Sustainability Week starts on April 20 at 10 am local time and runs through until April 25, 8:00 pm local time. You can see the full feature list below, or one the PokémonGoLive website:


  • Binacle, the Two-Handed Pok√©mon, will be making its Pok√©mon GO debut!
  • Pok√©mon like Grimer, Drilbur, Trubbish, Ferroseed, and more will be appearing more often in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Trubbish!
  • The following Pok√©mon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Diglett, Tangela, Goldeen, Budew, Cherubi, Finneon, and Drilbur.
  • Vileplume, Alolan Exeggutor, Trubbish, Binacle, and more will be appearing in raids.
  • Complete event-exclusive Field Research to earn encounters with Cottonee, Chespin, Binacle, and more.
  • There will also be event-exclusive Timed Research for you to enjoy.
  • A free Sustainability Week T-shirt avatar item will be available in the shop!
  • There are also some rewards to unlock by working together with other Pok√©mon Go players, along with those playing other Niantic games worldwide, to help clean up your local communities. You can take part by either picking up trash around your local neighborhood, planting a tree or other native plant, or volunteering for a local cause. Share your activities on social media and the community will collectively unlock the following  rewards:

    Unlock Rewards

  • Tier 1(2,500 activations): Five-star raids will appear more often.
  • Tier 2 (5,000 activations): A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop. The rewards from Tier 1 will remain active.
  • Tier 3 (10,000 activations): A 2× Catch XP bonus will be live. The rewards from Tiers 1 and 2 will remain active.
  • As always, Niantic asks that you are aware of your surroundings when playing Pok√©mon Go, and that you follow guidelines from local health authorities, especially if your region still has COVID-19 restrictions in place.

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