Niantic Announces Sustainability Week Event for Pokémon GO, Featuring Debut of Bounsweet, Steenee and Tsareena
Niantic has announced the upcoming Sustainability Week event for Pokémon GO. Running from 11th August to 17th August. The event will also mark the debut of Bounsweet, Steenee and Tsareena, in the game, along with increased spawns of Squirtle, Shellder, Wailmer, Drilbur, Cottonee, Petilil, Dwebble, Foongus, Froakie. Larvitar and Binacle.
2 km Eggs obtained during the event may hatch Cherubi, Drilbur, and Bounsweet, with a chance of encountering a Shiny version of them. The Timed Research tasks will reward players with items and encounters with Drilbur, Trubbish, and Bounsweet, as well as a chance to encounter a Shiny one. Field Research tasks during the event will also reward players with encounters with Drilbur, and may even reward a Shiny Drilbur.
To celebrate the event, new avatar items will be available to purchase in the Style Shop, including a Bounsweet Hat, Steenee Shirt, and Tsareena Boots. Ultra Buddy or higher Pokémon will bring players souvenirs more frequently, Great Buddy or higher Pokémon will bring leaf-wrapped gifts more often and may even contain a Silver Pinap Berry. Your Buddy Pokémon will also accompany you on the map for a longer time after being fed and it will take half the distance to earn hearts with your Buddy Pokémon.