Verdant Wonders Event & Zarude Ticketed Research

Event
Ticketed Event

Starts:
Thursday, March 21, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Monday, March 25, at 8:00 PM Local Time

Encounter Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, in an exclusive Special Research story—Rogue of the Jungle—during the Verdant Wonders event from.

Trainers can also encounter Cottonee wearing a flower crown and complete a new Collection Challenge.

Note that only the Special Research and Incense encounters require a ticket.




Features

Rogue of the Jungle returns!

For US$7.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to pick up the exclusive Special Research story, Rogue of the Jungle, during the Verdant Wonders event.*

Tickets will be available to purchase this Special Research story leading to an encounter with Zarude from Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, March 25, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Ticket holders will gain access to the Special Research story during the Verdant Wonders event. To receive the Special Research, you must open Pokémon GO at some point between Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. and Monday, March 25, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time. After you’ve received the Special Research, you can complete it at any time.

Trainers will be able to encounter Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, upon completing the Special Research story!

Other Special Research rewards include the following.

  • Two Premium Battle Passes
  • Six Silver Pinap Berries
  • Five Rare Candies
  • One Incense
  • Various Dark-type and Grass-type Pokémon encounters
  • And more!

Increased Incense encounters

For ticket holders, the following Pokémon will appear more frequently when Trainers use Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) during the event.

  • Red Flower Flabébé: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Americas

If you’re lucky, you might encounter White Flower Flabébé and Orange Flower Flabébé, no matter what region you’re in.

  • shiny
    Pansage
  • shiny
    Pansear
  • shiny
    Panpour
  • shiny
    Zorua
  • shiny
    Red Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Blue Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Yellow Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    White Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Orange Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Cutiefly
And don’t forget—you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Certain restrictions apply. Gifting cannot be completed if the recipient has purchased a Special Research ticket or has been gifted one already.
*Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Pokémon Debuts

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

You can use 50 Cottonee Candy and a Sun Stone to evolve Cottonee wearing a flower crown into Whimsicott wearing a flower crown.

  • shiny
    Flower Crown Cottonee
  • Flower Crown Whimsicott

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during parts of the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

  • Red Flower Flabébé
  • Blue Flower Flabébé
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé
  • White Flower Flabébé
  • Orange Flower Flabébé

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Flabébé—if you’re lucky!

  • Red Flower Flabébé: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Americas

If you’re lucky, you might encounter White Flower Flabébé and Orange Flower Flabébé, no matter what region you’re in.

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Oddish
  • shiny
    Tangela
  • shiny
    Hoppip
  • shiny
    Poochyena
  • Nuzleaf
  • shiny
    Shroomish
  • shiny
    Flower Crown Cottonee
  • shiny
    Red Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Blue Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Yellow Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Cutiefly

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

  • shiny
    Pansage
  • shiny
    Pansear
  • shiny
    Panpour
  • shiny
    Zorua
  • shiny
    White Flower Flabébé
  • shiny
    Orange Flower Flabébé

Research

Field Research Tasks

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

  • Catch 5 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Poliwag
    Max CP
    355
    Min CP
    324
    shiny Slugma
    Max CP
    383
    Min CP
    351
    shiny Flower Crown Cottonee
    Max CP
    300
    Min CP
    271
  • Catch 15 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Pansage
    Max CP
    410
    Min CP
    377
    shiny Pansear
    Max CP
    410
    Min CP
    377
    shiny Panpour
    Max CP
    410
    Min CP
    377
  • Explore 1 km
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Vulpix
    Max CP
    378
    Min CP
    347
    shiny Marill
    Max CP
    197
    Min CP
    172
    shiny Flower Crown Cottonee
    Max CP
    300
    Min CP
    271
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    ×100
    Stardust ×100
    ×5
    Poké Ball ×5
    ×2
    Great Ball ×2

Rogue of the Jungle

Event-exclusive Special Research

For US$7.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to pick up the exclusive Special Research story, Rogue of the Jungle, during the Verdant Wonders event.*

Trainers will be able to encounter Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, upon completing the Special Research story!

STEP
1
Rogue of the Jungle (1/5)
Complete 5 Field Research tasks
×2
Silver Pinap Berry ×2
Catch 25 Grass-type Pokémon Seedot
Evolve 3 Grass-type Pokémon
×20
Poké Ball ×20

REWARDS

×1000
×10
×2
STEP
2
Rogue of the Jungle (2/5)
Explore 5 km
×2
Golden Razz Berry ×2
Catch 20 Dark-type Pokémon Galarian Zigzagoon
Evolve 3 Dark-type Pokémon
×10
Great Ball ×10

REWARDS

1000 XP
×5
×2
STEP
3
Rogue of the Jungle (3/5)
Spin 25 PokéStops or Gyms
×2
Silver Pinap Berry ×2
Power up 5 Grass-type Pokémon Cacnea
Make an Excellent Throw
×10
Ultra Ball ×10

REWARDS

×1000
×5
×1
STEP
4
Rogue of the Jungle (4/5)
Use 5 supereffective Charged Attacks
×2
Golden Razz Berry ×2
Power up 5 Dark-type Pokémon Scraggy
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon
×5
Rare Candy ×5

REWARDS

1000 XP
×2
×1000
STEP
5
Rogue of the Jungle (5/5)
Win 3 raids
×2
Silver Pinap Berry ×2
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon Absol
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×10
Zarude Candy ×10

REWARDS

×1000
Zarude
×3

Collection Challenges

Verdant Wonders–themed Collection Challenges are coming!

Complete the Collection Challenge to receive Stardust, XP, and an encounter with Cottonee wearing a flower crown!

Verdant Wonders Collection Challenge
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Oddish
Gloom
Hoppip
Skiploom
Shroomish
Breloom
Cottonee
Whimsicott

REWARDS

5000 XP
×2500
Flower Crown Cottonee

Shiny

The Flabébé Family will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Red Flower Flabébé
  • Blue Flower Flabébé
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé
  • White Flower Flabébé
  • Orange Flower Flabébé
  • Red Flower Floette
  • Blue Flower Floette
  • Yellow Flower Floette
  • White Flower Floette
  • Orange Flower Floette
  • Red Flower Florges
  • Blue Flower Florges
  • Yellow Flower Florges
  • White Flower Florges
  • Orange Flower Florges

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