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Pokémon Go news and Pokémon Go updates in October 2019

Pokémon Go news and Pokémon Go updates in October 2019

Author: PokEvolver 06 October 2019

Flower Crown Eevee

There's also a brand new Research Breakthrough rewards to enjoy. From September 1 until November 1, Eevee wearing flower crowns will appear in encounters for you to catch. Even more appealing, there's a chance some of those you encounter will be Shiny. Research Breakthroughs will be the only way you'll encounter these Pokémon so if you want to evolve every Eeveelution wearing a flower crown you'll have to get started now!

Gen 5

The Pokémon Go Pokédex continues to expand with the introduction of some Generation 5 Pokémon. Hailing from the Unova region, these are Pokémon that have previously featured in the Black and White DS games. The new Pokémon include starters Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott as well as Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, Blitzle and others. 

These Pokémon will now be appearing in the wild and they'll also be hatching from eggs. 

There are some limitations on the Unova Pokémon, though: Klink will only be appearing in Raids and some will be region specific. Pansage, Pansear and Panpour, for example, will be appearing in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle-East and Africa and North America respectively. Meanwhile, Heatmor will be available in the Western Hemisphere while Durant will be in the Eastern Hemisphere. 

These new Pokémon are also joined by a new item: the Unova Stone. This will allow certain Pokémon to evolve and will be available through Research Breakthroughs. 

Legendary Raid Hours

There are more Legendary Raid Hours in the month of September. For one hour between 6pm and 7pm local time each Wednesday evening (that's September 4, 11, 18 and 25) Raid battles with the current Legendary Pokémon will be more frequent. September 4 and 11 have now gone by but on September 18 look out for Mewtwo. September 25 is a yet-to-be-confirmed surprise. 

Safari Zone

Pokémon Go Fest is now over but Safari Zones are coming soon to Taipei and Montreal. Those unable to attend the events in person will, of course, be able to enjoy some of the benefits that will be available globally. 

The first Safari Zone will take place in Montreal from September 20 to 22 at the Parc Jean-Drapeau. For this period, Pokémon known for their speed will appear more frequently in the safari zone and across Canada. For players further around the world, Yanma will appear more often. 

From October 3 to 6, another Safari Zone event will take place in the New Taipei Metropolitan Park. During this period, water, bug and grass type Pokémon will appear more frequently and the event is un-ticketed.