June 24, 2024

Pokémon Go’s fourth annual Tour occasion has been dated for February 2024, with a world in-game model set to happen on twenty fourth and twenty fifth February.

As with final 12 months, Pokémon Go Tour may also have an in-person choice, this time held in Los Angeles over seventeenth and 18th February.

Tour occasions sometimes characteristic all Pokémon present in a selected area from the principle sequence Pokémon video games, and on this case it is Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh.

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The area – or an historical model of it named Hisui – was most lately featured in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Now, it serves as the general theme for the subsequent Pokémon Go in-game season Timeless Travels, which February’s Tour occasion will cap off.

However, not like earlier Tour occasions, this is not going to full the area’s Pokédex – or see the launch of all of its Shiny Pokémon variations. Notable absentees embody Legendary creatures Phione and Manaphy, alongside the equally Legendary Pokémon god Arceus.

Pokémon Go followers have lengthy questioned how the sport will deal with the discharge of Arceus, a fan-favourite creature and arguably probably the most highly effective Pokémon within the sequence’ lore.

“Any time we introduce a Pokémon that people are actually enthusiastic about, we would like that to be a very epic expertise,” Pokémon Go VP Ed Wu informed Eurogamer earlier this 12 months when requested about Arceus’ eventual arrival. “One factor I level to is Kecleon – which was hidden away for years! We needed to do one thing which befitted that Pokémon, and the wait and pleasure for it.

“At any time when we tackle a problem that epic and attention-grabbing, relaxation assured that is how we’ll strategy it.”

Might Niantic reveal Arceus as a late addition to the Tour line-up? Maybe. In the meanwhile, the occasion is about to debut Shiny Shaymin, characteristic two new Pikachus sporting hats, and supply Shiny-possible regionals Pachirisu, Chatot and Carnivine in 10km eggs.

The occasion may also supply a Particular Analysis story characteristic Crew Rocket leaders Sierra, Arlo and Cliff.