This weekend, we’ll be treated to a second limited research event in Pokémon Go, this time featuring the aquatic Pokémon Clamperl.
As with the last limited research event, which featured ultra-rare Feebas, Clamperl will not be wandering around freely in the wild to catch. Rather, players will be expected to complete special research tasks, the rewards of which will be Clamperl encounters.
There are some differences from the Feebas event, though. For one, there will be increased spawns of water Pokémon for the duration of the Clamperl event (Krabby and Wailmer were named specifically in the in-app announcement). Catching water Pokémon during the three-hour event will also yield double the stardust.
Put your research skills to work this weekend, Trainers! Clamperl will be featured in a three-hour Limited Research event, where Field Research tasks result in encounters with the tough-shelled Pokémon! https://t.co/AGsaLupuiE pic.twitter.com/hDGT0pZsmk
At this time, there is no word on what research tasks will be available for the event. Hopefully, they’re a little simpler, though–Clamperl has two potential evolutions, and although these can be controlled in the main series’ games with the use of special items, evolution is totally random in Pokémon Go. You may end up needing a lot of candies to get both a Huntail and a Gorebyss!
There is also no word yet on if there will be chance encounters with shiny Clamperls, though the Feebas event did have random shiny encounters.
The Clamperl limited research event will take place on Saturday, February 23, from 10 AM to 1 PM GMT, 11 AM to 2 PM PST, and 2 PM to 5 PM EST.