Niantic usually does something special around Earth Day, and with “Pokemon Go,” the company is doing it again with Sustainability Week. Running from 10 a.m. April 20 to 8 p.m. April 25., the celebration rewards players who take part in the Niantic Sustainability Campaign in the real world.
The program works across all Niantic games and has tiered rewards. They are the following:Tier 1 (2,500 activations) — Five-star Raids will appear more oftenTier 2 (5,000 activations) — A free bundle containing three Remote Raid passes will be in the shop.Tier 3 (10,000 activations) — A double catch XP bonus will go live.
With that said, players have to go out and do something for the environment. That can either be picking up trash, planting a tree or some other green action. They have to record their efforts and post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #SustainableWithNiantic or tag @NianticLabs. Players should post the good deeds between 11 a.m. PDT April 20 and 4:59 p.m. PDT April 23. More detailed directions are available here.
With that out of the way, the event has an interesting set of Pokemon appearing during the event. The most obvious will be Binacle, the Two-Handed Pokemon, which makes its debut during the event. It’s a rock- and water-type Pokemon that can be evolved into Barbaracle. It has decent set of moves that include Water Gun, Mud Slap, Cross Chop, Stone Edge, Grass Knot and Skull Bash. It’s very weak against grass type pocket monsters but it could be an interesting Great League pick. The only other rock- and water-types are Omanyte and Kabuto lines.
The other big Pokemon to watch for is shiny Trubbish. It’s a good-looking variant that eschews the teal and goes for the dark-blue in its coloring. The Trash Bag Pokemon isn’t a powerhouse, but it will be a shiny that’s good to flex in gyms. The rest of the available roster has a pollution and environmental theme. They are the following:
Grimer (shiny available)Ferroseed (shiny available)Drilbur and more.
I would concentrate on trying to grab a shiny Grimer and Ferroseed in this lineup. They’re both occasionally useful in Go Battle League and their shiny versions are great to show off because they’re rather rare.
The egg situation is poor with a decent mix of potentially shiny Pokemon. The following will be in 5 km eggs:
Diglett (shiny available)Tangela (shiny available)Goldeen (shiny available)Budew (shiny available)CherubiFinneonand Drilbur
The batch of shinies in the eggs are OK but putting them in 5km eggs can makes it an onerous task to hatch. I wouldn’t try too hard at hatching eggs. The chance of hatching a Cherubi, Finneon and Drilbur also puts a damper on things.
With raids, players have some notable picks. Vileplume, Alolan Exeggcutor, Trubbish and Binacle will all appear gyms. If Therian Forme Landorus is growing stale, players can turn to Trubbish raids in hopes of getting a new shiny. All the raid Pokemon save for Binacle can be shiny so if players are looking for another target for the free raid pass, they can’t go wrong with most of them.
As with any event, players will have event-exclusive Field Research that has solid but unspectacular rewards such as Cottonee, Chespin and Binacle. Sustainability Week also has a free avatar T-shirt and a event-exclusive Timed Research.
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Author: Gieson Cacho
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