Lotad Research Day announced!

Trainers, a new Limited Research Day is coming to Pokemon GO! Weather Limited Research Day is a special event that takes place on March 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in your local time zone and features increased weather spawns, limited Lotad Research tasks and two new shiny Pokemon: shiny Lotad and shiny Castform (Normal form)!

Here’s everything you need to know:

Weather Limited Research Day event
Date and TimeMarch 30 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in your local time zone.
Features
  • Increased Weather specific spawns
  • Limited Research tasks feature Lotad encounters
  • Two new shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO: shiny Lotad and shiny Castform (only Normal form)
  • New move Weather Ball for Castform will be permanently added to the game.

Here’s a full overview of Lotad and Castform family in their shiny and normal form (shiny Ludicolo looks amazing!):

Normal versionShiny version
Pokemon GO LotadPokemon GO Lotad shiny
Pokemon GO LombrePokemon GO Lombre shiny
Pokemon GO LudicoloPokemon GO Ludicolo shiny
Pokemon GO CastformPokemon GO Castform shiny

We’re not sure if Weather Ball will have a special effect in PvP, but given the recent influx of stat modifying moves, we would be surprised if it didn’t have one. Alas, in the main series game Weather Ball is rather special, as its type changes depending on the weather at the time it is used.

  • Fire-type if it is sunny
  • Water-type if it is raining
  • Ice-type if it is hailing
  • Rock-type if there is a sandstorm

It remains to be seen how it will be implemented in GO, but we hope Niantic will follow the main series on this one. Here’s how the move looks like in the main series:

Event infographic

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