Pokémon GO is now giving players the chance to catch their favorite Grass-types during its spring equinox event.
Spring is in the air, and that means T-shirts, sunnyshine, and in this case, more green Pokémon to catch and evolve, courtesy of the Pokémon GO Team. The equinox is arriving in the Northern Hemisphere this week, and as spring quickly approaches, Pokémon GO is celebrating the change in seasons by increasing its Grass-types. From March 19th to 26th, starting at 1:00 PM PDT, trainers will have a greater chance of encountering and catching several grass Pokémon and adding them to their team.
The Grass-type Pokémon that will occur more frequently include Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish. The Sun and Moon Pokémon, Lunatone and Solrock, will also switch hemispheres as an added bonus at the start of the event in order to signify the changing of seasons.
In addition, there will be new grass Pokémon added to raids and Grass-type field research, which will give players new goals and more prizes.
For example, field research might ask players to "catch three grass Pokémon" or "visit a Pokéstop three times." Completing these challenges will reward players with stamps and, eventually, "research breakthroughs." These breakthroughs can be very helpful to trainers who play the game often. Dedicated trainers can even obtain legendary Pokémon such as Mew, who is featured above.
Finally, Acid Spray and Leaf Tornado are new moves that will be added to the game. Some Pokémon that will be able to learn these new techniques include Victreebel, Muk, and Tentacruel.
Though there was a time when everyone was playing and catching Pokémon, participation in the game has dwindled since. Despite this, though, Pokémon GO retains a dedicated following, and for those who still have the app on their phones, the spring event will be the perfect time to catch and level up your Grass-type Pokémon.
"New seasons mean new adventures, Trainers," writes the Pokémon Team. "Let’s get out and GO!"