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Hisuian Voltorb Has Been Added to Pokemon GO

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Hisuian Voltorb can now be found in Pokémon GO. Here's what you need to know.

With the new mainline Pokémon games, players have been given a new feature to look forward to - region-specific variations. In Pokémon: Sun and Moon we saw Alolan variants, while in Pokémon: Sword and Shield we were introduced to Galarian Pokémon. Now, with the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players have been on the hunt for Hisuian forms of some classic creatures.

One variant that has caught the eyes of players is the Hisuian Voltorb. While traditionally shaped like a Poké Ball, this Hisuian version seems to closley resemble the Poké Balls used long ago. With a slightly blockier face, and a more wooden lower appearance, this Voltorb variant is certainly one for the collection. Now, it seems that the Hisuian Voltorb has made its way into Pokémon GO.

Here's what you need to know.

Hisuian Voltorb Has Been Added to Pokemon GO

For the remainder of the Power Plant event and the Lunar New Year event, Voltorb will be appearing more frequently. While previously it was just the Kanto variant appearing, Hisuian Voltorb has now entered the fray and is ready to be captured.

For the time being, the Hisuian Voltorb cannot be evolved so those looking to also grab a Hisuian Electrode are out of luck. It's likely that we'll see the evolved head to the Pokémon GO at some point, but so far there's no telling when that might be.

Some new Special Research tasks have been added to help uncover the mystery surrounding these new variants.

In addition, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time on Monday, January 31, 2022, all Team GO Rocket grunts will only have Shadow Voltorb in their parties.