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How to Catch Fennekin in Pokemon GO

Trainers want to catch Fennekin in Pokemon GO as part of the 5-Year Anniversary Collection Challenge issued during the celebration.
Trainers want to catch Fennekin in Pokemon GO as part of the 5-Year Anniversary Collection Challenge issued during the celebration. / Niantic Labs

Trainers want to catch Fennekin in Pokemon GO as part of the Five-Year Anniversary Collection Challenge issued during the celebration.

Fennekin and its Kalos starter siblings, Chespin and Froakie, have been chosen as featured Pokemon during the Pokemon GO Fifth Anniversary celebration. As part of the festivities, trainers have been tasked with collecting every starter released in the game since its launch in July 2016. Fennekin is one such creature—alongside 17 others from the six regions currently available.

Here's how to catch Fennekin in Pokemon GO.

Fennekin in Pokemon GO

During the Five-Year Celebration, Fennekin can be encountered in three ways:

  • As a one-star Raid Boss
  • A reward for completed Research Tasks
  • Attraction by a Lure at a local PokeStop

Unfortunately, however, while completing research and hanging around PokeStops are the simplest methods, they may also be the least effective. Every starter Pokemon can be found using those two methods, as well. This means that Fennekin is sharing its spawn point with 17 other potential Pokemon. Sure, trainers will be swamped with encounters, but the chance of Fennekin showing up is cut to one out of a possible 17.

Therefore, the most reliable way to catch Fennekin would be to take it down during a Raid. As a one-star Raid boss, trainers should have little difficulty solo-ing the encounter.

Otherwise, Fennekin can be found in the wild on hot and sunny days thanks to its fire-typing. Its most recent egg group was 5 k.m.

This Pokemon's PokeDex number is 653. Also known as the "Fox" Pokemon, its best known for its habit of snacking on twigs. Its massive ears have the ability to vent heat 390° F and above.

Trainers can evolve their Fennekin into a Braixen and then Delphox by using 25 and 100 candies, respectively.