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How to Find Plusle in Pokémon GO

How to Find Plusle in Pokémon GO
How to Find Plusle in Pokémon GO / Photo courtesy of Niantic/The Pokémon Company

How to find Plusle in Pokémon GO is essential information for those looking to add the cute electric twin Pokémon to their collection. Plusle is one of two twins — the other being Minun — that first made their appearance in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire. From Jan. 19 to Jan. 25 Pokémon GO is hosting its Hoenn event. Part of this event is a guaranteed encounter with Plusle or Minun upon completion of the field research. Here are the details:

How to Find Plusle in Pokémon GO

Finding Plusle in Pokémon GO starts with beginning the Hoenn event itself. Upon opening Pokémon GO, you should find new options for field research. The one that rewards players with a Plusle or Minun asks player to “Catch 11 Pokémon.” Why 11 Pokémon specifically is unknown, but upon simply catching that many Pokémon players can go into the field research menu and complete it. Be ready once completing it, because right after redeeming it Plusle or Minun will attack. 

It’s a 50% chance to get Plusle, so if that is the more desirable pick players will need a bit of luck on their side. If your preferred Pokémon doesn't show up, don't fret. Plusle, Minun and all other Hoenn Pokémon have an increased chance of appearing in the wild throughout the Hoenn event.

Now, whether players will have any use for Plusle is up in the air. Stats-wise it is fairly weak, and its move set leaves quite a bit to be desired. But for players who are more interested in completing the Pokédex and collecting as many Pokémon as possible, Plusle is an easy pickup. Don’t forget that Pokémon caught in Pokémon GO can also be transferred into Pokémon HOME and eventually into games on the Switch. Unfortunately, Plusle is not available for use in Pokemon Sword & Shield, but it may have some use in the near future.