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How to Get Cyndaquil in Pokemon GO

Trainers are trying to figure out how to get Cyndaquil to complete the 5-Year Anniversary Collection Challenge in Pokemon GO.
Trainers are trying to figure out how to get Cyndaquil to complete the 5-Year Anniversary Collection Challenge in Pokemon GO. / Niantic Labs

Trainers are trying to figure out how to get Cyndaquil to complete the 5-Year Anniversary Collection Challenge in Pokemon GO.

For Pokemon GO’s fifth birthday, Niantic Labs has made every starter Pokemon available in-game as part of a celebration event. Johto Pokemon such as Cyndaquil, Totodile, and Chikorita are just the start of the features. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean trainers will be bumping into them like gnats on a hot day.

Here’s how to get Cyndaquil in Pokemon GO.

Cyndaquil in Pokemon GO

Cyndaquil is exclusively attracted to lures activated at local PokeStops and can be a possible reward encounter for completed Research Tasks. These are the only two ways to get this Pokemon to appear in-game.

Unfortunately, a smaller pool of actions doesn’t necessarily translate to a higher chance to catch one. Every starter Pokemon featured during the Pokemon GO 5-Year Anniversary can be found using these two methods, so Cyndaquil is really just one of a possible six-regions worth of trios—that’s 17 other Pokemon.

Otherwise, as a fire-type, Cyndaquil is most commonly found during warm weather and on hot, sunny days. Some trainers report finding more fire-types in summer locations such as beaches, but this has yet to be globally confirmed.

Cyndaquil’s PokeDex number is 155. Also known as the “Fire Mouse” Pokemon, trainers can best examine this Pokémon’s stamina by the fire display on its back. It uses those flames to protect itself from danger. However, if tired, trainers may observe an incomplete or weak flare.

Those who already have a Cyndaquil can prompt its evolution into Quilava and Typholsion by using 25 and 100 candies, respectively.