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How to Get Froakie in Pokemon GO

Trainers in Pokemon GO are eager to learn how to get Froakie in order to complete the Fifth Anniversary Collection Challenge.
Trainers in Pokemon GO are eager to learn how to get Froakie in order to complete the Fifth Anniversary Collection Challenge. / Niantic Labs, The Pokemon Company

Trainers in Pokemon GO are eager to learn how to get Froakie in order to complete the Fifth Anniversary Collection Challenge.

As part of Pokemon GO's fifth birthday celebration, trainers have been tasked with collecting 19 Pokemon—including every single starter introduced in the game since its launch in July 2016. Of these are the recent crew from Kalos: Fennekin, Chespin, and the elusive Froakie.

Here's how to get Froakie in Pokemon GO.

Froakie in Pokemon GO

There are three ways to encounter Froakie to during the Five-Year Anniversary Event:

  • At a one-star Raid
  • Completing a Research Task
  • Attraction via Lure at a local PokeStop

Trainers may be tempted to skip the battle and head straight to their local PokeStop to drop a lure and pick up research in the search for this Kalos water-type. Unfortunately, while those are the simplest options, they aren't the most effective. All featured starters can be found using these methods, meaning Froakie is sharing its spawn spot with 17 other possible Pokemon.

The best way to catch Froakie and complete the challenge is to keep an eye out for it as a Raid boss. At one-star difficulty, trainers shouldn't have much trouble taking it down on their own.

Otherwise, as a water-type, Froakie can be found near bodies of water or randomly in the wild during a rainstorm. Its most recent egg group is 5 k.m.—along with Fennekin and Chespin.

Froakie's PokeDex number is 656. Also known as the "Bubble Frog" Pokemon, its best known for the bubbles it creates off its back that help reduce damage taken from direct attacks.

Trainers can evolve their Froakie into a Frogadier and then into Greninja using 25 and 100 candies, respectively.