Pokemon GO Cotton-Winged Bird: Everything You Need to Know

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Pokemon GO's Swablu Community Day has begun, giving players the chance to purchase the Cotton-Winged Bird ticket and complete special research tasks. Here's everything you need to know about the event.

Pokemon GO Cotton-Winged Bird: Everything You Need to Know

Swablu Community Day will take place on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. During this period, there will be a greater spawn rate for Swablu, the Flying- and Normal-type Pokemon, and higher shiny odds. As with traditional Community Days, you'll also get 1/4 egg hatch distance and 3-hour Incense duration.

Now is a good chance to look for a shiny Swablu if you don't have one yet, or evolve your Swablu into Altaria. Evolving Swablu during the event or up to two hours afterward will reward you with an Altaria that knows the exclusive move, Moonblast.

Trainers that want more will also get the chance to pay $1 for the special research story, "Cotton-Winged Bird." Purchase an event ticket in the Shop to unlock the story, and you'll be given four sets of special research tasks, all of which reward you with items or Pokemon encounters.

By completing all research tasks, you'll obtain the following rewards: 10x Pinap Berries, 3x Silver Pinap Berries, 15x Poke Balls, 15x Great Balls, 15x Ultra Balls, 2x Incense, 3x Rare Candy, 7500 XP, 6000x Stardust, 4x Swablu encounters, 1x Altaria encounter, 300x Swablu Candy, 1x Rocket Radar, and 1x Egg Incubator.