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Pokemon GO Tricky Event 2021

Be prepared for the Tricky Pokemon Event of 2021!
Be prepared for the Tricky Pokemon Event of 2021! / Courtesy of the Pokemon Go Team.

Tomorrow is April Fool's, and if you're playing Pokemon GO, remember that some Tricky Pokemon will be causing trouble for the Tricky Pokemon Event of 2021. An update on March 30, 2021 from the Pokemon Go team revealed that Tricky Pokemon will appear more often, and "may even be ditto in disguise." The official release states, "Trainers, the Tricky Pokémon event is back, and mischievous Pokémon seem to be causing more trouble than usual! Throughout Thursday, April 1, 2021, Pokémon prone to mischief will be appearing more often in the wild—some of them may even be Ditto in disguise! Some of them appear to be causing trouble for Team GO Rocket, too, so it’s the perfect time to complete Team GO Rocket Timed Research and rescue Shadow Zapdos from Giovanni’s clutches!"

This announcement was published on all of Pokemon GO's social media channels, including Twitter.

Pokemon GO Tricky Pokemon Event 2021

The event will begin on Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 local time. According to the Pokemon GO team, the Pokemon considered to be prone to mischief are Aipom, Croagunk, and Purrloin. These will be appearing "more often in the wild."

Additionally, Team GO Rocket will appear at a higher frequency at PokeStops and balloons. Speaking of Team GO Rocket, the Team GO Rocket Timed Research will be launching during this event and it will last from Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11:59 local time.

Without going into details, the statement says that players who complete it will earn a Super Rocket Rader "and other rewards." Taking snapshots will also reward players with surprises, although what they are specifically is unknown.

Another key point that players should have in mind is that their switch timer in the GO Battle League will be cut in half.

Last but definitely not least is the fact that Ditto will be appearing more in the wild throughout this event, so be on the lookout for Pokemon that Ditto transforms in. If you wish to know how to capture a Ditto during this event, check out this article explaining the disguises Ditto is known to use.

Be safe, have a "designated driver" that does not play while driving if you opt to use a car. And follow guidelines from local health authorities when trying to catch all of these mischievous Pokemon.