Volbeat Pokémon GO Available in Buddy Up Event

Volbeat and Illumise will be available for all players in Pokémon Go.
Volbeat and Illumise will be available for all players in Pokémon Go. / Photo by The Pokémon Company

Volbeat Pokémon Go will be available for all players during the Buddy Up event. Niantic Labs has done a great job adding new events and features in the midst of this pandemic.

Volbeat Pokémon Go Available in Buddy Up Event

Volbeat and Illumise are region exclusive Pokémon: Volbeat can only be found in Europe, Asia and Oceania, while Illumise is only found in the Americas and Africa. The Buddy Up event will be your chance to catch the one you normally can't encounter.

The event will run from 8 a.m. April 21 to 10 p.m. April 27. In addition to being able to find both, there will also be a chance to encounter a Shiny version. You can also encounter Volbeat with event research tasks.

Shiny Volbeat has a blue hood instead of red, and looks a bit like a normal Illumise.

You'll also get reduced walking distance for Buddy Candy and hearts, double XP for evolving Pokémon, and increased chances to encounter Alolan Meowth, Chansey, Eevee, Feebas, Lillipup and Joltik.