Pokémon GO is having a Community Day this weekend, focusing on the super-adorable Squirtle as the mascot of choice, and Niantic has confirmed that a rather special variant on everyone's favourite starter water turtle will be included.
As a nice little reference to the original season of the Pokémon anime, a sunglasses-wearing Squirtle will become available in the game. For those not in the know, the Squirtle Squad (loving pictured above) is a mischievous group of Squirtle who cause all sorts of mayhem and madness for Ash and his friends in an early episode of the TV show. The leader of the group (in the pointy shades) eventually joins Ash as a Poké-partner, and has since become a much-loved character from the show.
This very special Squirtle will be made available through Research Tasks which can be completed during the Community Day, which will be taking place this Sunday, 8th July. Regular wild Squirtle will also spawn in greater numbers with a higher-than-usual chance of being shiny. Fans have been asking for a Squirtle Squad nod ever since the Pokémon was revealed as the mascot so it's nice to see Niantic play along.
For more information on Community Days and details on how to get involved, make sure to check out the official site.
my favourite pokemon so cute
@NintendoKnight Squirtle SQUIRT squirtle?! Squirtle...
Will I be able to transfer it to Let's Go? Will it keep the shades when it evolves? So many questions
And here I thought that Pikachu was the only one who can sport different looks. Color me surprised.
A true classic. Wearing accessories since the 90’s.
I don't have Pokémon Go but this just makes me want to watch the TV series all over again. Have got the them music in my head already "I wanna be the very best, like no-one ever was".
@Natzore Nothing for certain, but it’s expected that all forms of all Kanto Pokémon in GO will be transferable, including all hat Pika’s, Alolan forms, and shiny’s. So expect the sunglassed Squirtle to be.
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