Well this one really crept up on me. The autumn event may have just started yesterday in Pokemon GO, but today weâve also got Meowth limited research day, a sort of event we havenât seen for a little bit in this day. And while Meowth might seem like sort of an odd choice for limited research, itâs actually a sort of a fun one due to its preponderance of regional forms: it gets both a Galarian and Alolan form, as well as the unique evolution Perrserker for its Galarian form. Hereâs what you need to know about this quick little event:
Start/End Times: Meowth Limited Research runs from 8:00 AM local time to 10:00 PM Local time on Saturady, October 10.
How Does it Work? This event has been a bit of a moving target, so maybe best for a refresher. In this incarnation, the entire event revolves around a giant, 20-step long timed research that only works during this time. The steps are all pretty easy, and nearly all reward the same thing: an Alolan Meowth, along with a smattering of other items for the step rewards.
I went out and spun a few Pokestops and didnât get any event research, so it does not seem like that is a part of this event. Silph Road has the complete steps, but most are pretty uninteresting, and designed to move pretty quickly. Silph Road has the full steps if you want to look there: they come in sets of twos.
Alolan, Song, and Galarian: On Twitter, Niantic refers to this as Meowth limited research day, but it can be better understood as Alolan Meowth limited research day. Nearly all the steps reward an Alolan Meowth, with only two steps giving away Kanto or Galarian forms. In total, youâll wind up with 60 Alolan, 2 Galarian and 6 Song.
Shiny: Shiny Alolan Meowth has a duskier color that it carries over to its Persian evolution. Shiny Kanto Meowth is a very subtle shift: just a little bit of a deeper hue. I donât believe Shiny Galarian Meowth is available yet, but regardless youâre going to be totally focused on Alolan this time around.
And thatâs it! A strange little event, but handy if youâre looking for a shiny Alolan Meowth. And who isnât, in this economy?
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