There is a new crossover event happening with Niantic’s Pokémon GO receiving a new event, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game receiving GO based cards.
There’s a boat load of information surrounding the world’s most popular monster collecting game, Pokémon, as there are new events circulating involving the massively popular Trading Card Game, and of course, the Niantic mobile gaming juggernaut Pokémon GO.
Pokémon TCG Expansion for July 1
The previously announced TCG expansion sees some GO-based cards hit the massive physical card game, embossed with the mobile title’s signature logo near the basic photo window where the card art is displayed. As pictured, the cards showcase Pokémon artwork in real life scenarios, such as a PokéStop, or a Pikachu walking alongside a GO trainer, as announced back in April. This expansion is set to release starting July 1.
Pokémon GO/ Pokémon Trading Card Game Crossover In-Game Details
On the mobile game side of things however, Pokémon GO just announced its plans for the massive crossover leading up to that date, through until June 30th. First off, Wimpod and Golisopod will be making their long awaited PoGO debut, and the activation of the Mythical Meltan spawning item, ‘Mystery Box,’ will receive a notable countdown cooldown period reduction. Plus, there will be an increased rate of encountering the highly lucrative Shiny variant that has a blue tail instead of the original red tail colourway.
There will also be many challenges for Trainers to face off with. Instead of the usual one or two collection challenges, there will be a total of six, in varying difficulty, to reward the player with collection medal accolades and the ability to earn rare item gifts, and guaranteed encounters with favourites such as Venusaur and Charizard. Lunatone and Solrock. They will also be spawning more frequently in the wild. The differing spawns depend on the Trainer’s location in either the Western or Eastern Hemisphere.
List of Other Pokémon GO Increased Spawn Rates For The Event
- Alolan Rattata
- Event Pikachu
Event Raid Pokémon GO Spawns
One-Star Raid Spawns
Three-Star Raid Spawns
- Alolan Exeggutor
Mewtwo Strikes Back On Five-Star Pokémon GO Raids!
On top of event based Pokémon GO spawns, challenges, first appearances, Niantic will unleash Mewtwo in five-star raids starting today until July 1st. Mewtwo caught between June 16-23 will come equipped with the ghost-type Shadow Ball charged attack, and Mewtwo caught between June 23-July 1 will have the STAB Psychic charged attack Psystrike.
Pokémon GO June Community Day 2022
There’s still one more spot of news for the Niantic title, as Community Day is just around the corner. For this month, the highly sought Dark-Dragon type, Deino, will be on the prowl Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Players who collect enough can evolve their Deino into its third stage Hydreigon during the event’s runtime for a special charged attack Brutal Swing.
Fans looking for a more complete breakdown of the exciting announcements for June can swing over to the Pokémon GO website for more information. The first TCG Crossover: Bulbasaur Collection Challenge 1 is live now, so trainers should start catching!