If you’re still keeping up with all the latest PokémonGO! Action (and really, what else are you doing on the run-up to the release of Let’s Go Pikachu!?) then you’re going to be really pleased to hear there’s a new Mythical creature to capture.
Celebi is now available for your collection, and he’s only the second Mythical Pokémon who’s been available since the game first launched back in 2016.
The Pokémon is available as part of another Special Research quest – similar to how Mew was introduced to the Pokémon roster.
To add Celebi to your collection you’ll need to complete a few quests, and the lucky people at this year’s GO! Fest over in Chicago were given an exclusive chance to pick up the rare Pokémon before anyone else.
For the rest of us, Celebi will be available from 20th August 2018, meaning there’s not too long for you to wait.
Celebi marks the introduction of 2nd generation Johto Pokémon entering the world of Pokemon GO!
If you were at GO! Fest this year and already have a Celebi of your very own then you can still complete the quests and nab yourself some Candy to keep improving your Pokémon until they’re the very best (like no-one ever was.)
The official Pokémon GO! website states: “Professor Willow needs your help once again! It seems he’s been tracking the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, which has mysteriously appeared somewhere nearby.
“Can you help him locate the Time Travel Pokémon? Prepare yourself for August 20, when this Special Research becomes available worldwide!
“Along the way to discovering Celebi’s time-shifting nature, you’ll encounter tasks that will test your skills as a Trainer. Complete tasks to gain XP, receive useful items, and even encounter certain Pokémon on your journey! You can begin completing Special Research on Celebi at any time as long as you have done the third group of tasks related to the Special Research on Mew, and actively finish tasks related to both at your own pace!”
Will you be completing quests to earn yourself a Celebi, or are you more interesting in the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pokémon game to revisit Niantic’s massively successful Poké-catching app?