Niantic has announced on their blog that there will be a special April Fool’s Day event in Pokémon GO that’s surrounded by mischief. For 24 hours on April 1, Pokémon who love pranks will be taking over the game, including Croagunk, Purrloin and Aipom. Shadow Aipom will be available for capture when battling Team Rocket GO grunts, who will be appearing more often in balloons and at Pokéstops.
For one week, from April 1 to April 8, some Team Rocket GO Timed Research will be available. Players who complete this research before the end of that week will be granted a Super Rocket Radar, which can be used to summon Giovanni. This item will be particularly useful during the Pokémon GO April event.
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For players who love rising in the ranks in the Pokémon GO Battle League, the switch timer during battles will be cut in half on April 1 only. This must be the prankster Pokémon at work, helping players to pull a fast one against their opponents!
The ever-elusive transform Pokémon, Ditto, will also be sneaking (sliding?) its way in during the Tricky Pokémon event. Ditto can disguise itself as the following Pokémon:
From April 1 and onwards, Ditto will also be able to transform into the devious Pokémon, Purrloin! For more help in catching Ditto, check out our Ditto guide.
Players who enjoy preserving tender memories with their Pokémon through Pokémon GO snapshots will find that their snapshots are being photobombed! Who could it be? Take snapshots to find out! If you’re going to be up and about, remember to stay safe and don’t forget your Pokémon GO accessories!