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Trainers, get ready to swing into adventure in Pokémon GO! Encounter Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, in an exclusive Special Research story—Rogue of the Jungle—during the Verdant Wonders event from March 21st, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. to March 25th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Verdant Wonders

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Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, March 25, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Rogue of the Jungle returns!

For US$7.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to pick up the exclusive Special Research story, Rogue of the Jungle, during the Verdant Wonders event.*

Tickets will be available to purchase this Special Research story leading to an encounter with Zarude from Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, March 25, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Ticket holders will gain access to the Special Research story during the Verdant Wonders event. To receive the Special Research, you must open Pokémon GO at some point between Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. and Monday, March 25, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time. After you’ve received the Special Research, you can complete it at any time.

Trainers will be able to encounter Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, upon completing the Special Research story!

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Other Special Research rewards include the following.
Two Premium Battle Passes
Six Silver Pinap Berries
Five Rare Candies
One Incense
Various Dark-type and Grass-type Pokémon encounters
And more!

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Zarude

Increased Incense encounters

For ticket holders, the following Pokémon will appear more frequently when Trainers use Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) during the event.

  • Red Flower Flabébé: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Americas

If you’re lucky, you might encounter White Flower Flabébé and Orange Flower Flabébé, no matter what region you’re in.

Panpour*
Pansage*
Pansear*
Cutiefly*
Red Flower Flabébé*
Blue Flower Flabébé*
Yellow Flower Flabébé*
Cottonee wearing a flower crown*
Zorua*

Some Trainers may even encounter the following!
White Flower Flabébé*
Orange Flower Flabébé*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

And don’t forget—you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Certain restrictions apply. Gifting cannot be completed if the recipient has purchased a Special Research ticket or has been gifted one already.
*Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Pokémon debuts

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

Cottonee wearing a flower crown*
Whimsicott wearing a flower crown*

^You can use 50 Cottonee Candy and a Sun Stone to evolve Cottonee wearing a flower crown into Whimsicott wearing a flower crown.

Wild encounters

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The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Flabébé—if you’re lucky!

  • Red Flower Flabébé: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Americas

If you’re lucky, you might encounter White Flower Flabébé and Orange Flower Flabébé, no matter what region you’re in.

Bulbasaur*
Oddish*
Tangela*
Hoppip*
Poochyena*
Nuzleaf
Shroomish*
Cottonee wearing a flower crown*
Red Flower Flabébé*
Blue Flower Flabébé*
Yellow Flower Flabébé*
Cutiefly*

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

Pansage*
Pansear*
Panpour*
Zorua*
White Flower Flabébé*
Orange Flower Flabébé*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research task encounters

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Verdant Wonders–themed Field Research tasks will be available! The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Vulpix*
Poliwag*
Marill*
Slugma*
Cottonee wearing a flower crown*
Pansage*
Pansear*
Panpour*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Collection Challenges

Verdant Wonders–themed Collection Challenges are coming! Complete the Collection Challenge to receive Stardust, XP, and an encounter with Cottonee wearing a flower crown!

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during parts of the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/verdant-wonders-2024?hl=en