Pokemon Go Johto Shiny news as Celebi quest begins

Niantic has now confirmed that there are new Shiny Pokemon to catch over the coming days.

As part of the new Johto Festival event, Trainers have the chance of adding some new Shinies to their collection, as well as a special Pokemon.

Pokemon Go players now have access to the Celebi Quest – A Ripple in Time, which requires a long list of objectives to be completed.

Spread across 8 steps, Trainers have to complete the objectives set to get a chance at encountering Celebi.

And after completing each step, trainers will also unlock some top rewards, including star dust and premium raid passes.

But while the new Celebi Quest may have grabbed headlines, there are other things going on that don’t involve completing missions.

As mentioned above, Niantic has confirmed that new shiny Pokemon are available to catch this week.

“Trainers, we’re getting reports from Trainers discovering Shiny Pokémon such as Natu and Sunkern,” Niantic posted on Twitter.

“Have you had a Shiny encounter?”

But in usual Niantic fashion, the development team haven’t provided all the secrets of the Johto Festival.

A total of 6 new shiny Pokemon have reportedly been added to the game today, a big number for those waiting for the next Community Day.

For some reason, Niantic failed to mention Pineco and its evolutions the other group of shiny Pokemon that are available to catch.

It should be noted that all three Pokemon are part of the new Celebi Quest, as they are needed to complete some of the objectives.

Three Natus and Sunkerns have to be caught so that an encounter with Pineco can be unlocked.

Here’s the latest news provided by Niantic on the new Celebi quest, which reads: “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!

“For those who have already completed the exclusive Pokémon GO Fest Special Research and have obtained the Time Travel Pokémon, completing this new Special Research will earn you a new bounty of Candy to power up your Celebi.

“The presence of Celebi has also drawn out the appearance of more Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region. Plus, Field Research relating to Pokémon discovered in the Johto region will be available throughout this special time. So get into the Johto spirit and get ready for a new adventure!

“Can’t wait to show your love for the Johto region? A new Celebi T-shirt will be available for free in the Style Shop.

“Plus, Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver Trainer avatar items will also be available in the Style Shop, featuring outfits that unlock according to your Johto medal progress.”