Pokemon Go surprises players with Hisuian Voltorb from Pokemon Legends

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POKEMON GO is celebrating the launch of the new Pokemon game with a crossover that has players buzzing.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus launched last week and introduced a slew of new pokemon to the series.

The franchise has variants of pokemon appear that specific to in-game regions — in this case, the Hisuian region.

Voltorb is a Grass- and Electric-type pokemon and will be hanging around in Pokemon GO until the end of the Power Plant event.

The event kicked off on January 19, and is set to wrap up on February 1.

Hisuian Voltorb only rolled out on January 31, so that would only give players a few days to encounter and catch it.

Luckily, the Pokemon GO blog says it'll be around a little longer, going on to appear during the Lunar Event.

Pokemon GO's Lunar event runs from Tuesday, February 1 through Monday, February 7, so there's plenty of time to catch Hisuian Voltorb.

Shiny variants are available, and both Hisuian- and Kanto-region are appearing more frequently in the wild.

There's a couple of Special Research tasks to tick off, which reward you with a Voltorb encounter if you're struggling to find one.

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And the bad news is that Hisuian Voltorb can't evolve into Hisuian Electrode right now.

Pokemon GO Hisuian Voltorb Special Research tasks

  • Stage 1
    • Catch 10 pokemon
    • Use 10 Berries to help catch pokemon
    • Give your buddy 3 treats
    • Catch 20 pokemon
    • Use 20 Berries to help catch pokemon
    • Make 10 curveball throws

    The rewards for the tasks are three Razz Berries, three Pinap Berries, and a Hisuian Voltorb encounter.

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