Pokemon Go: BDSP Celebration Event

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pokemon Go Event

Pokemon Go is holding a Celebration Event for the release of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP), featuring new items and spawns.

What can we expect from the BDSP event?

The event will feature costumed Pokemon, a collection challenge, plenty of spawn adjustments, egg and raid changes, and the usual slew of new stickers, avatar items and bundles, all of which will be covered below.

The event also has two constant bonuses to incubators – basic incubators will need only half distance to hatch an egg, while super incubators will need only one-third of the typical distance to hatch.

When does the Pokemon Go BDSP Celebration event start?

The Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Event in Pokemon Go will start from the 16th of November at 10:00 AM Local time, and runs until the 21st of November at 8:00 PM local time.

The actual Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pokemon Games will release on November 19th for the Switch, during this event.

If you plan on playing both, make sure to get as much of the Pokemon Go event done as you can in advance before the main series games distract you.

Pokemon Go BDSP event features

Costumed Pokemon and the Collection Challenge

The BDSP event will feature Lucas’s hat and Dawn’s hat version of the region starters, Piplup, Turtwig and Chimchar. These costumed variants are shown below.

You’ll need to capture all 6 of them in total to complete the event collection challenge, for a reward of 1000 XP, 3000 Stardust and an encounter with Froslass.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pokemon Go Event
Credit: Leekduck

Eggs

Eggs are identical throughout both halves of the event, so you can expect to find any of the following Pokemon in 7km Eggs during the event:

  • Budew
  • Bonsly
  • Mime Jr.
  • Happiny
  • Riolu

As a reminder, Pokemon listed in bold throughout the article can be found as a shiny variant.

Avatar Items

The event also comes with some new Avatar items, which I’ve covered in a separate article available at the link above.

Pokemon Go BDSP Sinnoh avatar items title
Credit: Leekduck

Part 1 – Brilliant Diamond

Part 1 of the event, Brilliant Diamond, takes place from the start of the event until November 18th at 10:00 AM local time.

Wild Spawns

  • Seel
  • Murkrow
  • Poochyena
  • Aron
  • Turtwig (Lucas hat)
  • Chimchar (Lucas hat)
  • Piplup (Lucas hat)
  • Bidoof
  • Kricketot
  • Buneary
  • Stunky
  • Scyther
  • Larvitar
  • Burmy (Plant)
  • Buizel

Raids

1* raids will feature Cranidos, Drifloon, Bronzor and Gible.

3* raids will feature Tyranitar, Lopunny, Drapion, Toxicroak and Gallade.

The top tiers of raids will feature Cresselia as the 5* boss and Mega Lopunny as the mega raid boss.

Cresselia in the pokemon anime
Credit: Bulbapedia, the Pokemon Company

READ MORE: Pokemon Go: All of the new BDSP Celebration avatar items

Research Encounters

Field research encounters will involve any of the following Pokemon, with the final entry being the rarest among them.

  • Bagon
  • Turtwig (Dawn hat)
  • Chimchar (Dawn hat)
  • Piplup (Dawn hat)
  • Burmy (Sandy)
  • Burmy (Trash)
  • Shieldon

Part 2 – Shining Pearl

Part 2 of the event, Shining Pearl, will take place after part 1 ending on the 18th, and runs from that until the event ends at 8:00 PM local time on November 21st.

Wild Spawns

  • Pinsir
  • Misdreavus
  • Houndour
  • Spheal
  • Turtwig (Dawn hat)
  • Chimchar (Dawn hat)
  • Piplup (Dawn hat)
  • Bidoof
  • Kricketot
  • Buneary
  • Glameow
  • Slowpoke
  • Bagon
  • Burmy (Sandy)
  • Buizel

Raids

1* raids will feature Shieldon, Drifloon, and Bronzor. Curiously, nothing replaces Gible as the fourth raid in the second half of the event, though this may be an oversight.

3* Raids will feature Salamence, Lopunny, Drapion, Toxicroak and Gallade.

The top tiers of raids will once again feature Cresselia as the 5* boss and Mega Lopunny as the mega raid boss.

Research Encounters

Field research encounters will involve any of the following Pokemon, with the final entries being the rarest among them.

  • Chimchar (Lucas hat)
  • Piplup (Lucas hat)
  • Turtwig (Lucas hat)
  • Burmy (Plant)
  • Burmy (Trash)
  • Larvitar
  • Cranidos

READ MORE: Pokemon Go: How to get Mega Energy

Is there anything else?

Aside from the new stickers that you can see below, that’s pretty much everything for this event.

Pokemon Go new sinnoh stickers
Credit: Leekduck

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