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Look: 8 brilliant ways Pokémon GO will celebrate Gen 4

A shining example of how brilliant Pokémon remains.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch on November 19, but Pokémon GO players can start celebrating the return to Sinnoh a little early.

Here are 8 ways Pokémon GO is celebrating the launch of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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1. Sinnoh outfits

Players can get dressed up for the occasion with new clothing items that will stick around once the event ends.

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Starting November 15, you can snag a free set of Sinnoh clothes for your avatar.

2. Sinnoh starter Pokémon onesies

On the same day, you can buy a Piplup, Chimchar, or Turtwig onesie from the in-game shop.

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Things really kick off on November 16 when costumed Sinnoh starters start appearing in-game.

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3. Catch special Sinnoh starters

Chimchar, Turtwig, and Piplup will appear wearing Dawn and Lucas’ signature red and white hats will appear in the wild and through Field Research.

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4. Catch Froslass

Capturing all six variants will earn you a nice chunk of XP and Stardust, plus a chance to catch Froslass.

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5. Boosted Sinnoh spawn rates

Sinnoh Pokémon will show up more often, with increased encounter rates, Field Research encounters, and appearances in raids.

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6. Easier egg-hatching for these Gen 4 monsters:

- Budew

- Bonsly

- Happiny

- Mime Jr.

- Riolu

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7. Mega Lopunny hops to it

Throughout the event, Mega Lopunny will appear in Mega Raids.

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8. You’ll also have a greater chance to catch Shiny versions of Sinnoh Pokémon.

The event ends November 21, so you can spend a few days outside before shunning the Sun to marathon Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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