Clamperl Day, otherwise known as the second Limited Research event, forms a cross between the special raid event days that we've had so far, and the Community Days that are held each month.

As with Community Day there are specific Clamperl Day date and start time for your region, and a basic idea of what kinds of bonuses you can expect.

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Pokémon Go Clamperl Day start date and time

The Limited Research Clamperl Day will take place on either Saturday, February 23rd or Sunday, February 24th depending on where you are in the world. Here's the exact details:

  • Europe, Middle East, Africa, India: Saturday, February 23rd at 10am to 1pm UK (GMT), 11am to 2pm (CET)
  • North America, South America and Greenland: Saturday, February 23rd at 11am to 2pm (PT), 2pm to 5pm (ET)
  • Asia Pacific: Sunday, February 24th at 12pm to 3pm (JST)

Unlike Community Day, however, Clamperl spawns won't just appear in the wild - you have to do a little leg work to get the highlighted creature in question...


Pokémon Go Limited Research Clamperl Day explained

Here are the Limited Research event Clamperl Day features:

  • Limited Research tasks will be available when you spin PokéStops
  • Completing these Limited Research tasks will reward you with encounters with Clamperl
  • 2x Catch Stardust for all Water creatures during the three-hour window
  • Water-type creatures, such as Krabby and Wailmer, will spawn more often
  • Unlike Feebas Limited Research, there won't be a shiny Clamperl as it's the first time the creature will debut

Those Limited Research tasks will be exclusive to the event, and though they will only be available during the three hour window, you can complete Limited Research tasks after the event has ended, as long as you picked up the task during the event of course.

Limited Research looks better than the Feebas Day event, in both difficulty and variety, if early leaks are anything to go by - from catching Water-type creatures to spinning Stops (thanks, reddit).

So we recommend completing as many as possible, then filling up your slots with them when you're done so you have extra chances of catching Clamperl.

Remember to use Pinap Berries on each Clamperl to maximise the amount of Candy you earn, so you can have as many attempts as possible on those Clamperl evolutions.

Make sure you don't pick up any Research tasks from Stops on the morning before the event, as that will deem it 'complete' for the entire day - meaning you won't have access to Limited Research ones later.

Looks like the ability to change teams in Pokémon Go is on the way! Alongside the Valentine's Day event and Meltan event there's February Field Research and additional Shinies. Meanwhile, new Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon continue to be slowly released, along with the return of Legendary Palkia and its counters, and details of the next Community Day Pokémon Swinub.

Clamperl evolutions explained, how to evolve Clamperl into Huntail and Gorebyss

Clamperl Day is exciting because it's a brand new addition to your Pokédex. More exciting still is it has two evolutions - allowing you to inch closer to completing your Hoenn collection.

Clamperl can evolve into Huntail and Gorebyss, and getting both will be by chance because Clamperl evolutions are random. Obviously the first evolution won't matter - it's going to be something you haven't got - but fingers crossed the second will be the other evolution you need.


If you keep getting duplicates, remember there's the trade feature - find someone else with a duplicate of the other and voila, the Pokédex entry is yours.

Remember if you don't get the Clamperl Candy you need, then Clamperl won't be exclusive to this Limited Research event - it'll be available in the wild afterward, albeit in uncommon quantities. Consider this the easiest way to get those Clamperl, Huntail and Gorebyss entries!

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