The Spring into Spring event has begun in Pokémon Go, bringing us both the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge and exclusive field research tasks.
As the name suggests, Collection Challenges involve hunting down and catching a specific list of Pokémon which are connected to the event's theme, which, in this case, is spring.
These Pokémon can be found in the wild, by winning raids, completing field research tasks and other activities. Once you've caught all of the required Pokémon, you'll be able to collect a number of useful rewards.
On this page:
- List of Pokémon and rewards for the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go
- Tips for completing the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go
- Field research for the Spring into Spring event in Pokémon Go
- Everything else you need to know about the Spring into Spring event in Pokémon Go
- How the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge works in Pokémon Go
List of Pokémon and rewards for the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go
The Spring into Spring Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go tasks you with catching 10 Pokémon which, however loosely, are connected to spring.
Here are the Pokémon you need to catch for the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge:
- Exeggcute (in the wild)
- Shadow Exeggcute (Team Go Rocket Grunts - 'Are you scared of psychics with unseen power?' and 'Don't tangle with us'.)
- Buneary (in the wild and field research tasks)
- Bunnelby (in the wild and one-star raids)
- Plusle (in the wild)
- Minun (in the wild)
- Flower Crown Pikachu (in the wild and one-star raids)
- Diggersby (evolution which requires to Bunnelby candy)
- Azumarill (field research tasks and three-star raids)
- Flower Crown Chansey (in the wild and field research tasks)
Completing the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge will reward you with 2500 XP, 50 Lopunny Mega Energy and a Lucky Egg.
Tips for completing the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go
Here are some tips which will help you catch every Pokémon for the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go:
- If you're having trouble finding one of the Pokémon for the Collection Challenge, then try using an Incense to bring Pokémon to your location.
- Make sure you keep an eye out for both invaded PokéStop and Team Go Rocket balloons in your quest to find Shadow Exeggcute and don't forget to collect some Potions as well!
- Placing a Magnetic Lure Module at a PokéStop will help you find both Plusle and Minun.
- If you have a spare Remote Raid pass, then you can use it to battle Bunnelby, Flower Crown Pikachu or Azumarill in a raid from wherever you are.
- Collecting and completing the exclusive Spring into Spring field research tasks will grant you encounters with a number of Pokémon from the Collection Challenge.
The Season of Legends is here! Current activities include the Luminous Legends X event, which introduces Gloomy, Spritzee and Swirlix, Xerneas and the Rainly Lure. We've also recently seen a level cap increase - including the addition of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals.
Field research for the Spring into Spring event in Pokémon Go
There will be a number of exclusive field research tasks available during the Spring into Spring event in Pokémon Go. While these tasks will only be available during the event itself, you can save them in your field research collection and complete them once the event ends.
Below you can find the Spring into Spring field research tasks along with their rewards:
- Catch 25 Exeggcute reward - Flower Crown Chansey encounter
- Catch 15 Exeggcute reward - Azumarill encounter
- Catch 5 Exeggcute reward - Flower Crown Eevee or Buneary encounter
- Win 2 Raids reward - Rufflet encounter
- Use an Incense reward - Flower Crown Chansey encounter
Thank you to SilphScience from reddit for the help with this information!
Everything else you need to know about the Spring into Spring event in Pokémon Go
Aside from the new Collection Challenge and exclusive field research, the Spring into Spring event in Pokémon Go sees the release of Mega Lopunny.
This normal and fighting-type Mega Evolution will appear in Mega Raids throughout the event, giving you enough time to collect the Mega Energy to Mega Evolve a Lopunny of your own.
It also wouldn't be a true Spring into Spring event in Pokémon Go without everyone's 'favourite' costume, the flower crown, making an appearance.
Flower Crown Pichu, Pikachu and Eevee have all returned to either the wild or eggs, while the Chansey evolution line have also received their flower crown coronation.
You can hatch flower crown Happinys from 2km eggs and catch flower crown Chanseys in the wild. If you decide to evolve one of these flower crown Chanseys, then you'll receive a flower crown Blissey. (We deserve a separate Pokémon storage for the flower crown Pokémon…)
There will also be a range of spring-themed Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild, including:
- Flower crown Pikachu
- Flower crown Chansey
You may even find the shiny version of Bunnelby!
Finally, the 2km egg pool will continue the following Pokémon:
- Flower crown Eevee
- Flower crown Pichu
- Flower Crown Happiny
How the Spring into Spring Collection Challenge works in Pokémon Go
Collection Challenges in Pokémon Go were released in January 2021 and run alongside certain in-game events. Each Collection Challenge will see you catching a number of Pokémon that, thanks to the event, are appearing more frequently in the wild.
Once you've completed the Collection Challenge by catching all of the required Pokémon, you'll be rewarded with a number of items and progress for your Elite Collector medal.
The Spring into Spring Collection Challenge is running alongside the Spring into Spring event and will be available from Sunday, 4th April at 10am (local time) to Thursday, 8th April at 8pm (local time).
Collection Challenges can be found on the 'Today View,' which is accessed by pressing the field research button (the little binoculars) in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Depending on whether you've been looking at your current field or special research tasks, you may have to scroll to your left.
After accessing 'Today View,' you'll find a list of the Pokémon you need to catch to complete the Collection Challenge. Catching a Pokémon in the Collection Challenge rooster will tick it off the list to keep track of which ones you've caught and which you haven't.
Remember - the Collection Challenge must be completed before its associated event ends and it vanishes forever.
Good luck adding the Spring Event Collection Challenge to your Elite Collector medal!