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How to get Yungoos, shiny Yungoos and evolution Gumshoos in Pokémon Go

How to add the loitering and stakeout Pokémon to your Pokédex.

Yungoos and Gumshoos, its evolutions, are two of the Gen 7 Pokémon into Pokémon Go at the start of the Season of Alola.

Both Pokémon were released as part of the Welcome to Alola event in March 2022, which makes them some of the first Gen 7 Pokémon to appear in the game.

Below you'll learn how to get Yungoos and evolve it into Gumshoos into Pokémon Go.

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How to get Yungoos in Pokémon Go

Yungoos first appeared in Pokémon Go during the Welcome to Alola - the first event during the Season of Alola - on Tuesday, 1st March.

Yungoos can be obtained through a variety of methods, both during and out of the event:

  • In the wild - appearing more frequently during the Welcome to Alola event
  • From 2km eggs
  • Non-event field research task - Catch 5 Normal-type Pokémon
  • A Melemele Adventure special research quest - available as a reward from one Step 1 challenge and two Step 3 challenges
  • Welcome to Alola field research task - Walk 1km

Thanks to all of the methods listed above, Yungoos is quite easy to obtain, even once the Welcome to Alola event ends.

If you're Yungoos hunting during the Welcome to Alola event, we recommend looking for them in the wild since their spawn rate has been increased. At the time of writing, we don't know what Yungoos' spawn rate will be, but there's a chance that, like most recently released Pokémon, it will be quite rare.

For this reason, completing the A Melemele Adventure special research quest is a good way to catch three Yungoos once the Welcome to Alola event ends. You may also get lucky and hatch one from a 2km egg.

When it comes to obtaining Yungoos via field research tasks, it's important to remember the tasks each PokéStop offers change on a day-to-day basis. This means that you can't simply revisit the same PokéStop over and over again. If you do want to use this method, we recommend joining a local Pokémon Go group, because someone may have already found the PokéStop you need to visit.

How to evolve Yungoos into Gumshoos in Pokémon Go

To evolve Yungoos into Gumshoos in Pokémon Go, you need 50 Yungoos Candy and for it to be daytime in Pokémon Go.

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Since the time of day in Pokémon Go follows the current time for your region, it's very easy to figure out when you can evolve Yungoos. There will also be a little tick next to the sun symbol on Yungoos' evolution button if you can conduct the evolution.

You can also easily figure out what the time is in Pokémon Go by looking at the in-game map and seeing whether or not there's sunlight.

This evolution method is quite similar to how Rockruff evolves into either its Midday or Midnight form, along with how the Eevee evolutions Umbreon and Espeon work - be it without the extra buddy and walking conditions.


The Season of Go has arrived! You can use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. While Go Fest 2022 may be behind us, there are still three special research quests you might be working on - Pokémon Go Fest 2022, Rhi's Arrival and A Radiant World. This season has also seen the lowering of the requirement for Candy XL and introduced the first Ultra Beast, Nihilego, along with new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


Pokémon Go shiny Yungoos and shiny Gumshoos differences

The shiny forms for Yungoos and Gumshoos were both released as part of the Welcome to Alola event.

Thanks to VaultHunt3r on reddit, we know what shiny Yungoos looks like in Pokémon Go:

Shiny Yungoos live! from r/TheSilphRoad

At the 0:35 mark in the video below, uploaded to YouTube by KangasKid18, you can see shiny Gumshoos in Pokémon Sun and Moon, which gives us an idea of what it looks like in Pokémon Go:

[Live!] Shiny Gumshoos after a 654 SOS Chain on Route 10! (Stream Highlight)

Good luck finding shiny Yungoos in Pokémon Go!

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