Pokemon GO welcomes Mateo to Routes and lets Trainers encounter Shiny Hisuian Sneasel in the wild

Pokemon GO welcomes Mateo to Routes and lets Trainers encounter Shiny Hisuian Sneasel in the wild
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Pokemon GO is welcoming Mateo to the game in its latest Along the Routes event, letting players get to know the new character throughout their monster-collecting adventure. In particular, Mateo's Gift Exchange lets Trainers from across the globe score special rewards at the end of a Route. The researcher lets you exchange mementos from other Trainers once every day.

In the latest event within Pokemon GO, you can look forward to encountering Shiny Hisuian Sneasel as well. You can also form your very own party to complete Routes with your besties. Additionally, you can expect a new Special Research narrative; plus, wild encounters are now more frequent for Slugma, Hitmontop, Spoink, Feebas, Lillipup, Woobat, Emolga, Wooloo, and Pawmi.

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Now, if you're a bit of a hatching enthusiast, you'll be delighted to know that Hisuian Growlithe, Togepi, Sneasel, Hisuian Sneasel, Bonsly, and Espurr can hatch from 7 km Eggs. Plus, during the event, you can enjoy bonuses such as 3× XP for spinning PokéStops, 2× Stardust from opening Gifts, and 5× XP for spinning a PokeStop for the first time. You might also encounter Eevee, Hisuian Sneasel, and Wooloo when clearing Field Research tasks.

You can discover more about the details of the event from the official blog, but for now, if you're keen on giving the new updates a go yourself, you can download Pokemon GO on the iOS App Store and on the Google Play Store for Android devices. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. You can also visit the official website to stay updated on all the latest developments, or join the community of followers on Twitter for more info on the game.

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Catherine Dellosa
Catherine Dellosa
Catherine plays video games for a living and writes because she’s in love with words. Her Young Adult contemporary novel, For The Win: The Not-So-Epic Quest Of A Non-Playable Character, is her third book published by Penguin Random House SEA - a poignant love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, teenage heartbreak, and everything in between. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at bit.ly/catherinedellosabooks, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.