New Limited Research Event Featuring Minccino Releases Today

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Minccino Research Event

Today, February 2, is the grand release of Minccino Day, marking the release of the Generation 5 Pokemon Minccino and its evolution, Cinccino.

Minccino Research Timeframe
Start Time End Time
2:00 p.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time

During this time-frame, we can expect a set of advantages to be active for all players.

  • Special Research that rewards a Minccino encounter on completion
  • Minccino will have a chance to hatch from 5k eggs for the duration of the event
  • A special selection of Pokemon will begin spawning in honor of the Year of the Rat.

On top of all of this, players will be able to encounter or hatch a shiny Minccino during this event!

Shiny Minccino and Cinccino

So what do you think of this event? Do you plan on hunting down a shiny Minccino? Let us know in the comments below!

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Minccino Limited Research

In celebration of the Year of the Rat, Minccino, the Chinchilla Pokémon, will be appearing in Pokémon GO for a special Limited Research event. Professor Willow has also uncovered that Minccino can evolve into Cinccino through use of a Unova Stone!

Date + Time

Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time


  • Field Research: Minccino Limited Research tasks will allow you to encounter Minccino.
  • Pokémon that fit the theme of the Year of the Rat will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Look out for Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Sentret, Marill, Zigzagoon, Plusle, Minun, Bidoof, and Patrat.
  • Minccino in 5 km Eggs: Minccino will be hatching more frequently from 5 km Eggs. After the event ends, Minccino will continue to be available in 5 km Eggs.
  • Shiny Minccino will be available! If you’re lucky, you might encounter one!

Wishing you health, wealth, and luck during the Lunar New Year! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team

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