Pokemon Go’s Sustainability Week is underway until April 25. Not only does the event feature new Research tasks and other bonuses, but it also gives players their first chance to catch two new Pokemon in the mobile game: Binacle and Shiny Trubbish. If you’re looking to add either monster to your collection, here are some tips to help you catch Binacle and Shiny Trubbish during Sustainability Week.
How To Catch Binacle
Both Binacle and its evolved form, Barbaracle, have arrived in Pokemon Go as part of the Sustainability Week event. The Rock/Water types were first introduced in Pokemon X and Y, making them the latest Gen 6 monsters to appear in Pokemon Go.
You can find Binacle one of three ways during Sustainability Week. First, you can encounter it in the wild. This will require a bit of luck, since you can’t tell what Pokemon will spawn at any given time, but you can increase your chances of finding one by using an Incense.
You can also encounter Binacle in Raids. The Gen 6 Pokemon will appear as a one-star Raid boss throughout Sustainability Week, so keep checking Gyms if you’re hoping to catch it. One-star Raids can easily be completed solo, so you won’t need to team up with any other players to defeat Binacle (although you will need to have a Raid Pass to participate in the Raid).
Finally, you can find Binacle by completing certain Research tasks during Sustainability Week. The Water/Rock Pokemon will appear as your reward when you complete the Use 3 Golden Razz Berries to Help Catch Pokemon Field Research task. This requires a bit of luck as well, however, as you need to first pull the task from a PokeStop. You’ll also encounter Binacle during the third step of the Sustainability Week Timed Research line.
How To Catch Shiny Trubbish
While Trubbish has been available in Pokemon Go for some time now, Sustainability Week marks your first chance to catch its Shiny variant. Shiny Trubbish is much bluer in appearance than standard Trubbish, so you should be able to tell immediately when you’ve found one. Like Binacle, however, it’ll take a bit of work to catch.
There are three possible ways to encounter Shiny Trubbish during Sustainability Week. First, the Pokemon will appear in the wild throughout the event. Since Pokemon spawns are random, you’ll increase your chances of finding one by using an Incense. However, you won’t be able to tell if Trubbish is Shiny or not until you’ve tapped on the Pokemon and begun the encounter, so be sure to tap on every Trubbish you see if you’re looking for a Shiny.
Like Binacle, Trubbish will also appear as a one-star Raid boss during Sustainability Week. Since you can’t tell if Trubbish is Shiny or not until you’ve made it to the catching phase, you’ll need to complete each Trubbish Raid you find to increase your chances of encountering a Shiny.
Finally, you can also hatch Trubbish from 5 km eggs. However, the Trubbish you hatch aren’t guaranteed to hatch, so you’ll likely be better off trying to find one in the wild or in Raids. Fortunately, Shiny Trubbish will still be available even after Sustainability Week ends, so you’ll still have a chance to find one following the event.
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