Pokémon Go Lechonk evolution, shiny preview, and ‘Adventure’ rewards

Pokémon Go’s “Lechonk’s Adventure” Timed Research

Pokémon Go players now have the chance to participate in the “Lechonk’s Adventure” Timed Research as part of the ongoing “A Paldean Adventure” event in September 2023. This research is focused on the Hog Pokémon, Lechonk, and completing it will grant players more opportunities to encounter this Pokémon. Notably, Lechonk can be shiny during its debut, increasing the chances of obtaining its pink variant. Additionally, completing the research will also earn players more candy for evolving Lechonk into its evolution, Oinkologne.

“Lechonk’s Adventure” Timed Research Rewards

To participate in the “Lechonk’s Adventure” Timed Research, players must complete the following steps before Friday, September 15:

  1. Catch 9 Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
  2. Catch 1 Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
  3. Catch 5 Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
  4. Use 9 Berries to help catch Pokémon (Lechonk encounter)
  5. Send 9 Gifts to friends (Lechonk encounter)

The rewards for completing the Timed Research include a Lechonk encounter, 900 Stardust, and 900 XP.

Lechonk Evolution – Oinkologne

Lechonk has a single evolution called Oinkologne, which comes in two forms, male and female. To evolve Lechonk, players will need 50 Candy for each form, totaling 100 Candy to complete the entire evolution line.

Image: The Pokémon Company via Polygon

Lechonk Shiny Preview

During the “A Paldean Adventure” event, Lechonk is the only new Pokémon that can be encountered in its shiny form. This shiny variant showcases a pleasing pink shade that extends throughout its evolution line. A comparison of the regular and shiny forms of Lechonk can be seen in the image posted by Psychological_Sea_27 on The Silph Road subreddit.

Image: Niantic via Psychological_Sea_27 on The Silph Road subreddit

Upon the conclusion of the “A Paldean Adventure” event on Sunday, September 10 at 10 a.m., several more Generation 9 Pokémon will make their debut as part of the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event. For a sneak peek of these new Pokémon, watch the trailer below: