'Pokémon Go' Clamperl Event Coming this Saturday, Evolution will be Random

Niantic isn't slowing down with the Pokémon Go events. Clamperl will make its debut in the mobile game this weekend through a special research task.

Starting Saturday, February 23 Pokémon Go players can spin PokeStops to gain Limited Research tasks. Completing these tasks will give trainers an encounter with Clamperl, a Water-type Pokémon from the Hoenn Region.

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Clamperl arrives in 'Pokemon Go' Niantic

Just as a reminder, only one of these special new Research tasks are available in each PokeStop. If you want multiple encounters with Clamperl, be sure to explore and spin as many different PokeStops as possible.

For three hours, not only will these special Research tasks become available but other Water-type Pokémon will appear more frequently. Niantic confirmed Krabby and Wailmer as examples of what trainers can expect.

Other in-game bonuses during the Clamperl Pokémon Go event includes double the Stardust for catching Water-type Pokémon. Stardust is crucial to increasing the Combat Power (CP) of Pokémon as well as evolving Pokémon and teaching new attacks.

Clamperl is one of the more unique Pokémon from the Hoenn Region as it has a branched evolution. In the main Pokémon games, Clamperl can evolve into Huntail or Gorebyss through trading when it's holding a specific item. A Clamperl traded while holding a Deep Sea Tooth will evolve it into Huntail and a Clamperl holding a Deep Sea Scale will evolve into Gorebyss.

According to the official Pokémon site, Pokémon Go trainers won't have a choice as to which evolution Clamperl evolves into.

"The Bivalve Pokémon has two potential Evolutions—Huntail and Gorebyss—but you won't know which of the two Pokémon your Clamperl will become until its Evolution is complete. Be sure to catch as many Clamperl as you can during the event to add each of these Pokémon to your Pokédex."

It seems Clamperl's evolution method will be similar to Eevee's. If that changes, we'll be sure to update this section.

Currently, Pokémon Go is still in the Valentine's Day event that introduced Happiny to the game as well as Shiny Cleffa and Smoochum. Pink Pokémon have taken over Raids and are appearing more often in the overworld. This event is set to end on Thursday, February 21 at 4 p.m. EST.

What do you think of this latest Pokémon Go event? Who do you hope to encounter during this event? Let us know in the comments section below.