'Pokémon Go' Kalos Event: Start Time, Research Tasks and Everything You Need to Know

The first big event of the new Season of Celebration in Pokémon Go is about to begin, and with it comes Pokémon from the Kalos region.

In the Kalos event, a handful of Kalos region Pokémon will appear in various capacities in Pokémon Go. Whether it's in the wild, Raids, Eggs or research tasks, trainers will have plenty of new Pokémon to catch.

For one week only, the Kalos event will take over Pokémon Go, and it's the perfect time for trainers to add some unique and powerful Pokémon to their rosters.

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POKEMON GO KALOS EVENT START TIME

The Kalos event in Pokémon Go will begin Wednesday, December 2, at 10 a.m. to Tuesday, December 8, at 10 a.m. local time.

POKEMON GO KALOS EVENT RESEARCH TASKS

When the Kalos event begins in Pokémon Go there will be event-exclusive Field and Timed Research tasks for trainers to complete.

Now that the event is live, the Timed and Field Research tasks are now known, which you can read below:

Field Research

  • Catch 3 Normal-type Pokémon - Bunnelby
  • Catch 5 Flying-type Pokémon - Fletchling
  • Catch 7 Fire-type Pokémon - Litleo

Timed Research

  • Transfer 5 Pokémon - Poke Ball (x10)
  • Catch a Fletchling - 600xp
  • Give your buddy 3 treats - Stardust (x600)

Completion rewards: Charizard Mega Energy (x15), Stardust (x500), 800xp

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  • Power up Pokémon 5 times - Poke Ball (x10)
  • Catch a Litleo - Hyper Potion (x5)
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon - Revive (x5)

Completion rewards: Charizard Mega Energy (x15), Stardust (x500), 800xp

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  • Catch 10 Pokémon - Poke Ball (x10)
  • Catch a Chespin - Mega Venusaur Energy (x30)
  • Make 5 Nice Throws - Nanab Berries (x10)

Completion rewards: Charizard Mega Energy (x15), Stardust (x750), 1000xp

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  • Catch 15 Pokémon - Poke Ball (x10)
  • Catch a Fennekin - Charizard Mega Energy (x30)
  • Make 7 Nice Throws - Razz Berries (x10)

Completion rewards: Charizard Mega Energy (x15), Stardust (x750), 1000xp

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  • Catch 20 Pokémon - Poke Ball (x15)
  • Catch a Froakie - Blastoise Mega Energy (x30)
  • Make 7 Great Throws - Pinap Berries (x10)

Completion rewards: Charizard Mega Energy (x15), Stardust (x750), 1000xp

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  • Claim Reward - 1000xp
  • Claim Reward - 1000xp
  • Claim Reward - 1000xp

Completion rewards: Lucky Egg (x1), Stardust (x1000), 2000xp

CHANGES TO EGGS, RAIDS AND MORE

The Kalos event will change which Pokémon will appear in Eggs, Raids and in the wild. According to the Niantic blog, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bennulby, Fletchling, Litleo and Noibat will appear in the wild.

Klefki, the Steel and Fairy-type Pokémon, will also appear in the wild, but only in France.

All these Gen 6 Pokémon will be permanent fixtures in Pokémon Go after the event ends, so there will be plenty of time for trainers to catch these Kalos region 'mon.

In Eggs, Bunnelby, Fletchline and Litleo will be added to the 2km Egg pool. Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie—the Kalos region Starter Pokémon—will hatch from 5km Eggs and Espurr and Noibat will hatch from 10 km Eggs.

As for Raids, Espurr and Litleo will start appearing in one-star Raids when the Kalos event begins. The rest of the Raids will also likely shift for the event, and we'll update this section once we learn more.

Interestingly enough, there are no confirmed new Shiny Pokémon making their debut during the event, but Niantic likes to keep secrets for trainers to discover on their own. If any new Shiny Pokémon begin to appear, we'll update.

What do you think of the new Kalos event in Pokémon Go? Which is your favorite Kalos Pokémon? Let us know in the comments section.