'Pokémon Go' Sneasel Day: Start Time, Research and Everything You Need to Know

While Pokémon Go trainers catch and complete tasks in the Johto Celebration, Niantic is bringing another event for players to enjoy, this time involving Sneasel.

Pokémon Go will celebrate Sneasel Day over the weekend, giving trainers the best chance to catch the Dark and Ice-type Pokémon as well as its Shiny variant. While Shiny Sneasel has been in the mobile game for quite some time, events like these increase the chances of trainers finding one.

Here's everything you need to know about Sneasel Day in Pokémon Go.

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POKEMON GO SNEASEL DAY START TIME

The Sneasel Day event in Pokémon Go runs from Saturday at 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

POKEMON GO SNEASEL DAY RESEARCH TASKS

According to the official Pokémon Go blog, Sneasel Day will come with its own set of Field Research and Timed Research tasks.

Now that the even has gone live in some regions, we know the Field and Timed Research tasks, which you can see below:

Field Research

  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Grunt - Sneasel

Timed Research

  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Nice Throws - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Poke Ball (x10), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Nice Throws - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Pinap Berry (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Nice Throws - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel, Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Great Throws - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel, Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 3 Great Throws - Sneasel
  • Catch 3 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 3 Curveball throws - Pokémon

Completion rewards: Nanab Berry (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel, Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Nice Curveball throws - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel Candy (x10), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Nice Throws in a row - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Razz Berry (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sinnoh Stone (x1), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Great Throws in a row - Sneasel
  • Catch 3 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Evolve a Dark-type Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Ultra Ball (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Nice Throws - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Poke Ball (x10), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Nice Throws - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Pinap Berry (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Nice Throws - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel, Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Great Throws - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel, Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 3 Great Throws - Sneasel
  • Catch 3 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Nanab Berry (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Use 3 Nanab Berries while Catching Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel, Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sneasel Candy (x10), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Nice Throws in a row- Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Transfer 2 Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Razz Berry (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Catch 2 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Sinnoh Stone (x1), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

  • Make 2 Great Throws in a row - Sneasel
  • Catch 3 Pokémon - Sneasel
  • Evolve a Dark-type Pokémon - Sneasel

Completion rewards: Ultra Ball (x15), Stardust (x500), 1000xp

SHINY SNEASEL

Shiny Sneasel has already debuted in Pokémon Go, but this special event will give trainers the best shot yet at catching this elusive variant.

It has not been confirmed that increased spawns of Sneasel in the overworld will happen, but trainers will find plenty by completing the Field and special Timed Research tasks on Saturday.

Shiny Sneasel's color is very different from the original, changing from black to very bright pink.

TEAM GO ROCKET TIMED RESEARCH

While you're out catching Sneasel, you'll want to keep in mind that a certain Timed Research has already begun.

Some of these tasks will have trainers catching Dark-type Pokémon, which will be much easier to complete when Sneasel Day begins. Starting now until Sunday, February 7 at 8 p.m. local time, the following Timed Research will be in effect in Pokémon Go.

Completing all of these tasks will reward trainers with a Ho-Oh who knows the charged move Earthquake.

New timed event research tasks were also released:

  • Catch 15 Dark-type Pokémon - Great Ball (x5).
  • Catch 15 Shadow Pokémon - Revive (x5).
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader three times - Larvitar.

Completion rewards: Poke Ball (x15), Incense, 5000XP.

  • Defeat Arlo - Max Revive (x2).
  • Defeat Cliff - Hyper Potion (x3).
  • Defeat Sierra - Max Potion (x2).

Completion rewards: Ho-Oh.

Are you excited for Sneasel Day in Pokémon Go? What is your favorite Dark-type Pokémon? Let us know in the comments section.