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Pokemon GO Buddy Event – How to Catch Shiny Volbeat

by Nicholas Barth

There is always something going on in the world of Pokemon GO. The latest adventure for Trainers to embark on is the Buddy Event, which will see a variety of region exclusive characters become available all across the world. One of these region exclusive creatures is Volbeat, and players will even be able to acquire the Shiny version of this unique character, possibly. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about Shiny Volbeat for the Buddy Event covered for you.

Pokemon GO Buddy Event Shiny Volbeat

Volbeat is a firefly character and is typically only available for players in the regions of Europe, Asia, and Oceania to encounter and catch. However, starting at 8 AM local time on Tuesday, April 21st, players in every region will have the ability to confront and get this particular character and its shiny version. The increased availability of this creature and its shiny version will be in effect until the conclusion of the Buddy Event at 10 PM local time on Monday, April 27th. 

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However, players will also be able to acquire Volbeat and possibly its shiny version in additional manners than encountering it the wild. This creature will also be available to hatch from eggs and as rewards from the Buddy Event Field Research tasks, so do not worry if you do not have much luck finding this character in the world. There are various other methods you can take to have a chance of acquiring a Volbeat and possibly its shiny version for your Pokemon GO team. 

Pokemon GO Buddy Event Shiny Volbeat

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Players will find that the max CP for this character is 1,620. Unfortunately, it has a weak attack strength, which means it is not the greatest creature to use when it comes to trying and takedown fierce enemies. Its average defense stat also makes it not an optimal choice for battles. Still, it is always an exciting time when players from other regions get the ability to add a region exclusive character to their team for a limited time. 

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Nicholas Barth

Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]