January 30, 2022

Voltorb found in the Hisui region of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game have appeared!

Something unbelievable has occurred: Hisuian Voltorb have arrived!

Hisuian Voltorb—originally discovered in the Hisui region of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game on Nintendo Switch—are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

Help Professor Willow learn more about them and how they differ from the Voltorb of the Kanto region!

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Voltorb and Hisuian Voltorb are appearing in the wild!

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Hisuian Voltorb*

Hisuian Voltorb will appear in the world of Pokémon GO for the remainder of the Power Plant event, and will continue to appear during the Lunar New Year event as well. If you haven’t found them yet, now’s your chance!

Pokémon available at the beginning of the Power Plant event will also continue to appear in the wild.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
*Hisuian Voltorb cannot evolve at this time.

The Season of Heritage Story Continues!

Team GO Rocket’s invasion was all a distraction! While Professor Willow and the team leaders were busy dealing with the takeover, Team GO Rocket swooped in with their own Electric-type Pokémon to force open the mysterious door!

The team leaders returned to find the door open, and whatever was inside it was long gone. All that remained was a crumpled-up piece of paper and a mysterious component indicating that this was all Team GO Rocket’s doing…

But Professor Willow noticed something off to the side of the chamber. Could it be—a Poké Ball?

Revisit the story of the Season of Heritage at the Season of Heritage website

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Upon closer inspection, what seemed to be a strange Poké Ball was in fact a Hisuian Voltorb!

Hisuian Voltorb bear a striking resemblance to old-fashioned Poké Balls developed long ago in the Hisui region, but just what kind of Pokémon are they? What sort of place was the Hisui region, the land we now know as Sinnoh? And are these bygone Pokémon appearing because of Team GO Rocket, or is there some Mythical Time Travel at play?

Join Professor Willow and delve into these brand new mysteries!


From 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time on Monday, January 31, 2022

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All Team GO Rocket grunts will only have Shadow Voltorb in their parties.

Learn more about Pokémon Legends: Arceus here.

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—The Pokémon GO team