After five years and an ever-growing roster, when a new species likes, it’s still big news Skrelp and Clauncher Arrival at Pokémon GO. The two are performing for the first time as part of the Rivals Week event, which starts soon and will last for a few days (not a full week as the name suggests). And while these two will still be available after graduation, now is the time to catch as many as you can. To help out, here’s how to catch Skrelp and Clauncher during Rival Week in Pokémon GO.
How to Catch Skrelp During Rival Week
There are several ways to catch Skrelp during Rival Week in Pokémon GO. So all you have to do is decide which one is best for you and focus on it until you are full. For one, Skrelp will appear in the wild, so regular spawns during the event may have you covered. Most debuts, however, are rarely held for a while, so you’ll likely want to turn on the incense feature when you know you’ll be playing for a while.
But beyond that, however, you can not rely on eggs, you will have to find other methods. Then Skrelp will show up in raids too. Since this is only a 1-star raid, you can defeat it on your own without much of a problem. Since Skrelp is a poison and water type, you can simply use your strongest psychic and / or electrical counters to turn them off.
Outside of the wilds and raids, you’ll have to rely on fieldwork quests that can be rewarded with a Skrelp encounter. We have full instructions for these, so please check back for an update when they become available. You will want to catch more than one Skrelp so the candy will develop it into drag alga anyway.
How to evolve Skrelp into drag algae
Luckily, there isn’t a big trick to evolving Skrelp into Dragalge in Pokémon GO. 50 candies are all you need. So either catch enough using the methods outlined above or consume rare candies for a total of 50 and you’re good to go. Then just choose the best candidate to evolve and tap the button. In a few seconds you will have a new drag alga and a new Pokédex entry. But what about the other debut types during Rival Week?
How to catch Clauncher during Rival Week
All of the things above apply equally to Clauncher, who makes his debut in Pokémon GO alongside Skrelp during Rivals Week. Use the following methods to catch Clauncher and / or Skrelp while the event is active.
- Catch in the wild
- Use incese to increase the odds
- Fight and catch raids
- Use electric or grass counters
- Complete and redeem field research for Clauncher encounters
And just like with Skrelp, Clauncher arrives with an evolved shape. Here’s how to take your fresh Clauncher and develop it into Clawitzer in Pokémon GO.
How to Evolve Clauncher to Clawitzer
Clauncher offers another easy development option with the simple requirement to have 50 candies ready. Catch enough using the methods above and you should be ready to go, but have some rare candy ready in case you can’t get enough. Once you’re 50 you can pick any Clauncher that evolves into Clawitzer and they’re just a push of a button away.
How to catch Skrelp and Clauncher during Rivals Week in Pokémon GO.
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