One of the big prizes at the Special Weekend Event in May 2021 in Pokémon GO is the increased spawn rate of Unknown V. for certain players. The whole event is a bit complicated as it is a sponsored celebration reserved for specific regions and specific players only. But since everyone wants to have the rare Pokémon, we wanted to simplify it for you. So here’s everything you need to know to catch Unown V during the Special Weekend – May 2021 event in Pokémon GO.
How to catch Unown V in Pokémon GO
As a Pokémon GO Sponsored Event, only players in the United States with a Verizon membership qualify to participate. Certain elements of the event are available to everyone, but Unown V spawns are exclusive to those in the US with an active Verizon account. If you meet these requirements, you still need to make sure you get a ticket to the event. So, follow this guide for the steps to do so while they are still available.
Once that’s done, you’re good to go. So just wait until midnight on Saturday May 29th for the event to go live in your time zone. Once that’s done, there is one more thing left to do if you want to catch Unown V during the special weekend. Unown won’t increase its spawn rate in the wild, only via incense. So activate a few and get ready to catch Pokémon. During the entire weekend event, which runs from midnight on May 29th to 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 30th, you will receive 4x Catch XP.
Once the incense is on it’s just a waiting game if you’re lucky. Unown V is boosting for the Verizon portion of the event, so just use incense as much as you can and one should show up at some point. You don’t need to be in any specific area except the United States for the event to be activated. But now you might be wondering if you should be working on catching more than just a few Unown Vs, such as if you should keep going until you see Shiny Unown.
Can Unown be shiny in Pokémon GO?
Unfortunately, other than adding more Unown V to your collection, there’s no need to keep trying to get them. Shiny Unown V and its other letter variants are not part of this event. They are only activated for specific reasons. Even if you encounter thousands of them, you just can’t catch Shiny Unown right now. You’ll have to wait for another event in the future to feature the ultra-rare Pokémon.
Here’s how to catch Unown V in Pokémon GO during the Special Weekend – May 2021 event.