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For a similar event in 2020, see Tricky Pokémon.

April Fools' Day was an event in Pokémon GO that took place between March and April in 2018, to celebrate real-world April Fools' Day.

Features

The most recognizable feature of this event was changing regular sprites of Pokémon (static raster graphics of 3D models) into 8-bit sprites known from original Pokémon games.

Featured Pokémon

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Murkrow had increased spawn rates in the wild (and from Incense, Lure Module):

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Murkrow
Murkrow
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Dark   Flying

Shiny Murkrow were released with the start of the event:

Murkrow
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Dark   Flying

Gallery

News banners

Banners for in-game news changed during the event, portraying the Pokémon as 8-bit sprites.

Pokémon 8-bit sprites

Weedle
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Kakuna
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Pidgey
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Fearow
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Ekans
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Arbok
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Raichu
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Vulpix
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Zubat
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Golbat
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Oddish
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Gloom
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Paras
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Meowth
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Mankey
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Abra
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Machop
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Golem
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Ponyta
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Doduo
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Dodrio
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Seel
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Grimer
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Muk
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Gastly
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Gengar
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Onix
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Hypno
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Krabby
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Cubone
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Rhydon
#112
Horsea
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Seadra
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Staryu
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Jynx
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Magmar
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Pinsir
#127
Tauros
#128
Lapras
#131
Ditto
#132
Eevee
#133
Kabuto
#140
Zapdos
#145
Mewtwo
#150
Mew
#151
Furret
#162
Ledyba
#165
Ledian
#166
Crobat
#169
Pichu
#172
Cleffa
#173
Togepi
#175
Natu
#177
Xatu
#178
Mareep
#179
Marill
#183
Hoppip
#187
Aipom
#190
Yanma
#193
Wooper
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Espeon
#196
Unown
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Unown
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Unown
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Unown
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Unown
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Unown
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Unown
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Pineco
#204
Gligar
#207
Scizor
#212
Slugma
#218
Swinub
#220
Phanpy
#231
Elekid
#239
Magby
#240
Raikou
#243
Entei
#244
Lugia
#249
Ho-Oh
#250
Mudkip
#258
Dustox
#269
Lotad
#270
Lombre
#271
Seedot
#273
Ralts
#280
Kirlia
#281
Skitty
#300
Mawile
#303
Aron
#304
Lairon
#305
Aggron
#306
Plusle
#311
Minun
#312
Gulpin
#316
Swalot
#317
Numel
#322
Spoink
#325
Flygon
#330
Cacnea
#331
Swablu
#333
Baltoy
#343
Lileep
#345
Feebas
#349
Absol
#359
Wynaut
#360
Glalie
#362
Spheal
#363
Sealeo
#364
Bagon
#371
Beldum
#374
Metang
#375
Latias
#380
Latios
#381
Kyogre
#382


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