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April Fools' Day was the first April Fools' Day 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 Modules:

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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

The sprites were available for the Pokémon in regions released by the time of the event: Kanto, Johto and Hoenn. Smeargle and Celebi from Johto, Nincada family, Spinda, Kecleon, Clamperl family, the Legendary Titans, Jirachi, and Deoxys from Hoenn had not been released by the time of the event, and their sprites are not available. Furthermore, shiny sprites and event sprites were not available.

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
#042
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
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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
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Tauros
#128
Lapras
#131
Ditto
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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
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Xatu
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Mareep
#179
Marill
#183
Hoppip
#187
Aipom
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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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Unown
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Unown
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Unown
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Pineco
#204
Gligar
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Scizor
#212
Slugma
#218
Swinub
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Phanpy
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Elekid
#239
Magby
#240
Raikou
#243
Entei
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Lugia
#249
Ho-Oh
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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
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Sealeo
#364
Bagon
#371
Beldum
#374
Metang
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Latias
#380
Latios
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Kyogre
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