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Tricky Pokémon in 2021 was the third April Fools' Day Event in Pokémon GO.[1]

Features

During this event Team GO Rocket Balloons could appear in a three-hour window instead of six-hour.[2]

Featured Pokémon

These Shadow Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Aipom
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#190
Normal
Ambipom
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#424
Normal
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Tricky Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:

Ditto
#132
Normal
Shiny Pokémon.png
Aipom
Aipom
#190
Normal
Shiny Pokémon.png
Croagunk
Croagunk
#453
Poison   Fighting

There was also a chance of being photobombed by either of these Pokémon up to 5 times:

Timed Research

TodayView Icon Research.png Tricky Pokémon

From the start of event to April 8th 11:59 p.m. local time, there was a Timed Research series that was titled Tricky Pokémon in game.

1st Part
Rewards for whole set

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop.png Special shop offers

The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event.[3]

GO Rocket Box
GO Rocket Box
PokeCoin.png 100

Trivia

  • Unlike what happened in previous year's event, shiny Aipom and Croagunk generated from this event's Photobombs did not display their shiny colors in the Map View.[4]

References

  1. BREAKING: Pokémon mischief is on the rise, and Team GO Rocket has an Aipom problem. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-03-31.
  2. 2021 April Fool's Day Event Megathread. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2021-04-01.
  3. TGR box available in the shop. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2021-04-01.
  4. Aipom not shiny on overworld map like it was last year. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2021-04-01.
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