The Legendary Pokemon Zygarde is finally coming to Pokemon GO – here’s how to catch Zygarde and change its form with a new item.

Zygarde, the Order Pokemon, made its debut in Pokemon X & Y, and for a while was rumored to be the focus of a ‘Z’ installment that never surfaced.

Now, Zygarde is arriving in Pokemon GO, and players can even change its form with Zygarde Cells.

Zygarde in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO: How to Catch Zygarde

The only way to catch Zygarde in Pokemon GO is to complete the first 3 stages of a new Special Research Story ‘From A to Zygarde.’

The new Special Research will become available on July 21 at 10 AM local time.

The missions you need to complete in each step are as follows:

Step 1

Task Reward
Walk 1km5 Pinap BerriesPokemon GO Pinap Berry
Catch 10 Pokemon5 PotionsPotion Pokemon GO
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon5 Poke BallsPokemon GO Pokeball

Step 2

Task Reward
Make 5 Great Throws10 Razz BerriesRazz Berry Pokemon GO
Power up Pokemon 5 Times10 Nanab BerriesNanab Berry Pokemon GO
Hatch an Egg10 Poke BallsPokemon GO Pokeball

Step 3

Task Reward
Claim Reward!10 Great BallsPokemon GO Great Ball
Claim Reward!10 Super PotionsSuper Potion Pokemon GO
Claim Reward!1000 StardustPokemon GO Stardust

After you’ve claimed all your rewards in Step 3, you’ll receive Zygarde in its 10% Forme.

You’ll also receive a Zygarde Cube, allowing you to collect Zygarde Cells while out and about.

Check out the full list of From A to Zygarde Research Tasks and rewards here!

How to Get Zygarde Cells in Pokemon GO

Zygarde Cells can only be found when walking along Pokemon GO’s new Routes. When following the blue paths created by the game’s community, you’ll occasionally encounter green sparkles on the map.

Tap on these mysterious lights to find a Zygarde Cell, which is then stored in your Zygarde Cube.

To find a Route in Pokemon GO, simply press the nearby button in the bottom right (the one with silhouettes of Pokemon on it). Then, select Routes, and choose a nearby Route to follow.

How to Get Zygarde Cells in Pokemon GO

While on your chosen walk, keep your eyes peeled for the green sparkles shown in the image above.

Here’s everything you need to know about creating or following Routes in Pokemon GO!

What Are Zygarde Cells?

Zygarde Cells are individual cells that come together to make up the Legendary Pokemon Zygarde. In Pokemon GO, players can use Zygarde Cells to change Zygarde’s form.

Zygarde has three forms in total:

10% FormeZygarde 10% Forme Pokemon GO
50% FormeZygarde 50% Forme
Complete FormeZygarge Complete Forme

In Pokemon X & Y, players had to find Zygarde Cells across the Kalos region in order to assemble the Pokemon outright.

This time, players will receive a 10% Forme Zygarde from the ‘From A to Zygarde’ Special Research, and must then collect enough Zygarde Cells to power up their Legendary Pokemon until it’s complete.

How to Change Zygarde Form in Pokemon GO

To upgrade Zygarde, simply find the Pokemon’s page and select Change Form. You’ll need a certain amount of Zygarde Cells, found while following Routes, to change Zygarde’s form.

Pokemon GO players can change Zygarde’s form from 10% Forme to 50% Forme, and eventually to Complete Forme by using Zygarde Cells:

  • Zygarde 10% Forme -> 50% Forme: 50 Zygarde Cells
  • Zygarde 50% Forme -> Complete Forme: 200 Zygarde Cells
How to Change Zygarde Form Pokemon GO

Reaching Zygarde’s Complete Forme is no easy task, but it’ll be worth your time. After all, Niantic teases:

“In its Complete Forme, Zygarde has enough power to overwhelm even Xerneas or Yveltal.”

Be sure to get collecting those cells!

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