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.
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:
|Walk 1km||5 Pinap Berries|
|Catch 10 Pokemon||5 Potions|
|Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon||5 Poke Balls|
|Make 5 Great Throws||10 Razz Berries|
|Power up Pokemon 5 Times||10 Nanab Berries|
|Hatch an Egg||10 Poke Balls|
|Claim Reward!||10 Great Balls|
|Claim Reward!||10 Super Potions|
|Claim Reward!||1000 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.
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.
While on your chosen walk, keep your eyes peeled for the green sparkles shown in the image above.
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:
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
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!