Coach, in a surprising turn of events, brilliant lapras were discovered in the wild! Although there is still no official endorsement from Niantic, players have reported that they could catch glittering lapras in the following locations:
- Ontario, Canada
- Hong Kong
Lapras is considered a reward for the Win 5 Gym Battles Available Research assignment, which is the only research task that Lapras has to reward. Not to be confused with Battle in a gym 5 times what Monkey / Machop gives. For a complete list of current research assignments, see our Field Research Bulletin and Rewards: April 2019.
Although Lapras is not a very useful Pokémon in terms of Raids and PvP, it is widely popular and we are sure that this is the Case will be a ton of players chasing brilliantly. Not a word, if this release is still worldwide, but still good luck!
But Lapras is not the only new sheen you can hunt today! Shiny Shuckle has been released worldwide as part of the Safari Zone: Sentosa Mini-Events. Although shining shuckle will remain, shuckle spawns will only be strengthened throughout the weekend:
To celebrate our first #PokemonGOSafariZone event in Singapore, Shuckle will be global at 6:00 am on April 20 Appear until 21st of April at 22 o'clock (local time)! Keep an eye out, and if you're lucky, you can even experience something shiny … 1945 pic.twitter.com/TEa8IF0Fas
– Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 19, 2019  Another part of the celebration is Shuckle's return as raid boss ! Yes, you read it right, Shuckle is back as Tier 3 raid boss with only 3892 KP and with the same mental difficulty. Similar to last time, you can not do a shuckle solo raid – you will time out before you can kill Shuckle. A quick look at the TTW metric from our simulator reveals that a duo is your only option:
# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to Victory Deaths  1 Metagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash 275,0s 0 2. Kyogre Waterfall Water Pump 1 3. Rampardos Smack Down Rockfall 276.9s 3 4. Empoleon Metal Claw Hydro-Pump 344.0s 0 5. Feraligatr Water Gun Hydro cannon 324.5s 2. 58 ] Hydropump 329.2s 0 7. Rhyperior Smack Down Stone edge 339.1s 0 8. 19659018] Dragon tail Hydropump 341.3s 2 9. Lucario  Bullet Punch Blitzkanone 359.2s 1 10. Tyranitar Smack Down 336.1s