Developer Niantic has announced the Celebi release date as Monday, August 20.
“Professor Willow needs your help once again! It seems he’s been tracking the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, which has mysteriously appeared somewhere nearby,” reads a press release from Niantic.
“Can you help him locate the Time Travel Pokémon? Prepare yourself for August 20, when this Special Research becomes available worldwide!”
Much to the delight of Pokemon Go fans worldwide (people still play this?) a special message was left on the Pokemon Go website today, announcing ‘Celebi’ will become available in Special Research and can be accessed after a player has completed step three during the Mew special research quest.
By completing every step of the Special Research quest, the Mythical creature will be given to players as a reward. If you already caught Celebi by taking part in Chicago’s Go Fest, then completing the many tasks will earn you Candy to help power Celebi up.