Spinda in Pokémon Go was among numerous ‘missing out on’ Gen 3 Pokémon animals from the video game, till it showed up in the summer season of 2018.
Spinda is among the most distinct Pokémon in the whole series. Though the Normal-Type rabbit-like animal isn’t especially qualified in fight, or progresses into anything distinct, the pattern on its body is various with every catch – with over 4 billion possibilities promoted in the primary video games.
Pokémon Go does not provide this variation, and rather provides 9 Spinda types to attempt and discover.
How to get Spinda in Pokémon Go with the Pokémon Go Spinda quest this month
What makes Spinda so interesting to catch is that it’s the very first Pokémon to debut exclusively through the Field Research feature.
Once you discover the specific Field Research and complete it, Spinda will be available to catch.
Each month, the Field Research you need to catch changes. For May, the quest is Five Great Curveball Throws in a Row with the Mystery Pokémon reward – with the reward being Spinda form 4.
Once you have the task, then it’s time to land a Curveball. Our Curveballs page can help if you’re struggling with this throw type, but in short, you must spin the ball and land it in the circle. Take your time and wait until after an attack increase your chances.
If you’re struggling, then attempting to catch a Legendary Pokémon from a Legendary raid – which usually have larger hit circles – might help.
After that, Spinda will appear when you claim the Field Research reward. Spinda, like other Field Research reward catches, won’t run away, so take your time in catching it, and even consider using a Pinap Berry to increase the amount of Spinda Candy you earn.
Where to find the Spinda Field Research in Pokémon Go
With the many Field Research variants out there, the Spinda quest could take a while to hunt down. Remember, once you have spun a PokéStop and collected a Field Research task, you can delete it and spin another, so keep exploring until you find it.
Additionally, remember that each PokéStop is assigned a specific Field Research task every day for every player.
So if you can learn which one that is from a friend or someone in the Pokémon Go community, then that can make life easier.
Spinda quests have become increasingly hard to find, but with a month to find each form, you should be able to get one before the month’s out.
The Season of Legends is here!
Current activities include the Luminous Legends X event, which introduces Gloomy, Spritzee and Swirlix, Xerneas and the Rainly Lure.
We’ve also recently seen a level cap increase – including the addition of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals.
Spinda forms explained in Pokémon Go
As mentioned, in the main games, there are apparently billions of Spinda forms, due to the way they create new patterns for each catch.
In Pokémon Go, things are a little easier, with just nine forms to catch.
Each month offers a different form to collect, though from June 2019, the forms are cycling back around again, allowing you to catch ones you previously missed.
Additionally, from June 2019, each newly-released Spinda form has the chance to be a shiny.
|1||October 2018, November and December 2019, January and February 2021|
|2||March to April 2019, September and October 2020|
|3||September 2018, September 2019, April 2021|
|4||May to June 2019, November and December 2020, May 2021|
|5||January to February 2019, June, July and August 2020|
|6||December 2018, March 2020|
|7||November 2018, January, February and May 2020|
|8||August 2018, July 2019, April 2020, March 2021|
|9||Valentine’s Day event 2019 and 2021|
That’s every form available right now – if you missed one, wait until it comes round again, or see if a friend has one to trade.
As time goes on, more Spinda might be released – there is room in the Pokedex for 20 (!), so it’s very likely. When or how, however, we don’t understand.
But in the meantime, anticipate them to present through Field Research on a monthly basis or more.