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Animal Crossing’s tarantula island has been ruined by giant water bugs

On April 1, Animal Crossing: New Horizons got a refreshed island: There are now cherry blossoms! Eggs! Zipper! These are all good things, depending on who you ask. But the April update has also done something terrible. It’s broken the self-made tarantula island, which lets player collect lots and lots of spiders — one of the more pricey bugs in the game. (8,000 Bells! And 1.5 times that if you’re selling to Flick.)

Before the update, you could create your own tarantula island by essentially razing most Mystery Island Tour islands. You’d clear off flowers, dig up trees, and break open stones; the idea is to remove most spawn items for Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ bugs, forcing tarantulas to populate the space. The problem with the April update is that it added a bug that you can’t force off the island: the giant water bug.

Tarantula island is ruined by water bugs Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Giant water bugs spawn — you guessed it — in water. They’re more annoying to clear away than the wharf roaches that live on an island’s rocks, because they’re hard to catch. You can just stomp on the roaches and they’ll scatter. Water bugs won’t flinch even if you sprint by ’em. Tarantulas may still spawn, but it’s a lot less likely.

To test it out, I cleared an island and was able to fill my inventory with water bugs without spotting a single tarantula. Others on Twitter have reported the same thing. It’s not a total loss, though. Water bugs don’t sell for nearly as much as — 2,000 Bells — but with the amount I caught, I could rack up a pretty penny.

The good news is that there’s still a chance you can land on the tarantula island, which doesn’t require destroying the place: Tarantulas will just spawn there. Until you land there, there’s a lot of water bugs in your future.


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Source: Polygon.com

Drawful 2, Gone Home, and Hob currently free on the Epic Games Store, Sherlock Holmes next

The Epic Games store is currently offering three free games, with a fourth coming next week.

Anyone with an Epic Games account can pick up Drawful 2, Gone Home, and Hob for free. But starting next week, mystery fans can step into the shoes of a world famous detective in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments.

Drawful 2 is a drawing party game from the makers of Jackbox games like Quiplash and Fibbage. Players can draw on their screens, while family, friends, or a streaming audience try and guess what the picture’s of. It’s a great game for staying inside and streaming to your friends or family.

Gone Home is an exploration based mystery game from The Fullbright Company. Originally released in 2013, Gone Home is about solving a family mystery. Meanwhile, Hob is an action-adventure game set in a colorful world. Players take control of a little character with a giant arm, and adventure to save the planet.

Drawful 2, Gone Home, and Hob are all available for free through April 9. On April 9, players can download Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments.

Crimes and Punishments is a Sherlock Holmes adaptation that allows players to enter into the detective’s mind to solve crimes. The game comes with six different cases for the titular detective to solve. It’ll be free until April 16.


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Source: Polygon.com

HBO is making hundreds of hours of films and TV free to stream without a subscription

Tired of friends telling you it’s time to catch up on David Simon’s beloved five-season crime drama The Wire? Tired of telling your friends they need to watch The Wire so you can discuss it, and having them say, “Eh, I don’t have HBO?” Either way, your moment has arrived. HBO announced Thursday that it will be making nearly 500 hours of its original series and licensed films available on its streaming platform free of charge, as of Friday, April 3. The content will be available “for a limited time” on HBONOW.com, HBOGO.com, and their associated apps.

The film selection is obviously select and somewhat limited, though it’s a good time to revisit the light, fun features Detective Pikachu and The Lego Movie 2. But the free TV series selection is an impressive roster of some of HBO’s big hits, including The Wire, The Sopranos, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Six Feet Under. All seasons of those shows will be available to stream.

The move comes during a period where streaming services are seeing a huge boom in business due to the widespread closing of movie theaters, the postponing of major new film releases, and the number of people isolating themselves at home to limit the spread of coronavirus. An increasing number of streaming and other subscription services are currently offering free monthlong trial accounts to get streaming fans hooked, including the horror service Shudder, CBS All Access, Showtime, Film Movement Plus, IFC Films, and others.

Here’s what HBO plans to make available on Friday. The streaming platform is encouraging viewers to look for “interactive stunts” around this content on HBO’s social media outlets, and to track and share the hashtag #StayHomeBoxOffice.

James Gandolfini as mob boss Tony Soprano sits slumped in a living-room chair, glowering offscreen, as his family and associates gather and watch him just outside his open patio doors. Photo: HBO

Full Series

  • Ballers (5 Seasons)
  • Barry (2 Seasons)
  • Silicon Valley (6 Seasons)
  • Six Feet Under (5 Seasons)
  • The Sopranos (7 Seasons)
  • Succession (2 Seasons)
  • True Blood (7 Seasons)
  • Veep (7 Seasons)
  • The Wire (5 Seasons)

Docuseries and Documentaries

  • The Apollo
  • The Case Against Adnan Syed
  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher
  • I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
  • Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  • McMillion$
  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
  • United Skates
  • We Are the Dream: The Kids of the MLK Oakland Oratorical Fest

Warner Bros. movies

  • Arthur
  • Arthur 2: On the Rocks
  • Blinded By the Light
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Forget Paris
  • Happy Feet Two
  • Isn’t It Romantic?
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Midnight Special
  • My Dog Skip
  • Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase
  • Pan
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Smallfoot
  • Storks
  • Sucker Punch
  • Unknown

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Source: Polygon.com

Windbound looks like a Moana-meets-Breath-of-the-Wild adventure

With a trailer evoking both Moana and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Deep Silver and Australia’s 5 Lives Studios announced Windbound for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. It launches Aug. 28.

In the game, a young warrior washes ashore on the mysterious Forbidden Islands, where she learns to craft, hunt, adapt, and survive. An accompanying release touted “an immersive sailing experience,” in the gameplay, as well as a procedurally generated world with a dynamic wildlife population.

Scattered about the islands are ruins whose secrets will reveal the lore behind Windbound. 5 Lives promises players will be able to “explore as far as the eye can see,” on a boat that can be custom crafted to suit their needs and playing style.

5 Lives Studios is the developer behind 2015’s Satellite Reign, a crowdfunded spiritual successor to the Syndicate series. (5 Lives’ staff includes alumni of that franchise.)


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Nintendo Switch consoles are often sold out, but you can still pick up the handheld-only Switch Lite, which is perfect for portable gaming.

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SXSW 2020’s canceled film festival will now stream free on Amazon Prime Video

Due to the cancellation of the South by Southwest film festival (SXSW) earlier this year, Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are teaming up to launch a digital film festival later this month.

This new, digital event is “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection” and gives filmmakers an opportunity to submit their film for screening. The event is exclusive to Prime Video, but is free for all viewers — no Amazon Prime membership needed. The duo is looking to set the 10-day, one-time event for late April, although there isn’t a concrete date yet.

Participating filmmakers will earn a screening fee for Amazon’s right to show their movie to the world. SXSW has already shared details with filmmakers, who are now able to opt into the online event. Amazon and SXSW did not provide a list of agreed filmmakers.

Head of Amazon Studio, Jennifer Salke, had this to say about the partnership:

We’re honored to be able to provide a space for the SXSW filmmakers to share their hard work and passion with audiences for the first time. It’s been a privilege collaborating with Janet Pierson and the SXSW team to bring these diverse and inspiring films to viewers around the country. We are supporters of SXSW and other independent film festivals, and hope this online film festival can help give back some of that experience, and showcase artists and films that audiences might otherwise not have had the chance to see.

SXSW normally premieres a variety of films early in the year, showing off both upcoming feature films and documentaries. The SXSW 2020 lineup included screenings of David Lowery’s The Green Knight with Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, and Joel Edgerton, as well as Judd Apatow’s latest film starring Pete Davidson: The King of Staten Island. Some of SXSW 2019’s headliners included Booksmart, The Beach Bum, and Pet Sematary.


Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is an all-in-one streaming device with apps for most major streaming services, 4K streaming and a voice remote powered by Amazon’s Alexa.

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Call of Duty: Warzone players get free weekend in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer

Players of Call of Duty Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale variant that Activision launched a month ago, will get a free weekend in the main multiplayer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The free weekend begins at 10 a.m. PDT on Friday, April 3 and runs until Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PDT. It’s available to anyone with the Warzone client (which is itself a subset of the main game). Players will get access through the Warzone lobby in the form of the “Stocked Up/Locked Down” 24/7 playlist.

That playlist will offer two maps: Atlas Superstore and Shoot House. Players will get Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, and Headquarters modes. Activision’s announcement has more details and advice on how to play both maps.

Call of Duty Warzone launched on March 10. It is altogether a different thing from Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer, although it is free to play. In addition to the battle royale, it features a mode called Plunder. Progress in both games transfers, so players will see their levels and cosmetic customizations in Warzone show up in the free weekend’s multiplayer, and whatever they earn there will stay with them after the free weekend. Cross-platform play is also available for this free weekend.


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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Young Spring Bamboo recipe list

During the springtime, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players on Switch are able to collect Young Spring Bamboo from bamboo thickets.

Based on our tests, it appears that players can only harvest the Young Spring Bamboo during spring months. This means it’ll be available from March to May for Northern Hemisphere players and from September to November for Southern Hemisphere players.

Recipes that require Young Spring Bamboo can only drop during these months. The recipes will drop from balloons. They can also appear in Bottled Messages on the beach.

Note that there are other bamboo furnishings in the game but these are the ones that the game considers “seasonal,” since they use resources (in this case, Young Spring Bamboo) that can only be collected at specific times of the year.

To get Young Spring Bamboo, just hit bamboo thickets with your Stone Axe. It will spit out Young Spring Bamboo and Bamboo randomly. It will still drop the regular Bamboo year-round.

If you don’t have any bamboo thickets growing on your island, you can find some on Mystery Island Tours.

We’ve put together all of the seasonal bamboo recipes we know of below.

Bamboo-grove Wall

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo-grove Wall Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Seven Young Spring Bamboo
  • Three Bamboo Shoots

Light Bamboo Rug

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Light Bamboo Rug Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Six Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo Wand

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo Wand Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Six Young Spring Bamboo
  • Three Star Fragments

Basket Pack

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Basket Pack Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Six Young Spring Bamboo

Green-leaf Pile

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Green-leaf Pile Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • One Young Spring Bamboo
  • 10 Weeds

Steamer-basket Set

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Steamer-basket set Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Six Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo-shoot Lamp

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo-shoot Lamp Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Four Young Spring Bamboo
  • Five Bamboo Shoots
  • Four Clay

Bamboo Noodle Slide

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo Noodle Slide Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Seven Young Spring Bamboo
  • Three Wood

Pan Flute

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Pan Flute Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Seven Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo Doll

An Animal Crossing crafting screen for a Bamboo Doll Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

  • Six Young Spring Bamboo

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Nintendo Switch consoles are often sold out, but you can still pick up the handheld-only Switch Lite, which is perfect for portable gaming.

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How to sell to the new fish vendor, C.J., in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch is filled with all sorts of colorful villagers and friendly vendors. Many of the sales folk you’ll come across will join your island eventually, but some of them like the Turnip vendor Daisy Mae, only show up at specific times. However other visitors will come at random times. If you are looking to make some good Bells with your fish, then keep your eye out for C.J., who replaces Chip from previous games.

This boisterous beaver will randomly appear on your island and will hang out until the next day. C.J. is a unique vendor since he offers two different features when they visit: you can sell your fish to them for 1.5x their normal value and you can commission them to make fish models for you.

If you see the “seasports” fanatic hanging out on your island, then here’s what you need to know about C.J. and how to make the best of their time on your island.

How to sell fish to C.J.

Unlike the bug vendor Flick, who will buy your insects for a markup right away, C.J. requires a simple challenge to be completed before he buys your fish.

The tasks are random, fairly simple, and usually involve fish. When we first encountered C.J., he asked us to “catch five fish in a row.” As we began catching fish, our villager would mention how many fish we had left to complete C.J.’s challenge. Once we were done, our villager instructed us to head back the beaver. We’ve also seen C.J. ask for other challenges, such as “catching three fish of the same size,” so be prepared as his requests may be different when you encounter him.

Once you’ve completed C.J.’s challenge, he will then be open to buying your fish for 1.5x of their normal value. For instance, if you look at our Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish price guide, you’ll see that a horse mackeral costs 150 Bells if you sell it at Nook’s Cranny. However, because of his markup, C.J. will buy them for 225 Bells.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s fish vendor C.J. buying fish at a markup Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

If you are looking to make the most of our your fishing skill, and are willing to wait around for C.J., then make sure to keep your most expensive fish in storage until he appears.

How to commission C.J. for art

Making a little extra money with your fish isn’t the only thing C.J. can help you do.

If you hand over three of any fish, you can commission C.J. to create a custom model of that fish for free. Just simply give them three fish of the same type and C.J. will mail you a model of that fish the next day.

You can only commission one fish at a time with C.J., so if there’s a certain fish you’d love to keep inside your home, it’s best to save those in your storage until C.J. arrives.


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Source: Polygon.com

Everything coming to Disney Plus in April

Disney Plus launched last year with most of Disney’s back catalogue, but the platform hasn’t reached maximum capacity just yet. In addition to original content, like the upcoming episodes of Marvel’s Hero Project, there are a whole host of movies and shows wrapped up under other streaming services and licenses. Each month, a few new titles will trickle on to Disney Plus.

Onward arrives to streaming early! To celebrate Earth Day, Disney is releasing a ton of nature documentaries and shows to Disney Plus. Also coming are the ever-iconic National Treasure, new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and season 3 of Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.


Available April 1

Doctor Doolittle
America’s National Parks
Wild Yellowstone
The Flood
JANE
Before the Flood
Planet of the Birds
Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures
Kingdom of the White Wolf
Tree Climbing Lions
Hostile Planet
Wild Russia
One Strange Rock
Giants of the Deep Blue
Kingdom of the Blue Whale
Great Migrations
Earth Live
Winged Seduction: Birds of Paradise
Into the Grand Canyon
African Cats
Chimpanzee
Bears
Born in China
Crimson Wing
Monkey Kingdom
Wings of Life

Available April 3

A Tale of Two Critters
In a Nutshell
Don’s Fountain of Youth
Don’s Fountain of Youth
Donald’s Dog Laundry
Double Dribble
Dragon Around
Elmer Elephant
Fish Hooks (S1-3)
How to Play Football
Lambert, The Sheepish Lion
On Ice
Onward

A skinny, blue-skinned animated teenage elf wrestles with a magical that’s shooting a bolt of blue energy into the ground in his room, as his huskier elf brother looks on in surprise in Onward Image: Pixar/Disney

Out of Scale
Penguins
Pluto’s Party
Sea Scouts
Sonny with a Chance (S1-3)
The Boy Who Talked to Badgers
The New Neighbor
The Small One
The Straight Story

Life on the Edge “Penguins Behind the Scenes”

Dolphin Reef “Premiere”

From Disney: It’s time for a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin named Echo to grow up. Narrated by Natalie Portman.

Diving with Dolphins “Dolphin Reef Behind the Scenes”

From Disney: Behind the scenes look at the making of Dolphin Reef.

Image: Disney

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 707 – “Dangerous Debt”

From Disney: Taken prisoner by the Pykes, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters attempt to escape.

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Finale – Episode 208 – “Marry ME”

From Disney: Ramila & Ike celebrate 25 years of marriage in Greece thanks to their son. Kyle and Amanda and their baby girl Harlow celebrate at Disney’s California Adventure with a surprise performance by Jason Derulo.

Shop Class Episode 106 – “Downhill Derby”

From Disney: Teams are challenged with designing and building supersized downhill derby racers.

Disney Family Sundays Episode 122 – “Minnie Mouse: Apron”

From Disney: The Pyle-Lawrence ladies join host Amber Kemp-Gerstel on a project inspired by Minnie Mouse.

One Day At Disney Episode 118 – “Patti Murin: Frozen Musical, Broadway”

From Disney: Frozen the Musical star, Patti Murin, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the rarely seen inner workings of one of Broadway’s smash hits. Backstage moments, pre-show rituals and the coveted NYC Stage Door Autograph Line are all on display as Patti brings to life one of Disney’s favorite princesses for theater patrons of all ages.

Be Our Chef Episode 102 – “Diagnosis: Delicious”

From Disney: In round two of “Be Our Chef,” two new families, the Wells and Platt families, are tasked with a “Big Hero 6” inspired challenge to make a dessert that is healthy and delicious. But before heading to the kitchen, the families visit the super-huggable Baymax at Epcot for inspiration. Both families are hoping for their first win. But who will crumble first?

Available April 10

Life Below Zero (S14)
Paradise Island (S1)
Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals (S1)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (S5)
Tut’s Treasures: Hidden Secrets (S1)

A Celebration of the Music from Coco Premiere – Special

From Disney: An inside look at the musical production of “Coco: A Live-to-Film Concert Experience”, performed at the historic Hollywood Bowl.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 708 – “Together Again”

From Disney: Ahsoka bargains for the sisters’ freedom and makes a startling discovery.

Shop Class Episode 107 – “Ready for Launch”

From Disney: Six semi-final teams build and launch spacecrafts capable of transporting egg payloads.

Disney Family Sundays Episode 119 – “Minnie Mouse: Kite”

From Disney: The Ruvalcaba family joins host Amber Kemp-Gerstel to build an aerial craft inspired by Minnie Mouse.

One Day At Disney Episode 119 – “Francheska Roman: Candy Maker”

From Disney: Francheska Roman, Candy Maker on Main Street, U.S.A., gives an exclusive look into the making of Disneyland Resort’s favorite sweet treats. As Francheska shares her favorite parts of the job, she also illustrates the skill, care and dedication that goes into crafting each Disney themed confection.

Be Our Chef Episode 103 – “Hidden Within”

From Disney: Returning to the kitchen for another round, the Merrill family battles newcomers, the Perez family, for a “Mulan” themed challenge. This round, the families must create a main dish. But similar to Mulan’s journey to find her inner hidden warrior, the teams must use an unexpected and hidden ingredient in their dish to collect the win.

Available April 12

PJ Masks (S3)

Available April 17

Brain Games (S8)
Let’s Stick Together
Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Nutty Tales (S1-2)
Pluto’s Purchase
The Incredible Dr. Pol (S16)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 709 – “Old Friends Not Forgotten”

From Disney: Anakin and Obi-Wan must decide whether to help Ahsoka pursue Maul or rescue Palpatine.

Shop Class Finale – Episode 108 – “Build Your Own Adventure”

From Disney: The finalists vie for the title “Shop Class Champs” by building contemporary backyard forts.

Disney Family Sundays Episode 124 – “Finding Nemo: Terrarium”

From Disney: The Chaney family joins host Amber Kemp-Gerstel for a project inspired by Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.”

One Day At Disney Episode 120 – “Steve Sligh: Gold Oak Ranch Manager”

From Disney: Steve Sligh helps bring movies to life as Senior Manager of the Golden Oak Ranch. Historically, this legendary filming location has hosted Hollywood’s elite, and even served as a retreat for Walt. 60+ years later, this close-to-900-acre property still functions as a working filming location with an eye towards conservation.

Be Our Chef Episode 104 – “Curiouser and Curiouser”

From Disney: The Perez family faces the Robbins family for an “Alice in Wonderland” challenge. After meeting with Alice and The Mad Hatter and eating a Cheshire Cat’s tail at Magic Kingdom Park they must use that inspiration to prepare their very own version of a bite-sized dessert.

Available April 19

Just Roll with It (S1)

Available April 20

Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa (S1)

Available April 22

Fury Files
Jane Goodall: The Hope

Available April 23

cass and rapunzel Image: Disney

Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (S3)

Available April 24

America’s Funniest Home Videos (S12-19, 23)
Man in Space
Mars and Beyond
The Olympic Elk

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 710 – “The Phantom Apprentice”

From Disney: Ahsoka and Republic forces confront Maul on Mandalore.

Disney Family Sundays Episode 125 – “WALL•E: Recycling Container”

From Disney: In honor of Earth Day, the Mai family builds an eco-conscious craft inspired by Pixar’s “Wall•E.”

One Day At Disney Episode 121 – “Tia Kratter: Pixar University”

From Disney: Tia Kratter, Manager of Art and Film Education at Pixar University, helps Pixar artists hone their craft. Kratter sheds light on the immeasurable artistic detail that goes into every film, and spreads her wealth of knowledge to Pixar employees as well as others who want to further their creative education.

Be Our Chef Episode 105 – “Beyond the Reef”

From Disney: The Merrill family and Wells family look to sail away with a win in the “Moana” challenge. Just as Moana was able to combine her island life with her adventures at sea, our families must now create a dish that brings both land and sea together in a harmonious way. Families travel to the Land Pavilion at Epcot and meet Moana herself at Magic Kingdom Park for a little land and sea inspiration.

Available April 30

National Treasure Image: Disney

National Treasure

Source: Polygon.com

Pokémon Go Tricky Pokémon event guide: Field Research, Stunfisk, and Shiny Croagunk

To celebrate April Fool’s Day, some Pokémon that have trickster personalities are spawning in abundance in Pokémon Go.

The event lasts from April 1 at 8 a.m. until April 7 at 10 p.m. in your local time.

This includes Gastly, Haunter, Ditto, Voltorb, Foongus, Croagunk, and Aipom. Stunfisk is also making its Pokémon Go debut during this time. For those who don’t have a Ditto, which disguises itself as other Pokémon until after you catch it, this may be a good opportunity to fill in that spot on your Pokédex.

Throughout the event, Croagunk and Aipom will appear to photobomb you when you take AR photos, instead of Smeargle.

Croagunk, the poison- and fighting-type frog, will also be appearing Shiny for the first time, turning from its usual blue color to a neat teal. Toxicroak turns from blue and orange to a lighter blue with pink accents.

Shiny and regular Croagunk and Toxicroak Image: Niantic via Polygon

There’ll also be some limited-time Field Research to celebrate the Pokémons’ antics.

Pokémon Go Tricky Pokémon event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Feed your buddy a treat Sudowoodo encounter
Earn three candy walking with your buddy Stunfisk encounter
Catch three Ditto Croagunk encounter
Catch three Voltorb Three Poké Balls

Source: Polygon.com