If you're wondering how to catch Spinda in Pokemon Go, you've come to the right place. The elusive teddy bear-like Pokemon may be a blank spot in your Pokemon Go collection, but Pokemon Go Spinda isn't actually too difficult to catch when you know how. There's actually over 20 variations of Pokemon Go Spinda in the game, but that's nothing when you consider the four billion different patterns in the main games! You need to obtain the correct Pokemon Go Field Research task to catch this cute pocket monster, so read on for everything you need to know about how to catch Spinda in Pokemon Go.
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How to catch Spinda in Pokemon Go
To catch a Spinda in Pokemon Go, you need to find the right Field Research Task from a Pokestop. Spinda is the reward for spinning a Pokestop and getting the “Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row” task. In your tasks menu, you will see this exact sentence and next to it will be the circle with a question mark in it and grass behind. This indicates a Pokemon encounter reward. Do five great curveball throws in a row and you'll be able to start the Pokemon Go Spinda encounter. This isn't easy, so it may take a while to complete.
For a perfect curveball in Pokemon Go, spin the Poke Ball in small circles in the centre of your screen until stars and sparkles start to appear around it. Dependent on the way you spin the Poke Ball, you want to toss it in the opposite direction. If you’ve been spinning it left, throw it to the right hand side of the screen and the curveball will recentre it, and vice versa. While you’ll only get an extra 10XP for using curveballs, you do have a better chance of catching Pokemon so it’s best to use them as standard, especially in legendary or shiny catch situations.
Remember that research rewards mean that the Pokemon can’t flee - that would just be unfair - so take the time to throw your Spinda a Pinap Berry if you want to earn 3 extra candy. Don’t waste your Golden Razz Berries here.
How to find the Spinda Field Research Task
So you know how to catch Spinda in Pokemon Go, but how do you find the Field Research Task in the first place? The short answer is to visit as many Pokestops as possible. Each Pokestop stores only one task for a 24 hour period. The task switches at midnight every day so you can check your local ones again the next day.
It’s important to note that you can delete Field Research Tasks to make sure you always have room to search for the Pokemon Go Spinda quest. Hit the binoculars icon and you’ll see your three stored tasks. Choose one you don’t want to fulfill, press the small trashcan icon, and a prompt will come up to ask if you are sure you want to delete the task. Hit OK and you’ll be left with a free slot to continue your hunt.
If you are having problems finding the task, consider joining your local Pokemon Go Discord or Facebook group as there will be plenty of people also looking and keeping each other updated. The joys of the Pokemon Go community knows no bounds. Alternatively, just make sure you visit all your closest stops every day and hopefully you’ll get lucky.
All Pokemon Go Spinda variations
There were originally eight versions of Spinda in the game files, and they've now all been released - plus an extra one for Valentine's Day. Here are all the Spinda versions from when they were datamined:
Spinda 1, 2, 3 & 4 pic.twitter.com/bA5zT4LP7DJuly 31, 2018
5, 6, 7 & 8 pic.twitter.com/i01A2OhSJ3July 31, 2018
Number four is the most recent Spinda variation to be introduced, and the final one available. We say there were eight versions originally, because another 12 versions of Spinda have since been found. None of these have been released yet and since we're still going through the original eight, there's probably a while to go before we see the next 12 introduced. Throughout the Valentine's Day there was also a special love heart version of Spinda available but since that event has now passed, it's not available anymore. That makes 21 versions of Spinda in total.
Chrales also found shiny versions of the eight original Spinda, which you can see below:
shiny 1, 2, 3 & 4 pic.twitter.com/mUE5CYzY3UJuly 31, 2018
shiny 5, 6, 7 & 8 pic.twitter.com/TK1gPG7ZGlJuly 31, 2018
The current Spinda available in May 2019 is #4 in Chrales' tweets. The next change will presumably come at the start of June, so keep your eyes peeled for the field research task this month!