Pokemon GO's August update brought in the legendary Pokemon Raikou, as well as a whole set of new research tasks that players can complete to unlock new Pokemon encounters.
One of the more exciting new quests can introduce players to the new Pokemon Spinda - you'll just need to complete three curveball throws to trigger the appearance of the dizzy panda.
But whilst new Pokemon are taking the spotlight, players are also searching for Shiny versions of some of Pokemon's most classic mascots - which can actually be quite hard to come by.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about caching a Shiny Bulbasaur, with the end-goal of netting yourself a Shiny Venusaur.
At the time of writing, there are a variety of ways of encountering Bulbasaur in Pokemon GO.
There is a Field Research task that asks you to 'Power up a Pokemon 5 times'. Doing this could reward you with a Bulbasaur, a Charmander or a Squirtle. These come with better odds of being Shiny, too.
To encounter this task, try spinning as many Pokestops as possible per day to up your odds of finding the task - you should eventually find it. Be aware this task may rotate out at the end of August, so try and get as many as you can in the meantime.
Also, you can encounter the Pokemon in the wild for a roughly 1/450 chance of encountering a Shiny.
Once captured, you will need 125 candy to evolve the Bulbasaur into Ivysaur (25 candy) and then Venusaur (100 candy).
If you're trying to up your odds of encountering Bulbasaur, you're more likely to find Grass-types in:
• Farmland, farms, forests, gardens, any kind of grass or green space, playgrounds, green residential areas
Grass Pokemon are also more likely to spawn in Clear or Sunny weather, too.
So for your best bet of hunting down a Bulbasaur, head to foresty areas in good weather and you may be in luck!