Pokemon Go developer Niantic has unveiled its next major in-game event.
In a surprise announcement, Niantic has confirmed plans to hold an Alolan-themed event in Pokemon Go.
Designed to celebrate the arrival of summer, fans will be able to capture tropical variants of Kanto Pokemon.
According to Niantic, these regional variants are based on the Kanto Pokemon found in Pokemon Sun and Moon.
"Sunny days are ahead!" reads a Niantic blog post. "Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we’re celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokemon from the tropical Alola region to Pokemon GO.
"Get ready for some of the Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms!"
The unique Pokemon will be available in the coming weeks, although an exact release date is yet to be revealed.
"These unique variants were first seen in the Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokemon GO in the coming weeks," Niantic continues.
"Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change—and don’t forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!"
It will be interesting to see if the Alola Pokemon will have new moves in addition to the new look.
The news comes as Niantic confirms the date for the next Community Day event.
Just hours after the end of the Charmander event, Niantic has revealed that the next Pokemon Go Community Day event will take place on Saturday, June 16.
The exact time is yet to be revealed, but if it's anything like past Pokemon Go Community Day events, expect it to take place between 10am and 1pm BST.
The only other mystery is which Pocket Monster will take the lead during the next event.
As the only remaining Gen 1 starter Pokemon not to have its own Community Day event, Squirtle seems like an obvious choice.
However, fans on The Silph Road are convinced that Larvitar could take centre stage.