New features starting on June 28 at 1 p.m. PDT
- Shiny Alolan Pokémon — You have a chance of encountering the following Shiny Alolan Pokémon: Rattata, Raticate, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Vulpix, Ninetales, Diglett, Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Grimer, Muk and Exeggutor.
- Team leader avatar items — Avatar items featuring the team leaders’ personal styles are available in the Style Shop.
- A new Event Box is now available with six Premium Raid Passes, one Super Incubator, two Star Pieces and one Lucky Egg for 480 PokéCoins.
From June 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to July 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT
- A familiar face returns to the party! — Once per day, you might have the chance to encounter a Pikachu wearing a party hat when you take a GO Snapshot photo! Pichu wearing a party hat is also be available to hatch from 7 km eggs.
From June 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT
- Jump-Start Research — Trainers can complete new Special Research for helpful rewards that will jump-start their new or continuing adventures. This Special Research is only available this summer for players at level 10 or higher, so be sure to let your friends know about this opportunity to join in and get special rewards.
- Raid bonuses — Take down Raid Bosses faster and earn extra bonus Premier Balls to catch them with when you raid with friends.
- Decreased Stardust costs for trading — Trading Pokémon costs ¼ less Stardust.
Side note: Due to the ongoing popularity of Pokémon GO and the excitement surrounding the third anniversary event, Pokémon GO is once again a trending topic on Twitter:
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog