A Classic Confrontation
If you’ve ever played Pokémon Red, you might recall the iconic intro sequence that features Nidorino battling Gengar. That beloved moment will be honored during Pokémon GO’s Pokémon Day Celebration in a Raid Day event on Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in your local time zone. During this time, Nidorino wearing party hats will be appearing in two-star raids, and party hat–wearing Gengar that know Lick and Psychic will be appearing in four-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Nidorino or Shiny Gengar wearing a party hat!
To tackle more raids during this time frame, you can receive up to five Raid Passes at no cost during the Raid Day event by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms. Be sure to use each Raid Pass, though—you can hold only one at a time, and they will not be available after the Raid Day ends. Due to public health concerns, however, the Nidorino and Gengar Raid Day event has been canceled in Japan, South Korea and Italy. Meanwhile, a new Event Box with six Premium Battle Passes, two Incense and two Lure Modules is now available to purchase for 480 PokéCoins.