Niantic has announced a new Pokémon GO Special Weekend event, which is set to take place on November 7 and November 8, 2020, in Japan. The event is exclusive to those who purchase tickets, which will grant access to exclusive Timed Research and encounters with rare Pokémon, including Shiny Absol, Shiny Mawile, Unown letters B, K, M and S. A translation of the official Japanese announcement from the development team is as follows:
Information on “Pokémon GO Special Weekend”!
We will hold “Pokémon GO Special Weekend” with the official partner of “Pokémon GO” who always supports trainers! The partners who cooperate this time are “Seven-Eleven”, “SoftBank”, and “Matsumotokiyoshi”.
Go to an official partner store near you and get an event ticket. The event will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 and Sunday, November 8, 2020.
What is Pokémon GO Special Weekend?
“Pokémon GO” This is an in-game event of “Pokémon GO” that you can participate in using the “Pokémon GO Special Weekend Participation Ticket” that can be redeemed at the official partner’s store. A promotion code is attached to the “participation ticket”, so get it by the day of the event , register the code from the promotion code input page , and participate in the event. You can participate in the event from anywhere in Japan.
The event is scheduled to be held from 11:00 to 14:00 on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th. Participating in an event gives you more chances to meet special Pokemon.
Event date and time
- SoftBank / Seven-Eleven: Japan time Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 11:00 to 14:00
- Matsumoto Kiyoshi: Japan time Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 11:00 to 14:00
- Limited time challenge is now available.
- If you are lucky, you may come across different colors of “Absol” and “Mawile”!
- You may be able to meet “Unknown” that appears attracted by “Oko” and many Pokemon!
Where can I get the “Pokémon GO Special Weekend Participation Ticket”?
Depending on the official partner who obtains the “participation ticket”, the method of redeeming the “participation ticket” and the schedule of events that can be attended differ. Please check the campaign page of each official partner for details.
- SoftBank / Seven-Eleven: Campaign Page
- Matsumoto Kiyoshi: Released at a later date (scheduled for October 1)
After getting the “Pokémon GO Special Weekend Participation Ticket”?
During the event (Saturday, November 7th, 11: 00-14: 00, Sunday, November 8th, 11: 00-14: 00), open “Pokémon GO” and check that your research has arrived.
* Please check the support center for “Notes before participating in the event” and “Check-in / how to play” .
When playing “Pokémon GO”, please pay attention to the safety of your surroundings and enjoy it in accordance with the laws and policies of the national and local governments. Upcoming events may be canceled or changed. Stay tuned for updates on social media, in-app news and Help Center articles .
— From the Pokémon GO development team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog