Pokémon GO and Pokémon Journeys: The Series Collide in an Event Featuring Lugia That Know Aeroblast, Shiny Cubone, and More
Animation Week 2020 takes place through November 12 and features themed encounters, raids, and research.
Fans of Pokémon Journeys: The Series and Pokémon GO are in for a treat as the Pokémon worlds of animation and mobile gaming collide in a crossover event. From Friday, November 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Trainers can encounter Pokémon Ash and Goh have caught, rescued, trained, and interacted with in the animated series. Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, and Golurk will be appearing in raids, while Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, Scyther, Dratini, and Cyndaquil will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
Who could forget the epic moment when Ash and Goh caught a ride on Lugia, solidifying their friendship, in the episode “Legend? Go! Friends? Go!” from the latest season of Pokémon the Series? In tribute to that moment, Trainers can challenge Lugia that know Aeroblast in five-star raids during the event. Trainers can also expect to see more Riolu hatching from Eggs as a nod to “Caring for a Mystery!”, which featured a Riolu hatching from an Egg. Trainers can go on their very own journey mirroring Ash and Goh’s adventures with Timed Research featuring Pokémon the two friends have met along the way. Field Research will also feature encounters with Pokémon from across the animated series.
During this event, World Cap Pikachu will be appearing in the wild. Plus, Goh-inspired avatar items will be available in the Style Shop at no cost, and Goh may make a surprise appearance in your snapshots.
If you haven’t yet watched Pokémon Journeys: The Series, you can see the first episode on Pokémon TV at no cost. The first 24 episodes are also currently available on Netflix.
Celebrate Pokémon Journeys: The Series with the Animation Week 2020 event!
The Animation Week 2020 event—based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series—is coming soon to Pokémon GO!
During this event, Pokémon encounters and other content with ties to the two main characters—Ash and Goh—will be available in Pokémon GO. You’ll also be able to participate in event-exclusive Timed Research inspired by the animated series’ storyline!
Date + Time
- World Cap Pikachu will be appearing in the wild. Some lucky Trainers may even encounter a Shiny one!
- From Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Lugia will be returning to five-star raids—this time with the attack Aeroblast!
- Pokémon like Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, Golurk, and others will be appearing in raids.
- You can look forward to encountering the following Pokémon more frequently in the wild: Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, Scyther, Dratini, Cyndaquil, and more! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Cubone! *Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone will be hatching from 7 km Eggs. Lucky Trainers may even hatch a Shiny Cubone! Shiny Marowak will also be available.
- Take on new Timed Research inspired by multiple episodes of the ongoing series Pokémon Journeys: The Series!
- Goh might appear in GO Snapshot! Be sure to take a snapshot during the event!
- Goh-inspired avatar items will be available! Check out the Style Shop to get yours for free. These avatar items include the Goh-style top, Goh-style backpack, Goh-style pants and Goh-style shoes.
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog