Niantic wants to know if you have a Pokémon GO friend who always makes you laugh

Niantic is continuing to reveal new features and events for Pokémon GO on a regular basis. Read on below to learn more:

Prepare to GO Beyond with the 12 Days of Friendship event!


Before every major milestone, we reflect on how thankful we are for our friends who join us on our journeys. Invite your friends now to join you on yours!

The 12 Days of Friendship event kicks off TODAY! Take the next 12 days to join your friends in preparing for the GO Beyond update, no matter where you are in the world!

Date + Time

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


  • Friendship levels will increase faster than normal through opening Gifts, trading Pokémon, or battling together in raids, Gyms, or Trainer Battles!
  • Receive an attack boost when you battle in raids with friends. Be sure to pick up a Remote Raid Pass in the shop to raid with friends no matter where you are!
  • You’ll earn increased XP from completing raids.
  • You can open more Gifts each day.

In addition, you’ll earn twice the XP from catching Pokémon from Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

If you reach level 40 before Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time, you’ll receive some neat rewards, like the Legacy 40 medal and Timed Research that rewards the exclusive Gyarados Hat avatar item! For more information on the changes we’re making to leveling as part of the GO Beyond update, click here.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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