Celebrate Carnival from home with Pokémon GO!
Every year during this season, people in different regions of the world come together to celebrate Carnival. These celebrations are some of the largest and most famous street parties in the world, which originated centuries ago in Europe and are extremely popular today in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially Brazil.
In 2021 we will not be able to celebrate Carnival in the streets in the same way we were used to. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in the company of our fellow Pokémon and virtually connect with our family and friends. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the first Carnival celebration in Pokémon GO!
Time, date and region
- From Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. (local time)
- This event will take place exclusively in the following regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela) .
- Pokémon that represent the festive spirit of Carnival and some of its traditions, such as music and happiness, will be drawn more frequently to Incense, including Diglett, Jigglypuff, Hitmontop, Torchic, Lotad, Kricketot, Bronzor, Munna, and Emolga.
- With any luck, you might find a Shiny Jigglypuff!
- During this event, the duration of the Incense will be three hours.
Raid hours and more
- On February 18 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time, a Raid Hour will take place with Kricketot as the featured Pokémon. If you’re lucky, you might find a shiny one!
- On February 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time, don’t let the party die with an Hour of Raids from Emolga, the Pokémon Vuelardilla!
- During the event, visit the shop to find a free one-time redeemable item pack that includes 50 Poké Balls, 2 Incense, 10 Frambu Berries and a Remote Raid Pass!
We hope Trainers enjoy this special celebration, and we look forward to enjoying Carnival at home and virtually with our friends, family, and Pokémon. Even though we can’t all physically celebrate together, we believe this adventure will keep us connected and united!
As always, pay attention to your surroundings and follow the rules of local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Remember to follow us on social networks, activate the receipt of push notifications and subscribe to our emails to stay informed. For the latest events and feature updates for the game, be sure to check out this help center article .
—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog