Niantic is now hosting a GO Snapshot sweepstakes featuring Squirtle and your Pokémon GO Buddy to give fans a chance to win a signed Ed Sheeran album to celebrate the Pokémon GO x Ed Sheeran collaboration

Niantic has announced a new official collaboration between Pokémon GO and Ed Sheeran. Read on below to learn more:

Special Performance FAQ

A Special Ed Sheeran performance will be available through the Pokémon GO app. You’ll be able to check out the performance beginning on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8) through November 30 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
 
The performance will feature songs from =, Ed’s new album, and more. Learn more about the collaboration with Ed Sheeran on the Pokémon GO Official Website.
 

How do I get a link to the special performance?

The special Ed Sheeran performance will be accessible through the Pokémon GO app starting Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST through November 30 at 1:00 p.m. PST. To access the video of the performance, you will need to obtain the special link from one of two ways.
 
Tap on a Sponsored Gift balloon within Pokémon GO. If you are having difficulty finding the Sponsored Gift balloon, be sure to check your Settings and make sure you have opted into this feature by selecting the “Show Sponsored Gifts” option. Please note that Sponsored Gift balloons are not available in all locations. Trainers who do not see Sponsored Gift balloons in Pokémon GO can still access the special performance via the link in the in-app news.
 
Note about child accounts: Trainers with Child accounts will not receive Sponsored Gift balloons, even if permissions for accessing sponsored content are granted through the Niantic Kids Parent Portal or Pokémon Trainer Club website. Trainers who log into Pokémon GO using these accounts can access the special performance via the in-app news.
 
Learn more about Sponsored Gifts.
 
Read the in-app news. The link to the special performance will also be available via the in-app news, as well as additional details about in-app bonuses and special Pokémon appearances.
 
We are making a link to the video available through Sponsored Gift balloons and in-app news in Pokémon GO as part of a special experience for Trainers.
 

How can I get an offer code?

As part of the celebration around the special performance, an offer code will be available for Trainers to redeem for a special avatar item. Each account can only redeem an offer code for this avatar item once, although multiple codes for this item may be available.
 
Offer codes can be obtained via social media, in-app news, via the Pokémon GO website, and on the site hosting the performance. Learn more about how to redeem offer codes.
 
Please note that all special performance offer codes expire after 11/30/2021.

I’m having difficulty viewing the special performance

If you are experiencing playback issues, please check the YouTube device requirements to ensure that you are set up for an optimal viewing experience.
 
Please note that this performance is only available through November 30 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8).
 

Ed Sheeran Hits a High Note in a Special Performance in Pokémon GO on November 22

Check out the video in Pokémon GO, and catch Water-type first partner Pokémon, including Squirtle wearing sunglasses.

Pokémon GO has seen its share of musical Pokémon, like the lyrical Jigglypuff and the melodic Meloetta. But on Monday, November 22, 2021, a different star will take the spotlight with a special performance available in Pokémon GO. Grammy-winning English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran celebrates his love of Pokémon with a video for Pokémon GO Trainers, and you’ll also be able to participate in a special in-game event from Monday, November 22, 2021, to Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Sheeran’s performance will feature some of his classic hits as well as songs from his new album, including “Perfect,” “Bad Habits,” “Overpass Graffiti,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “First Time,” and “Shivers.” During the accompanying event, Sheeran’s favorite Pokémon, Squirtle, will be appearing in the wild wearing its signature sunglasses. And because the singer always chooses a Water-type first partner Pokémon to accompany him on video game adventures, some of those Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, too.

This celebration of Water-type Pokémon will also feature themed stickers. And to help you catch and evolve more Pokémon, you can pick up a free one-time Event Box from the shop that contains a Lure Module, a Metal Coat, a King’s Rock, and 10 Pinap Berries.

Rock on, Trainers!

Source: Pokemon.com

A brand-new collaboration event with Ed Sheeran!

A brand-new collaboration event with Ed Sheeran!

Trainers,

We might have some “Bad Habits,” but listening to Ed Sheeran songs isn’t one of them! They’re just so “Perfect,” they give us “Shivers.” But enough “Thinking Out Loud”… We’re excited to announce that, for the “First Times” ever, we’ll be collaborating with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran!

A Pokémon GO Special Performance!

Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT -8) to Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8)

A Special Ed Sheeran performance will be available through the Pokémon GO app. You’ll be able to check out the performance in the in-game News beginning on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8).

The performance will feature songs from =, Ed’s new album, and more. Songs include:

  • “Perfect”
  • “Bad Habits”
  • “Overpass Graffiti”
  • “Thinking Out Loud”
  • “First Times”
  • “Shivers”

A Celebratory Event

Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT -8) to Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8)

Ed always chooses the Water-type Pokémon as his first partner when he starts a Pokémon RPG. In celebration of this collaboration, look forward to an event featuring all of the Water-type first-partner Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO!

Event Bonuses

Icon of a photobombing Pokémon
Take a snapshot every day for a surprise!

In-Game Music

Overpass Graffiti will be playing every night in Pokémon GO from Monday, November 22, 2021, to Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing somewhat frequently in the wild.

Image of Totodile - Shiny Icon On
Totodile
Image of Mudkip - Shiny Icon On
Mudkip
Image of Piplup - Shiny Icon On
Piplup
Image of Shiny Oshawott - Shiny Icon On
Oshawott
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Image of Squirtle wearing sunglasses - Shiny Icon on
Squirtle wearing sunglasses
Image of Froakie - No Shiny Icon
Froakie
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Image of Squirtle wearing sunglasses - Shiny Icon On
Squirtle wearing sunglasses
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles

The following new avatar item will be available from Monday, November 22, 2021, at 1:00 PST (GMT −8) to the end of the event!

  • 「=」 Sweatshirt

Redeem the following code to get it*: VVM87WGMMUZHTB8X

You’ll be able to get Water-type-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

The following box will also be available in the shop throughout the event.

  • One-time free Event Box: A Lure Module, 20 Pokéballs, 10 Razz Berries, and 10 Pinap Berries.
* Limit one code redemption per Trainer. Code expires after 11/30/2021. Learn how to redeem codes in our help center article.

Ready for the return of Squirtle wearing sunglasses? Don’t forget to celebrate Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album by tuning in to his special performance for Pokémon GO later this month!

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

https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1461201258522583048

https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1461201257071353856

https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1461201255141937152

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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