Celebrate six years of Pokémon GO during the Anniversary Event and Battle Weekend!
It’s time to celebrate Pokémon GO and party like it’s 2016! To help kick this anniversary into high gear, we’re having a sensational six-themed celebration—including a special emphasis on Charizard, which is #006 in the Pokedéx. With event-themed Field Research and a Battle Weekend taking place, there’ll be plenty of fun for Trainers everywhere to enjoy!
What’s more, our intel suggests there may be components to this event that will only be revealed after certain Ultra Unlock conditions are met. Could Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin have something to do with this?
Tickets are still available for Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin, Pokémon GO Fest: Seattle, and Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo. Stay tuned for more details on the global Finale event that will take place on August 27!
Pokémon GO Anniversary Event
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Party Hat Charmeleon, Party Hat Charizard, and Cake Costume Pikachu will make their Pokémon GO debuts! This is also the first time Trainers will be able to evolve their Party Hat Charmanders! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter Shiny Party Hat Charmeleon and Shiny Party Hat Charizard!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
***Mega Charizard Y will appear in Raid battles from Thursday, July 7, 2022, to Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
Field Research task encounters
You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!
New avatar items and stickers
The following avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!
Sixth anniversary avatar items
You’ll also be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
From Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time
Save Shadow Latios!
Giovanni doesn’t do anything halfway. After Trainers around the world saved Shadow Latias, the Team GO Rocket boss just had to get his hands on Shadow Latios—and now it needs your help! Get ready to face off against Giovanni and rescue Shadow Latios!
Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders, Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal, too!
In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!
Special Research centered on Giovanni will be available. Complete it to earn Super Rocket Radar!
The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of the Season of GO on September 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
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—The Pokémon GO team