Pokémon GO Anniversary Event now underway in the Americas and Greenland until July 12 at 8 p.m. local time

Niantic is continuing to announce new events for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Celebrate six years of Pokémon GO during the Anniversary Event and Battle Weekend!

Celebrate six years of Pokémon GO during the Anniversary Event and Battle Weekend!

Trainers,

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, Timed 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: BerlinPokémon 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!

UPDATE: Congratulations, Trainers! Thanks to your efforts during Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin, you’ve earned Ultra Unlock bonuses for two upcoming events— Ultra Unlock: Anniversary Event and Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend!

Get ready to celebrate even harder with more bonuses and Pokémon appearing!

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

Pokémon debuts

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!

Party Hat Charmeleon
Party Hat Charmeleon
Party Hat Charizard
Party Hat Charizard
Cake Costume Pikachu
Cake Costume Pikachu
*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Ultra Unlock bonus: encounter Pansear!

Pansear, the High Temp Pokémon, will be appearing in the wild and in raids around the world during Pokémon GO’s Anniversary Event as an Ultra Unlock bonus!

Pansear
Pansear
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Ultra Unlock bonus: Unown E appears!

Unown E will appear in Raid Battles during the Anniversary Event as an Ultra Unlock bonus!

Unown F*
Unown E
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Ultra Unlock bonus: Timed Research

Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research tasks to encounter the following Pokémon.

Wash Rotom
Wash Rotom

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Party Hat Charmander
Party Hat Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Cake Costume Pikachu
Cake Costume Pikachu
Machop
Machop
Ledyba
Ledyba
Ralts
Ralts
Buneary
Buneary
Pansear
Pansear
Venipede
Venipede
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Bunnelby
Bunnelby
Litleo
Litleo
Pikipek
Pikipek
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Gabite
Gabite
Clauncher
Clauncher
Helioptile
Helioptile
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
Cake Costume Pikachu
Cake Costume Pikachu
Dratini
Dratini
Unown E
Unown E
PGO_Icon_513_Pansear
Pansear
Three-Star Raids
Venusaur
Venusaur
Party Hat Charizard
Party Hat Charizard
Blastoise
Blastoise
Tyranitar
Tyranitar
Metagross
Metagross
five-star eggsFive-Star Raids
Zapdos
Zapdos
Mega Raids
Mega Charizard X **
Mega Charizard X **
Mega Charizard Y***
Mega Charizard Y***
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
**Mega Charizard X will appear in Raid battles on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and Thursday, July 7, 2022.
***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!

Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Rowlet
Rowlet
Litten
Litten
Popplio
Popplio
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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!

6th 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.

Battle Weekend

 

From Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time

Event bonuses

Battle Icon
Enjoy up to 20 GO Battle League sets each day.
TM - White
Use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.

Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend event bonuses

Rocket - Black
Team GO Rocket balloons will appear every two hours.
Stadust - Black
Earn 5× Stardust from GO Battle League Rewards.
Raid Pass - Black
Enjoy 1 extra Raid Pass per day.
XP - Black
Earn 50% extra XP from Raid Battles.
Rocket - Black
Earn 2 Mysterious Components from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts.
Stadust - Black
Earn 50% extra Stardust from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts.
Wild Encounter - Black
Encounter Legendary Pokémon in GO Battle League reward encounters at Rank 16 and up.

Ultra Unlock bonus: blasts from the past

If you evolve the following first partner Pokémon during Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend, they’ll know attacks that were previously featured during past events!

Frenzy Plant (Charged Attack)
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Chikorita
Chikorita
Treecko
Treecko
Turtwig
Turtwig
Snivy
Snivy
Blast Burn (Charged Attack)
Charmander
Charmander
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Torchic
Torchic
Chimchar
Chimchar
Tepig
Tepig
Hydro Cannon (Charged Attack)
Squirtle
Squirtle
Totodile
Totodile
Mudkip
Mudkip
Piplup
Piplup
Oshawott
Oshawott
Dragon Breath (Fast Attack)
Charmander
Charmander

Special Research

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.

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!

Shadow Latios
Shadow Latios

Shadow Pokémon

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!

Geodude
Geodude
Shinx
Shinx
Purrloin
Purrloin
And more!
And more!

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.

—The Pokémon GO team

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