The 2022 Pokémon GO World Championships celebration event features Elite TMs, featured attacks, Zacian and Zamazenta now appearing in five-star raids, and much more

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Catch, Party, and Battle During the 2022 Pokémon GO World Championships Celebration Event

Embrace the spirit of battle with Elite TMs, featured attacks, and more.

It’s been more than six years since Pokémon GO launched, and soon, the first Pokémon GO World Champions will be crowned during the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London. Not only can you can watch the momentous occasion live on the Pokémon GO Twitch channel, you can also take part in a celebration event in Pokémon GO! From Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Trainers can be encounter World Championships 2022 Pikachu in its Pokémon GO debut, earn triple Stardust from GO Battle League victories, and encounter featured Pokémon in the wild.

In-game Challengers with Pokémon teams inspired by those used by Pokémon GO Regional Champions will appear at PokéStops. Combined with a triple Stardust bonus for winning Trainer Battles and Victory Road–inspired music playing during Trainer Battles, there’s plenty of motivation to get out and battle! Plus, Trainers can earn rewards that include an Elite Fast TM and an Elite Charged TM by completing Timed Research.

Many of the Pokémon appearing in the wild during this celebration event evolve into Pokémon that are popular in the GO Battle League, so keep an eye out for Nidoran♀, Mankey, Machop, Mudkip, Sableye, Meditite, Swablu, Spheal, Croagunk, Scraggy, Galarian Stunfisk, and Dewpider. You can also complete Field Research tasks to encounter Pokémon like Bulbasaur, Gastly, Rhyhorn, Magikarp, Chikorita, Galarian Zigzagoon, Beldum, and Fletchling. Try to catch as many as you can to get the Candy you need to evolve them and power them up!

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout the event.

  • One-Star Raids

    • World Championships 2022 Pikachu

    • Galarian Farfetch’d

    • Marill

    • Barboach

    • Timburr

    • Scraggy

  • Three-Star Raids

    • Primeape

    • Lickitung

    • Skarmory

  • Five-Star Raids

  • Mega Raids

    • Mega Slowbro

Bringing the right Pokémon into battle is important, but choosing the best attacks for each Pokémon is just as essential. During the event, you can evolve certain Pokémon to help them learn Fast Attacks or Charged Attacks they would normally need an Elite TM to learn.

Evolve the following Pokémon to teach them a featured attack.

  • Evolve Haunter to get a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch

  • Evolve Rhydon to get a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker

  • Evolve Magikarp to get a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail

  • Evolve Metang to get a Metagross that knows the Charged Attack Meteor Mash

  • Evolve Fletchinder to get a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate

Have a Champion time, Trainers!

Source: Pokemon.com

Celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in Pokémon GO!

Celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in Pokémon GO!
 
The Pokémon GO World Championships
Celebration event in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is headed to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!

Crowning a World Champion!

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 18–21, 2022, in London, England, at the ExCeL London convention center!

The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the globe will compete to determine who will be crowned the 2022 Pokémon GO World Champion!

Among other prizes, the Pokémon GO World Champion will receive an in-game World Champion 2022 outfit and pose!

Tune in to watch live!

Tune in from Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Sunday, August 21, 2022, and watch all the action beginning at 8:00 a.m. UTC each day!

Celebratory avatar items

Two new in-game avatar items will be available in commemoration of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!

  • 2022 Worlds Tee: Available globally via a code shared during the World Championships Stream. The code will also be distributed on official Pokémon GO social media channels shortly after. The code will be valid through August 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. UTC.

  • 2022 Worlds Participant Tee: Available from the PokéStop located at the Pokémon GO Booth in the World Championships venue in London during the event.

A World Championships Celebration in Pokémon GO!

From Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon GO is celebrating the 2022 Pokémon World Championships and all things GO Battle League!

Pokémon debuts

World Championships 2022 Pikachu makes its Pokémon GO debut in raids, Field Research, and Timed Research!

World Championships 2022 Pikachu
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Event bonuses

Battle Icon
Challengers with Pokémon teams inspired by the ones used by Trainers who won the Pokémon GO Regional Championships will appear at PokéStops.
Battle Icon
The maximum number of GO Battle League sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day.
Stadust - Black
3× Stardust from GO Battle League win rewards.

Research Icon - BlackTimed Research

Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete the tasks to receive rewards, which include the following.

World Championships 2022 Pikachu
EliteTM_Quick copy
Elite Fast TM
EliteTM_Charged copy
Elite Charged TM

Wild Encounter - BlackWild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Nidoran - Shiny On
Nidoran♀
Mankey - Shiny On
Mankey
Machop
Machop
mudkip
Mudkip
mudkip
Sableye
Meditite - Shiny On
Meditite
Swablu
Swablu
Spheal - Shiny Icon On
Spheal
Croagunk
Croagunk
Dewpider - Shiny Off
Dewpider
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Scraggy
Scraggy
Galarian Stunfisk - Shiny On
Galarian Stunfisk
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid Icon - BlackRaids

The following Pokémon will appear in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
World Championships 2022 Pikachu
Galarian Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch’d
Marill - Shiny Icon On
Marill
Barboach
Barboach
Timburr - Shiny On
Timburr
Scraggy
Scraggy
three-star eggThree-Star Raids
Primeape
Primeape
Lickitung - Shiny On
Lickitung
Skarmory - Shiny On
Skarmory
five-star eggsFive-Star Raids
Zacian - Shiny Off
Zacian
Zamazenta
Zamazenta
mega-raid eggMega Raids
???
Mega Slowbro
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Research Icon - BlackField Research task encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!

Bulbasaur - Shiny On
Bulbasaur
World Championships 2022 Pikachu
World Championships 2022 Pikachu
Gastly
Gastly
Rhyhorn
Rhyhorn
Magikarp
Magikarp
Chikorita - Shiny On
Chikorita
mudkip
Mudkip
PGO_Icon_263_Zigzagoon_FRM1_SHY
Galarian Zigzagoon
Beldum
Beldum
Galarian Stunfisk - Shiny On
Galarian Stunfisk
Fletchling
Fletchling
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Featured attacks

Rhyperior
Evolve Rhydon (Rhyhorn’s Evolution) during the event to get a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker.

Rock Wrecker

  • Trainer Battles: 110 power
  • Gyms and raids: 110 power
Gengar
Evolve Haunter (Gastly’s Evolution) during the event to get a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch.

Shadow Punch

  • Trainer Battles: 40 power
  • Gyms and raids: 40 power
Gyarados
Evolve Magikarp during the event to get a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail.

Aqua Tail

  • Trainer Battles: 50 power
  • Gyms and raids: 50 power
Metagross
Evolve Metang (Beldum’s Evolution) during the event to get a Metagross that knows the Charged Attack Meteor Mash.

Meteor Mash

  • Trainer Battles: 100 power
  • Gyms and raids: 100 power
Talonflame
Evolve Fletchinder (Fletchling’s Evolution) during the event to get a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate.

Incinerate

  • Trainer Battles: 15 power
  • Gyms and raids: 29 power

Featured Avatar Item

To celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships’ Galar theme, the following Galar-inspired avatar items will be featured in the in-game shop.

  • Dragon-type Sport Top
  • Dragon-type Sport Shorts
  • Dark-type Sport Top
  • Dark-type Sport Shorts

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

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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