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.
World Championships 2022 Pikachu
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!
Celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in Pokémon GO!
Pokémon GO is headed to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!
Crowning a 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!
- English Stream: Pokémon GO Twitch Channel
- Japanese Stream: To Be Announced
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!
World Championships 2022 Pikachu makes its Pokémon GO debut in raids, Field Research, and Timed Research!
Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete the tasks to receive rewards, which include the following.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will appear in raids.
Field Research task encounters
You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!
- Trainer Battles: 110 power
- Gyms and raids: 110 power
- Trainer Battles: 40 power
- Gyms and raids: 40 power
- Trainer Battles: 50 power
- Gyms and raids: 50 power
- Trainer Battles: 100 power
- Gyms and raids: 100 power
- 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
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog