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List of events in Pokémon GO

This is a list of events in Pokémon GO, which include any temporary bonuses and increased wild spawns that occur for each event.

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Community Day

Main article: Community Day

Community Days are monthly, three-hour events that feature a specific Pokémon. During this time, the featured Pokémon will have drastically increased spawn rates, and players will receive bonuses for certain in-game actions.

Global events

Global events are in-game thematic events that run for a limited time. Most of these events are free of charge and are activated directly by Niantic and do not require any kind of registration.

Name Date Mechanics
Limited time New addition
Halloween 2016 October 26 - November 1, 2016
  • Double Candy for catching, hatching, or transferring Pokémon.
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates for "spooky" Pokémon (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, Hypno).
Celebration November 23 - 30, 2016
  • Double XP and Stardust when completing in-game actions.
Holiday 2016 December 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
  • One free single-use Incubator each day from PokéStops. (December 25, 2016- January 3, 2017)
  • Increased hatching rates for Generation II Pokémon. (December 25, 2016- January 3, 2017)
  • Increased spawn rates for Generation I starters. (December 30, 2016-January 8, 2017)
  • Lures modules last for 60 minutes. (December 30, 2016-January 8, 2017)
  • Pikachu and Raichu wearing festive hats.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
Valentine's Day 2017 February 8 - 15, 2017
  • Double candy when catching, hatching, or transfer Pokémon.
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy twice as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates of pink Pokémon.
  • Increased hatching rates for Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum.
  • Lures modules last for 6 hours.
Water Festival 2017 March 22 - 29, 2017
  • Increased spawn rates for Water-type Pokémon.
  • "Magikarp Hat" clothing item for your avatar.
  • Shiny Magikarp
Eggstravaganza 2017 April 13 - 20, 2017
  • Greater variety of Pokémon hatching from 2 km Eggs.
  • More Candy when hatching.
  • Double XP when completing in-game actions.
  • Lucky Eggs 50% off in the in-game shop.
Grass Weekend 2017 May 5 - 8, 2017
  • Increased spawn rates of Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Lure modules last for 6 hours.
Adventure Week 2017 May 18 - 25, 2017
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates of Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Increased dropping rates of items from PokeStops.
  • All Balls 50% off in the in-game shop.
  • "Explorer's Hat" clothing item for your avatar.
Solstice 2017 June 13 - 21, 2017
  • Increased spawn rates of Fire- and Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Huge XP bonuses for throwing Poké Balls accurately.
  • Discounted Lucky Eggs in the in-game shop.
First Anniversary July 6 - 24, 2017
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing Ash's hats.
  • Special Anniversary Box in the in-game shop (Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls, and Raid Passes)
Equinox 2017 September 22 - October 2, 2017
  • Double Stardust when catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs.
  • 20 bonus Stardust for Berry feeding.
  • Registering a new Pokémon to your Pokédex will earn you triple the normal XP.
  • Increased hatching rates for Pokémon not normally found in 2 km Eggs (Chansey, Mareep, Larvitar, and more.)
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, all-new Super Incubators)
Halloween 2017 October 20 - November 2, 2017
  • Double candy when catching, hatching, or transfer Pokémon.
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy twice as fast.
  • Increased spawn rates for "spooky" Pokémon: Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, Hypno.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, all-new Super Incubators)
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing a witch hat.
  • Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region: Sableye, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops.
    • Including Shiny forms
  • "Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat" clothing item for your avatar.
Holiday 2017 December 21, 2017 - January 4, 2018
  • One free single-use Incubator each day from PokéStops. (December 22-25, 2017)
  • Increased spawn rates for Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Super Incubators, Lure Modules, and the all-new Star Pieces)
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing festive hats.
  • More Water and Ice-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region.
    • Including Shiny Snorunt
  • Delibird (only for the duration of the event)
Valentine’s Day 2018 February 13-16, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Chansey and Luvdisc, which grant triple Stardust when caught.
  • Shiny Luvdisc
Lunar New Year 2018 February 15- 17, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for the dog-like Pokémon: Growlithe, Eevee, Snubbull, Poochyena and Electrike, which grant triple Stardust when caught.
  • Shiny Poochyena
Eggstravaganza 2018 March 22 - April 2, 2018
  • Greater variety of Pokémon hatching from 2 km Eggs.
  • More Candy when hatching.
  • Double Stardust when completing in-game actions.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop (Super Incubators and Star Pieces)
  • Shiny Togepi, Magby, and Wynaut
April Fools' Day 2018 March 31-April 7, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Murkrow.
  • Pokémon icons replaced with 8-bit graphics.
  • Shiny Murkrow
Kanto Celebration April 10 - 17, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto region.
  • Double Candy when completing in-game actions.
  • Special boxes containing Raid Passes in the in-game shop.
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Kanto Pokémon
    • ★: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, and Magikarp
    • ★★: Sandslash, Muk, Exeggutor, Lickitung, and Weezing
    • ★★★: Alakazam, Machamp, Gengar, Onix, Scyther, Omastar, Kabutops, and Aerodactyl
    • ★★★★: Golem, Rhydon, Lapras, and Snorlax
Earth Day 2018 April 23 - 30, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Water, Grass and Ground-type Pokémon, which grant 3× Stardust when caught.
  • Shiny Wailmer
Showdown 2018 May 1 - 14, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Fighting-type Pokémon.
  • Double items from Badge bonus when spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
  • Double XP for Gym and Raid Battles.
  • Raid Battles award guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating, and at least 1 Rare Candy for winning.
  • Level 2 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Fighting-type Pokémon
    • ★★: Primeape, Exeggutor, Combusken, Sableye, and Mawile
    • ★★★: Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Breloom
    • ★★★★: Poliwrath, Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol
  • Shiny Makuhita and Meditite
Adventure Week 2018 May 24 - June 5, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Rock-type Pokémon.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Rock-type Pokémon
    • ★: Magikarp, Omanyte, Kabuto, Lileep, and Anorith
    • ★★: Sudowoodo, Magcargo, Nosepass, and Mawile
    • ★★★: Machamp, Aerodactyl, Shuckle, and Solrock/Lunatone
    • ★★★★: Golem, Rhydon, Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol
  • Buddy Pokémon earns Candy four times as fast.
  • Bonus XP for spinning PokéStops and Gyms (up to 10 times the usual amount if spun for the first time)
  • Shiny Omanyte, Kabuto, and Aerodactyl
Water Festival 2018 June 7 - 21, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Water-type Pokémon, which grant triple Stardust when caught.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research and 2 km Eggs featuring Water-type Pokémon.
  • Double Candy and Stardust when hatching Eggs.
  • Raid Battles featuring Water-type Pokémon and Kyogre
    • ★: Shellder, Magikarp, Omanyte, Kabuto, and Wailmer
    • ★★: Tentacruel, Croconaw, Marshtomp, and Mawile
    • ★★★: Machamp, Starmie, Vaporeon, and Sharpedo
    • ★★★★: Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol, and Walrein
    • ★★★★★: Kyogre
  • Shiny Shellder and Kyogre
Second Anniversary July 6 - 31, 2018
  • "Summer-style" Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing straw hats and sunglasses.
  • "Pikachu Fan" clothing items, which can be bought after unlocking Pikachu Fan medals.
Trading event August 2 - 19, 2018
  • All trades cost 25% less Stardust to complete.
  • Bonus Candy when trading.
  • Triple XP when gaining a new Pokédex entry.
Johto Festival August 20 - 28, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Johto region.
  • Special Field Research and Raid Battles featuring Pokémon originally discovered in Johto region.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Celebi shirt and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Trainer clothing items for your avatar.
  • Shiny Natu, Sunkern, and Pineco
Ultra Bonus event September 13 - October 8, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto region.
  • Mewtwo available in Raid Battles until October 8.
  • Mr. Mime, Tauros, Kangaskhan, and Farfetch'd in 7km eggs until October 1, later extended to October 8.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
Psychic Spectacular 2018 October 5 - 14, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Special Field Research featuring Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Shiny Drowzee
Halloween 2018 October 23 - November 1, 2018
  • Increased spawn rates for Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Double candy when catching Pokémon
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing a witch hat.
  • Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region: Drifloon, Drifblim, Stunky, and Skuntank.
    • Including Shiny Drifloon
  • Giratina Altered Forme available in Raid Battles.
  • Spiritomb available in a limited-time Special Research.
  • "Ghost-themed" clothing items for your avatar.
Holiday 2018 December 18, 2018 - January 2, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates for Ice-type Pokémon.
  • One free single-use Incubator each day from PokéStops.
  • Limited bonuses on certain days
    • Double Candy from capturing and transferring Pokémon. (December 18 - 22)
    • Double Stardust from capturing Pokémon (December 22 - 26)
    • Double Experience (December 26 - 30)
    • Hatching distance cut in half (December 20 - January 2)
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Delibird returning for the duration of event.
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing festive hats.
  • "Delibird" themed clothing items for your avatar.
  • Shiny Delibird and Azurill
Hoenn celebration January 15 - 29, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon originally discovered in Hoenn region.
  • Nincada, Mawile, and Absol available in 7 km Eggs until January 29.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research featuring Hoenn Pokémon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Caught/Evolved Breloom will know Grass Knot.
  • Raid Battles exclusively featuring Hoenn Pokémon, including Kyogre and Groudon
    • ★: Wingull, Plusle, Minun, Shuppet, and Duskull
    • ★★: Grovyle, Combusken, Marshtomp, Kirlia, Mawile, and Sableye
    • ★★★: Lunatone/Solrock*, Crawdaunt, and Claydol
    • ★★★★: Shiftry, Aggron, Absol, and Metagross
    • ★★★★★: Kyogre and Groudon
  • "Team Magma and Team Aqua" themed clothing items for your avatar.
  • Shiny Zigzagoon, Taillow, and Groudon
Lunar New Year 2019 February 4 - 13, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates for Pokémon resembling the zodiac:
    • Rattata, Miltank, Electabuzz, Buneary, Dratini, Ekans, Ponyta, Mareep, Mankey, Torchic, Poochyena, and Spoink
  • Increased chance of obtaining a Lucky Pokémon in a trade.
  • Doubled XP from catching and evolving Pokémon.
  • Special boxes in the in-game shop.
  • Shiny Spoink and Meltan
Valentine's Day 2019 February 13 - 21, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates of pink-colored Pokémon, such as Clefairy, Luvdisc, and Hoppip
  • Certain pink Pokémon will hatch more frequently from 7 km Eggs
  • Lure Module will last six hours
  • 2× catch Candy
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring pink Pokémon
    • ★: Ponyta, Krabby, Snubbull, Luvdisc, and Shinx
    • ★★: Slowbro, Electrode, Lickitung, Magmar, and Kirlia
    • ★★★: Ninetales, Chansey, Porygon, Flaaffy, and Miltank
    • ★★★★: Typhlosion, Togetic, Tyranitar, and Absol
  • Shiny Cleffa and Smoochum
Pokémon Day 2019 February 26 - 28, 2019
  • Pokémon from the Kanto region will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Pikachu and Eevee wearing flower crowns will make a special appearance as Field Research encounters and in the wild.
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Kanto Pokémon:
    • ★: Sandshrew, Geodude, Growlithe, Grimer, and Shinx
    • ★★: Alolan Exeggutor, Lickitung, Electabuzz, Magmar, and Mawile
    • ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Gengar, Chansey, and Aerodactyl
    • ★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Lapras, Snorlax, Dragonite, and Absol
  • Shiny Pidgey and Rattata
Battle Showdown 2019 March 5 - 12, 2019
  • Fighting-type Pokémon like Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • 2× Catch, Battle, and Raid Stardust
  • 2× XP for Gym Badges
  • Earn up to five rewards per day from Trainer Battles, including Rare Candy.
  • Earn up to three rewards per day from challenging team leaders, including Rare Candy.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research
  • Shiny Mankey and Machop
Equinox 2019 March 19 - 26, 2019
  • Grass-type Pokémon—like Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish—will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Event-exclusive Grass-type Pokémon Field Research
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Grass-type Pokémon
    • ★: Chikorita, Sunkern, Lotad, Cacnea, and Shinx
    • ★★: Exeggutor, Alolan Exeggutor, Grovyle, Mawile, and Roselia
    • ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Tangela, and Breloom
    • ★★★★: Victreebel, Alolan Marowak, Tyranitar, Shiftry, and Absol
  • Lunatone and Solrock switch hemispheres
  • Shiny Lunatone and Solrock
Bug Out 2019 April 2 - 9, 2019
  • Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • 2× Incense duration
  • More Pokémon will appear when using Incense
  • Event-exclusive Bug-type Pokémon Field Research
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Bug-type Pokémon
    • ★: Caterpie, Kricketot, Shinx, and Skorupi
    • ★★: Exeggutor, Pineco, Masquerain, Pineco, and Combee
    • ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Scyther, Pinsir, and Shuckle
    • ★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Tyranitar, Ninjask, and Absol
  • Shiny Scyther
Eggstravaganza 2019 April 16 - 23, 2019
  • Pokémon from the Exeggcute, Chansey, Mareep, and Marill families will appear more frequently in the wild
  • All baby Pokémon obtainable in 2 km Eggs
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Incubator effectiveness
  • 2× Lucky Egg duration
  • Event-exclusive Egg-focused Field Research
  • Shiny Igglybuff and Buneary
Earth Day 2019 April 29 - May 2, 2019
  • Ground-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild
  • 2× Catch Stardust and 2× Catch Candy for Pokémon appearing as part of this event
  • Raid Battles featuring Ground-type Pokémon, including Groudon
    • ★: Sandshrew, Geodude, Cubone, Swinub, and Shinx
    • ★★: Exeggutor, Alolan Exeggutor, Misdreavus, Gligar, and Mawile
    • ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Onix, Donphan, and Claydol
    • ★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Rhydon, Tyranitar, and Absol
    • ★★★★★: Groudon
  • Shiny Diglett
Pokémon Detective Pikachu May 7 - 17, 2019
  • 2× XP for catching Pokémon
  • Pikachu wearing detective hat spawns using AR Camera
  • Increased spawns of Pokémon featured in Detective Pikachu
    • Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Charizard, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Growlithe, Cubone, Lickitung, Mr. Mime (Europe only), Flareon, Snorlax, Aipom, Snubbull, Loudred, and Ludicolo
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles featuring Pokémon from Detective Pikachu
    • ★: Psyduck, Cubone, Snubbull, Lotad, and Shinx
    • ★★: Alolan Exeggutor, Lickitung, Aipom, Octillery, and Mawile
    • ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Arcanine, Machamp, Gengar, and Flareon
    • ★★★★: Charizard, Alolan Marowak, Snorlax, and Tyranitar
  • Shiny Aipom
Extraordinary Raid Week May 21 - 28, 2019
  • 2× Stardust and XP from raids
  • Level 1 to 4 Raid Battles rotated for the event
    • ★: Machop, Slakoth, Shinx, Bronzor
    • ★★: Misdreavus, Kirlia, Mawile, Feebas, Clamperl, Bibarel
    • ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Chansey, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Floatzel
    • ★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Absol, Metagross
  • Raid Hour: May 22, 2019, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time) - increased number of raids for all levels
  • Special Raid Challenge featuring Lapras: May 25, 2019 (or May 26, 2019 in Asia-Pacific), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Players may receive free Raid Passes from Gyms up to five times during event hours
  • Shiny Bronzor
Summer Snooze 2019 May 28 - June 3, 2019
  • Drastically increased spawn rate of Snorlax, which will be asleep in the wild, to commemorate the announcement of Pokémon Sleep.
    • All will know Yawn as an event-exclusive move*
    • Sleeping Snorlax have a 100% catch rate*
Adventure Week 2019 June 4 - 11, 2019
  • Increased spawn rates of Rock-type Pokémon
  • Certain Pokémon obtainable from 2 km Eggs (TBD)
  • Raid Battles featuring Rock-type Pokémon (TBD)
  • 4× Buddy Candy
  • 10× XP for spinning newly visited PokéStops
  • 50 km Adventure Sync reward: GO Stardust icon.png50,000 and 15 Rare Candies
  • Shiny Onix, Anorith, and Lileep
Spark's Global Challenge bonuses June 18 - 25, 2019
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • Guaranteed 1 Rare Candy per raid
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • 2× Hatch Candy
Third Anniversary June 28 - September 2, 2019
Candela's Global Challenge bonuses July 9 - 16, 2019
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 1-hour Lucky Eggs
  • 3× Hatch XP
  • 2× Raid XP
Kumamoto revival support July 22 - 29, 2019
  • Increased spawns of Straw hat with red ribbon Pikachu
  • New avatar item
Team GO Rocket disruption July 25 - August 1, 2019
Team GO Rocket Global invasion July 28, 2019
  • All PokéStops are invaded by Team GO Rocket worldwide.
Gift event August 5 - 19, 2019
  • Eggs receiving from gifts require only 2 km to hatch and look like 2 km Eggs.
  • Number of gifts that can be opened daily increased to 30
  • Number of gifts that can be carried in inventory increased to 20
Blanche's Global Challenge bonuses August 13 - 20, 2019
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • Guaranteed 3,000 Stardust per raid
  • 3× Hatch Stardust
  • 1-hour Star Pieces
Water Festival 2019 August 23 - 30, 2019
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • Halved walking distance for Water-type buddy
Professor Willow's Ultra Bonus week #1: Johto Journey September 2 - 9, 2019
  • Unown A, L, R, T, U spelling ULTRA in 10 km Eggs
  • Increased spawns of Johto Pokémon in the wild.
  • Increased appearance of Johto Pokémon in raids including Raikou, Suicune and Entei.
  • 2x Incubator effectiveness
Professor Willow's Ultra Bonus week #2: Global Challenge, Global Hatches September 9 - 16, 2019
Professor Willow's Ultra Bonus week #3: A Unova Unveiling September 16 - 23, 2019
  • Mewtwo with Psystrike available in ★★★★★ raids
  • Mewtwo counters available in raids
  • Klink available in raids
  • 2x Incubator effectiveness
Halloween 2019 October 17 - November 1, 2019
  • Yamask
  • Shiny Yamask
  • New Halloween-themed gears in the in-game shop
A Colossal Discovery (free event) November 1-4, 2019
A Colossal Discovery (paying event) November 2, 2019 11-19h local time

A paying ticketed event. In order to participate, trainers have to purchase a Ticket in the in-game shop and to play during hours when the event is active.

Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto May 1-8, 2020
Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto May 8-15, 2020
Snubbull Limited Research May 9, 2020
Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn May 15-22, 2020
Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh May 22-29, 2020

Local events

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Local events are events based on real life locations that require physical presence to attend. They also award special medals and often include event-exclusive Field or Special Research. Some global events may also occur to tie-in with these local events.

Name Date Country Description Local tie-in Global tie-in
Lapras event in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures November 11-23, 2016 Japan Sponsored event to raise awareness and attract tourism for the revival process of those prefectures following the 2011 earthquake.[1]
  • Spawns of Lapras Lapras disabled worldwide for the duration of the event
Snorlax event in Kumamoto and Ōita prefectures March 4-13, 2017 Japan Sponsored event to raise awareness and attract tourism for the revival process of those prefectures following the 2016 earthquake.[2]
  • Spawns of Snorlax Snorlax disabled worldwide for the duration of the event
Pikachu Meet & Greet June 17, 2017 France Sponsored event that occurred at Les Quatre Temps – Cnit, Paris, France
Pikachu Meet & Greet June 24, 2017 France Sponsored event that occurred at Centre Commercial – Rosny 2, Paris, France
Pikachu Meet & Greet June 30, 2017 Germany Sponsored event that occurred at Centre Pasing Arcade, Munich, Germany
Pikachu Meet & Greet July 1, 2017 Germany Sponsored event that occurred at CentrO Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Pikachu Meet & Greet July 8-9, 2017 Denmark Sponsored event that occurred at Fisketorvet Shopping Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pikachu Meet & Greet July 15, 2017 Spain Sponsored event that occurred at Parquesur, Madrid, Spain
Pikachu Meet & Greet July 21, 2017 Spain Sponsored event that occurred at La Maquinista, Barcelona, Spain
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago July 22, 2017 USA Be a part of the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest. Complete challenges around the world to unlock major in-game rewards for everyone.[3]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Fest Medal.png
  • Increased local spawns of South America-exclusive Heracross Heracross
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, C, G, H, I and O, spelling CHICAGO
  • Launch of legendary raids
Pokémon GO at Big Heritage Festival July 22-23, 2017 UK Pokémon GO players will be able to take part in a number of fun trail activities, with in-game and real-world surprises.
Pikachu Meet & Greet July 29-30, 2017 Sweden Sponsored event that occurred at Mall of Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden
Pokémon GO at Pikachu Outbreak August 9-15, 2017 Japan Pokémon GO PARK is available at Pikachu Outbreak hosted by The Pokémon Company. Pokémon GO Stadium hosted the first Mewtwo raids.
  • Exclusive Medal GO Pikachu Outbreak Medal.png
  • Initial test run of Mewtwo Mewtwo raids
  • Increased spawns of Europe-exclusive Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, H, K, M, O and Y, spelling YOKOHAMA
Pokémon World Championship 2017 in Anaheim, California August 18-20, 2017 USA

The 2017 Pokémon World Championship did not officially hosted Pokémon GO tournament but offered some Pokémon spawns.[4]

  • Increased spawns of Australia-exclusive Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown D, L, O, R, S, and W, spelling WORLDS
Akron - New Roo Weekend August 26-27, 2017 USA Come connect with the downtown Akron neighborhoods and partake in a Pokémon GO Scavenger Hunt that will take you to locations around the city with great history and culture. Charge up and connect with Akron!
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Unibail-Rodamco September 16, 2017 Germany, France, Spain Celebrate the summer together with thousands of Trainers and catch Pokémon that haven't been seen before in Europe at one of the upcoming Unibail-Rodamco events.
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Medal.png
  • Increased spawns of Australia-exclusive Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, F, I, R, and S, spelling SAFARI
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown E, O, P, R, and U, spelling EUROPE
  • Increased spawns of Chansey Chansey
  • Increased spawns of Larvitar Larvitar
Viva Calle San Jose September 17, 2017 San Jose, USA Explore San Jose through the lens of Pokémon GO - see new neighborhoods, connect with community members, and visit significant and interesting PokéStops.
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Unibail-Rodamco October 7, 2017 Czech Republic, Denmark Celebrate the summer together with thousands of Trainers and catch Pokémon that haven't been seen before in Europe at one of the upcoming Unibail-Rodamco events.
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Medal.png
  • Increased spawns of Australia-exclusive Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, F, I, R, and S, spelling SAFARI
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown E, O, P, R, and U, spelling EUROPE
  • Increased spawns of Chansey Chansey
  • Increased spawns of Larvitar Larvitar
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Unibail-Rodamco October 14, 2017 Sweden, Netherlands Celebrate the summer together with thousands of Trainers and catch Pokémon that haven't been seen before in Europe at one of the upcoming Unibail-Rodamco events.
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Medal.png
  • Increased spawns of Australia-exclusive Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, F, I, R, and S, spelling SAFARI
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown E, O, P, R, and U, spelling EUROPE
  • Increased spawns of Chansey Chansey
  • Increased spawns of Larvitar Larvitar
Philly Free Streets October 28, 2017 USA Explore Philadelphia with Pokémon GO by joining this City of Philadelphia initiative and taking a car-free adventure through Philadelphia, visiting historic locations, and meeting other players.
Pokémon Festa November 4-12, 2017 South Korea For the duration of this event, Trainers all throughout South Korea will find more Pokémon appearing across the country in Pokémon GO!
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Tottori Sand Dunes November 24-26, 2017 Japan Trainers of all ages will be able to catch a wide variety of Pokémon, including some rarely seen throughout the country, while exploring the largest sand dunes in Japan.
  • Increased spawns of Europe-exclusive Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
  • Increased spawns of Kabuto Kabuto
  • Increased spawns of Omanyte Omanyte
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, F, I, R and S, spelling SAFARI
CicLAVia December 12, 2017 USA Join us at the next CicLAvia event on 12/10, meet other Trainers, have fun, while exploring the community!
Chiayi Safari Zone February 26-March 3, 2018 Taiwan For thousands of years, the Lantern Festival has symbolized good luck and fortune. See beautiful lights and honor the New Year with Pokémon GO during a special Safari Zone event at the Chiayi Lantern Festival in Taiwan, hosted by the Chiayi County government from February 26 to March 3.[5]
  • Increased spawns of Europe-exclusive Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
  • Increased spawns of Growlithe Growlithe and Dratini Dratini during day time
  • Increased spawns of Chinchou Chinchou and Lanturn Lanturn after 5 pm
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, C, F, G, H, I, X and Y, spelling CHIAYI GONG XI FA CAI
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Dortmund June 30-July 1, 2018 Germany Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 Part 1[6]
  • Increased spawns of Tropic-exclusive Corsola Corsola
Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Chicago July 14-15, 2018 USA Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 Part 2[7]
Pokémon GO Special Weekend in Japan July 26-29, 2018 Japan Several days of events sponsored by commercial partners in Japan[8]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Special Asia.png
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown B and S, for sponsor Softbank on July 26.
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown J and T, for sponsors Toho, Tullu's and Joyfull on July 27.
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown D and M, for sponsor McDonald's on July 28.
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A and E, for sponsor Aeon on July 29.
Pokémon GO Special Weekend in South Korea July 29, 2018 South Korea A sponsored event in South Korea[9]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Special Asia.png
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown L, S and T.
Pokémon World Championship 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee August 24-26, 2018 USA

The 2018 Pokémon World Championship did not officially hosted Pokémon GO tournament but offered some side activities and Pokémon spawns.[10]

Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Yokosuka August 29-September 2, 2018 Japan Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 Part 3[11]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Yokosuka Medal.png
  • Exclusive Special Research "Pokémon GO Safari Zone in YOKOSUKA"
  • Increased local spawns of Africa-exclusive Tropius Tropius
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, G, K, O, S, U, Y and !, spelling YOKOSUKA GO!
  • Increased spawns of Pokémon featured at Safari Zone across Japan
Pokémon Festa and Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2018 September 14-26, 2018 South Korea For the duration of this event, Trainers all throughout South Korea will find more Pokémon appearing across the country in Pokémon GO![12]
Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Tainan November 1-5, 2018 Taiwan Trainers, a Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Tainan, Taiwan, is taking place from Thursday, November 1, to Monday, November 5, at the Tainan Metropolitan Park and the Chimei Museum![13]
  • Increased spawns of Pacific-exclusive Relicanth Relicanth
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, E, I, N, O, T and Z, spelling TAINAN ZONE
Tottori Sand Dunes Festival December 6-19, 2018 Japan

Sponsored event at Tottori for the Sand Dunes Festival.[14] Sand dunes were declared off-limits to trainers to protect an endangered beetle species.[15]

  • Shiny Sandshrew Sandshrew was not made available globally for the duration of the event and was released globally at a later date.
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Porto Alegre January 25-27, 2019 Brazil We’re excited to announce the world's first Pokémon GO Safari Zone in South America will take place along the recently revitalized Guaíba Riverbank in the beautiful city of Porto Alegre, Brazil.[16]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Porto Alegre Medal.png
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, E, G, L, O, P, R and T, spelling PORTO ALEGRE
Pokémon GO Special Weekend in Japan February 23, 2019 Japan A sponsored event in Japan
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Special Asia.png
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown S anb B for sponsor Softbank.
Pokémon GO Special Weekend in Japan April 6-7, 2019 Japan A sponsored event in Japan[17]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Special Asia.png
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown I, N, T and Y for sponsors ITO EN and Tsutaya on April 6.
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown S and V for sponsor 7-Eleven on April 7.
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Sentosa April 18-22, 2019 Singapore Trainers, the first Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Southeast Asia is taking place in Sentosa, Singapore! Sentosa is known for its pristine beaches, tropical landscape, and wide range of entertainment.[18]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Sentosa Medal.png
  • Increased spawns of Africa-exclusive Tropius Tropius
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, E, N, O, S, T and !, spelling SENTOSA!
Pokémon GO Festa and Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2019 May 3-12, 2019 South Korea The Pokémon GO Festa event was hosted in selected locations in Seoul, while the Pokémon GO Week event occurred country wide at the same time.[19]
Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Chicago June 13-16, 2019 USA Explore Pokémon habitats within Chicago's iconic Grant Park with thousands of Trainers from around the world.[20]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Fest 2019 Chicago Medal.png.png
  • 50% GO Stardust icon.png trade discount
  • Up to 5 special trades per day
  • Exclusive Special Research "GO Fest 2019—Chicago" featuring Jirachi Jirachi
  • Increased spawns of Arctic-exclusive Pachirisu Pachirisu
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, E, K, P, U, W and !, spelling WAKE UP!
Pokémon GO in Sanriku July 1-15, 2019 Japan In commemoration of the Sanriku Railway Rias Line opening, we will hold an event “Pokemon GO in Sanriku” in Iwate Prefecture.[21]
Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund July 4-7, 2019 Germany Explore Pokémon habitats within Dortmund's iconic Westfalenpark with thousands of Trainers from around the world.[22]
  • Exclusive Medal GO Fest 2019 Dortmund Medal.png.png
  • 50% GO Stardust icon.png trade discount
  • Up to 5 special trades per day
  • Exclusive Special Research "GO Fest 2019—Dortmund" featuring Jirachi Jirachi
  • Increased spawns of American-exclusive Carnivine Carnivine
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, E, K, P, U, W and !, spelling WAKE UP!
Team GO Rocket New York City Invasion July 27, 2019 USA
  • All PokéStops in New York City, USA are invaded by Team GO Rocket.
  • Warm up event for the Team GO Rocket Global Invasion that occurred on the following day.
Friendswood Walk in the Park August 4, 2019 USA The Pokémon GO Community of Friendswood, Texas is hosting an event to bring their community together on August 4 from 9am–5pm at Stevenson Park.[23]

We are proud to present "Friendswood Walk In The Park", an officially sponsored Niantic event. Help us celebrate the Pokémon Go Community and support the Friendswood Animal Shelter at the same time![24]

Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama August 6-12, 2019 Japan There's going to be Another Pikachu Outbreak this year in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area![26]

Explore Pokémon habitats within Yokohama's parks with thousands of Trainers from around the world.[27]

  • Exclusive Medal GO Fest 2019 Yokohama Medal.png.png
  • 50% GO Stardust icon.png trade discount
  • Up to 5 special trades per day
  • Exclusive Special Research "GO Fest 2019—Yokohama" featuring Jirachi Jirachi
  • Increased spawns of South Hemisphere-exclusive Chatot Chatot
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown A, E, K, P, U, W and !, spelling WAKE UP!
Pokémon World Championship 2019 in Washington DC August 16-18, 2019 USA
  • The Pokémon World Championships have always been the home of the most exciting, highest-stakes Pokémon battles, and this year Pokémon GO joins the fray with a special competition.[28]
  • Finally, for those who prefer a mobile screen, we'll offer Pokémon GO events throughout the weekend. Whether you enjoy battling other players or conducting field research, you'll have a variety of chances to get involved.[29]
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Montreal September 20-22, 2019 Canada Three, two, one—GO, Trainers! The Pokémon GO team is excited to invite you to our Safari Zone Montreal this September.[30]

This ticketed event will take place along the historic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau on Saint Helen's Island and Notre Dame Island in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From September 20 to September 22, Parc Jean-Drapeau will be transformed into a speedy Pokémon wonderland.[31]

  • Exclusive Medal GO Safari Zone Montreal 2019 Medal.png
  • Increased spawns of Africa-exclusive Tropius Tropius
  • Increased spawns of Unown Unown B, C, E, Q and U, spelling QUEBEC
  • Increased spawns of Pokémon featured at Safari Zone across Canada
  • Increased spawns of Yanma Yanma
  • Global release of Shiny Yanma Yanma
Pokémon GO throughout Hokkaido September 21-29, 2019 Japan Sponsored event throughout the island of Hokkaido.[32]
Pokémon GO Safari Zone at New Taipei City October 3-6, 2019 Taiwan Trainers, ready to catch the bug for our newest Safari Zone event? We’re buzzing with excitement over Pokémon GO Safari Zone New Taipei City.[33]
Pokémon Center London Pokémon GO event October 11-November 15, 2019 United Kingdom A sponsored event for the opening of temporary Pokémon Center London with increased spawns in and around the Westfield London Shopping Center.
Pokémon GO Week in Korea November 14-17, 2019 South Korea Pokémon GO” “Week in Korea” will be held at G-STAR 2019 in BEXCO, Busan, from November 14th (Thu) to November 17th (Sun).[34]
Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City February 6-9, 2020 Taiwan Pokémon light up a special event during the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung City.[35]
Safari Zone Saint Louis March 27-29, 2020 local time (ticket holder global replacement event) USA Celebrating the culture of Missouri with Safari Zone St Louis.[35]


Safari Zone St. Louis has been postponed: stay tuned for details.[36]


We have made the difficult decision to postpone Safari Zone St. Louis.[37]


Trainers, We have made the difficult decision to postpone Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in St. Louis, MO, USA; Liverpool, UK; and Philadelphia, PA, USA.[38]

Safari Zone Liverpool April 17-19, 2020 local time (ticket holder global replacement event) UK Saluting the sea with Water-type Pokémon at Safari Zone Liverpool.[35]


Trainers, The UK’s first-ever Safari Zone will be taking place in beautiful waterfront Liverpool![39]


Trainers, We have made the difficult decision to postpone Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in St. Louis, MO, USA; Liverpool, UK; and Philadelphia, PA, USA.[38]

Safari Zone Philadelphia May 8-10, 2020 local time (ticket holder global replacement event) USA Get ready for Safari Zone Philadelphia.[35]


Explore historic Philadelphia with the City Explorer Pass during Safari Zone Philadelphia[40]


Trainers, We have made the difficult decision to postpone Pokémon GO Safari Zone events in St. Louis, MO, USA; Liverpool, UK; and Philadelphia, PA, USA.[38]

References

  1. Official Twitter announcement
  2. Official Twitter announcement
  3. Official Chicago announcement
  4. 2017 Pokémon World Championships
  5. Official Chiayi announcement
  6. Official Dortmund announcement
  7. Official Chicago announcement
  8. Official Japanese announcement
  9. Official Korean announcement
  10. 2018 Pokémon World Championships
  11. Offical Yokosuka announcement
  12. Official announcement
  13. Official Tainan announcement
  14. Official event site
  15. ‘Oasis' in Tottori Sand Dunes to be off-limits to save rare beetle
  16. Official Poro Alegre announcement
  17. Official Japanese announcement
  18. Official Sentosa announcement
  19. Official events announcement
  20. Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Chicago
  21. Offcial Japanese announcement
  22. Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Dortmund
  23. Niantic - Events
  24. A Pokemon Go Adventure located in Friendswood Texas!
  25. View of Stevenson Park during the Friendswood, Texas Go Event from this past Sunday - Retrospective Summary Also Inside the Thread.
  26. Pikachu Outbreak! 2019
  27. Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama
  28. Pokémon GO Invitational Tournament at the 2019 Pokémon World Championships
  29. 2019 Pokémon World Championships Side Events
  30. Race your way through the Safari Zone Montreal this September!
  31. Pokémon GO Safari Zone at Montreal
  32. Pokémon GO throughout Hokkaido announcement
  33. Join us in New Taipei City for a Safari Zone event!
  34. Official Korean announcement.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 Pokémon GO live events are coming to Taiwan, the US, and the UK!
  36. Pokémon GO Safari Zone St. Louis POSTPONED
  37. Niantic Live Events Update - March 2020 – Niantic
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Pokémon GO Safari Zone Update - Liverpool and Philadelphia
  39. Discover iconic Liverpool locations with the City Explorer Pass during Safari Zone Liverpool
  40. Explore historic Philadelphia with the City Explorer Pass during Safari Zone Philadelphia