Pokemon GO Anniversary Event Explained

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Pokemon GO Anniversary Event Explained
Gamelevate.com
Diana D'Estefano

Are you ready to celebrate Pokemon GO’s anniversary? The very famous Niantic game is about to blow out eight candles! For this occasion, the developers have decided to dare to launch a dedicated event to coincide with the game’s birthday.

In this article, therefore, we will tell you everything you need to know about this event, so that you can be ready to celebrate. What to expect? Pokemon GO is about to become a year older and for this reason you will be able to take part in some great news!

Pokemon GO anniversary event

The Pokemon GO eighth birthday party will be held from June 28th at 10am (local time) until July 3rd at 8pm (local time). As a result, you will be able to take part in a super long weekend. But what is so important about this event that is worth your participation? Let’s find out together.

The first thing to note is that new Pokemon will appear during those days. In fact, you will be able to meet Grimer wearing a party hat or Muk wearing a party hat. Furthermore, if you are lucky enough, you can also encounter a shiny version of both Pokemon.

As if that wasn’t enough, during the event, you will have the chance to meet Meltan (also in the shiny version). And, of course, Mystery Boxes can be opened more frequently throughout the event.

Event bonuses

As often happens in these cases, there will be a myriad of different bonuses that you can draw on. Let’s see together what it is.

  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.
  • Increased chance to get Lucky Pokémon in trades.
  • Friendship levels will increase faster than normal through opening Gifts, trading Pokémon, or battling together in raids, Gyms, or Trainer Battles!
  • Chance of finding 8 or 88 (or maybe more!) Gimmighoul Coins when you spin a PokéStop with a Golden Lure Module.

June 28 at 10:00 a.m. – June 29 at 11:59 p.m. local time

  • 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator on these days.

June 30 at 12:00 a.m. – July 1 at 11:59 p.m. local time

  • 2× XP for catching Pokémon.

July 2 at 12:00 a.m. – July 3 at 8:00 p.m. local time

  • 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon.

Wild encounters

During the Pokemon GO anniversary event, you will have the chance to encounter specific Pokemon more frequently:

  • Bulbasaur wearing a party hat
  • Charmander wearing a party hat
  • Squirtle wearing a party hat
  • Pikachu wearing a cake hat
  • Grimer wearing a party hat
  • Eevee wearing a party hat
  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Alolan Grimer

June 28 at 10:00 a.m. – June 29 at 11:59 p.m. local time

  • Chikorita
  • Cyndaquil
  • Totodile
  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Mudkip

June 30 at 12:00 a.m. – July 1 at 11:59 p.m. local time

  • Turtwig
  • Chimchar
  • Piplup
  • Snivy
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott

July 2 at 12:00 a.m. – July 3 at 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Chespin
  • Fennekin
  • Froakie
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio
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Raids

During the Pokemon GO anniversary event, the following Pokemon will appear more frequently during raids:

  • Bulbasaur wearing a party hat
  • Charmander wearing a party hat
  • Squirtle wearing a party hat
  • Pikachu wearing a cake hat
  • Grimer wearing a party hat

Field research task rewards

As often happens, there will be themed field research to celebrate this event. You will be able to encounter different types of Pokemon and obtain Mega Energy for the following:

  • Venusaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Sceptile
  • Blaziken
  • Swampert

Timed research

Complete tasks to earn XP, Stardust, and encounters with event-themed Pokémon such as Raticate wearing a party hat, Nidorino wearing a party hat, Wobbuffet wearing a party hat, Meltan, and more!

Paid timed research

For 2 dollars, you will have the opportunity to access a special event. Completing all tasks will allow you to obtain the following rewards:

  • 1 Incubator
  • 1 Super Incubator
  • 1 Premium Battle Pass
  • 1 Lucky Egg
  • 1 Rocket Radar
  • 1 Star Piece
  • 1 Incense
  • 1 Poffin
  • 88,888 XP
  • An encounter with Meltan

Whispers in the woods

For 5 dollars, you will be able to take the Masterwork research story that will allow you to meet Shiny Celebi. Furthermore, you will also get the following rewards:

  • 2× Incense duration
  • 2× Daily Adventure Incense duration
  • 2× Lucky Egg duration

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