Torchic Community Day, Go Fest Chicago, and more!
Pokémon Go is intended to get you out and about, both on your own and with family and friends. One of the ways Pokémon Go tries to bolster activity is with events. Some of the events get splashy announcements and coincide with big public holidays. Others are quieter and more regular. Here’s what’s happened already and what’s coming up next.
Earth Day rewards from April 29 to May 2
Congrats, Trainers! More than 14,800 of you joined us for #EarthDay cleanups and have unlocked these in-game bonuses from April 29 to May 2:
✅ Ground-type Pokémon appearing more frequently
✅ Shiny Diglett can be encountered in the wild
✅ 2× Catch Stardust and 2× Catch Candy
✅ Groudon can be encountered in Raids!
Hopefully Shiny Groudon as well!
Lugia, Latios, and Latias coming to Research Breakthroughs in May
We’re excited to share a few changes to Research Breakthrough rewards and Eggs in the coming weeks.
- Lugia, Ho-Oh, Latias, and Latios will be Research Breakthrough encounters starting May 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) through the end of June.
Different Pokémon will hatch from Eggs starting Apr. 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
- Trainers can expect 2 km Eggs to hatch Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Bonsly, and many more.
- Trainers can expect 5 km Eggs to hatch Cubone, Combee, Buizel, Glameow, Bronzor, Skorupi, Croagunk, and many more.
- Trainers can expect 10 km Eggs to hatch Mawile, Absol, Shinx, Cranidos, Shieldon, Riolu, and many more.
Safari Zone Singapore Celebration
As a way to celebrate our first #PokemonGOSafariZone event in Singapore, Shuckle will be spawning globally from April 20 at 6 a.m. to April 21 at 10 p.m. (local time)! Keep an eye out, and if you’re lucky, you might even encounter something Shiny… ✨😉 pic.twitter.com/TEa8IF0Fas
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 19, 2019
Shiny Lapras too, though no boosted spawns for that one.
Shiny Meltan coming back to boxes
Starting April 24 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, you’ll have a chance to encounter Shiny Meltan when you use the Mystery Box! From April 24 on, you’ll be able to open the Mystery Box every three days! Get your Mystery Box by connecting #PokemonGO with #PokemonLetsGo! https://t.co/V70vKvE4MJ pic.twitter.com/Kjj0D0s9T7
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 19, 2019
Pokemon Go Community Day for May 2019: Torchic!
On Sunday, May 19, the gen 3 fire starter, Torchi gets its own community day. In addition to the shiny Torchic family, bonuses include:
- 3x catch stardust
- 3-hour lures
- Special move (likely blast burn)
Pokemon Go Eggstravaganza 2019
To quote Dave Mark, Pokemon Eggs > Easter Eggs!
The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza is back, and it’s time to hop to it, Trainers! Pokémon like Pichu, Smoochum, and Magby will be available in 2 km Eggs, and Egg-focused Field Research will be available to complete. Every Egg hatched during the event will also include bonus Candy to help you power up your newly hatched Pokémon. Buneary is joining in the festivities, and if you’re lucky, you may encounter the Shiny form of this Rabbit Pokémon!
Date + Time
Apr. 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT – to Apr. 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
- Pokémon like Pichu, Smoochum, and Magby will be in 2 km Eggs.
- If you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny Buneary!
- You may find different Pokémon hatching from Eggs than before.
- 2× Hatch Candy
- 2× Incubator effectiveness
- Lucky Eggs will last twice as long
- Limited-time Egg-focused Field Research will be available during this event.
Time to get hatching, Trainers. Turn on Adventure Sync and get your Incubators ready for this eggs-traordinary event!
Legenday Latios Raid Week from April 15 to April 22
Stil no black Ray Ray, but you’ll be able to get Shiny Latios… maybe.
After your impressive efforts in challenging Latias, do you have what it takes to challenge the other Eon Pokémon? From Monday, April 15, to Monday, April 22, 2019, there will be a Special Raid Week, and the Legendary Pokémon Latios will be available in Raid Battles! Take a look at the details below:
Date + Time
- Monday, Apr. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. to
- Monday, Apr. 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
- The Legendary Pokémon Latios will be joining Raid Battles!
- If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Latios!
Pokemon Go Summer Events 2019 — Go Fest Chicago from June 13-16
Hot off the Poke Presses:
In 2018, we had an incredible year of live events for Pokémon GO, with our return to Chicago for Pokémon GO Fest as well as 4 Safari Zones, 12 Community Days, and tons of fun events for Trainers in between. This year, you can look forward to even more events in more locations!
We kicked off 2019 with South America’s first-ever Safari Zone event in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and we’ll have another Safari Zone in Sentosa, Singapore, in just a few weeks. Next, we’re excited to reveal that Pokémon GO Fest is coming to three cities around the world!
- June 13–16: Pokémon GO Fest Chicago
- July 4–7: Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund
- 2019 Summer: Pokémon GO Fest Asia (To be announced)
“Last year’s Pokémon GO Summer Tour brought hundreds of thousands of Trainers together at real-world events around the world which left us with some truly unforgettable moments and stories,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc. “This summer, we’re looking to continue to build upon that success and create even more ways for Trainers to enjoy and interact with these incredible parks and cities and build lasting friendships throughout their journeys of encountering Pokémon in the ‘real-world.'”
In the United States, Pokémon GO Fest returns to Chicago for its third year for Pokémon GO Fest 2019 from June 13 to June 16, expanding the event from two to four days. This year’s event will take place across the expansive Grant Park, where Trainers of all ages will get to catch an array of Pokémon while interacting with physical installations and participating in exclusive activities throughout the park. Pokémon GO Fest: Chicago in Grant Park will also feature more than 300 acres of walking space in addition to some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Tickets will go on sale through an all-new Niantic ticketing system built within the Pokémon GO app later this month. For more information on Pokémon GO Fest: Chicago, please visit https://pokemongolive.com/events/fest/chicago
Following the massive success of the Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Dortmund, Germany in 2018, the real-world event in 2019 will now be featured as Pokémon GO Fest: Dortmund for four days from July 4 to July 7. Hosted at the renowned Westfalenpark, Trainers will have an opportunity to play Pokémon GO together with others, explore Dortmund’s cultural history and interact with local attractions while playing Pokémon GO together with others. Tickets for the event will be going on sale later this spring. For more information on and to stay up-to-date on ticketing information for Pokémon GO Fest: Dortmund, please visit www.pokemongofest-europe.com
Throughout each event in the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2019, Trainers who are not attending the real-world events will still be able to participate in Pokémon GO special challenges to work towards a global goal of unlocking rewards for all Trainers. Details for the global challenges during each Pokémon GO Fest will be revealed ahead of each event. In addition to these unique challenges, Pokémon GO Community Days will also be hosted throughout the months of June, July and August giving Trainers even more reasons to venture outside and play together.
Get the sunscreen ready!
Pokemon Go Summer Community Day Schedule
This is great. Makes it way easier to plan for the community days.
For those interested in the upcoming worldwide Community Day events, mark your calendars for the following dates:
- April 13 (Bagon)
- May 19
- June 8
- July 21
- August 3
Giratina returns to Legendary Raids starting March 28… and in both formes.
Guess who’s back?
You did your team leaders proud back when you battled Giratina in its Altered Forme. However, there are still many mysteries to be unlocked about the Renegade Pokémon. Giratina has reemerged from the Distortion World to renew and transform. Starting March 28, Altered Forme Giratina will return to raids until April 2, when it will transform into Origin Forme to keep testing Trainers’ strength until April 29.
Date + Time
- Giratina (Altered Forme): Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
- Giratina (Origin Forme): Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Monday, Apr. 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Start prepping your teams to take on this Ghost- and Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region. Stay safe, and happy exploring!
Deoxys shifts to Defense Forme for Ex-Raid starting March 25
The DNA Pokémon, Deoxys, has tested the strength of Trainers in EX Raids and has changed form again! Defense Forme Deoxys will be in EX Raids with stronger defenses than previously seen, so make sure your team is prepared. This Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon will be available to challenge beginning March 25.
Keep your Best Friends close and your Bite / Crunch Tyranitars even closer.
Safari Zone Singapore from April 18 to April 22
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. Ticket holders will encounter rare Pokémon—such as the Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Tropius—roaming around the beautiful island of Sentosa from Thursday, April 18, to Monday April 22.
Register now for a chance to receive a free one-day ticket for our Safari Zone event in Sentosa by visiting the event website from 5 March to 7 March at https://safarizone.sentosa.com.sg. Tickets will be sent to selected Trainers via email no later than 11 March. Please note, Trainers with a ticket will only be able to find the special Safari Zone event Pokémon during the day the ticket was first claimed. Trainers without a ticket will experience normal gameplay.
What Pokémon Go events do you want to see?
If you were planning the next big Pokémon Go event, when would you have it and how would you handle it?