The Pokémon GO team

The Pokémon GO team


24 Feb

Trainers,

We hope you’re prepared for a month of exciting Pokémon encounters and bonuses!

Incoming: New Team GO Rocket Special Research!

It appears that after a few months of rest, Giovanni and his Grunts are up to no good once again! What’s worse, they’ve obtained more Shadow Pokémon—including Shadow Legendary Pokémon! Early investigations into Giovanni’s movements suggest he’ll be using these Shadow Legendary Pokémon at different times.

  • March 2021: Shadow Articuno
  • April 2021: Shadow Zapdos
  • May 2021: Shadow Moltres

Starting on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. local time, play through this Season’s new Team GO Roc...

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22 Feb

Trainers,

Is there a more apt time for Season 7 of the GO Battle League to begin than with the Season of Legends? We’re excited to share how this GO Battle League season will be the most legendary one yet! As we continue to work on bringing interesting and competitive experiences to the GO Battle League, you can look forward to new cups that upend team expectations in familiar leagues and a surprise sometime between Monday, March 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, April 5, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

Season 6 rewards, Season 7 timeline, and what to expect

When Season 7 begins on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), your end-of-season rewards for Seaso...

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Trainers,

During the Season of Celebration, we got to explore and celebrate regions of the Pokémon world, all leading up to Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto! Now, we’re excited to announce the next Season: the Season of Legends!

From Legendary Pokémon to legendary Trainers, this Season will celebrate legends in Pokémon GO. The Season of Legends will run from Monday, March 1, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time!

Read on for an overview of what you can expect during this Season, and look out for a detailed blog once the Season starts.

More Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debut in Legendary Raids and Mega Raids!

T...

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19 Feb

Trainers,

Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto is almost here! To help you prepare, we’ve put together some tips on how to make the most out of your event experience.

Ticket holders, here’s what you need to know.

  • Version selection: Your adventure will begin after choosing either Red Version or Green Version of the event. Not sure which to pick? Check out our blog ...
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18 Feb

Trainers,

We’re closing out the Pokémon Day weekend festivities with a Kanto-themed Raid Day! Join us to celebrate some fan-favorite Pokémon as the Season of Celebration comes to an end.

Date + Time

Sunday, February 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will be appearing in five-star raids! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Articuno, Shiny Zapdos, or Shiny Moltres!
  • We’re hearing reports that Giovanni will be returning with a different Shadow Legendary Pokémon in his clutches. Get ready to complete some new Team GO Rocket Special Research to save this Pok...
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16 Feb

Trainers,

The featured Pokémon for March Community Day will be Fletchling, the Tiny Robin Pokémon!

Date + Time

Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Fletchling will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
  • Evolve Fletchinder (the evolved form of Fletchling) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Talonflame that knows Incinerate.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, five ...
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11 Feb

Trainers,

Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto is right around the corner! The festivities won’t end there, either. After this long-awaited event concludes, a Kanto-themed celebration event will run until Pokémon Day!

Date + Time

Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Weedle, Pikachu, Geodude, Clefairy, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Gastly, Voltorb, Magikarp, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Caterpie, Pidgey, Spearow, Poliwag, Abra, Seel, Machop, Krabby, Exeggcute, Horsea, Go...
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10 Feb

Trainers,

Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto is almost here, and we just can’t wait! As the debate over which version continues, what better way is there to show off your selection than a snazzy color-coordinated outfit?

Have a favorite green hat or red shirt you’re planning on wearing? Post a photo on Twitter of you wearing clothes representing your version using either #PokemonGOTourRed or #PokemonGOTourGreen from Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8). We’ll then randomly select 20 winners! Each winner will receive a code for a prize pack containing 50 Poké Balls, six Max Revives, and three Incense. Winners can redeem their code on t...

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09 Feb

Trainers,

As Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto approaches, we’re excited to share more details of what to expect during this epic celebration of the Kanto region! You have until Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. local time to purchase a ticket, so be sure to do so if you want to take part in this one-of-a-kind event!

Complete the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Special Research to unlock Masterwork Research—and a chance to encounter Shiny Mew!

Work alongside Professor Willow in Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto’s Special Research story, where you’ll learn more about the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, practice your Trainer skills, and come across some clues related to a...

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Celebrate Pokémon’s anniversary with a brand-new event—Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto!

Trainers,

Next year marks both Pokémon’s anniversary and Pokémon GO’s fifth anniversary! To celebrate, we’re excited to announce a virtual, ticketed event that Trainers all around the globe will be able to take part in.

No matter where you are in the world, take a trip back to the region where it all started: Kanto.

Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto

Experience the wonder of the games that sparked a global phenomenon! In the ticketed version of this event, you’ll choose between the Red Version or Green...

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08 Feb

Trainers,

Love is in the air! Our annual Valentine’s Day event is back.

Date + Time

Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Munna and Musharna will be making their Pokémon GO debut! Munna will be appearing in the wild. Use a Unova Stone to evolve Munna into Musharna!
  • If you're lucky, you might encounter Shiny Alomomola wherever it appears!
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc, Munna, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Feebas!
  • Evolve Kirl...
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02 Feb

Trainers,

It’s almost time for Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticket holders to select their event version! Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto starts on Saturday, February 20, 2021, and ticket holders have until the end of the event to choose between Red Version or Green Version. When opening the app, you’ll be prompted to pick a version before you can participate.

You can read more about the event, how to purchase a ticket, and the differences between the two versions in our ...

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Trainers,

Happy Lunar New Year! The Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event is happening once again, featuring various red Pokémon, some lucky bonuses, and, in celebration of the Year of the Ox, Timed Research featuring Tauros, the Wild Bull Pokémon! Plus, Gyarados will be able to Mega Evolve for the first time in Pokémon GO. Are you red-y? Take a look at the details below.

Date + Time

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Red Pokémon—like Krabby, Goldeen, Magmar, Magikarp, Miltank, Meditite, Tepig, , and more—will appear more frequently in the wild! If you’re lucky, you ...
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UPDATE 2/2/21: A Raid Hour event featuring Suicune will take place on Monday, February 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. local time!


Trainers,

We hope you’re prepared for a month of exciting Pokémon encounters and bonuses this February!

February Research Breakthrough encounter

From Monday, February 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), you’ll encounter Snorlax in Research Breakthroughs.

Featured Pokémon in five-star raids and Mega Raids

The following Legendary Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids throughout February.

  • Entei will be appearing in five-star r...

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28 Jan


27 Jan

Trainers,

Team GO Rocket is celebrating—but why? It’s up to you to find out! Here’s what you can expect during the Team GO Rocket Celebration event.

Date + Time

Sources point to this event occurring from Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February, 7, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Features

  • We’ve received word that Team GO Rocket Grunts will be turning the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon: Swinub, Nosepass, Aron, Spheal, Lileep, Anorith, and more.
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts will also have different teams of Pokémon during the event and after its conclusion.
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leaders duri...
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25 Jan

UPDATE 1/25/21: Introducing the Love Cup, which will run from Monday, February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). In this format, only red or pink Pokémon with 1,500 CP or less will be allowed to participate. Legendary and Mythical Pokémon will not be eligible.

  • Here’s a list of Pokémon that are eligible for the Love Cup: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Krabby, Kingler, Voltorb, Electrode, Goldeen, Seaking, Jynx, Magmar, Magikarp, Flareon, Ledyba, Ledian, Ariados, Yanma, Scizor, Slugma, Magcargo, Octillery, Delibird, Porygon2, Magby, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Wurmple, Medicham, Carvanha, Sunny Form Castform, Ca...
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Trainers,

Sneasel Limited Research

Get ready for a Limited Research event featuring Sneasel!

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, you can complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks that lead to encounters with Sneasel. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Sneasel! You can also look forward to event-exclusive Timed Research.

New Timed Research

From Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, you can complete a Team GO Rocket–themed Timed Research line that’ll lead to an encounter with a Ho-Oh that knows Earthquake. Good luck in completi...

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19 Jan

Trainers,

We’re excited to announce that Mega Ampharos will be coming to Mega Raids beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time! Plus, on Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to enjoy an Incense Day event featuring Electric-type Pokémon, Dragon-type Pokémon, and more!

During this event, Incense will attract more Mareep, and you could even encounter a Shiny Mareep if you’re lucky! Evolve Flaaffy (the evolved form of Mareep) during the event to get an Ampharos that knows the previously Community Day–exclusive attack Dragon Pulse! An event-exclusive 1 PokéCoin bundle featuring three Incense will also be available to pick up in th...

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Trainers,

Today we’re excited to announce that Johto will be the next region featured in our countdown celebration! Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto is right around the corner!

Date + Time

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mareep, Hoppip, Aipom, Sunkern, Yanma, Murkrow, Gligar, Snubbull, Slugma, Miltank, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re extremely lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Miltank!
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Wooper, Tyrogue, Smoochum, an...
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