Along the Routes

Event

Starts:
Tuesday, December 5, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Friday, December 8, at 8:00 PM Local Time

The start of a new Season brings with it some exciting updates! We’re thrilled to announce a fresh face joining Pokémon GO—Mateo! Beginning on December 4, 2023 (Pacific Standard Time), Trainers can meet Mateo at the end of Routes that they explore and participate in his Gift Exchange with Trainers from all around the world.

To celebrate, get ready for the new Along the Routes event! Enjoy event bonuses focused on exploration, gifting, and featured Pokémon encounters. Plus, for the first time, Trainers around the world will be able to encounter Shiny Hisuian Sneasel—if they’re lucky! Read on to learn more about the updates coming to Routes!




Bonuses

1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period
3× XP for spinning PokéStops
5× XP for spinning a PokéStop for the first time
2× Stardust from opening Gifts

Features

Mateo and other Route updates

Meet Mateo and participate in his Gift Exchange with Trainers from all around the world!

Mateo, a researcher who loves to travel, is on his way to Pokémon GO! He enjoys collecting and exchanging Postcards and Gifts from all over the world. He’s excited to meet you at the end of your journey on a Route.

  1. As you near the end point of a Route, Mateo may be waiting for you with some Gifts he has collected!
  2. Talk to Mateo to begin a Gift Exchange.
  3. Choose which of Mateo’s Gifts to exchange from the Route end point, the Route start point, or a nearby PokéStop.
  4. Add a sticker if you like and select Exchange.
  5. Get ready to receive your new memento from another Trainer! Don’t forget to add new Postcards to your Postcard Book to expand your Postcard collection and catch different forms of Vivillion.

You can participate in a Gift Exchange with Mateo once a day.

Routes and Party Play

Get the party started in Pokémon GO! Trainers forming a party can now complete Routes together. What Routes are you most excited to explore with your friends?

A million Routes created worldwide!

Since the launch of Routes in July 2023, Trainers from all over have helped to create amazing Routes for their communities to enjoy. One million Routes have been created globally, and we’re excited for how much more there is to come.


PokéStop Showcases

During the Along the Routes event, be on the lookout for Showcases at select PokéStops where you can enter Sneasel and Hisuian Sneasel!

  • Sneasel
  • Hisuian Sneasel

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Slugma
  • shiny
    Hitmontop
  • shiny
    Spoink
  • shiny
    Feebas
  • shiny
    Lillipup
  • shiny
    Woobat
  • Emolga
  • Wooloo
  • Pawmi

Eggs

In 7 km Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs, in addition to the Pokémon that currently hatch from those Eggs.

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to hatch Shiny Hisuian Sneasel—if you’re lucky!

  • shiny
    Hisuian Growlithe
  • shiny
    Togepi
  • shiny
    Sneasel
  • shiny
    Hisuian Sneasel
  • shiny
    Bonsly
  • shiny
    Espurr

Research

Field Research Tasks

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Hisuian Sneasel—if you’re lucky!

  • Hatch an Egg
    REWARD
    Wooloo
    Max CP
    302
    Min CP
    274
  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy
    REWARD
    ×5
    Great Ball ×5
  • Trade a Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Hisuian Sneasel
    Max CP
    879
    Min CP
    831
  • Send a Gift to a friend
    REWARD
    ×5
    Poké Ball ×5
  • Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each
    REWARD
    shiny Eevee
    Max CP
    459
    Min CP
    424

A Route to New Friendships

Special Research Story

A new Special Research story is available to Trainers! Learn more about Mateo and the power of exchanging Gifts through the Special Research story, A Route to New Friendships.

STEP
1
A Route to New Friendships (1/4)
Explore 1 km Lillipup
Spin 3 PokéStops
×900
900 XP
Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy
×5
Razz Berry ×5
Exchange a Gift with Mateo at the end of a Route
×1
Incense ×1

REWARDS

×1000
1000 XP
STEP
2
A Route to New Friendships (2/4)
Catch 7 Pokémon
×10
Poké Ball ×10
Spin 5 PokéStops
×1500
1500 XP
Explore 3 km Wooloo
Walk 1,000 m while traveling Routes Woobat

REWARDS

×1000
×5
STEP
3
A Route to New Friendships (3/4)
Hatch an Egg Feebas
Spin 15 PokéStops
×2000
2000 XP
Complete 5 Field Research tasks
×1000
Stardust ×1000
Exchange a Gift with Mateo at the end of a Route 3 times Hisuian Sneasel

REWARDS

×3
×1000
STEP
4
A Route to New Friendships (4/4)
Claim Reward!
×10
Great Ball ×10
Claim Reward!
×5
Pinap Berry ×5
Claim Reward!
×10
Razz Berry ×10

REWARDS

Hisuian Sneasel
1000 XP
×1000

Along the Routes

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Timed Research focused on exploring your area and sending Gifts will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research tasks to earn items and encounters with the following event-themed Pokémon.

STEP
1
Along the Routes (1/1)
Explore 1 km Wooloo
Send a Gift to a friend
×5
Pinap Berry ×5
Explore 2 km Pawmi
Explore 5 km Feebas
Send 3 Gifts to friends
×1
Incense ×1
Explore 7 km Hisuian Sneasel

REWARDS

Hisuian Sneasel
1500 XP
×1500

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Hisuian Sneasel
  • Sneasler

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