Buddy Up Event

Event

Starts:
Tuesday, April 21, at 8:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Monday, April 27, at 10:00 PM Local Time

Time to buddy up and enjoy an event together with your Pokémon GO buddy! Spend time with your Buddy Pokémon with special bonuses, like decreased walking distance for earning Buddy Candy and hearts with your buddy. If you’re a dedicated Trainer, you may even get more items and Souvenirs from your buddy! Looking for a Pokémon to make your pal during this event? Alolan Meowth, Chansey, Eevee, Feebas, Lillipup, and Joltik make great buddies and will appear more often in the wild. Woobat will also be making a special appearance!

Volbeat and Illumise, the Firefly Pokémon, will be joining the fun and will be available in all regions during this event. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Volbeat or a Shiny Illumise! Don’t miss your chance to find both before they return to being exclusive to their usual regions. Volbeat is usually found only in Europe, Asia, and Oceania, while Illumise is usually found only in the Americas and Africa.




Bonuses

Buddy Pokémon will bring more gifts
Halved Buddy Candy and heart distance
Easier for your buddy to get excited
Buddy will stay on map twice as long
Double Evolution XP

Features

  • Volbeat and Illumise, normally found only in specific regions, will be appearing everywhere in the wild, in Eggs, and as reward encounters from Field Research tasks! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Volbeat or a Shiny Illumise!
  • For the first time, you’ll be able to encounter Woobat in the wild and after completing certain Field Research tasks. Woobat will be available in the wild and in 2 km Eggs after Buddy Up is over.
  • Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and encounters with Alolan Meowth, Volbeat, Illumise, and Woobat.

Spawns

  • shiny
    Alolan Meowth
  • shiny
    Chansey
  • shiny
    Eevee
  • shiny
    Volbeat
  • shiny
    Illumise
  • shiny
    Feebas
  • shiny
    Lillipup
  • Woobat
  • Joltik

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs and at a higher rate:

In 5 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Alolan Meowth
  • shiny
    Eevee
  • shiny
    Feebas
  • shiny
    Lillipup
  • Joltik

Shiny

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

  • Volbeat
  • Illumise

Research

Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and encounters with Alolan Meowth, Volbeat, Illumise, and Woobat.

  • Give your buddy a treat
    Alolan Meowth
    CP 312 - 341
    shiny
  • Take a snapshot of your buddy
    Volbeat
    CP 714 - 759
    shiny
  • Play with your buddy
    Illumise
    CP 714 - 759
    shiny
  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy
    Woobat
    CP 401 - 435

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