GO Battle Weekend

Event

Starts:
Saturday, July 9, at 12:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Sunday, July 10, at 11:59 PM Local Time

Celebrate Pokémon GO’s anniversary with a weekend full of battling! Enjoy bonuses in the GO Battle League, Battle Team GO Rocket Grunts, and save Shadow Latios from Giovanni.


Active Leagues

The following leagues will be active.

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League




Bonuses

Team GO Rocket Bonuses

Team GO Rocket balloons will appear every two hours
Earn 2 Mysterious Components from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts
Earn 50% extra Stardust from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts
Use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration

GO Battle League Bonuses

Enjoy up to 20 GO Battle League sets each day
Earn 5x Stardust from GO Battle League Rewards
Encounter Legendary Pokémon in GO Battle League reward encounters at Rank 16 and up

Raid Bonuses

Up to 2 Free Raid Passes per day
Earn 50% extra XP from Raid Battles

Features

Ultra Unlock Bonus: Blasts From the Past

If you evolve into the following Pokémon during Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend, they’ll know attacks that were previously featured during past events!

Frenzy Plant (Charged Attack)

  • Venusaur
  • Meganium
  • Sceptile
  • Torterra
  • Serperior

Blast Burn (Charged Attack)

  • Charizard
  • Typhlosion
  • Blaziken
  • Infernape
  • Emboar

Hydro Cannon (Charged Attack)

  • Blastoise
  • Feraligatr
  • Swampert
  • Empoleon
  • Samurott

Dragon Breath (Fast Attack)

  • Charizard

Shadow

Save Shadow Latios!

Giovanni doesn’t do anything halfway. After Trainers around the world saved Shadow Latias, the Team GO Rocket boss just had to get his hands on Shadow Latios—and now it needs your help! Get ready to face off against Giovanni and rescue Shadow Latios!

  • Latios

Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders, Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal, too!

In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!

Team GO Rocket Grunts

Grunts will have these Shadow Pokémon on their teams.

  • Geodude
  • Magmar
  • Shinx
  • Patrat
  • Purrloin
  • Ducklett
  • Foongus

Arlo’s Team

Arlo’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • shiny
    Charmander
  • Charizard
  • Mawile
  • Salamence
  • Steelix
  • Scizor
  • Gardevoir

Cliff’s Team

Cliff’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • Venusaur
  • Omastar
  • Crobat
  • Tyranitar
  • Swampert
  • Torterra

Sierra’s Team

Sierra’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • Blastoise
  • Lapras
  • Blaziken
  • Nidoqueen
  • Houndoom
  • Drapion

Giovanni’s Team

Giovanni’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • Persian
  • Nidoking
  • Machamp
  • Rhyperior
  • Latios

Research

Field Notes: Team GO Rocket

Season-exclusive Special Research

Special Research centered on Giovanni will be available. Complete it to earn Super Rocket Radar!

The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of the Season of GO on September 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

  • STEP
    1
    Field Notes: Team GO Rocket (1/6)
    Win a raid Darumaka
    Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    ×3
    Hyper Potion ×3
    Catch a Shadow Pokémon Galarian Darumaka

    REWARDS

    1000 XP
    ×15
    ×3
  • STEP
    2
    Field Notes: Team GO Rocket (2/6)
    Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon
    ×10
    Pinap Berry ×10
    Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row
    ×10
    Razz Berry ×10
    Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    ×10
    Nanab Berry ×10

    REWARDS

    1500 XP
    ×1000
    ×10
  • STEP
    3
    Field Notes: Team GO Rocket (3/6)
    Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy
    ×1000
    1000 XP

    REWARDS

    2000 XP
    ×15
    ×1
  • STEP
    4
    Field Notes: Team GO Rocket (4/6)
    Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo
    ×1500
    1500 XP
    Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff
    ×1500
    1500 XP
    Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra
    ×1500
    1500 XP

    REWARDS

    2500 XP
    ×1000
    ×1
  • STEP
    5
    Field Notes: Team GO Rocket (5/6)
    Find the Team GO Rocket Boss
    ×5
    Max Potion ×5
    Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss
    ×20
    Ultra Ball ×20
    Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss
    ×5
    Max Revive ×5

    REWARDS

    3000 XP
    ×1
    ×1
  • STEP
    6
    Field Notes: Team GO Rocket (6/6)
    Claim Reward!
    ×2500
    2500 XP
    Claim Reward!
    ×2500
    2500 XP
    Claim Reward!
    ×2500
    2500 XP

    REWARDS

    ×1
    ×1
    ×2

Battle Weekend Challenge: GO Battle League!

Event-exclusive Timed Research

There will be a set of Timed Research for the Battle Weekend event.

Trainers can choose between GO Battle League or Raids, Grunts, and Gyms themed tasks for this Timed Research on Step 2. This is the GO Battle League Path.

The Party Hat Charizard caught at the end will know both Dragon Breath and Blast Burn.

  • STEP
    1
    Battle Weekend Challenge: GO Battle League! (1/3)
    Power up Pokémon 15 times Machop
    Use a Charged TM
    ×1
    Fast TM ×1
    Evolve 3 Pokémon
    ×1
    Charged TM ×1

    REWARDS

    ×1000
    ×2500
    ×1
  • STEP
    2
    Battle Weekend Challenge: GO Battle League! (2/3)
    Battle another Trainer in the Great League 5 times
    ×5
    Rare Candy ×5
    Win 1 Great League Trainer Battles against another Trainer Galarian Stunfisk
    Battle in the GO Battle League 10 times
    ×2500
    2500 XP
    Win 2 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League Swinub
    Battle in the GO Battle League 20 times
    ×2500
    Stardust ×2500
    Achieve rank 5 in the GO Battle League Beldum

    REWARDS

    Chansey
    ×1
    ×1
  • STEP
    3
    Battle Weekend Challenge: GO Battle League! (3/3)
    Claim Reward!
    ×25
    Poké Ball ×25
    Claim Reward!
    ×15
    Great Ball ×15
    Claim Reward!
    ×10
    Ultra Ball ×10

    REWARDS

    Party Hat Charizard

Battle Weekend Challenge: Raids, Grunts, and Gyms!

Event-exclusive Timed Research

There will be a set of Timed Research for the Battle Weekend event.

Trainers can choose between GO Battle League or Raids, Grunts, and Gyms themed tasks for this Timed Research on Step 2. This is the Raids, Grunts, and Gyms Path.

The Party Hat Charizard caught at the end will know both Dragon Breath and Blast Burn.

  • STEP
    1
    Battle Weekend Challenge: Raids, Grunts, and Gyms! (1/3)
    Power up Pokémon 15 times Machop
    Use a Charged TM
    ×1
    Fast TM ×1
    Evolve 3 Pokémon
    ×1
    Charged TM ×1

    REWARDS

    ×1000
    ×2500
    ×1
  • STEP
    2
    Battle Weekend Challenge: Raids, Grunts, and Gyms! (2/3)
    Battle in a Gym 5 times
    ×5
    Rare Candy ×5
    Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 10 Gym battles Galarian Stunfisk
    Battle in 2 raids
    ×2500
    2500 XP
    Win 2 raids Swinub
    Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    ×2500
    Stardust ×2500
    Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 3 times Beldum

    REWARDS

    Chansey
    ×1
    ×1
  • STEP
    3
    Battle Weekend Challenge: Raids, Grunts, and Gyms! (3/3)
    Claim Reward!
    ×25
    Poké Ball ×25
    Claim Reward!
    ×15
    Great Ball ×15
    Claim Reward!
    ×10
    Ultra Ball ×10

    REWARDS

    Party Hat Charizard

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