Pokémon GO Anniversary Event 2022

Event

Starts:
Wednesday, July 6, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Tuesday, July 12, at 8:00 PM Local Time

It’s time to celebrate Pokémon GO and party like it’s 2016! To help kick this anniversary into high gear, we’re having a sensational six-themed celebration—including a special emphasis on Charizard, which is #006 in the Pokedéx. With event-themed Field Research, Timed Research, and a Battle Weekend taking place, there’ll be plenty of fun for Trainers everywhere to enjoy!

What’s more, our intel suggests there may be components to this event that will only be revealed after certain Ultra Unlock conditions are met. Could Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin have something to do with this?

UPDATE: Congratulations, Trainers! Thanks to your efforts during Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin, you’ve earned Ultra Unlock bonuses for two upcoming events— Ultra Unlock: Anniversary Event and Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend!




Features

Pokémon Debuts

Party Hat Charmeleon, Party Hat Charizard, and Cake Costume Pikachu will make their Pokémon GO debuts! This is also the first time Trainers will be able to evolve their Party Hat Charmander! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter Shiny Party Hat Charmeleon and Shiny Party Hat Charizard!

  • shiny
    Party Hat Charmeleon
  • shiny
    Party Hat Charizard
  • shiny
    Cake Costume Pikachu

Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend

There will also be a Battle Weekend event featuring Team GO Rocket and bonuses in the GO Battle League. Giovanni returns with Shadow Latios. More details on that event can be found here.

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Party Hat Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • shiny
    Cake Costume Pikachu
  • shiny
    Machop
  • shiny
    Ledyba
  • shiny
    Ralts
  • shiny
    Buneary
  • Venipede
  • Chespin
  • Fennekin
  • Froakie
  • shiny
    Bunnelby
  • shiny
    Litleo
  • Pikipek

If you're lucky, you may encounter the following

  • Gabite
  • Clauncher
  • Helioptile

Pansear in the Wild

Pansear, the High Temp Pokémon, will be appearing in the wild and in raids around the world during Pokémon GO’s Anniversary Event as an Ultra Unlock bonus!

  • shiny
    Pansear

Raids

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Cake Costume Pikachu
  • shiny
    Dratini
  • shiny
    Unown E
  • shiny
    Pansear

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Venusaur
  • shiny
    Party Hat Charizard
  • shiny
    Blastoise
  • Tyranitar
  • Metagross

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

Articuno will appear in Raid battles on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and Thursday, July 7, 2022.
Zapdos will appear in Raid battles from Thursday, July 7, 2022, to Thursday, July 14, 2022.

  • shiny
    Articuno
  • shiny
    Zapdos

Appearing in Mega Raids

Mega Charizard X will appear in Raid battles on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and Thursday, July 7, 2022.
Mega Charizard Y will appear in Raid battles from Thursday, July 7, 2022, to Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Additionally, Charizard caught in Mega Raids will have the Party Hat costume.

  • shiny
    Mega Charizard X
  • shiny
    Mega Charizard Y

Research

Field Research Tasks

You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!

  • Spin 6 PokéStops or Gyms
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Bulbasaur
    Max CP
    477
    Min CP
    442
    shiny Charmander
    Max CP
    420
    Min CP
    387
    shiny Squirtle
    Max CP
    405
    Min CP
    372
  • Use 6 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Chikorita
    Max CP
    400
    Min CP
    368
    shiny Cyndaquil
    Max CP
    420
    Min CP
    387
    shiny Totodile
    Max CP
    485
    Min CP
    449
  • Catch 6 different species of Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Treecko
    Max CP
    451
    Min CP
    417
    shiny Torchic
    Max CP
    468
    Min CP
    433
    shiny Mudkip
    Max CP
    483
    Min CP
    447
  • Earn 6 hearts with your buddy
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Turtwig
    Max CP
    508
    Min CP
    472
    shiny Chimchar
    Max CP
    410
    Min CP
    377
    shiny Piplup
    Max CP
    460
    Min CP
    426
  • Make 6 Curveball Throws
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Snivy
    Max CP
    364
    Min CP
    333
    shiny Tepig
    Max CP
    464
    Min CP
    428
    shiny Oshawott
    Max CP
    448
    Min CP
    413
  • Send 6 gifts and add a sticker to each
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    Chespin
    Max CP
    469
    Min CP
    434
    Fennekin
    Max CP
    440
    Min CP
    406
    Froakie
    Max CP
    425
    Min CP
    392
  • Take 6 snapshots of wild Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    Rowlet
    Max CP
    453
    Min CP
    418
    Litten
    Max CP
    443
    Min CP
    409
    Popplio
    Max CP
    483
    Min CP
    448
  • Catch 6 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    ×10
    Poké Ball ×10
    ×5
    Great Ball ×5
    ×2
    Ultra Ball ×2
  • Make 6 Nice Throws
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    ×25
    Venusaur Mega Energy ×25
    ×25
    Charizard Mega Energy ×25
    ×25
    Blastoise Mega Energy ×25

Anniversary Event Research

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research tasks to encounter Wash Rotom.

  • STEP
    1
    Anniversary Event Research (1/6)
    Catch 15 Pokémon
    ×15
    Poké Ball ×15
    Catch 5 different species of Pokémon
    ×10
    Great Ball ×10
    Make 5 Nice Throws
    ×5
    Ultra Ball ×5
    Make 3 Great Throws
    ×500
    500 XP
    Make 5 Curveball Throws Foongus
    Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    ×500
    Stardust ×500

    REWARDS

    Cake Costume Pikachu
    ×1
  • STEP
    2
    Anniversary Event Research (2/6)
    Play with your buddy
    ×5
    Razz Berry ×5
    Give your buddy a treat
    ×5
    Nanab Berry ×5
    Take a snapshot of your buddy
    ×5
    Pinap Berry ×5
    Battle another Trainer with your Buddy Pokémon while it's adventuring with you
    ×500
    500 XP
    Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Eevee
    Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy
    ×500
    Stardust ×500

    REWARDS

    Party Hat Charmander
    ×2500
  • STEP
    3
    Anniversary Event Research (3/6)
    Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokémon
    ×5
    Potion ×5
    Take a snapshot of Charmander
    ×5
    Revive ×5
    Take a snapshot of your buddy
    ×15
    Poké Ball ×15
    Take snapshots of 5 different Pokémon
    ×500
    500 XP
    Take a snapshot of a Normal-type Pokémon Meowth
    Take snapshots of 3 different wild Fire-, Water-, or Grass-type Pokémon
    ×500
    Stardust ×500

    REWARDS

    Pansear
    ×1
  • STEP
    4
    Anniversary Event Research (4/6)
    Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    ×20
    Poké Ball ×20
    Hatch an Egg
    ×3
    Golden Razz Berry ×3
    Walk 2 km
    ×3
    Silver Pinap Berry ×3
    Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy
    ×500
    500 XP
    Complete 5 Field Research tasks
    ×3
    Rare Candy ×3
    Battle in a Gym 3 times
    ×500
    Stardust ×500

    REWARDS

    Gible
    ×1
  • STEP
    5
    Anniversary Event Research (5/6)
    Send 5 Gifts to friends
    ×5
    Super Potion ×5
    Send 5 Gifts and add a sticker to each
    ×5
    Revive ×5
    Transfer 15 Pokémon
    ×500
    500 XP
    Battle in 2 raids
    ×1
    Fast TM ×1
    Win a level 1 or higher raid
    ×1
    Charged TM ×1
    Power up Pokémon 10 times
    ×500
    Stardust ×500

    REWARDS

    Snorlax
    ×1
  • STEP
    6
    Anniversary Event Research (6/6)
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP
    Claim Reward!
    ×1000
    1000 XP

    REWARDS

    Wash Rotom
    ×2500
    2500 XP

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event. Shiny Party Hat Charmander was previously available but I’ve included it here to show the full family.

  • Party Hat Charmander
  • Party Hat Charmeleon
  • Party Hat Charizard
  • Cake Costume Pikachu
  • Pansear
  • Simisear

Sales

New Avatar Items

The following avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!


New Stickers

You’ll also be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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