Pokémon GO World Championships Event

Event

Starts:
Friday, August 11, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Tuesday, August 15, at 8:00 PM Local Time

Friday, August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon GO is celebrating the 2023 Pokémon World Championships and all things GO Battle League!

Active leagues

The following leagues will be active.

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League

Crowning a World Champion!

The 2023 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 11 to 13, 2023, in Yokohama, Japan.

The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the globe will compete to determine who will be crowned the 2023 Pokémon GO World Champion!

Among other prizes, the Pokémon GO World Champion will receive an in-game World Champion 2023 outfit and pose!

Tune in to watch live!

Tune in and watch all the action beginning at 12:00 a.m. UTC each day!

English Stream:

Japanese Stream: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/wcs_event/2023/ja/howtowatch/




Bonuses

The maximum number of sets you can play per day in the GO Battle League will go up from 5 to 10
Pokémon encountered via GO Battle League rewards will have a wider variance of Attack, Defense, and HP

Features

Pokémon Debuts

Passimian, the Teamwork Pokémon, makes its debut in Pokémon GO!

  • Passimian

New Costumed Pokémon

Pikachu wearing a WCS Shirt will be introduced in this event.

  • shiny
    World Championships 2023 Pikachu

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

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

  • shiny
    Machop
  • shiny
    Chinchou
  • shiny
    Wooper
  • shiny
    Sableye
  • shiny
    Meditite
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Drilbur
  • shiny
    Scraggy
  • shiny
    Bunnelby
  • Wooloo

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

  • shiny
    Onix
  • shiny
    Lickitung

Raids

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    World Championships 2023 Pikachu
  • shiny
    Alolan Sandshrew
  • shiny
    Gligar
  • shiny
    Scraggy

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Skarmory
  • shiny
    Galarian Stunfisk
  • Passimian

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Cresselia

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Gyarados

Research

Field Research Tasks

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

Alolan Sandslash is available instead of Alolan Sandshrew.

  • Catch 7 Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny WCS Shirt Pikachu
    Max CP
    402
    Min CP
    369
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Magikarp
    Max CP
    117
    Min CP
    99
    shiny Spheal
    Max CP
    412
    Min CP
    379
    Wimpod
    Max CP
    215
    Min CP
    191
    +1
    shiny Seel
    Max CP
    416
    Min CP
    382
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    Alolan Sandslash
    Max CP
    1042
    Min CP
    990
    shiny Galarian Zigzagoon
    Max CP
    218
    Min CP
    193
  •  ???
    REWARD
    shiny Alolan Sandshrew
    Max CP
    554
    Min CP
    516
  • Trade a Pokémon
    REWARD
    Passimian
    Max CP
    1300
    Min CP
    1241
  • Battle in the GO Battle League
    REWARD
    ×1000
    Stardust ×1000

2023 Pokémon World Championships

Event-exclusive Timed Research

World Championships–themed Timed Research will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research tasks to earn an Elite Fast TM, an encounter with a World Championships 2023 Pikachu, and more!

STEP
1
2023 Pokémon World Championships (1/1)
Catch 5 Pokémon
×10
Poké Ball ×10
Power up Pokémon 5 times
×1
Fast TM ×1
Use 5 Charged Attacks*
×10
Great Ball ×10
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Charged TM ×1
Battle 5 times in the GO Battle League
×10
Ultra Ball ×10

REWARDS

×1
WCS Shirt Pikachu

* The task ‘Use 5 Charged Attacks’ requires supereffective Charged Attacks.

Shiny

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

  • Scraggy
  • Scrafty

Sales

Avatar Items

The following items will be available beginning on August 11, 2023.

  • 2023 Worlds Jersey
  • 2023 Worlds Jacket


Avatar Items to Celebrate

Keep your eyes on the broadcast—we’ll display a code for the following T-shirt for your avatar!

  • 2023 Worlds Tee (Yellow): Available by entering this promo code:

4DSJTSPX4B9AH

You can also visit leek.gg/tee for easier redemption. The code expires on August 20, 2023 at 12:00 UTC

The following item will be available beginning on August 11, 2023.

  • 2023 Worlds Tee (Gray): Available globally in the in-app shop at no cost.

Moves

Certain Featured Attacks will be available during the event.

Alolan Sandslash

Evolve Alolan Sandshrew during the event to get an Alolan Sandslash that knows the Fast Attack Shadow Claw.

Machamp

Evolve Machoke during the event to get a Machamp that knows the Charged Attack Payback.

Dewgong

Evolve a Seel during the event to get a Dewgong that knows the Fast Attack Ice Shard and the Charged Attack Icy Wind.

Walrein

Evolve Sealeo during the event to get a Walrein that knows the Fast Attack Powder Snow and the Charged Attack Icicle Spear.

Obstagoon

Evolve Galarian Linoone during the event to get an Obstagoon that knows the Charged Attack Obstruct.

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