Pokémon GO World Championships Event
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!
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!
Japanese Stream: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/wcs_event/2023/ja/howtowatch/
Passimian, the Teamwork Pokémon, makes its debut in Pokémon GO!
New Costumed Pokémon
Pikachu wearing a WCS Shirt will be introduced in this event.
- World Championships 2023 Pikachu
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!
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
Appearing in 1- Star Raids
- World Championships 2023 Pikachu
- Alolan Sandshrew
Appearing in 3- Star Raids
- Galarian Stunfisk
Appearing in 5- Star Raids
Appearing in Mega Raids
- Mega Gyarados
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
REWARDWCS Shirt PikachuMax CP402Min CP369
Power up Pokémon 5 times
POSSIBLE REWARDSMagikarpMax CP117Min CP99SphealMax CP412Min CP379WimpodMax CP215Min CP191+1SeelMax CP416Min CP382
Power up Pokémon 10 times
POSSIBLE REWARDSAlolan SandslashMax CP1042Min CP990Galarian ZigzagoonMax CP218Min CP193
REWARDAlolan SandshrewMax CP554Min CP516
Trade a Pokémon
REWARDPassimianMax CP1300Min CP1241
Battle in the GO Battle League
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!
* The task ‘Use 5 Charged Attacks’ requires supereffective Charged Attacks.
These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.
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:
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.
Certain Featured Attacks will be available during the event.
Evolve Alolan Sandshrew during the event to get an Alolan Sandslash that knows the Fast Attack Shadow Claw.
Evolve Machoke during the event to get a Machamp that knows the Charged Attack Payback.
Evolve a Seel during the event to get a Dewgong that knows the Fast Attack Ice Shard and the Charged Attack Icy Wind.
Evolve Sealeo during the event to get a Walrein that knows the Fast Attack Powder Snow and the Charged Attack Icicle Spear.
Evolve Galarian Linoone during the event to get an Obstagoon that knows the Charged Attack Obstruct.