Pokémon GO World Championships Event

Event

Starts:
Thursday, August 18, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Tuesday, August 23, at 8:00 PM Local Time

Pokémon GO is celebrating the 2022 Pokémon World Championships and all things GO Battle League!


Crowning a World Champion!

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 18–21, 2022, in London, England, at the ExCeL London convention center!

The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the globe will compete to determine who will be crowned the 2022 Pokémon GO World Champion!

Among other prizes, the Pokémon GO World Champion will receive an in-game World Champion 2022 outfit and pose!


Tune in to Watch Live!

Tune in from Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Sunday, August 21, 2022, and watch all the action beginning at 8:00 a.m. UTC each day!


Active Leagues

The following leagues will be active.

  • Great League
  • Fighting Cup




Features

World Championships 2022 Pikachu

World Championships 2022 Pikachu makes its Pokémon GO debut in raids, Field Research, and Timed Research!

  • shiny
    World Championships 2022 Pikachu

Challengers at PokéStops

Battle Challengers located at PokéStops with teams inspired by the ones used by Trainers who won the Pokémon GO Regional Championships. Defeating a Challenger will reward items including Poké Balls, Berries, Potions, and Stardust.

Update: Challengers have a large pool of Pokémon so it might not be possible to get a complete list.

Novice Challenger:

  • Slot 1: Trevenaut or Sableye
  • Slot 2: Azumarill or Alolan Ninetales
  • Slot 3: Galarian Stunfisk or Obstagoon

Confident Challenger:

  • Slot 1: Swampert or Walrein
  • Slot 2: Mandibuzz or Trevenaut
  • Slot 3: Deoxys (Defense) or Lickitung

Slick Challenger:

  • Slot 1: Walrein or Azumarill
  • Slot 2: ??? or Medicham
  • Slot 3: Registeel or Trevenaut

Ambitious Challenger:

  • Slot 1: Swampert or Obstagoon
  • Slot 2: Registeel or Nidoqueen
  • Slot 3: Talonflame or Greedent

Eccentric Challenger:

  • Slot 1: Sabeleye or Sirfetch’d
  • Slot 2: Lickitung or Walrein
  • Slot 3: Talonflame or Registeel

Eager Challenger:

  • Slot 1: ??? or Nidoqueen
  • Slot 2: ??? or Sabeleye
  • Slot 3: ??? or Swampert

Bonuses

Challengers with Pokémon teams inspired by the ones used by Trainers who won the Pokémon GO Regional Championships will appear at PokéStops
The maximum number of GO Battle League sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day
3× Stardust from GO Battle League win rewards

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Nidoran♀
  • shiny
    Mankey
  • shiny
    Machop
  • shiny
    Mudkip
  • shiny
    Sableye
  • shiny
    Meditite
  • shiny
    Swablu
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Croagunk
  • Dewpider

If you're lucky, you may encounter

  • Scraggy
  • shiny
    Galarian Stunfisk

Raids

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    World Championships 2022 Pikachu
  • shiny
    Galarian Farfetch'd
  • shiny
    Marill
  • shiny
    Barboach
  • shiny
    Timburr
  • Scraggy

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • Primeape
  • shiny
    Lickitung
  • shiny
    Skarmory

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Slowbro

Research

Field Research

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

Tip: Expand a Task to see all possible encounters.

  • Power up Pokémon 3 times
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Bulbasaur
    Max CP
    477
    Min CP
    442
    shiny Chikorita
    Max CP
    400
    Min CP
    368
    shiny Mudkip
    Max CP
    483
    Min CP
    447
  • Power up Pokémon 7 times
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Gastly
    Max CP
    527
    Min CP
    487
    shiny Rhyhorn
    Max CP
    707
    Min CP
    664
    shiny Magikarp
    Max CP
    117
    Min CP
    99
    +2
    shiny Beldum
    Max CP
    418
    Min CP
    385
    shiny Fletchling
    Max CP
    343
    Min CP
    313
  • Battle a Challenger
    REWARD
    shiny World Championships 2022 Pikachu
    Max CP
    402
    Min CP
    369
  • Battle in GO Battle League
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Galarian Zigzagoon
    Max CP
    218
    Min CP
    193
    shiny Galarian Stunfisk
    Max CP
    926
    Min CP
    876

Note: A Challenger refers to the Trainer NPCs you can battle located PokéStops during this event.


Pokémon World Championships 2022

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete the tasks to receive rewards including an encounter with World Championships 2022 Pikachu, an Elite Fast TM, and an Elite Charged TM

  • STEP
    1
    Pokémon World Championships 2022 (1/1)
    Battle a Challenger
    ×10
    Poké Ball ×10
    Battle 2 Challengers
    ×1
    Fast TM ×1
    Battle 3 Challengers
    ×10
    Great Ball ×10
    Battle 4 Challengers
    ×1
    Charged TM ×1
    Battle 5 Challengers
    ×10
    Ultra Ball ×10

    REWARDS

    World Championships 2022 Pikachu
    ×1
    ×1

Note: A Challenger refers to the Trainer NPCs you can battle located PokéStops during this event.

Featured Attacks

Rhyperior

Evolve Rhydon (Rhyhorn’s Evolution) during the event to get a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker.

Rock Wrecker

  • Trainer Battles: 110 power
  • Gyms and raids: 110 power

Gengar

Evolve Haunter (Gastly’s Evolution) during the event to get a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch.

Shadow Punch

  • Trainer Battles: 40 power
  • Gyms and raids: 40 power

Gyarados

Evolve Magikarp during the event to get a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail.

Aqua Tail

  • Trainer Battles: 50 power
  • Gyms and raids: 50 power

Metagross

Evolve Metang (Beldum’s Evolution) during the event to get a Metagross that knows the Charged Attack Meteor Mash.

Meteor Mash

  • Trainer Battles: 100 power
  • Gyms and raids: 100 power

Talonflame

Evolve Fletchinder (Fletchling’s Evolution) during the event to get a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate.

Incinerate

  • Trainer Battles: 15 power
  • Gyms and raids: 29 power

Sales

Celebratory Avatar Items

Two new in-game avatar items will be available in commemoration of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!

  • 2022 Worlds Tee: Available globally via a code shared during the World Championships Stream. The code will also be distributed on official Pokémon GO social media channels shortly after. The code will be valid through August 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. UTC.

  • 2022 Worlds Participant Tee: Available from the PokéStop located at the Pokémon GO Booth in the World Championships venue in London during the event.


To celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships’ Galar theme, the following Galar-inspired avatar items will be featured in the in-game shop.

  • Dragon-type Sport Top
  • Dragon-type Sport Shorts
  • Dark-type Sport Top
  • Dark-type Sport Shorts


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