Pokémon GO Special Weekend in May (Japan, Mexico, US)

Ticketed Event

Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 12:00 AM Local Time
Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 11:59 PM Local Time

The banner above is for the 7-Eleven event in Mexico and shows Unown S. Other partners and their region will have different Unown

In May, we’ll be hosting a Pokémon GO Special Weekend event in collaboration with different partners around the world: Verizon in the US, 7-Eleven Mexico in Mexico, and Yoshinoya in Japan. Trainers with an event ticket will be able to enjoy Timed Research, featured Pokémon attracted to Incense, and more!

Note that Spawns are only available on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 11 am to 5 pm local time

For more information, you can visit each official partner’s event site:

What should I do after receiving a Pokémon GO Special Weekend ticket?

You’ll be able to redeem the promotional code included on the ticket on the Offer Redemption website. Visit this help center article for more information on how to redeem promotional codes. Once you’ve redeemed your code, open Pokémon GO to receive your event-participation medal.


Increased Chance at Lucky Pokémon when trading with a friend
4x Catch XP**
Number of gifts you can open is doubled*
Trade Distance Increased to 40 km*

* The bonuses of ‘Doubled number of gifts you can open’ and ‘40 km Trade Distance’ will be available to all trainers. These bonuses will be available from Friday, May 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PDT (GMT −7).

** If the Luminous Legend Y challenge is completed, Special Weekend participants will get 4x Catch XP instead of the originally announced 2x Catch XP. This rate does not stack with the Luminous Legend Y bonus.

The total number of gifts you can open per day is 60.


For ticket holders from Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 12:00 am to Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm local time:

  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will reward encounters with Eevee, Spritzee, Swirlix, and Deino!
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available and reward XP, Stardust, an Incense, a Star Piece, a Lucky Egg, Spritzee Candy, and Swirlix Candy.
  • You’ll receive an exclusive medal when you redeem a ticket code on the Offer Redemption website.


These special spawns are ONLY available from Incense on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 11 am to 5 pm local time.

From Incense

  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny

Shiny Unown will not be available for this event

Trainers with the Yoshinoya promo in Japan, will encounter Unown Y from Incense.

From Incense (Yoshinoya - Japan)

  • Unown Y

Trainers with the 7-Eleven promo in Mexico, will encounter Unown S from Incense.

From Incense (7-Eleven - Mexico)

  • Unown S

Trainers with the Verizon promo in the US, will encounter Unown V from Incense.

From Incense (Verizon - US)

  • Unown V


From the announcement, Shiny Eevee might be boosted for this event.

Shiny Eeveelution is being shown here as a reminder as to how they look like.

  • Eevee
  • Vaporeon
  • Jolteon
  • Flareon
  • Espeon
  • Umbreon
  • Leafeon
  • Glaceon
  • Sylveon



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