Pokémon GO Special Weekend, presented by Verizon

Ticketed Event

Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 11:00 AM Local Time
Saturday, November 7, 2020, at  2:00 PM Local Time

From PokémonGOLive

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with our friends at Verizon to provide exclusive benefits to Pokémon GO players in the United States! Grow your gameplay even further starting today!

Verizon, America’s most reliable network, is now working alongside our teams to provide the best Pokémon GO experience for their users, as well as in-game benefits for all Trainers in the United States. You will soon enjoy enhanced gameplay features (such as Verizon Sponsored PokéStops, Sponsored Gyms, and Sponsored Gifts) and exclusive digital experiences!

Trainers in the United States will be able to experience exciting special events and bonuses, provided by Verizon!

Special Weekend event, presented by Verizon!

Starting today, October 20, 2020, eligible Verizon users anywhere in the United States will be able to obtain tickets for an exclusive event: the Special Weekend. Trainers who are subscribed to Verizon mobile plans will be able to obtain a ticket by signing in to the Verizon Up app. Tickets are limited to one per Trainer account and will be available until the event day, on November 7.

The tickets provide Trainers access to the event-exclusive Timed Research and special Pokémon attracted to Incense on Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time anywhere in the United States. When they redeem their tickets, Trainers will receive an exclusive event medal.

How to claim a ticket

To obtain a Special Weekend ticket, be sure to sign in to the Verizon Up rewards program app with your Verizon ID or mobile phone number. Only one ticket can be redeemed per Pokémon GO account. Codes are personal and cannot be transferred. If you’re eligible, unlock your tickets here.

Tickets will be available in the Verizon Up app for eligible Verizon users from Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8).

After claiming your tickets through Verizon, Trainers need to redeem them on the Niantic Redemption portal, from October 20, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. PDT (GMT −7), to November 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8). Redeem the codes on the Niantic Redemption portal to unlock them in the Pokémon GO app.

To read about the Exclusive Verizon Avatar Items, Sponsored Gifts, and Sponsored PokéStops/Gyms go to the official post.


Shiny Unown will not appear during the event. Shiny Charizard should be available due to it’s availability in Mega Raids but unconfirmed.

Attracted via Incense

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  • shiny
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  • Unown V
  • Unown Z
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny

Complete the event Timed Research to earn three Incense, a Star Piece, and 100 Charizard Mega Energy, as well as encounters with Chansey, Spoink, Absol, Bronzor, Gible, and Sewaddle!

Timed Research Encounters

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  • Sewaddle


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

  • Ferroseed
  • Ferrothorn



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