Unova Celebration Event


Tuesday, January 5, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Sunday, January 10, at 8:00 PM Local Time

As we count down the days to Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto, we’ll be celebrating during the Season of Celebration with events themed around different regions of the Pokémon world! Different weeks will highlight Unova, Sinnoh, Hoenn, and Johto, as Pokémon originally discovered in these regions will be appearing more often in the wild.


  • Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Ferroseed.
  • Mega Charizard Y will become more powerful from Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. through Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Stay tuned for Collection Challenges, a new feature in the Today View that’ll make Pokémon GO events all the more exciting to experience! More details to come in early January.

Up next: Sinnoh! An event celebrating the Sinnoh region will be happening from Tuesday, January 12, 2021, to Sunday, January 17, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!


Pokémon from the Unova region appearing in the wild.

Appearing in the Wild

  • shiny
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • shiny
  • Herdier
  • Blitzle
  • shiny
  • Drilbur
  • Tympole
  • Venipede
  • Scraggy
  • Trubbish
  • Gothita
  • Solosis
  • shiny


In 5 km Eggs

  • shiny
  • Sewaddle
  • Petilil
  • Emolga
  • Karrablast
  • Joltik
  • Elgyem
  • Shelmet


Appearing in 1-Star Raids

  • Snivy
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny

Appearing in 3-Star Raids

  • Herdier
  • Tranquill
  • Excadrill
  • Amoonguss

Genesect holding a Burn Drive will be appearing in five-star raids. This will be the first time this form of Genesect will be appearing in Pokémon GO, so be sure to catch it while you have the chance! Note that the Shiny form of this Genesect will not be available during this event.

Genesect with Burn Drive in 5-star Raids

  • Genesect (Burn)

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • Mega Charizard X
  • Mega Blastoise
  • Mega Abomasnow


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

Shiny Snivy Family

  • Snivy
  • Servine
  • Serperior




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