Check out this Pokemon Go guide on the February 2020 Pokemon Day Event. Find out all the events, like raids, clone Pokemon (clone Pikachu), shiny Pokemon, Mewtwo, and more!
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Pokemon Day Event Date & Time
Pokemon Day Is Here!
|Duration||February 26th - March 3rd|
To celebrate the anniversary of Pokemon being first released way back in 1996, Pokemon Go is preparing a large-scale event filled to the brim with tons of interesting content! Pokemon Day Events are now live!
Clone Pokemon Events
Clone Pokemon From The Movie Spotted
The Clone Pokemon which first made an appearance in the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back are now in Pokemon Go! Clone movie versions of Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Pikachu can now be found in-game!
Special Pokemon In Raids
In addition to the 3 clone versions of the final evolution starters, you'll also be able to find Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur wearing a special party hat in raids too! These first-evolution starters will have a raid difficult of ★1.
Starters Have Special Moves
Clone Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise will all have special moves respectively.
Raid Pokemon And Their Weaknesses
Clone Pikachu Coming To Snapshot
Clone Pikachu will now sometimes sneak its way into pictures you take on Go Snapshot! Once it's photobombed you at least once, you'll be able to find out in the wild!Read More About Pokemon Go Snapshot Here!
Mewtwo Raid Battle
The Return of Armored Mewtwo
On Pokemon Day this year, Armored Mewtwo will be making a comeback in Legendary Raids! If you don't already have Armored Mewtwo, don't miss this opportunity to get it!>> Click Here For The Armored Mewtwo Raid Battle Guide
>> Click Here For The Armored Mewtwo CP & IV Reference Chart
Comes With Psystrike
The Armored Mewtwo that will be appearing in raids this time around will come with the special ability Psystrike! This is an excellent 2-gauge Psychic move definitely worth getting.Click Here For Armored Mewtwo Detailed Stat Info
Party Hat Pokemon
Pokemon Wearing Special Celebration Hats
Pokemon donning party hats will be making a return for Pokemon Day this year! Some of them will appear in the wild, while others will need to be hatched from 7km eggs! Either way, make sure you catch them before the event finishes!Find Out What Other Pokemon Hatch From 7km Eggs Here!
Unable To Evolve
It's worth noting that unlike regular Pokemon, these special Party Hat Pokemon are unable to evolve!
A Chance To Find Shinies
Pokemon wearing party hats will all have a chance to be shiny! Here's a list of what's different about these shiny Pokemon:
|Shiny||Difference in Sprite|
|Bulbasaur||Deeper shade of green|
|Squirtle||Lighter shade of blue|
|Pikachu||Darker shade of yellow|
Introducing Raid Day
Nidorino and Gengar
|Period||March 1st 14:00-17:00|
As part of Pokemon Day celebrations, special Nidorino and Gengar wearing party hats will appear in raids! Gengars which appear in raids during this event will know have two moves they can't usually learn: Psychic and Lick!
Pokemon Appearing In Raids
Learn Lick And Psychic Through Evolution
Hey there, Trainer! Haunter evolved to Gengar during the Raid Day event window should learn the exclusive moves (Lick and Psychic). However, this evolved Gengar will not wear a Party Hat. To encounter one with Party Hat, look for Tier 4 Raids. We hope to see you out there! ^MA— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) February 10, 2020
As per the official Twitter account, you will be able to get these two special moves on Gengar via evolution as well!
Very rarely, shiny versions of these raid Nidorino and Gengar will also appear! If you're looking to get these, make sure to do as many raids in the event window as you possibly can.Check Out A List Of All Shiny Pokemon Here!
Get 5 Raid Passes
During Raid Day, you'll be able to obtain 5 free raid passes by usign the Photo Disk at a Gym, as opposed to the usual 1! When Raid Day is over you'll not only lose the chance to get 4 more passes than usual, but you'll also become unable to use the free bonus raid passes you obtained, so be careful!
You Can Only Have 2 Raid Passes
Raid passes you obtain from Photo Disks at Gyms are different from Premium battle passes in that you can't have more than 2! Therefore, in order to get all 5 passes from one gym, you'll need to participate in raid battles at least 4 times!
Dragonite Spawn Rates Up
Movie Tie-In Promo?
There are currently a high number of Dragonite spawning all over the world. Additionally, Sandslash and Fearow spawn rates also seem to be up. It is very likely that the increased spawn rate of Gen-1 final evolution Pokemon is being carried out as a special tie-in with the Mewtwo movie! Don't miss this opportunity to catch them all!
Carry Out 2 Special Trades!
During this event, you'll be able perform 1 more additional special trade per day than before (meaning, a total of twice per day). This is your chance to try trading with your friends!
What Are Special Trades?
Special Trades are limited trades where you exchange special types of Pokemon. They are carried out with a partner whose friend level is at least higher than "Good Friend". Usually, you can only carry out one trade per day.
What Counts As A Special Trade?
- Trading a Shiny Pokemon
- Trading a Legendary Pokemon
- Trading a Pokemon not registered in the Pokedex
- Trading a Purified Pokemon
Past Pokemon Days
2019 Pokemon Day Events
During the 2019 Pokemon Day festivities, trainers were able to encounter Kanto region Pokemon, fight them as raid bosses, spot Shiny Pidgey or Rattata, and even come across flower-crowned Pikachu or Eevee! There were many interesting events, so if you're curious, take a look at our article from last year!Pokemon Day 2019 Event Details!