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2020 Events List - Schedule & Countdown Timer

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Learn more about the different types events in Pokemon Go! Find out the differences between these events in order for you to be ready for next events!

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2020 Events Schedule

Ongoing Events

EventEnd Date
March Research BreakthroughApril 1, 2020
Pokemon Day Events 2020February 26th - March 2020

Announced & Upcoming Events

EventStart Date
Safari Zone: LiverpoolApril 17, 2020
Safari Zone: St. LouisMar 27, 2020
Safari Zone: PhiladelphiaMay 8, 2020

Upcoming Events

March Research Breakthrough

March Research Breakthrough
Event DurationMarch 1, 2020 ~ April 1, 2020

March's Research Breakthrough Pokemon Encounter is the 5th generation Pokemon Ferroseed! You will also be able to earn more Stardust on the 7th of March!

Check Out Research Breakthroughs Here!

Save Shadow Entei From Team Go Rocket

Save Shadow Entei From Team Go Rocket

The legendary Volcano Pokemon has been transformed into a shadow Pokemon! This March, it's up to you to defeat Giovanni and rescue Shadow Entei!

Check Out Entei Here!

Live Events This Year (2020)

AreaDate
Lantern Festival in Taichung City, Taiwan
*The event has ended
Feb 6, 2020 ~ Feb 9, 2020
Safari Zone: St. Louis, Missouri, USMar 27, 2020 ~ Mar 29, 2020
Safari Zone: Liverpool, UKApr 17, 2020 ~ April 19, 2020
Safari Zone: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USMay 8, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020

Listed above are the list of upcoming live events for Pokemon Go this year. To participate, head to these locations on the event's date and enjoy capturing Pokemon with the rest of the Pokemon Go community!

Legendary Pokemon Encounters

Thundurus Appears in Raids

Thundurus Appears in Raids
Event ScheduleMarch 2, 2020 ~ TBD

The Bolt Strike Pokemon, Thundurus makes its appearance in five-star raids! Originally discovered in the Unova region, Thunudurus uses the spikes on its tail to fire off lightning bolts! Bring Ice and Rock type Pokemon to face this strong Pokemon!

Check Out The Best Pokemon For Raids Here!

Month of Legendary Raids

PokemonDuration
Darkrai IconDarkraiMarch 6, 2020 ~ March 9, 2020
Giratina (Altered Forme) IconGiratina (Altered Forme)March 13, 2020 ~ March 16, 2020
Cobalion IconCobalionMarch 20, 2020 ~ March 23, 2020
Lugia IconLugiaMarch 27, 2020 ~ March 30, 2020

Be ready for a Legendary Raid each weekend this March! The above table shows the different legendary raids each weekend! You will also receive an attack boost when you raid these Pokemon with your friends!

What Are Events?

Events are special occasions where you can use Pokemon Go to participate alone or with a community! In Pokemon Go, there are different types of events! For the latest news on upcoming events, check the link below!

Check The Latest News & Updates Here

In-Game Events

In-Game Events are available for all players, regardless of their location in the world. To participate, all you need to do is to log in to the game, and start playing! In-Game Events allow you to enjoy several benefits. Check them out in the list below.

Benefits of In-Game Events

Boosted XPYou will earn more XP when participating in an event when compared to playing the game normally
More EncountersMore Pokemon will start appearing in the wild, allowing you to catch more Pokemon
Earn More StardustStardust that you earn from doing activities will increase
Hatch Eggs FasterLess distance is needed to hatch eggs during the event

Real World Events

Real World Events are held in specific regions of the world! You will not be able to participate in these events unless you head to the event's location, and log into the game! Just like in-game events, real world events also have their benefits!

Benefits From Real World Events

Region Specific PokemonPokemon that usually appear in specific countries have a chance to appear at venues
Rare Pokemon AppearanceRare Pokemon such as Unown and Larvitar have a higher chance of appearing during these events
Special EggYou will get the chance to receive a special 2km egg from the venue's Poke Stop
Special RaidRaid Bosses that normally do not appear in Raid Battles have a chance to appear

Past In-Game Events

EventDuration
Pokemon DayPokemon Day 2020Feb 25, 2020 ~ March 2, 2020
FriendshipFriendship Weekend EventFeb 24, 2020
Fossil7km Eggs Fossil Pokemon Event February 18th
TornadusLegendary Tornadus RaidFeb 25, 2020
Spotlight HourSpotlight Hour February 18th, 2020
ValentineValentine's DayFebruary 14th, 2020 ~ February 17th, 2020
LickitungLickitung RaidFebruary 15th, 2020
Sinnoh Appreciation EventSinnoh Appreciation EventFeb 7, 2020 ~ Feb 10, 2020
Spotlight HourSpotlight Hour Feb 6, 2020, 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm
Spotlight HourSpotlight Hour Feb 4, 2020, 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm
Lunar New Year EventLunar New Year EventJan 24, 2020 ~ Feb 3, 2020
Latios and Latias Raid WeekendLatios and Latias Raid WeekendJan 24, 2020 ~ Jan 27, 2020
Piplup Community DayPiplup Community DayJan 18, 2020, 11:00am ~ 2:00pm
Egg HatchathonEgg HatchathonJan 2, 2020 ~ Jan 17, 2020

Past Raid Hours

Raid Hours are usually held on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. They feature rare Legendary Pokemon popping up in all Gyms and are a good opportunity to get Exp.

Check Out The Complete Raid Hour Schedule Here!

Past Real World Events

EventDuration
Taiwan Lantern FestivalTaiwan Lantern FestivalFeb 6, 2020 ~ Feb 9, 2020
Tokyo eSports FestaTokyo eSports FestaJan 11, 2020, 11:00am ~ 6:00pm

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