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
|March Research Breakthrough||April 1, 2020|
|Pokemon Day Events 2020||February 26th - March 2020|
Announced & Upcoming Events
|Safari Zone: Liverpool||April 17, 2020|
|Safari Zone: St. Louis||Mar 27, 2020|
|Safari Zone: Philadelphia||May 8, 2020|
March Research Breakthrough
|Event Duration||March 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
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)
|Lantern Festival in Taichung City, Taiwan|
*The event has ended
|Feb 6, 2020 ~ Feb 9, 2020|
|Safari Zone: St. Louis, Missouri, US||Mar 27, 2020 ~ Mar 29, 2020|
|Safari Zone: Liverpool, UK||Apr 17, 2020 ~ April 19, 2020|
|Safari Zone: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US||May 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
|Event Schedule||March 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
|Darkrai||March 6, 2020 ~ March 9, 2020|
|Giratina (Altered Forme)||March 13, 2020 ~ March 16, 2020|
|Cobalion||March 20, 2020 ~ March 23, 2020|
|Lugia||March 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 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 XP||You will earn more XP when participating in an event when compared to playing the game normally|
|More Encounters||More Pokemon will start appearing in the wild, allowing you to catch more Pokemon|
|Earn More Stardust||Stardust that you earn from doing activities will increase|
|Hatch Eggs Faster||Less 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 Pokemon||Pokemon that usually appear in specific countries have a chance to appear at venues|
|Rare Pokemon Appearance||Rare Pokemon such as Unown and Larvitar have a higher chance of appearing during these events|
|Special Egg||You will get the chance to receive a special 2km egg from the venue's Poke Stop|
|Special Raid||Raid Bosses that normally do not appear in Raid Battles have a chance to appear|
Past In-Game Events
|Pokemon Day 2020||Feb 25, 2020 ~ March 2, 2020|
|Friendship Weekend Event||Feb 24, 2020|
|7km Eggs Fossil Pokemon Event||February 18th|
|Legendary Tornadus Raid||Feb 25, 2020|
|Spotlight Hour||February 18th, 2020|
|Valentine's Day||February 14th, 2020 ~ February 17th, 2020|
|Lickitung Raid||February 15th, 2020|
|Sinnoh Appreciation Event||Feb 7, 2020 ~ Feb 10, 2020|
|Spotlight Hour||Feb 6, 2020, 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm|
|Spotlight Hour||Feb 4, 2020, 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm|
|Lunar New Year Event||Jan 24, 2020 ~ Feb 3, 2020|
|Latios and Latias Raid Weekend||Jan 24, 2020 ~ Jan 27, 2020|
|Piplup Community Day||Jan 18, 2020, 11:00am ~ 2:00pm|
|Egg Hatchathon||Jan 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
|Taiwan Lantern Festival||Feb 6, 2020 ~ Feb 9, 2020|
|Tokyo eSports Festa||Jan 11, 2020, 11:00am ~ 6:00pm|