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
|Valentines Event||Feb 17, 2020|
|Legendary Tornadus Raid||Feb 25, 2020|
|Save Shadow Raikou From Giovanni||Mar 1, 2020|
|February Research Breakthrough||Mar 1, 2020|
Announced & Upcoming Events
|Lickitung Raid||Feb 15, 2020|
|Friendship Weekend Event||Feb 24, 2020|
|Rhyhorn Community Day||Feb 22, 2020|
|Safari Zone: Liverpool||April 17, 2020|
|Safari Zone: St. Louis||Mar 27, 2020|
|Safari Zone: Philadelphia||May 8, 2020|
Valentine's Day 2020 Event
|Feb. 14, 2020||Feb. 17, 2020|
Get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day in 2020 with Pokemon GO! New pink Pokemon, Audino and Alomomola will be introduced, and shiny variants for Happiny, Chansey, Blissey will also be added to the game!Check Out the 2020 Valentine's Event Here!
|Event Duration||Feb 15, 2020 (Saturday), 2:00pm ~ 4:00pm*|
*Event will happen in your time zone's local time.
Lickitung will appear as a special Raid Pokemon during the Valentine's Event. Lickitung caught during this day will know the move Body Slam, and shiny Lickitung variants will have a higher chance of appearing!Check Out Lickitung Here!
February Research Breakthrough
|Event Duration||Feb 1, 2020 1:00pm ~ March 1, 2020 1:00pm PST|
The February Research Breakthrough Pokemon Encounter is Woobat! This is the first time this 5th generation Pokemon will be making its appearance in-game! Bonus Woobat Candies will also be given to help you evolve this Pokemon!Check Out Research Breakthroughs Here!
Save Shadow Raikou From Team Go Rocket
Complete your most recent set of Team Go Rocket Research to access battles with Team Go Rocket's leaders! You will also face Giovanni, the final leader, and have the chance to capture Shadow Raikou! This is a powerful Pokemon to use in Raids, so prioritize this event!Check Out Raikou Here!
February Community Day: Rhyhorn
|Event Duration||Feb 22, 2020, 11:00am ~ 2:00pm*|
*Event will happen in your time zone's local time.
Receiving the most votes from the developer's poll, Rhyhorn has been selected to be February's Community Day Pokemon! Evolve Rhyhorn into Rhyperior to learn the exclusive attack Rock Wrecker! There will also be a higher chance of you encountering a shiny variant of this Pokemon!Check Out Rhyhorn Here!
Live Events This 2020
|Lantern Festival in Taichung City, Taiwan||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
Tornadus Appears In Raids
|Event Schedule||Feb 4, 2020 1:00pm ~ Feb 25, 2020 1:00pm PST|
Tornadus is the latest Legendary flying-type Pokemon to appear in the game's raids! Encounter this Pokemon in 5-Star Raids and bring along Electric, Ice, and Rock type Pokemon to bring down Tornadus!Check Out Best Pokemon For Raids Here!
Regigigas EX Raid
Regigigas will appear on EX Raids until January 7, 2020! Earn EX Raid Passes to challenge this legendary Normal type Pokemon!Check Out EX Raids Here!
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
|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 Real World Events
|Taiwan Lantern Festival||Feb 6, 2020 ~ Feb 9, 2020|
|Tokyo eSports Festa||Jan 11, 2020, 11:00am ~ 6:00pm|