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Learn more about the Pokemon GO Battle Showdown 2019 event - including the Power-Up Punch move! Catch more Fighting Pokemon, get Shiny Mankey or Shiny Machop, receive 2x battle rewards, and more!

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Battle Showdown 2019 Event - Overview

Pokemon GO Battle Showdown Event 2019 - New Move Power-Up Punch
Mar. 5, 2019Mar. 12, 2019

Get your Pokemon ready for battle with the Pokemon GO Battle Showdown event! Encounter Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite more in the wild, get 2x Catch, Battle, and Raid Stardust plus 2x XP in Gym Badges, plus a new move Power-Up Punch has been added to the game!

Event Duration

Mar. 5, 2019, 1PM to Mar. 12, 2019, 1PM PDT
Europe, Middle East
Africa, India
Mar. 5, 2019, 9PM to Mar. 12, 2019, 9PM UTC
Asia-PacificMar. 6, 2019, 6AM to Mar. 13, 2019, 6AM JST

Encounter 4 Fighting Pokemon More!

Machop, Mankey, Meditite, & Makuhita Will Appear More

During the event, 4 distinct Fighting Pokemon will spawn more often in the wild - Machop, Mankey, Meditite and Makuhita. This is a great way to farm more of these Pokemon's candies and get higher IV versions of them!

Fighting Pokemon That Will Appear More Often

Pokemon With Increased Spawns
Machop IconMachop Mankey IconMankey Meditite IconMedititeMakuhita IconMakuhita

Catch Shiny Mankey & Machop

Shiny Mankey & Machop Added To Pokemon GO

Players may be able to encounter a Shiny Mankey or Shiny Machop! These are new shiny versions of the Pokemon and have been added only during the event.

Shiny Appearance Differences

Pokemon Description
Machop IconMachop Machop's body color is green
Machoke IconMachoke Machoke's overall body is colored green
Machamp IconMachamp Mahcamp will have a green body color
Mankey IconMankey Mankey's body will be colored green
Primeape IconPrimeape Primepe's arms and legs will be olive colored
Check Out All Shiny Pokemon List Here!

Event Rewards & Bonuses

Get 2x Catch, Battle, & Raid Stardust

Best Ways to Earn Stardust

During the event, players will be able to earn more Stardust when they catch Pokemon, battle other Trainers, and battle in Gyms or Raids!

2x Stardust Bonus & Rewards

  • Capture Pokemon
  • Battle With Other Trainers
  • Battle With Team Leaders
  • Battle in Raids
Check Out Best Ways To Earn Stardust!

Get More Rewards In Trainer Battles

Pokemon GO Get More Rewards In Trainer Battles

Players who participate in Trainer Battles will receive up to 5x more rewards while battling Team Leaders will earn you up to 3x more rewards!

Check Out How To PVP Trainer Battle!

Receive 2x Gym Badge XP

Pokemon GO Receive 2x Gym Badge XP

During the Battle Showdown event, fighting in gyms will garner players 2x more XP for their Gym Badges. This will raise their Gym Badge levels faster!

Check Out How To Join Gym Battles Here!

Event Tasks Added

Battle Showdown Event-Specific Field Research Tasks

During the week-long event, players will be able to get event-specific tasks by spinning Poke Stops. Check the table below for Field Research tasks and their related rewards!

Check Out What Is Field Research!

Battle Showdown Field Research Tasks & Rewards

Field Research Reward
Make 2 Excellent Throws In A Row Hitmonchan IconHitmonchan
Catch 5 Fighting Type Pokemon Machoke IconMachoke
Catch 3 Makuhita or Meditite Combusken IconCombusken
Win 3 Raids Pokemon GO Fast TM Fast TM
Use Super Effective Charged Attack in 7 Raids or Gym Battles Pokemon GO Charge TM Charge TM

New Move - Power-Up Punch

New Fighting Type Move Added In Pokemon GO

The Fighting Type move Power-Up Punch has been added to the game during the Battle Showdown event. Only certain Pokemon will be able to learn this move or will have this move when caught.

Pokemon That Can Learn Power-Up Punch

Official Announcement

Battle Showdown 2019 Official Website Announcement

Pokemon GO Battle Showdown Event 2019 - New Move Power-Up Punch


It’s time to challenge team leaders and fellow Trainers for special rewards during our Battle Showdown event! Level up Gym Badges, earn Stardust, and show your team pride during this limited-time event.

Date + Time:
Mar. 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Mar. 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • Fighting-type Pokémon like Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny Mankey and Shiny Machop!
  • 2× Catch, Battle, and Raid Stardust
  • 2× XP for Gym Badges
  • Earn up to five rewards per day from Trainer Battles, including Rare Candy.
  • Earn up to three rewards per day from challenging team leaders, including Rare Candy.

A new move has been permanently added to the game! Power-Up Punch will now be available for certain Pokémon, such as Poliwrath, Hitmonchan, Kangaskhan, Medicham, and Lucario.

Our Battle Showdown event is sure to pack a punch, so don’t miss it!

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokemon GO website

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