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
|Mar. 5, 2019||Mar. 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!
|Mar. 5, 2019, 1PM to Mar. 12, 2019, 1PM PDT|
|Europe, Middle East|
|Mar. 5, 2019, 9PM to Mar. 12, 2019, 9PM UTC|
|Asia-Pacific||Mar. 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
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
|Machop||Machop's body color is green|
|Machoke||Machoke's overall body is colored green|
|Machamp||Mahcamp will have a green body color|
|Mankey||Mankey's body will be colored green|
|Primeape||Primepe's arms and legs will be olive colored|
Event Rewards & Bonuses
Get 2x Catch, Battle, & Raid 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
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
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
|Make 2 Excellent Throws In A Row||Hitmonchan|
|Catch 5 Fighting Type Pokemon||Machoke|
|Catch 3 Makuhita or Meditite||Combusken|
|Win 3 Raids||Fast TM|
|Use Super Effective Charged Attack in 7 Raids or Gym Battles||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
Battle Showdown 2019 Official Website Announcement
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
Ready to add a bit more punch to your #GOBattle teams?— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) March 5, 2019
Starting now, powerful Fighting-type Pokémon, like Mankey and Machop, will appear more frequently!
It’s time for an epic Battle Showdown event!https://t.co/PS8vpUujqG pic.twitter.com/b0p97qvrBz