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Events

Additional details for Pokémon GO Fest 2022 announced
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Niantic has revealed even more details on the Pokémon GO Fest 2022, taking place next weekend on June 4th and 5th. When Trainers complete their personalized Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Special Research, they will be able to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin in its Land Forme. They will also receive the Land Forme Shaymin T-shirt and the Gracidea Bouquet Pose.
Details announced for in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event to be held in Seattle from July 22-24
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Niantic has announced details for the in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event that will be held in Seattle, Washington; the Seattle Center Park and the city of Seattle, from July 22nd to July 24th. During the event dates, all Trainers in Seattle will have access to special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 raids, including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids.
Pokémon GO launches new collaboration with Amazon Prime Gaming; Prime Student Ambassadors to give away free merch during May Community Day
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Niantic has announced a collaboration between Pokémon GO and Prime Gaming. Over the next several months, Trainers who have an Amazon Prime membership or Prime Video membership can receive codes to claim bundles of bonus items every two weeks in Pokémon GO, including Poké Balls, Max Revives, and more.
Details announced for the in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event to be held in Sapporo, Japan from August 5-7
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Niantic has announced details for the in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event that will be held in two locations in Sapporo, Japan, from August 5th to August 7th. During the event dates, all Trainers in Sapporo will have access to special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 raids, including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids.
Details for in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event at the Britzer Garten in Berlin, Germany from July 1-3 announced
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Niantic has announced details of the in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event in Berlin, Germany, which will be held at the Britzer Garten, from July 1st to July 3rd. During the event dates, all Trainers in Berlin will have access to special Pokémon GO Fest 2022 raids, including Cresselia and Darkrai in five-star raids.
Pokémon GO Postcards to be distributed in several Asia-Pacific region locations during Stufful Community Day on April 23rd
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Niantic has announced that special postcards will be distributed in several cities across countries in the Asia-Pacific region on the Stufful Community Day on April 23rd, between 2:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. local time.
Ticketed event to be held in Okinawa for collaboration between Pokémon GO and Pokémon Air Adventures
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Niantic has announced that a real-life ticketed event will be held in Okinawa, Japan, in addition to the global collaboration event. This event will be held on May 7th and May 8th, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on both days. Unlike the global collaboration event, all players must have a ticket to receive event bonuses. These bonuses will not be active without a ticket even if the Trainer is in Okinawa, Japan.
April Community Day meetups to be held in select countries and cities
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After the success of the Community Day meetups in March featuring Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew, Niantic has announced that the Pokémon GO April Community Day featuring Stufful, will also feature Community Day meetups. To celebrate Earth Day, Niantic will also be working with a non-profit partner to plant a tree for every Trainer who adventures 5 km on Stufful Community Day (up to US$100,000).
Additional details revealed for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Seville event
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Niantic has revealed more details on the Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Seville event, which is being held from May 13th to 15th, in Parque del Alamillo, Seville, Spain. Alongside information about specific activities and Pokémon that will be available at this in-person live event, it's also been announced that individual Trainers will only be allowed to purchase tickets for one day of the three-day event.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation challenges Twitch streamers to catch a million Pokémon to support childhood cancer research
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Between April 24th to May 1st, a collective of Pokémon Twitch streamers are hoping to raise $100,000 by collectively catching 1 million Pokémon. The Catch a Million to Conquer Kids’ Cancer marathon is being held in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organisation that is commited to funding childhood cancer research worldwide. Any and all streamers, big or small, with any appreciation whatsoever for Pokémon, are invited to participate in the Catch a Million event. Viewers will also be able to participate directly in a special Twitch Plays race.
Sudowoodo appears in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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The Imitation Pokémon, Sudowoodo is appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through April 2, 2022, at 8:59 a.m. JST. Very rarely, the Shiny variant can also be encountered.
Pokémon GO Fest 2022 to take place on June 4th and 5th; in-person events announced for three cities in July and August
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Niantic has announced the dates for Pokémon GO Fest 2022. The event this year will be held as a two-day global event on Saturday, June 4th, and Sunday, June 5th, with a bonus finale event on Saturday, August 27th. In-person Pokémon GO Fest events will also be held for the first time in nearly three years.
Starly Egg basket outfit now available in Pokémon Café ReMix through Pelipper Delivery
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The Starly Egg basket outfit is now available in Pokémon Café ReMix through the Pelipper Delivery feature. The probability of it being served drinks and dishes to recruit it is currently greatly increased until April 11, 2022, at 2:59 p.m. JST.
Details released on Pokémon GO's Content Update for April 2022
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Niantic has released details of Pokémon GO's monthly update for April 2022. These events are scheduled to take place between Friday, April 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
Fossil Pokémon are revived in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield
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Several prehistoric Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield through March 27, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. These Pokémon include Carracosta, Archeops, Tyrantrum, and Aurorus. Very rarely, Shiny Tyrantrum can also be encountered.
In-person meetups announced for Pokémon GO Sandshrew Community Day this Sunday
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Niantic has announced that select cities around the world will be hosting in-person Pokémon GO Community Day meetups this coming Sunday, March 13th. These in-person events will offer Trainers the opportunity to enjoy photo ops while playing and trading with other Trainers. The featured Pokémon for this month's Community Day are Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew.
Seville plays host to Spain's first-ever Pokémon GO Safari Zone on May 13th-15th
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Niantic has announced a new Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, to be held in Seville, Spain at Parque del Alamillo. Participating Trainers will be able to encounter a plethora of Pokémon that embody the spirit of Seville's fabled founder: Hercules. The event will be held from May 13th to 15th. This event will be the first-ever Safari Zone event in Spain. As shown in the promotional artwork, Tauros, Miltank, Unown E, Solrock, Corphish, and Deino will be featured during the event.
Receive Oak's Letter to encounter Shaymin in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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A new Mystery Gift event for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl was revealed in the Pokémon Presents livestream broadcast on February 27th. From now to March 27th at 7:59 a.m. (PDT), an item called Oak's Letter will be distributed. As with the event-exclusive key item of the same name that was distributed in a wi-fi event for Pokémon Platinum in 2009, after receiving Oak's Letter, players can use it to start an in-game event that will allow them to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin.
Pokémon's Official Japanese Twitter confirms 14 minute Pokémon Presents for Pokémon Day
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The official Japanese language Twitter account for The Pokémon Company has confirmed that a Pokémon Presents video will premiere on the official Pokémon YouTube channel this Pokémon Day, February 27th, at 11pm JST (6am PST). The video will be approximately 14 minutes in length. The tweet states the video will deliver "the latest information", however it stops short of giving any specifics about what kinds of announcements we can expect.
Pokémon GO's Air Adventures collaboration finally gets off the ground this March; global collaboration event to come in May
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The long delayed Pokémon GO collaboration to commemorate the launch of Pokémon Air Adventures has finally been rescheduled, and will now be taking off from March. The event was originally scheduled to start from July 22nd, 2021, but was postponed due to the then ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases in Japan, and around the world. In addition to special Wild Pokémon encounters and PokéStops in Okinawa, Japan, trainer's worldwide will be able to participate in a global collaboration event in May.
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