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Niantic has announced the Season of GO, which will take place for three months from June 1st at 10 a.m. to September 1st at 10 a.m. local time. From the Season of GO onward, all Trainers level 31 and above will be able to get Candy XL as a reward.
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.
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.
Niantic has announced the GO Battle Day: Stardust Surprise event for Pokémon GO, which will be held on Sunday, May 29th, from 12:00am to 11:59pm local time. In this event celebrating the recent update to Mega Evolution, Trainers will be able to use Mega-Evolved Pokémon in the GO Battle League's Master League for one day only. Pokémon must be Mega Evolved before being brought into battle.
The Pokémon Company International has revealed several more cards for the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO special expansion. The first wave of expansion-related products will be available to purchase from July 1st. The Japanese equivalent subset, which will feature similar cards, will be released in Japan on June 17th.
Niantic has announced new social features to help bring people together to enjoy Pokémon GO, new bonuses for participating in local raid battles, and changes to items in the in-game shop. These new features have been tested over time and will be available in Pokémon GO sometime in the next few months.
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.
The 2022 edition of the Pokémon GO Water Festival event has begun, and will be running through until May 20th, at 8:00 p.m. local time. In this event, Lapras wearing a scarf, Dewpider, Araquanid, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Fini, and Shiny Binacle will all be making their Pokémon GO debuts. New Water Festival Scarf avatar items will also be available in the in-game shop during and after the event.
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.
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.
Niantic has announced full details of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 that will be held on June 4th and June 5th. A Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale event will also be held on August 27th. Tickets for the event are available now. This year's event is all about Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon, which will be available to ticket holders only as a reward for completing special research.
The Mega Evolution update in Pokémon GO is now live globally. To celebrate this Mega update, the A Mega Moment event will be held from April 29th, at 10:00 a.m. local time to May 1st, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Niantic has made some updates to Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO that will make it easier and more rewarding than ever before. These changes are now live in Australia and New Zealand, and will be available globally soon. Mega Evolution is a special kind of Evolution that was first introduced in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. It temporarily changes a Pokémon's appearance and increases its strength. In Pokémon GO, Trainers use Mega Energy to Mega Evolve their Pokémon. Not all Pokémon who are able to Mega Evolve in other Pokémon titles are currently eligible to Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO.
Due to an issue affecting the chances of encountering Shiny Exeggcute during the Limited Research Day: An Egg-citing Spring Surprise event originally held on April 16th for timezones between GMT +14 to GMT +5, Pokémon GO will be holding a make-up event on April 30th, from 11am to 2pm local time, for those timezones.
Niantic has announced that the Rock Pokémon, Alolan Geodude will be the featured Pokémon for May 2022's Pokémon GO Community Day. During this event, Alolan Geodude will be appearing more frequently in the wild, with its Shiny variant also being available. The event will be held on May 21st, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Note that this event will only involve Alolan Geodude and its evolution, and will not involve Kantonian Geodude.
The Pokémon Company International has announced the livestream commentators for the 2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships held this weekend from April 22th - 24th. The event will be broadcast live on the official Twitch accounts of The Pokémon Company International. Some of the world's best Pokémon Trainers will be competing in tournaments including the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time on Pokémon GO.
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.