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Celebrate Pokémon Journeys: The Series with the Animation Week 2020 event!

Pokémon GO

Trainers,

The Animation Week 2020 event—based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series—is coming soon to Pokémon GO!

During this event, Pokémon encounters and other content with ties to the two main characters—Ash and Goh—will be available in Pokémon GO. You’ll also be able to participate in event-exclusive Timed Research inspired by the animated series’ storyline!

Date + Time

From Friday, November 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • World Cap Pikachu will be appearing in the wild. Some lucky Trainers may even encounter a Shiny one!
  • From Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Lugia will be returning to five-star raids—this time with the attack Aeroblast!
  • Pokémon like Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, Golurk, and others will be appearing in raids.
  • You can look forward to encountering the following Pokémon more frequently in the wild: Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, Scyther, Dratini, Cyndaquil, and more! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Cubone!
  • Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone will be hatching from 7 km Eggs. Lucky Trainers may even hatch a Shiny Cubone!
  • Take on new Timed Research inspired by multiple episodes of the ongoing series Pokémon Journeys: The Series!
  • Goh might appear in GO Snapshot! Be sure to take a snapshot during the event!
  • Goh-inspired avatar items will be available! Check out the Style Shop to get yours for free.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team