Go Fest 2021 details!

Niantic has released the full rundown of the Go Fest 2021 events! Starting with a lower priced ticket ($5 down from $15), trainers can expect all sorts of goodies! Details below:

Day 1: July 17th 10am – 6pm

All Trainers (Including non ticketed players)

  • There will be 4 hourly habitats rotating through the day (Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach, and Cave)
  • Wild spawns will include Chimecho, Kricketot, Audino, new costumed Pikachu, Scyther, Aipom, Froakie, Skarmory, Shieldon, Hippopotas, Dratini, Swablu, Alomomola, Roggenrola, Galarian Stunfisk, Deino, and more
  • Raids will feature Hitmontop, Cranidos, Deino, and Galarian Ponyta and Zigzagoon w/ costumes
  • Shiny Whismur, Chimecho, Audino, and Tympole will make their debuts during this event!

Ticket Holders

  • Exclusive Special Research rewarding a Meloetta, shirt, and avatar pose
  • Choose pop or rock paths for unique music and costumed Pokemon
  • 4 Collection Challenges + Global Challenges each hour for bonuses
  • Incense spawning Unown F & G, Ludicolo, Chatot, Leafeon, Serperior, Flareon, Tyranitar, Flygon, Throh, Gyrados, Vaporeon, Azumarill, Sawk, Umbreon, Gardevoir, Absol, and Galvantula
  • Debut of Shiny Unown F, Throh, and Sawk
  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Pokemon (better chances on Saturday)

Day 2: July 18th 10am – 6pm

All Trainers

  • Raids will be the primary focus on the second day of the event
  • Day 1 wild Pokemon will be spawning throughout Day 2

Ticket Holders

  • Bonus 10k XP from raids
  • Receive up to 10 raid passes from spinning stops/gyms
  • Timed Research rewarding 8 Remote Passes + Free bundle of 3 Remote Passes
  • Incense spawning the Incense Pokemon from Day 1

Both Days: 10am – 6pm

All Trainers

  • 3-hour Lures & 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • Exclusive Field Research, Map effects, and In-game music
  • 7km eggs hatching Igglybuff, Chingling, Audino, and more
  • Exclusive sponsored gifts for Android players
  • Real shirt and items for sale

Ticket Holders

  • Event stickers from gifts
  • Snapshot encounters
  • Chance for Shiny Unown F & G

https://pokemongolive.com/post/pokemongofest2021-announcement/?hl=en

June Community Day: Gible!

On Sunday, June 6th from 11am – 5pm, Gible will be in the spotlight for it’s much anticipated Community Day!

During this time the following will be live:

  • Increased Gible spawns with a chance to encounter Shiny Gible
  • If you Evolve to Garchomp before 7pm, Gible will learn the Charge Move Earth Power
  • 3x Catch XP and 3-hour Incense
  • “Just a Nibble” $1 Special Research
  • More info at https://pokemongolive.com/post/communityday-jun21/?hl=en

A Special Weekend Promo Event in Pokémon Go!

Edit:
5/24: This event is not just for Verizon Subscribers in America, there is also a 7/11 event tie in in Mexico and Yoshinoya in Japan. Updated article to include those promos
5/20: If the Luminous Y Global Challenge is completed, all special weekend participants will have a 4x catch exp bonus instead of the 2x as previously announced! https://pokemongolive.com/post/specialweekend2021/
5/12: Details have rolled out for the Verizon Special Event! Details Follow:

On Saturday, May 29th from 11am – 5pm: Ticketed Players Only can take advantage of the following:

  • Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Eevee, Marill, Sableye, Stunky, Spritzee, and Swirlix will be attracted to Incense with increased chance of Shiny Eevee
  • Unown V will be attracted to Incense (for Verizon Subscribers in America)
  • Unown S will be attracted to incense (For Mexican players participating in the 7/11 Promo event)
  • Unown Y will be attracted to incense (For players in Japan participating in the Yoshinoya event)

On Saturday, May 29th 12am – Sunday, May 30th 11:59pm: Ticketed Players Only can take advantage of the following:

  • Special Timed research rewarding encounters with Eevee, Spritzee, Swirlix, Deino, and various items
  • Increased chance of Lucky Pokemon and Lucky Friends
  • 2x Catch XP
  • In-game medal

From Friday, May 28th 1pm – Monday, May 31st 1pm: All Players get the following benefits:

  • Open twice as many gifts each day
  • Trade distance will be increased to 40km

Original Post continues:

An announcement has gone live that there will be a special event for Verizon Subscribers only in Pokémon Go!

Verizon Subscribers will be able to redeem a special code to unlock a special weekend in Pokemon Go! Details have not been released yet, but if they are like the last one, you’ll get exclusive in game clothing and access to Unown as well as special spawns!

To redeem, open up the My Verizon app and go to “Verizon Up.” There will be a banner showing the Pokémon Special weekend ad. Click that and you will get an exclusive code to redeem in the Pokemon Go App, or by signing in to the related Google app.

Friendship Day announced for Pokémon Go!

EDIT 4/21/21: Niantic has tweeted the following:

Pokemon Go will have their Friendship event Saturday, April 24th 11am – 2pm local time. The following will be happening during the event!

  • Grass Pokemon appearing more frequently
  • 3x Catch XP during the event
  • Incense and Lures started AFTER the event has begun will last three hours!
  • A Collection Challenge will reward 100,000 XP once completed
  • A Global Challenge event will take place during the event with a total of 20K Exp possible to earn for individuals
  • Green confetti will appear on the overworld map

On Saturday, April 24th 11am – 5pm trade distance will be increased to 40km with increased chance of Lucky Trades

You can find more information at https://pokemongolive.com/post/friendshipday-grass-2021/?hl=en