Pokemon Go Events: Battle Showdown 2019 is here!

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Pokémon Go is intended to get you out and about, both on your own and with family and friends. One of the ways Pokémon Go tries to bolster activity is with events. Some of the events get splashy announcements and coincide with big public holidays. Others are quieter and more regular. Here's what's happened already and what's coming up next.

Pokémon Go Battle Showdown 2019 brings the Fighter-types!

Let's get ready to rumblepack! Sort of!

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)

Features

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!

Bonuses

  • 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.
  • Move 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!

OMG! Shiny HULK Machamp!

Legendary Dialga Raids from March 1 to March 28

Dragon-type, but also Steel, so a lot of resistances. Worth raiding harder than your average... dragon.

A new arrival to raids will test your strength this next month!

The Steel- and Dragon-type Temporal Pokémon, Dialga, will join Raid Battles across the world from March 1 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 28 at 1:00 p.m. PDT!

Dialga has the ability to warp time by slowing it down, speeding it up, and even stopping it altogether, and Sinnoh region mythology says that time began moving when Dialga was born. Be sure to assemble a team that includes Fighting- and Ground-type Pokémon to take down this Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in Sinnoh before it overpowers your Pokémon with its special attacks!

Don't miss this chance to catch this Legendary Pokémon before it leaves for a new dimension! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

Safari Zone Singapore from April 18 to April 22

The first Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Southeast Asia is taking place in Sentosa, Singapore! Sentosa is known for its pristine beaches, tropical landscape, and wide range of entertainment. Ticket holders will encounter rare Pokémon—such as the Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Tropius—roaming around the beautiful island of Sentosa from Thursday, April 18, to Monday April 22.

Register now for a chance to receive a free one-day ticket for our Safari Zone event in Sentosa by visiting the event website from 5 March to 7 March at https://ift.tt/2J1U894. Tickets will be sent to selected Trainers via email no later than 11 March. Please note, Trainers with a ticket will only be able to find the special Safari Zone event Pokémon during the day the ticket was first claimed. Trainers without a ticket will experience normal gameplay.

Pokémon Go Treeko Community Day on March 23

Community Day returns on March 23 with Treeko, but, the times are different.

Bonuses include:

  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance
  • 3 Hour Lures
  • Exclusive Move (almost certainly Frenzy Plant)

Deoxys shifts to Attack Forme for Ex-Raid starting December 20

Pokémon Go has made it official: The Mythical Gen 3 Pokémon, Deoxys, will replace Mewtwo when Ex-Raids make their return... at some point in the hopefully near future.

It's time to prepare for a new challenge from a powerful Mythical Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region! The DNA Pokémon, Deoxys, will arrive for EX Raid Battles. This Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon will be available to challenge in its Normal Forme beginning with the next cycle of EX Raid invitations.

And, after two long months, Pokémon Go is finally shifting to the next forme: Attack:

The DNA Pokémon, Deoxys, has tested the strength of Trainers in EX Raids and has now changed form! Attack Forme Deoxys will be in EX Raid Battles, with more power than previously seen, so make sure your team is prepared. This Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon will be available to challenge beginning with the next cycle of EX Raid invitations, after December 20.

Read more about the new Ex Raid system

Pokémon Go Fest 2019

No word yet on Pokémon Go Fest 2019. Probably not even safe to assume it'll be in Chicago again, now that Niantic has proven it can run an event there and redeemed itself from 2017. But, we'll update as soon as there's anything to update!


Pokemon Go Adventure Sync Hatchathon (Finished)

It'll be hard to beat the Gen 4 babies but here's hoping Pokémon Go tries.

Welcome a brand-new year with the Adventure Sync Hatchathon! To celebrate new beginnings, Trainers will enjoy bonuses for hatching Eggs from January 2 at 1:00 p.m. PST to January 15 at 1:00 p.m. PST. Make sure your shoes are tightly laced for a long journey, as you're more likely to receive 5 km and 10 km Eggs from PokéStops and Gyms.

Don't forget to activate Adventure Sync to make your steps count toward hatching Eggs while you're on the go! Enjoy more ways to stay on top of your well-being for the New Year while working toward rewards with a weekly fitness summary as you start your New Year's resolutions off on the right foot. See details for the event below:

Date + Time

Jan. 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Jan. 15, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)

Bonuses

  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Hatch Stardust
  • Higher chance of receiving 5 km and 10 km Eggs from PokéStops and Gyms

Update: Nope. Hatches haven't been great. But, the bonuses have been good.


What Pokémon Go events do you want to see?

If you were planning the next big Pokémon Go event, when would you have it and how would you handle it?



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