Charizard Gets A Costume In Pokémon GO 6th Anniversary Event

Details for the annual Pokémon GO Anniversary Event have been announced. Since this is the game's sixth anniversary, the event will be six-themed. As such, it will focus heavily on the sixth entry in the Pokedéx: Charizard. In addition to this, there will be an event-within-an-event that will see the debut of Shadow Latios in Pokémon GO. Let's get into the details.

Pokémon GO 6th Anniversary Event graphic. Credit: Niantic
Pokémon GO 6th Anniversary Event graphic. Credit: Niantic

Here is what's happening in the Pokémon GO 6th Anniversary Event:

  • Date and time: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, at 10 AM to Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, at 8:00 PM local time.
  • New Costumed Pokémon:
    • Party Hat Charmeleon
    • Party Hat Charizard
    • Cake Costume Pikachu
    • Trainers will also be able to evolve Party Hat Charmander into Party Hat Charmeleon and Party Hat Charizard.
  • Wild Spawns: Bulbasaur, Party Hat Charmander, Squirtle, Cake Costume Pikachu, Machop, Ledyba, Ralts, Buneary, Venipede, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Litleo, and Pikipek. Rare spawns will include Gabite, Clauncher, and Helioptile.
  • Raids:
    • Tier One: Cake Costume Pikachu, Dratini
    • Tier Three: Venusaur, Party Hat Charizard, Blastoise, Tyranitar, Metagross. Party Hat Charizard can be Shiny.
    • Five-Star: Zapdos
    • Mega: Mega Charizard X from July 6th – 7th during the event and Mega Charizard Y from July 7th – 12th.
  • Field Research encounters: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio. A starter avalanche!
  • Battle Weekend event:
    • Date and time: Saturday, July 9th, 2022, at 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 10th, 2022, at 11:59 PM local time
    • Features:
      • Team GO Rockets balloons will appear every three hours
      • Enjoy up to 20 GO Battle League sets each day
      • Quadrouple Stardust from GO Battle League Rewards
      • Charged TM will be able to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokémon so you can suit them with useful attacks
      • New Legendary Shadow Debut: Shadow Latios will arrive! You will have to complete Special Research to obtain a Super Rocket Radar to find and defeat the Team GO Rocket boss, Giovanni.

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