Pokémon GO Announces Anniversary Event & Mysterious New Adventures

Niantic has announced details for July 2022 events in Pokémon GO. Let's get into the details.

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

The events happening in July 2022 in Pokémon GO include:

  • Wednesday, July 6th – Tuesday, July 12th: Pokémon GO Anniversary Event. This event will focus on Charizard, debuting Party Hat Charizard and Cake Costume Pikachu.
    • The event will culminate with a wave of Team GO Rocket content including the debut of Shadow Latios and a new Giovanni Research.
  • Sunday, July 17th: Starly Community Day, featuring the debut of Shiny Starly.
  • Wednesday, July 27th – Tuesday, August 2nd: A mysterious event will introduce new Pokémon debuts a "new adventures."

We can now elaborate on the Pokémon GO 6th Anniversary event. Here are the full details:

  • Date and time: Wednesday, July 6th at 10 AM until Tuesday, July 12th at 8 PM local time
  • New costumed Pokémon: Party Hat Charmeleon and Charizard. Cake Costume Pikachu. The previously available Party Hat Charmander can now be evolved.
  • 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
    • Tier Five: Zapdos
    • Mega Raids: Mega Charizard X at the start of the event, Mega Charizard Y later in the event.
  • 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.
  • Battle Weekend:
    • Date and time: Saturday, Jul 9th at 12 AM until Sunday, July 10th at 11:59 PM local time.
    • New Legendary Shadow debut: Shadow Latios arrives and can be caught by defeating Giovanni
    • New Team GO Rocket Special Research rewarding a Super Rocket Radar
    • Charged TMs will be able to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokémon during the event
    • Team GO Rocket balloons every three hours
    • 20 GO Battle League sets each day

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