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Article by Brian Tien

Events are frequently the best way to catch rare Pokemon and gather valuable resources that are needed for high-level play. Here is where we have a list of all current events, as well as known future events for Pokemon Go.

Please note that while Raid Bosses may be connected to some events, they will generally not be covered here beyond being shown on the calendar. To see more detail, please visit our Raid Boss List page.

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Weekly Events

Along-side special events, Niantic has instituted several weekly events that are currently ongoing. Since these are standing events, they will not generally be added to the calendar or list. Note that these events are not guaranteed, and can be canceled with little to no notice.

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Spotlight Hour: Tuesdays
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6:00 p.m. local time 7:00 p.m. local time

During Spotlight Hour, one Pokemon chosen by Niantic will begin spawning in large numbers wish a special bonus active for the hour. Bonuses include:

  • 2x EXP
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 2x Transfer Candy
  • 2x Stardust
Legendary Hour: Wednesdays
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6:00 p.m. local time 7:00 p.m. local time

During Legendary Hour, all gyms not currently occupied with a raid will spawn the current Five-Star raid boss or bosses for one hour

Hoenn Celebration

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January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time January 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

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  • Kyogre and Groudon will be available in five star raids. Catching 2 of either during the event will grant the trainer 10 of their respective candies.
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be spawning in the wild
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be hatching from 5k eggs collected during the event
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available from field research tasks
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available from raids
  • A special Collection Challenge will be available, requiring players to capture a specific set of pokemon
  • A timed research line will be available during the event, with the final prize being Rayquaza that knows the Elite Move Hurricane. This Rayquaza can be shiny.
  • Metang evolved into Metagross during the event will be able to learn Meteor Mash
  • A free bundle of Remote Raid Passes will be available

Roselia Community Day

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February 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time January 7, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. local time

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  • Roselia will spawn en-masse with a greatly increased Shiny encounter rate
  • Budew will hatch from 2k eggs obtained during the event
  • A special research line will be available that will reward Sinnoh Stones
  • A special $1 research line will be available, though players that have purchased a ticket for the Kanto Celebration before the event will be given free access
  • Snapshots will be photobombed by Roselia
  • A special box will be available to purchase that will give an Elite Fast TM, among other bonuses
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