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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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Upcoming Events

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

Dragon Week

Event Start Event End
July 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m PDT August 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT

Announcement Post

  • A special set of Dragon Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild (See below)
  • A special set of Pokemon will hatch from 7k Eggs 
  • Special timed research with two guaranteed Deino encounters
  • The release of Shiny Deino
  • Rayquaza in Five Star raids

Enigma Week

Event Start Event End
August 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT August 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT

Announcement Post

  • A special set of Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild, Including the release of Elgyem
  • A special set of Pokemon will hatch from 7k Eggs 
  • A special set of Pokemon will appear in raids, including Unown in the letters U, L, T, R, and A
  • A special set of Pokemon will hatch from 7k Egg
  • The release of Shiny Staryu
  • Deooxys-Normal in Five Star raids, and in shiny forme!

Unova Week

Event Start Event End
August 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT August 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT

Announcement Post

  • A special set of Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild, Including the release of Sweaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and even Bouffalant
  • Bouffalant will be available in the wild and hatch from 5k eggs... exclusively in New York City and the surrounding areas. 
  • A special set of Pokemon will appear in the wild and 7k eggs 
  • The release of Shiny Roggenrola
  • Genesect in Five Star raids, and in shiny forme!

Go Fest 2020 Makeup

Event Start Event End
August 16, 11:00 a.m. local time August 16, 2:00 p.m. local time

Announcement Post

  • The proceedings of the event will follow the same pattern of day one of Go Fest 
      11:00-12:00: Fire Habitat
      12:00-1:00: Water Habitat
      1:00-2:00: Friendship Habitat
  • Incense will last one hour and be more effective, drawing more Pokemon and incense-exclusive Pokemon
  • A free box will be available with 2 Incense and 2 Remote Raid passes
  • Gifts opened during the event can yield Rare Candy
  • This event is ONLY available to players that previously purchased a Go Fest ticket!