Niantic's latest event for Pokemon Go is beginning soon, this time featuring a heavy focus on trading and cooperative gameplay.
|Event Start||Event End|
|November 27. 2019, 1:00 p.m. PST||December 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m. PST|
1/2 Stardust Trade Cost
This will be a good chance to nab that unregistered Pokedex entry or Shiny Pokemon from a friend, as it will save some precious stardust!
Two Special Trades Per Day
Niantic is definitely telling us that it's time to trade, as we'll have two ever-so-meaningful special trades per day
Friendship Attack Bonus Boost
This should make raiding far easier for most players, and make otherwise unobtainable short-man runs possible for a time
To get ready for this even, you can take a look at some of our related guides so that you can start planning out a few priorities.
Family-Themed Pokemon Spawns
Players will be able to catch Pokemon that fit a "family theme" for the duration of the event. Currently, only two boosted Pokemon families are confirmed:
This list will be updated as more event-specific spawns are confirmed.
No new Shiny Pokemon have been confirmed for this release thus far, though it is still always possible that Niantic could make a surprise Shiny release to coincide with the event.
Alongside this event, Terrakion has seen its grand release into the raid scene.
Terrakion is poised to join Pokemon Go as an outstanding Rock-Type attacker, and you can expect more in-depth information about the Cavern Pokemon and its expected performance from Gamepress soon!
Celebrate the spirit of family and friendship with the first-ever Friend Fest!
Date + Time
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST to Monday, December 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST (GMT −8)
- Encounter family-themed Pokémon—such as Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, their Evolutions, and more—in the wild and in research tasks.
- 1/2 Stardust trade cost
- You can make two special trades per day
- Attack boost when you raid with friends
—The Pokémon GO team