Gift Event Begins August 5th, Shiny Bonsly Available

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New Event and New Shiny Arrives Next Week

On August 2nd, 2019, @PokemonGOApp announced that a brand-new event will be happening for 2 weeks beginning next Tuesday, August 5th. 

The event will involve Gifts received from Friends. 

The bonuses are as follows:

  • 7km eggs will only take 2km to hatch
  • Number of Gifts available to open daily increased to 30
  • Number of Gifts available to carry increase to 20
  • Shiny Bonsly available in eggs

Check out Bonsly and Sudowoodo's shiny form below, and also check out our Friendship, Trading, and Gifting Guide. Ful announcement text can also be found below. 

Full Announcement Text


Pokémon GO is better with friends. What better way to show appreciation for your friends than with Gifts?

Date + Time

  • Monday, August 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to Monday, August 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT


  • All Eggs received from Gifts during the event will require only 2 km to hatch and look like 2 km Eggs, but don’t worry, Trainers! The Pokémon that hatch from them will be ones that normally appear in 7 km Eggs, regardless of whether you incubate or hatch them during or after the event.
  • For the duration of the event, the number of Gifts you can open daily will increase to 30.
  • For the duration of the event, the number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory will increase to 20.
  • If you’re lucky, you may hatch a Shiny Bonsly!

Remember to spin those PokéStops and stock up on Gifts so you can make your friends’ days bright by sending each of them a Gift!

—The Pokémon GO team

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David Teraoka is the news editor for GamePress News. He has been a contributor, manager, and editor for GamePress since 2017. Vinyl collector and lover of all games. From HI.