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Niantic Announces Pokemon Home Event

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Article by Brian Tien

In honor of Pokemon Home's integration with Pokemon Go and release for all trainers regardless of level, Niantic has announced a brand new event. Between the customary event spawns and free Mega Pidgeot energy, this could be a fun one!

The Pokemon Home Event

Event Start Event End
November 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local time Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
  • The limited time re-release of Shiny Meltan
  • The release of the Shiny Slowpoke family
  • An event-exclusive limited research line will be available, complete with Mega Pidgeot energy and encounters with Gible and Slowpoke
  • Mega Pidgeot will receive a CP boost for the event's duration
  • A special avatar item set will be available inspired by Meltan and "Grand Oak", the professor encountered in Pokemon Home that is totally not just Professor Oak dressed up like a 1990s raver

Special thanks to Pokeminers for this infographic

  • A special selection of Pokemon will appear in the wild

A special selection of Pokemon will hatch from 5k eggs colleced during the event

A special selection of Pokemon will appear in raids

Full Announcement

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Trainers,

In celebration of Pokémon GO’s integration with Pokémon HOME, a special event will be taking place soon! Activate a Mystery Box during the event, and you might encounter a Shiny Meltan. There’s also plenty of research to enjoy—from Timed Research that rewards Pidgeot Mega Energy to Field Research tasks that lead to encounters with Slowpoke and others! In addition, Mega Pidgeot will receive a CP boost during the event period, so if you haven’t Mega Evolved one yet, this might be a good time to do so.

Date + Time

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Alolan Sandshrew, Zubat, Alolan Diglett, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Ditto, Porygon, Hoothoot, Remoraid, Whismur, Lileep, Anorith, Cottonee, and Foongus.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Nidoran ♀, Nidoran ♂, Slowpoke, Omanyte, Kabuto, Lileep, and Anorith.
  • Pokémon such as Alolan Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Shinx, Timburr, Klink, and more will be appearing in raids.
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Slowpoke!
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will reward you Pidgeot Mega Energy, Poké Balls, Berries, encounters with Slowpoke and Gible, and more.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon like Slowpoke and more!
  • Mega Pidgeot will receive a CP boost during the event period.
  • Be sure to activate the Mystery Box during this time—you might encounter a Shiny Meltan! It seems these Shiny Meltan will go back into hiding after this event is over. We'll sure be sure to let you know if they're spotted again in the future.
  • From Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will be available to challenge in five-star raids.
  • There will be special avatar items available, including the Melmetal Jacket, the Melmetal Vest, Melmetal Shoes, and Grand Oak’s Glasses! Check out the Style Shop to get yours.

Let’s GO celebrate the eagerly awaited Pokémon GO integration with Pokémon HOME, Trainers!

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—The Pokémon GO team

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