Niantic Announces Upcoming November Events: Supereffective Week, Terrakion Raids, and Friend Week

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New Events Incoming

On November 13, 2019, Niantic officially announced THREE new events arriving in Pokemon GO later this year!

The summary is as follows:

Supereffective Week - November 19 - 26, 2019

  • Pokemon "that might be strong partners" against Team GO Rocket battles will appear more in raids, the wild, and research
  • Shiny Tentacool release
  • 2x Stardust from Trainer Battles
  • More Potions and Revives from PokeStops
  • Guaranteed Charged TM on 3*+ Raids

Terrakion Raids - November 26 - December 17, 2019

  • Terrakion released into Tier 5 Raids!

Friend Fest - November 27 - December 17, 2019

  • Family-themed Pokemon will spawn more frequently in the wild and will be featured in research tasks
  • Trades cost 1/2 Stardust
  • Two special trades per day
  • Higher attack bonus when attacking raids with friends

See below for the full announcement. 

Full Announcement Text


As the year draws to a close, we’re excited to let you know about the Pokémon GO events on the horizon! Look forward to in-game festivities that will explore Pokémon types, introduce you to Legendary Pokémon, and celebrate friendship during this joyful time!

Supereffective Week

Did you know that Fairy-type moves are super effective in battle against Fighting-type Pokémon? Or that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug-type moves? Take part in Supereffective Week to learn more about Pokémon types, and you might discover an exciting Pokémon to partner up with in battle against Team GO Rocket!

Date + Time

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST to Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


  • Pokémon that might be strong partners in battle against Team GO Rocket and other Trainers will be appearing more often in the wild, in raids, and in Field Research!
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Tentacool.


  • 2× Stardust from Trainer Battles
  • More Potions and Revives from PokéStops
  • Guaranteed Charged TM from three-star (or higher) raids

Terrakion charges into five-star raids!

Terrakion, the Cavern Pokémon, is coming to five-star raids! This Rock- and Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon is said to be strong enough to destroy an entire castle! It’ll be in your favor to challenge it with Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, Psychic-, Steel-, and Fairy-type Pokémon.

Date + Time

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST to Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


  • Terrakion will make its debut in five-star raids.

Friend Fest

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

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