Pokemon Day Arrives in Pokemon GO February 26 to 28, Shiny Pidgey and Rattata Release

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New Event: Pokemon Day 2019

On February 25, 2019, Niantic announced that Pokemon Day 2019 will be having special events for Pokemon GO! 

  • Kanto Pokemon will be more available in the wild
  • Kanto Pokemon will be in raids
  • Flower Crown Pikachu and Eevee release
  • Shiny Rattata and Pidgey

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See below for the full announcement.

Full Announcement Text


We love Pokémon and we know you do, too! We would never pass up a chance to celebrate Pokémon. Pokémon Day happens every year on February 27. Do you know why this day is so special? It commemorates the launch of the first Pokémon video games in 1996. In celebration of #PokemonDay, we invited some familiar Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to join us!

Date + Time:

  • Feb. 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Feb. 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


  • Pokémon that Trainers encounter early on in their adventures through the Kanto region will appear more frequently in the wild!
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will be available to challenge in raids.
  • Pikachu and Eevee wearing flower crowns will make a special appearance as Field Research encounters and in the wild.
  • In celebration of Pokémon Day, you may even encounter Shiny Pidgey and Shiny Rattata!

Thank you for being part of our journey. Let’s celebrate Pokémon Day together!

—The Pokémon GO team