Pokemon Horizons Series Celebration Event

Article by Brian Tein

The Pokemon Presents presentation was today, and we were given quite a bit of new information about the future of the franchise. And, of course, within that news we were given insight into a new event for Pokemon Go. This time around, we're celebrating the most recent season of the Pokemon anime, the Horizons series, with a brand new event and the release of a fan-favorite Pokemon family from the Paldea region.

Pokemon Horiozns Series Celebration Event

Event Start Event End
March 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time March 11, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • 2x XP for hatching Pokemon
  • Go Rocket balloons will appear more frequently
  • Charcadet and its evolutions, Armarouge and Ceruledge will be available in Pokemon Go for the first time
  • Pikachu will appear in a brand new costume, and will be given access to its Signature Move, Volt Tackle
  • A selection of Pokemon will be available more frequently in the wild
  • A selection of Pokemon will be available via Raids
  • A selection of Pokemon will be available via Field Research
  • Pokestop Showcases featuring event-themed Pokemon will be available
  • The Pokemon Go Web Store will have special deals available

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In celebration of the release of the new Pokémon animated series Pokémon Horizons: The Series in various countries and regions, Pikachu wearing Cap’s hat is coming to Pokémon GO!* Pokémon and human characters from the animated series will also appear in Pokémon GO.

*For fans in the US: Watch Pokémon Horizons: The Series on Netflix after it releases on Thursday, March 7, 2024. For more information on the new animated series, please see here.

*For fans in the UK: You can watch Pokémon Horizons: The Series on BBC iPlayer. For more information on the new animated series, please see here.
For fans in the other regions, please check availability information with your local provider.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series Celebration Event

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, March 11, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Time to celebrate—the following Pokémon first discovered in the Paldea region will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

  • Charcadet^
  • Armarouge
  • Ceruledge

A new costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

  • Pikachu wearing Cap’s hat*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
^You can evolve Charcadet by battling Pokémon while Charcadet is your buddy. It can evolve into Armarouge after you defeat 30 Psychic-type Pokémon, or it can evolve into Ceruledge after you defeat 30 Ghost-type Pokémon. You do not have to defeat these Pokémon with Charcadet.


The following Pokémon will hatch from 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km Eggs. In addition to Charcadet, you can also hatch the usual Pokémon available in those Eggs for this Season.

  • Charcadet

After the event ends, Charcadet may hatch from 10 km Eggs.

Event bonuses

  • 2× XP for hatching Pokémon.

  • Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more frequently.

Surprise encounters

Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with characters and Pokémon seen in Pokémon Horizons: The Series when you take a snapshot during the event!

Featured attack

Pikachu wearing Cap’s hat encountered during the event will know the Charged Attack Volt Tackle.

Volt Tackle

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power and decreases Defense by one stage

  • Gyms and raids: 90 power

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Scyther*
  • Nosepass*
  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Pawmi

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

  • Pikachu wearing Cap’s hat*
  • Alolan Grimer*
  • Beldum*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!


The following Pokémon will appear in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Pikachu wearing Cap’s hat*
  • Rhyhorn*
  • Rockruff*

Three-Star Raids

  • Chansey*
  • Noctowl
  • Metagross

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research task encounters

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

  • Pikachu wearing Cap’s hat*
  • Golduck
  • Skarmory*
  • Rockruff*
  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during parts of the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Pokémon GO Web Store Event Bundle

The Ultra Legend Box will be available on the web store for $14.99. This bundle features three Remote Raid Passes, ten Premium Battle Passes, and ten Incubators.

Check it out on the Pokémon GO Web Store between Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. and Monday, March 11, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. PT.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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