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Pokemon GO Six Year Anniversary Celebration

pokemon go sixth anniversary
Has it really been six years already? Where has the time gone?

The sixth anniversary of Pokémon GO is quickly approaching. And what better way to celebrate such a milestone than to promote the fan favorite Pokémon…Charizard. I mean, it is number six in the National Pokédex after all. This event will feature themed Field Research and even a Battle Weekend for those GBL fans.

Event Details

Time and Date
July 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.

In The Wild
Look forward to the Following Pokémon spawning near you during this event. As always, any Pokémon marked with this symbol * has the potential to be shiny.

  • Bulbasaur*
  • Party Hat Charmander*
  • Squirtle*
  • Cake Costume Pikachu*
  • Machop*
  • Ledyba*
  • Ralts*
  • Buneary*
  • Venipede
  • Chespin
  • Fennekin
  • Froakie
  • Bunnelby*
  • Litleo*
  • Pikipek
  • Gabite
  • Clauncher
  • Helioptile

In Raids
Get ready for the return of Zapdos in Five-Star Raids. Mega Charizard X and Y will also make their return to Mega Raids.

  • One-Star Raids: Cake Costume Pikachu*, Dratini*
  • Three-Star Raids: Venusaur*, Party Hat Charizard*, Blastoise*, Tyranitar, Metagross
  • Five-Star Raids: Zapdos*
  • Mega Raids: Mega Charizard X* (July 6-7), Mega Charizard Y* (July 7-12)

More information on this event including Field Research rewards can be found on the Pokémon GO Blog

Battle Weekend

Giovanni With Shadow Latios.
There will be a Battle Weekend running on July 9th and 10th. Players can enjoy 4x the Stardust from GO Battle League rewards as well as the opportunity to to play 20 sets of the GBL each day. Charged TMs can be used to help Shadow Pokémon forget the move Frustration. And in an effort to try and stop you, Team GO Rocket balloons will appear every three hours.

You will need to stock up on Rocket Radar pieces if you want to track down Giovanni. This time he has taken control of Latios and will be a force to be reckoned with if you don’t put an end to his plans. To try and stop you, Go Rocket Grunts have recruited some new Pokémon including Geodude, Shinx and Purrloin.

Did you notice anything strange about the promo image associated with the anniversary event? The silhouette of Pansear in the background. This is most likely connected to the Global Challenge that will take place during Pokemon GO Fest: Berlin. What are you most excited for during this event? Is the return of Zapdos exciting or disappointing? Let us know on Twitter.

See you around, Genesect!

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