In-game events

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Year of the pig - pokemon go
feb 4th-13th

Happy Year of the Pig! The Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event is happening once again, spotlighting 12 Pokémon 

Event Date + Time

  • Feb. 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Feb. 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)M

Features

  • Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Ponyta, Electabuzz, Dratini, Mareep, Miltank, Torchic, Poochyena, Spoink, and Buneary will appear more frequently in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Spoink!

Bonuses

  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× XP when evolving Pokémon
  • When you trade a Pokémon, there is an increased chance it will become a Lucky Pokémon!

Wishing you health, wealth, and luck during the Lunar New Year! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

More Evolved forms -
Sinnoh region! Jan 31st

Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region evolve from Pokémon previously discovered in other regions? Starting today, you’ll be able to use a Sinnoh Stone to evolve Lickitung into Lickilicky, Tangela into Tangrowth, and more!

Plus, more Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, such as Cranidos and Shieldon, will appear in the wild for the first time! You may also see more Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region appearing in Eggs.

There are also some big changes coming! You may notice that Pokémon that appear in Raid Battles are more powerful and sturdy when you challenge them. Plus, some moves that certain Pokémon know may be stronger or weaker when used in battle. Finally, certain Pokémon may be able to learn new moves via TM that will help them perform in battle, such as Machamp now being able to know the Rock-type move Rock Slide!

 

Hoenn Region Event - Jan 15th-29th

Features

  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Field Research will highlight Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region.
  • Raid Battles will include Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, such as the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon.
  • Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will have an increased chance of hatching from 7 km Eggs.
  • If you evolve Shroomish into Breloom, it will know the exclusive move Grass Knot!
  • You’ll have a chance of encountering Shiny Zigzagoon and Shiny Taillow!
  • New avatar items inspired by Team Magma and Team Aqua—the original villains of the Hoenn region in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire—will be available in the Style Shop.
 

COMMUNITY DAY
January 12th

Totodile will be available in the wild in large volumes. Here is what you need to know:

- Shiny variant will be possible
- Evolving to a Feraligatr during the event, and up to 1 hour after, will give you an exclusive move: TBD
- Lure modules will last 3 hours for the duration of the event

Bonuses
- 4x incubator effectiveness

January community day check-in locations:

 Burbank:
- McCambridge Park - 8:30-10am b / razordrone / sage / samuraibirdee
- Olive Park - 10:30-11am rachrpen / berroxy
- Downtown Burbank (outside Starbucks) - 12pm jakezecher
- Downtown Bubrank (walking around) - 11am-2pm spaceman
- Downtown Burbank (outside Starbucks) - 2-3pm sage
AAA Mural Gym - 11am-1pm Jayden
1111 W Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

Glendale:
- Brand Blvd (walking around) - 11am-12pm Perry

Sherman Oaks:
- Wall (Great Wall 40 Gym) - 11am-3pm WalkerResearch
12900 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Woodland Hills:
- Orcutt Ranch (three ladies. If it's unaccessible, try the front gate) 10:30am-2:30pm raitchison
23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304
Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park/Agoura Hills - 10:30am-11am RunAwayIfUCan
130 Kanan Rd, Oak Park, CA 91377
Indian Springs Park in Oak Park - 2-3pm RunAwayIfUCan
4800 Rockfield St, Oak Park, CA 91377

 

JAnuary 2nd-15th    

The first Pokémon GO Hatchathon of 2019 starts now! Enjoy double Hatch Candy, double Hatch Stardust, and a higher chance of receiving 5 km and 10 km Eggs!

December 18th-22nd  

Starting on December 18 @ 1pm (Pacific), Ice-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, including: Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, and Snover! Certain other Pokémon are also getting into the festivities—you might see holiday-ready Pokémon, such as a Pikachu wearing a festive hat, until January 2!

Pokémon such as Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax will have a greater chance of hatching from 7 km Eggs.

Earn a free single-use Incubator once per day via spinning a Photo Disc on a PokéStop until January 2.

December 18 to December 22 - double Candy for catching and transferring Pokémon. 

December 22 to December 26 - double Catch Stardust to help power up your Pokémon!

December 26 to December 30 - double XP when you catch Pokémon to help you reach a higher Trainer level before the new year!

December 30 to January 2 - Incubators will be twice as effective. 

Special Raid Weekend  

From Friday, December 14, to Monday, December 17, Lugia and Ho-Oh are returning for a Special Raid Weekend! Hopefully you can get a shiny!

Community Day
december meet-ups

Burbank

Whole Weekend
Downtown Burbank check in by spaceman 

Friday, Nov 30th
1:00PM - 2:00PM downtown burbank check-in by jayden
*note afterwards he'll be along Magnolia Blvd and Olive

6:00PM - 8:00PM downtown burbank check-in by sage

Saturday, Dec 1st
8:30AM - 10:00AM mccambrdige park meet and greet/check-in by razordrone

10:00AM - 11:00AM empire center Starbucks check-in by tinyturtle and rachrpen

Saturday, Dec 1st 
11:00AM - 2:00PM Community Day Bonus Hours

12:00PM - 4:00PM downtown burbank cartoon network check-in by PopularWannabe

2:00PM - 2:30PM empire center Starbucks check-in by tinyturtle

2:15PM - 2:45PM downtown burbank Starbucks check-in by sage

Glendale  

Location: Brand Ave in Glendale 

Address: 101 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

Friday, Nov 30th
8PM check-in by SamuraiBirdee

Saturday, Dec 1st
11:00AM - 2:00PM Community Day Bonus Hours

great wall

Location: The Wall 

Address: 12900 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Friday, Nov 30th
8PM start check-in by WalkerResearch

Saturday, Dec 1st
11:00AM - 2:00PM Community Day Bonus Hours / check-in by WalkerResearch

Sunday, Dec 2nd

11:00AM start check-in by WalkerResearch

csun

Location: Botanic Garden Gym 

Address: 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330

Saturday, Dec 1st

11:45AM start check-in at Botanic Garden by bordeen

Saturday, Dec 1st 
11:00AM - 2:00PM Community Day Bonus Hours

Orcutt Ranch

Location: Orcutt Ranch 

Address: 23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304

Saturday, Dec 1st
10:30AM - 11:00AM Silphroad Check-In by raichison

Saturday, Dec 1st 
11:00AM - 2:00PM Community Day Bonus Hours

2:00PM - 2:30PM Post Community Day Check-In by raichison

Community Day december
Nov 30th-dec 2nd  

From Friday, November 30, at 1 p.m. PST to Sunday, December 2, at 11 p.m. PST. All of the featured moves from each Community Day will also be available, so your evolved Pokémon can get them! Additionally, special bonuses will be available for just three hours.

Event Date + Time

  • November 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. PST to December 2, 2018, at 11 p.m. PST

Event Features

  • Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Eevee, Dratini, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Mareep, Larvitar, and Beldum will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Special moves previously featured during Community Day events in 2018 will be available again during the weekend!

Special Bonus Date + Time

  • The Americas and Greenland: December 1, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)

Bonuses

  • Double Catch XP
  • Double Catch Stardust
  • Double Incubator effectiveness

Hatchathon Nov 14-27  

It’s time to get cracking on an egg-citing event! From November 14 at 1:00 p.m. PST to November 27 at 1:00 p.m. PST, some Pokémon with evolved forms originally discovered in the Sinnoh region—such as Rhyhorn, Porygon, and Magby—will be present in 2 km Eggs!

Date + Time

  • Nov. 14 at 1:00 p.m. PST to Nov. 27 at 1:00 p.m. PST

Bonuses

  • Pokémon such as Rhyhorn, Porygon, and Magby will be present in 2 km Eggs!
  • If you’re lucky, you may hatch a Shiny Elekid!

COMMUNITY DAY November 10th

Cyndaquil will be available in the wild in large volumes. Here is what you need to know:

- Shiny variant will be possible
- Evolving to a Typhlosion will give you an exclusive move: Blast Burn
- Lure modules will last 3 hours for the duration of the event
- Evolve Quilava up to one hour after the event to obtain Typhlosion with Blast Burn
- 2x Catch XP
- 2x Catch stardust (2x catch + 2x hatch stardust already awarded until Nov 13th, during CD trainers will be awarded 4x catch stardust!) 
DON'T FORGET YOUR STAR PIECE!!!

Locations with meetups in San Fernando Valley area for check-ins: 

Burbank:
McCambridge Park - 10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Burbank - 2:00pm - 2:45 (outside Starbucks)
Empire Center: 10:30am - 11:00am (outside Starbucks)

Glendale:
10:30am - 11:00am (Le Pain @ Americana)
889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

North Hills:
CSUN - 10:30am - 11:00am (Botanic Garden Gym)
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330

Sherman Oaks:
Wall 10:30am - 11:00am (Great Wall 40 Gym) 
12900 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Woodland Hills:
Orcutt Ranch 10:30am - 11:00am and 2:00pm - 2:30pm
23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304

Gengar Day Nov 3rd

On November 3rd, Gengar will be available in gyms with special moves for a 3 hour window!* From 11am until 2pm you will have a chance to bag as many Gengar as you can, and you might get lucky enough to catch the Shiny variant! Make sure to join our discord so you can find out more and plan your raids with us! 

* Lick / Psychic. Lick is just about on par with Shadow Claw as far as DPS but will actually be better due to its ability to charge up energy faster. Due to Psychic not benefiting from STAB, it will be beneficial to TM to Shadow Ball for the most optimum moveset. Good luck, and happy hunting! 

 

Halloween event Oct 23 - Nov 1

New Generation 4 Pokemon (Ghost and Dark types) will be released during event

Shiny Drifloon will be able to get caught

Special Research to get Spiritomb

Giratina will be in raid battles for an extended time! (Oct 23 - Nov 20)

2x Catch Candy 

Community Day Locations October 21st

McCambridge Recreation Center - 1320 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

The Americana at Brand -  889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Chandler Bikeway - 5410 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

The Great Wall of Los Angeles (The Wall) - 12900 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, CA 91606

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) - 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330

Orcutt Ranch - 23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304 (3 Ladies statue or @ Main Gate)

Rivers and Trails: Niantic has kicked off a social action program encouraging gamers to visit National Parks. For every instagram and physical postcard sent that meet their requirements, Niantic will donate $5 to the National Park Foundation. By participating, not only will you support a good cause, but can get something from Niantic in return as well! 

Details: https://nianticlabs.com/riversandtrails/