Trainers! Niantic has announced a new event AND a new Raid Day! Evolution Event will run from Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST through Thursday, December 12th at 1:00 PM PST (GMT -8).
This event will feature Pokémon who require unique or special ways to evolve. As an added bonus, shiny Burmy AND all its evolutions will be available to catch/evolve!
Perhaps one of the greatest lessons we learn from Pokémon is that it’s possible to evolve into a surprising and cool being—sometimes we just need a little boost or help! Let’s celebrate how much your Pokémon (and you) have grown this year with the first-ever Evolution Event and an accompanying Raid Day. Pokémon Evolution can depend on whether a Pokémon is a certain gender or has spent time as a Buddy Pokémon. Sometimes Evolution occurs because of particular items, times of day, or Lure Modules. During this event, you’ll be able to explore all these unique ways Pokémon evolve!
|Start: Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST|
|End: Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST|
|FEATURES:||Pokémon that evolve in unique ways—such as Onix, Eevee, Roselia, and Burmy—will be appearing more often in the wild, in raids, and in Field Research.|
|Take on raids against Pokémon with unique Evolutions, like Lickitung, Scyther, Togetic, and Ralts!|
|Find more 2 km Eggs that will hatch into Pokémon such as Tyrogue, Feebas, Burmy, and Happiny.|
|Event-specific Field Research tasks that reward Evolution items, which can help you evolve certain Pokémon, will be available.|
|If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Burmy!|
|BONUSES:||All Lure Modules will last one hour for the duration of the event, including the Glacial, Magnetic, and Mossy Lure Modules.|
|2× XP when evolving Pokémon|
|Evolution items from raids|
|According to Reversal, Unova Stones will also be a part of the Evolution Event!|
SHINY BURMY FAMILY
EVOLUTION RAID DAY
|EVOLUTION RAID DAY|
|Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (local time)|
|FEATURES:||Encounter Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in one-star raids. *Lucky Trainers may encounter their shiny!|
|Encounter Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle in two-star raids. *Lucky Trainers may encounter their shiny!|
|Encounter Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise in four-star raids. *Lucky Trainers may encounter their shiny!|
|Receive up to five additional Raid Passes during the Raid Day time period when you spin a Photo Disc at a Gym. These Raid Passes will not be available after the event period is over. You cannot hold more than one Raid Pass at once.|
Be on the lookout for our in-depth Evolution Event Infopedia, coming soon!