The word of the week this week is SKILL. Week 1 of the Pokémon GO 4th Anniversary Event is upon us, and it will focus on Trainers’ skills in various ways. Time to see what all will be in store.
|Fri., Jul. 3, 2020, @ 8:00am|
Wed., Jul. 8, 2020, @ 10:00pm (local time)
Encounters with Ducklett and Flying Pikachu, a Star Piece, access to the GO Fest Elite Skill Challenge, plus more!
|PARTY HAT POKÉMON: Pokémon wearing hats appearing in the wild.|
|WILD: Party Hat Pokémon, Pidove, Ducklett, Flying Pikachu, and other Flying-type Pokémon.|
|RAIDS: Party Hat Pokémon, Flying Pikachu, and other Flying-type Pokémon.|
|5KM EGGS: Ducklett and Pokémon wearing Party Hats.|
|SHINY: Pidove, Flying Pikachu, and other Flying-type Pokémon.|
|SPECIAL RESEARCH: The Jump-Start Special Research will be available for Trainers who have not previously completed it.|
|SNAPSHOT: Take a Snapshot during the event for a surprise!|
|RAID WKND:||Ho-Oh in 5-Star Raids from Fri., July 3, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Mon., July 6, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.|
Skill Week - Timed Research
The reward for completing all three sets of tasks in the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill Timed Research include encounters with Ducklett and Flying Pikachu, a Star Piece, access to the GO Fest Elite Skill Challenge, plus more!
Trainers from Instinct, Mystic, and Valor can unlock Pokémon that will then appear in the wild during Pokémon GO Fest 2020 by completing a set amount of Timed Research.
|Pokémon to Earn for Wk. 1|
|Catch 20 Pokémon||x100|
|Make 5 Nice Throws||x10|
|Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon||x5|
Stage 1 Rewards
100XP • x1 • x10
|Catch 30 Pokémon||x300|
|Make 10 Great Throws||x10|
|Transfer 20 Pokémon||x20|
Stage 2 Rewards
300XP • • x1
|Catch 50 Pokémon||x1,000|
|Make an Excellent Throws||x10|
|Catch 15 different species of Pokémon||x20|
Stage 3 Rewards
• x1 • x1
|Elite Skill Challenge|
|Catch 100 Pokémon||x5|
|Catch 25 different species of Pokémon||x5|
|Make 50 Excellent Throws||x5|
Elite Skill Challenge Rewards
500XP • x500 • x5
|Battle in a Raid|
|Catch 2 weather boosted Pokémon|
|Catch 4 Flying-type Pokémon||x500|
|Catch 6 Flying-type Pokémon||x800|
|Catch 8 Flying-type Pokémon||x1200|
|Earn 1 candy walking with your buddy|
|Hatch an egg|
|Send 1 gift to a friend|
|Use 4 berries to help catch a Pokémon|
Increased Spawns & New Releases
Niantic specifically mentioned some new releases as well as some exciting shiny that will be spawning during the event. Here is a list of the Pokémon that were mentioned.
As additional spawns are reported, we will be sure to update this list accordingly.
|Party Hat Pokémon*|
Skill Week - Raids & 5km Eggs
We expect to see some familiar faces in the Raid Boss lineup! Whether they are Flying-types or Party Hats, some will make you smile when they arrive!
Be sure to check out our Homepage Dropdown for a full list once they are released!
HO-OH Special Raid Weekend
Our good buddy, the Rainbow Bird, Ho-Oh, is making its way back for a special raid weekend! If you, or a friend, need a shiny Ho-Oh, here’s your chance.
Be sure to check out our Ho-Oh Special Raid Weekend Infopedia to prepare you and your fellow Trainers for the Rainbow Bird. Complete with tips and tricks, as well as our infamous Raid Guide! Best of luck to you!
Notable Event Info
Jump-Start Special Research
Last year, the Jump-Start Special Research was released to help aid Trainers on their journey by rewarding them with amazing items and gifts for completing six different stages of tasks. If you have already started this research or completed it, you will not receive another set of tasks.
If you have yet to access this research, it will once again become available for you to start, and below are some spoilers of what you can expect to see.
|Add 1 new friend||5,000 XP|
|Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather Boost||5,000 XP|
|Hatch an Egg||5,000 XP|
Stage 1 Rewards
x15,000 • • 500 XP
|Evolve a Dratini||10,000 XP|
|Earn a Candy with your buddy||10,000 XP|
|Take a snapshot of Dratini||x30|
Stage 2 Rewards
x15,000 • x1 • x2
|Power up a Pokémon 10 times||15,000 XP|
|Battle a trainer in the Great League||15,000 XP|
|Battle in a raid||15,000 XP|
Stage 3 Rewards
x15,000 • x2 • x2
|Catch 5 different species of Pokémon|
|Catch a Legendary from a raid|
|Hatch 3 eggs|
Stage 4 Rewards
x15,000 • • x2
|Take a snaphot of Eevee||30,000 XP|
|Send 5 gifts to friends||30,000 XP|
|Trade 3 Pokémon||30,000 XP|
Stage 5 Rewards
30,000 XP • • x2
|Make a new friend||x60|
|Win a level 3 or higher Raid||x60|
|Evolve a Dragonair||100,000 XP|
Stage 6 Rewards
100,000 XP • x15,000 • x2
Don’t forget to take a quick Snapshot of a Pokémon for an exciting, flying, surprise! You will get up to five chances at grabbing a Flying Pikachu from photobombs.