Pokémon GO’s – Skill Week Infopedia

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!  
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.  
Pokémon GO's 4th Anniversary Week 1 Skill section header

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
Stage 1
Catch 20 PokémonStardustx100
Make 5 Nice ThrowsPokeballx10
Use 5 Berries to help catch PokémonPinap Berryx5

Stage 1 Rewards

100XP  • Golden Razzx1 •  Great Ballx10

Stage 2
Catch 30 PokémonStardustx300
Make 10 Great ThrowsGreat Ballx10
Transfer 20 PokémonPokeballx20

Stage 2 Rewards

300XP   Chimchar  •  Silver Pinapx1

Stage 3
Catch 50 PokémonStardustx1,000
Make an Excellent ThrowsUltra Ballx10
Catch 15 different species of PokémonGreat Ballx20

Stage 3 Rewards

Flying Pikachu   Rare Candyx1  • Stardustx1

Elite Skill Challenge
Catch 100 PokémonPokeballx5
Catch 25 different species of PokémonGreat Ballx5
Make 50 Excellent ThrowsUltra Ballx5

Elite Skill Challenge Rewards

500XP  •  Stardustx500  •  Razz Berryx5


Battle in a RaidGligar
Catch 2 weather boosted Pokémon
Catch 4 Flying-type PokémonStardustx500
Catch 6 Flying-type PokémonStardustx800
Catch 8 Flying-type PokémonStardustx1200
Earn 1 candy walking with your buddyDrifloon
Hatch an eggSwablu
Send 1 gift to a friendHoppip
Use 4 berries to help catch a PokémonPidgey

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.

DucklettPidoveFlying Pikachu Sprite
DucklettPidove*Flying Pikachu*
Party Hat Bulbasaur CroppedParty Hat Charmander CroppedParty Hat Squirtle Cropped
Party Hat Pokémon*
Normal Shiny
Normal Pidove Sprite Shiny Pidove Sprite
Normal Tranquill Sprite Shiny Tranquill Sprite
Normal Tranquill Sprite Normal Tranquill Sprite Shiny Tranquill Sprite Shiny Tranquill Sprite
Unfezant  Unfezant Unfezant  Unfezant
Normal Shiny
Flying Pikachu Sprite Shiny Flying Pikachu Sprite
Flying Pikachu

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!

5km Egg Pool
PH Bulbasaur*PH Charmander*PH Squirtle*
Pidgeot Alolan Marowak Dragonite
Salamence Togetic
Scyther Alolan Raichu Skarmory
Alolan Exeggutor Gligar Mantine
Drifloon Woobat
Party Hat Bulbasaur Cropped Party Hat Charmander Cropped Party Hat Squirtle Cropped
Flying Pikachu Sprite Klink Swablu

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.

Stage 1
Add 1 new friend5,000 XP
Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather Boost5,000 XP
Hatch an Egg5,000 XP

Stage 1 Rewards

Stardustx15,000  • Dratinismall shiny sparkles •  500 XP

Stage 2
Evolve a Dratini10,000 XP
Earn a Candy with your buddy10,000 XP
Take a snapshot of Dratini x30

Stage 2 Rewards

Stardustx15,000   Stardustx1  • Stardustx2

Stage 3
Power up a Pokémon 10 times15,000 XP
Battle a trainer in the Great League15,000 XP
Battle in a raid15,000 XP

Stage 3 Rewards

Stardustx15,000   Stardustx2  • Stardustx2

Stage 4
Catch 5 different species of PokémonChimcharsmall shiny sparkles
Catch a Legendary from a raidPiplupsmall shiny sparkles
Hatch 3 eggsTurtwigsmall shiny sparkles

Stage 4 Rewards

Stardustx15,000  •  Eeveesmall shiny sparkles  Stardustx2

Stage 5
Take a snaphot of Eevee30,000 XP
Send 5 gifts to friends30,000 XP
Trade 3 Pokémon30,000 XP

Stage 5 Rewards

30,000 XP    Laprassmall shiny sparkles  Stardustx2

Stage 6
Make a new friend x60
Win a level 3 or higher Raid x60
Evolve a Dragonair100,000 XP

Stage 6 Rewards

100,000 XP   Stardustx15,000   Stardustx2

Snapshot Surprise

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.

Skill Week Infographics

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