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Special Weekend W/ Verizon & Others

Pokémon GO is celebrating another Special Weekend Event in collaboration with three different partners around the world!

If you’re a Verizon customer in the U.S., frequent a 7-Eleven in Mexico, or enjoy some amazing Beef bowls at Yoshinoya in Japan, you can take part in the special weekend event May 29-30, 2021!  

Are you unable to meet one of the above criteria for the event? NO WORRIES!! There will be special features available for all Trainers around the world!


What is Pokémon GO Special Weekend?

Special Weekend is an in-game event that you can access using an event ticket acquired from a participating Pokémon GO partner, either physically or digitally. The ticket has a code that you can redeem on our Offer Redemption website. After you redeem the ticket code, you’ll be able to participate in the Special Weekend anywhere during the event period!

Sat., May 29, 2021, @ 12:00am local time
Sun., May 30, 2021, @ 11:59pm local time


INCENSE: Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Eevee, Marill, Sableye, Stunky, Spritzee, and Swirlix.
UNOWN: V for Verizon; S for 7-Eleven Mexico; Y for Yoshinoya
TIMED RESEARCHEvent-exclusive Timed Research will reward encounters with Eevee, Spritzee, Swirlix, and Deino! Timed Research will be available and reward XP, Stardust, an Incense, a Star Piece, a Lucky Egg, Spritzee Candy, and Swirlix Candy.
GET LUCKY: You’ll have an increased chance of receiving Lucky Pokémon when you trade with a friend. You’ll also have an increased chance of becoming Lucky Friends when interacting with a friend during the weekend.
Exclusive Medal
DOUBLE GIFTS: The number of Gifts you can open daily will double.
TRADE DISTANCE: Trade range will be increased to 40 km!

Note: Unown will not be shiny in this event. 

Ticketed Features - Saturday, May 29th

The following features and Pokémon will be available on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Spritzee Stunky
Spritzee Stunky
Unown VUnown Z Unown V
Unown V (US)Unown Y (Japan)Unown S (Mexico)

The Unown are available at their respective events and WILL NOT be shiny.

Ticketed Features All Weekend

The following features will be available on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time.

Timed Research Bonuses 
Spritzee &
Swirlix Candy!

Additional Bonuses

  • LUCKY FRIENDS: You’ll also have an increased chance of becoming Lucky Friends when interacting with a friend during the weekend.
  • 2x CATCH XP: You’ll earn double the XP for catching Pokémon.
  • EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME MEDAL: You’ll receive an exclusive medal when you redeem a ticket code on the Offer Redemption website.

Non-Ticketed Features

Unlike the past Special Weekend Events, this one has a little something for everyone. If you are unable to access a ticket from one of the sponsoring locations, you will still be able to participate in the following bonuses without an event ticket—from Friday, May 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PDT (GMT −7):

  • GIFTS: The number of Gifts you can open daily will double. (40 Gifts per day)
  • TRADE DISTANCE: Trade range will be increased to 40 km!


How to get a Ticket

For more details on the ticket-distribution period and conditions, please visit the websites of our participating partners.

Verizon: http://vz.to/2DVrDI8

7-Eleven Mexico: http://711.mx/PokemonGO

Yoshinoya: https://www.yoshinoya.com/campaign/specialweekend202104/

What should I do after receiving a Pokémon GO Special Weekend ticket?

You’ll be able to redeem the promotional code included on the ticket on our Offer Redemption website

Visit this help center article for more information on how to redeem promotional codes. Once you’ve redeemed your code, open Pokémon GO to receive your event-participation medal.

It's Special Alright

We know not everyone is going to be as excited as we are about this Special Weekend due to the inability to participate. However, it’s important to note that unlike the last sponsored event weekend, this one has a little of something for everyone with the ability to open more gifts at greater distances.

Let us know what you think by being apart of the conversation on Twitter or Discord!

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Motha of 2 | G2G Media Co-Founder | Designer | Creator | Lvl40 PoGo Player

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