Pokémon Go Events: What’s coming in 2018

The Pokémon Go Holiday & New Year’s Event could be over however Legendary Groudon Raids are nonetheless on till January 15… and Kyogre might be subsequent!

Pokémon Go is meant to get you out and about, each by yourself and with friends and family. One of the techniques Pokémon Go tries to reinforce job is with occasions. Some of the occasions get splashy bulletins and coincide with giant public vacations. Others are quieter and extra common. Here’s what is took place already and what is coming up subsequent.

Current Events: Legendary Kyogre Raids till February 14

Legendary Groudon Raids are nonetheless on for a couple of extra days however now it is biggest rival, Kyogre, may be appearing up in Legendary Raids around the globe.

From Pokémon Go

Kyogre, the Water-type Legendary Pokémon at the start found out in the Hoenn area, is now showing in Raid Battles around the globe! Keep a watch out for Kyogre at Gyms close to you, and you’ll be one of the primary to catch this Legendary Pokémon. But do not extend—Kyogre will solely be to be had till 1:00 P.M. PST on February 14, 2018. Good good fortune, Trainers!

It’s extensively expected that the general member of the Weather Trio, the Dragon -type Rayquaza, will observe in early March.

Current Events: Legendary Groudon Raids till January 15

Legendary Ho-Oh Raids is also over however Legendary Groudon is right here to take its position!

From Pokémon Go

Groudon, the Ground-type Legendary Pokémon at the start found out in the Hoenn area, is now showing in Raid Battles around the globe! Keep a watch out for Groudon at Gyms close to you, and you’ll be one of the primary to catch this Legendary Pokémon. But do not extend—Groudon will solely be to be had till 1:00 p.m. PST on January 15, 2018.

Start observing that clock as a result of Groudon will disappear past due on January 15, 2018.

Upcoming Events: Pokémon Go Nest Migration on January 24, 2018

The subsequent Pokémon Go Nest Migration is anticipated to happen on Wednesday, January 24, 2017, at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT.

Pokémon Go nest migrations however they have got came about each two weeks at precisely the similar time for months. There’s at all times an opportunity that can alternate however, till it does, the nest migration is a protected wager.

What are Pokémon Go Nests and the way do you to find them?

2018 Pokémon Go Events: The potentials!

Based on previous occasions, there are a couple of guesses we will be able to make about long run occasions. First, regional vacations do not imply regional occasions. Halloween is not an across the world seen instance however the match was once international. U.S. Thanksgiving is solely celebrated in the U.S., and whilst it was once an match in 2017 it gave technique to the Global Catch Challenge in 2017.

Also, Pokémon Go has a couple of levers to drag. The sport can building up rewards, like sweet, XP, and stardust. It can lower necessities, like strolling distance. It can building up spawn charges for all or explicit Pokémon, like purple coloured Pokémon or water-types, and create restricted version Pokémon only for occasions, like Party Hat Pikachu. It too can give away pieces or building up their length, like 1-use Incubators or 8-hour Lures.

Pokémon Go could have occasions to help in charitable reasons, just like the extremely localized tsunami-relief match in Japan that featured Lapras or Snorlax completely for every week. There was once additionally an match merely to advertise the brand new streaks and bonuses. So, in the event that they need to take care of momentum and there is too lengthy an opening between correct events, Pokémon Go can invent their very own.

You know what they are saying, despite the fact that: The highest indicator of long run (Pokémon Go) occasions is…

Past Pokémon Go Events

The highest indicator of long run conduct is previous conduct. So, to stay up for the following Pokémon Go occasions, it is useful to seem again on the occasions that experience already run.

Pokémon Go Holiday & New Year 2018 Event

Celebrate the vacation season with festive Pikachu, Ice-types, Gen 3 Water- and Ice-types, unfastened incubators, particular packing containers, Star Pieces, and AR+ for iPhone!

Pokémon Go Travel and the Global Catch Challenge 2017

Instead of a U.S. Thanksgiving match in 2017, Pokémon Go went world with a Global Catch Challenge. Pokémon Go running shoes around the globe stuck over 3 billion Pokemon, unlocking Double XP, Double Stardust, Kangaskhan in Asia, and Farfetch’d in the remainder of the arena!

Pokémon Go Halloween Event 2017

Pokémon Go’s 2nd Halloween match incorporated elevated Ghost-type spawns, similar to ultimate yr, and likewise some Dark-types from Gen 2. More thrilling, the Gen 3 Ghosts debuted all through the development. There was once additionally double sweet and a different witch-hat Pichu and Pikachu.

Pokémon Go Halloween 2017 Event Guide

Pokémon Go Safari Zones Europe 2017

The Pokémon Go Safari Zones gave other folks in a number of primary European towns the danger to catch Kangaskhan and Unown spelling E U R O P E.

Pokémon Autumnal Equinox Event 2017

Running from September 22 to October 3, the Autumnal Equinox match presented double stardust and particular 2KM eggs on your hatching pride. Super incubators, which hatched 1.5x sooner had been to be had in the Pokémon Go Store, and triple XP for any new Pokémon added in your Pokédex.

Pokémon World Championships 2017

As a part of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game World Championships on August 19 and 20 in Anaheim, California, Pokémon Go avid gamers in the neighborhood had a possibility to catch Kangaskhan — generally regional to Australia — and Unown spelling WORLDS.

European Sightings 2017

Safari Zones Europe may was once greatly downscaled however Niantic made it as much as avid gamers with European sightings as an alternative. Similar to what took place with Pokémon Go Fest Chicago, an extra-continental mythical — in this example Kangaskhan — and Unown spelling out the site — in this example Europe — had been being noticed.

Locations incorporated:

  • Vienna, Austria
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Dijon, France
  • Lille, France
  • Lyon, France
  • Marseille, France
  • Nice, France
  • Paris, France
  • Rennes, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Bochum, Germany
  • Gera, Germany
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Munich, Germany
  • Oberhausen, Germany
  • Recklinghausen, Germany
  • Milan, Italy
  • Naples, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Badajoz, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Cádiz, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Sevilla, Spain
  • San Sebastián, Spain
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Valladolid, Spain
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Züwealthy, Switzerland
  • Almere, The Netherlands
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Leidschendam, The Netherlands
  • Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
  • Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Manchester, United Kingdom

Pikachu Outbreak Japan 2017

As a part of Pokémon’s Pikachu Outbreak party in Japan, Pokémon Go introduced Mr. Mine over for a brief period of time, elevated spawns for Unown letters spelling Yokohama, added uncommon spawns from 2K eggs, offered Shiny Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu, and unleashed the first actual Mewtwo Legendary Raids: with 9+ hour instances, 50+ premiere balls, and… a assured catch price of 100% — a minimum of for the development.

Pokémon Go Fest Chicago Bonus Event 2017

Following up on Pokémon Go Fest Chicago, a slew of bonuses had been unlocked, together with:

  • Double Stardust
  • Double Candy
  • Double XP
  • Increased Pokémon encounters
  • Reduced hatching distance
  • Reduced friend distance

Hopefully, we would possibly not have to attend some other yr for that many bonuses once more.

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Pokémon Go Fest Chicago

Pokémon Go Fest Chicago was once the primary primary real-world match for Niantic’s extremely widespread augmented actuality, geo-hunting sport. It came about Saturday, July 22, at Grant Park in Chicago, IL, and — the servers crashed and burned.

Still, Pokémon Go made just right with refunds, $100 in Poké Coins, and a Lugia for each player, in addition to a 100% catch price for Legendary Raids across the venue.

More on Pokémon Go Fest Chicago.

Pokémon Go Anniversary Event

Pokémon Go’s Anniversary Event ran from July 6 to July 24 with a different Ash-hat Pikachu for avid gamers to catch in the wild and discounted Anniversary Boxes and Special Boxes to shop for in the Poké Shop. The first Box was once underwhelming however the second one set delivered.

Pokémon Go Solstice fire- and ice-type match

From June 13 to 21, 2017 (prolonged an afternoon because of Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) login problems, Pokémon Go held and match of Ice- and Fire in honor of the summer time soultice in the north and the wintry weather solstice in the south. In addition to more fire- and ice-type spawns, there was once 5x XP on hatching eggs, 3x XP on catching Pokémon, and 50% off Lucky Eggs in the Poké Shop.

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Pokémon Go Adventure Week rock-type match

Pokémon Go had a rock-type match, referred to as Adventure Week, from May 18 to May 25, 2017. During the development, rock-type Pokémon spawned at a better price, Buddy sweet collected at 4x the standard pace, Poké Balls had been 50% off in the store, and additional pieces had been delivered to PokéStops!

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PokémonGo Worldwide Bloom Event 2017 (Grass-type)

Pokémon Go held a global bloom match from May 5 to May 8, 2017. During the development, grass-type Pokémon spawns had been elevated and Lures lasted for six hours.

More at the Pokémon Go grass match

Pokémon Go “Golden Week” Lure Event at McDonald’s Japan

Pokémon Go held a Lure Event for “Golden Week” in Japan, from April 29 to May 7, 2017.

Rough translation, wiped clean up from Google:

During the length from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, May 7, the petals will dance at PokéStops positioned at about 2,500 native MacDonald’s. The “Lure module collaboration match” might be held so as to get a large number of Pokemon! GO Golden Week is going to McDonald’s GO!

Unlike the American Thanksgiving match, which was once made world, this match was once Japan-only, with McDonald’s Japan footing the invoice.

Pokémon Go and Knight Foundation on May 7, 2017

Niantic, the developer in the back of Pokémon Go and Ingress, and the Knight Foundation, and group concerned with group engagement, introduced an ongoing partnership that hopes to make use of location and augmented-reality founded gaming to lend a hand carry neighborhoods and neighbors in combination.

The first match was once set for May 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a part of the Open Streets 704 match in a 2.5-mile space. 16 PokéStops and two Gyms, decided on by way of the City of Charlotte at important websites alongside the course, had been be offering elevated spawns to assist in making it thrilling and tasty for everybody.

May 4, 2017 – Niantic, Inc., creators of hit augmented actuality video games Pokémon GO and Ingress, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation have shaped a multi-year partnership to advance civic engagement in native communities across the United States thru augmented actuality reports. The partnership will foster discovery, carry communities in combination, and advertise engagement inside public areas by way of leveraging Niantic’s cell location-based era and reports at make a selection group occasions supported by way of The Knight Foundation.

“We based Niantic to offer other folks the danger to hook up with the arena round them the use of era and video games in leading edge techniques,” mentioned John Hanke, CEO, Niantic, Inc. “The partnership with The Knight Foundation is a brilliant discussion board to discover how era can power civic engagement.”

The collaboration will play out at group occasions in a number of towns, together with Knight-sponsored Open Streets occasions. These quickly shut off automotive site visitors so other folks can use streets for strolling, bicycling, dancing, enjoying and socializing. The initiative may even faucet distinctive aspects of a town’s public areas comparable to parks and libraries to carry in combination other folks of numerous backgrounds and construct a way of shared group. Over the following yr, Niantic will collaborate with civic leaders in a number of towns the place Knight Foundation helps group engagement. The initiative will paintings to fortify those occasions that includes particular content material inside their augmented actuality cell video games, Ingress and Pokémon GO.

“Pokemon Go has already confirmed us the affect era could have on getting other folks out into public,” mentioned Sam Gill, Knight vp for finding out and affect. “We’re excited to paintings with Niantic to discover new techniques to lend a hand other folks have interaction with every different and their neighborhoods.”

The first match in the collaboration between Niantic and the Knight Foundation might be hosted on May 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina as a part of the Open Streets 704 match in a 2.5 mile space. Though this primary match might be experimental, lovers of Pokémon GO can stay up for interacting with 16 PokéStops and two Gyms decided on by way of the City of Charlotte at important websites alongside the course. These places might be highlighted at the professional Open Streets 704 course map displayed on the match. To additional immerse lovers in the real-world enjoy, the bodily location of every PokéStop might be bodily marked alongside the course.

There are some stories that the development wasn’t neatly arranged and that many were not happy the one factor they were given for taking part was once a suite of stickers. Others appear to have in point of fact preferred it. Either method, I am hoping we see many extra of those, and prefer those, going ahead.

Pokémon Go ‘Eggstravaganza’ Spring Event 2017

The Pokémon Go Spring Even lasted from April 13 to April 20, 2017. During the development, you were given double XP, more sweet from egg hatches, and lots of 5 KM and 10 KM Pokémon started hatching from 2 KM eggs, together with Lapras and Aerodactyl. Lucky Eggs had been additionally presented at 50% in the Pokémon Go Shop.

More at the Pokémon Go Spring / Easter Event

Pokémon Go Water Festival 2017

The Pokémon Go Water Festival was once performed to lend a hand lift consciousness for more than a few world water days and weeks. During the pageant, water-type Pokémon spawned at a much-increased price, ceaselessly changing the everyday commonplace and uncommon spawns nearly utterly. And sure, that incorporated Lapras!

In addition, a Magikarp hat was once made to be had for running shoes to put on, and Shiny Pokémon had been offered into Pokémon Go for the primary time in the type of gold Magikarp and crimson Gyarados.

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Pokémon Go Snorlax in Japan Event 2017

Similar to ultimate fall’s Lapras match, Japan’s Kumamoto area is getting a Snorlax match to lend a hand bolster tourism following the earthquake of 2017.

Here’s an approximate translation:

We’ve gained data that in the Kumamoto prefecture and in Oita prefecture, Yufu town and Beppu town, Snorlax has begun showing extra steadily. Was it roused by way of the Pokémon flute? The phenomenon is anticipated to proceed from March 4 to March 13. There are spaces and puts the place native reconstruction paintings is constant. Do no longer input a deadly position. Otherwise, please revel in Kumamoto and Oita!

If you might be in Japan or have sought after to visit Japan, and Snorlax remains to be in your must-get checklist, now could be the time to move!

Pokémon Day from February 26 to March 6, 2017

The Pokémon Day match noticed Pokémon Go sign up for the bigger festivities by way of providing a different, restricted version Pikachu in a festive hat which may be stuck from February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST.

More at the Pokémon Day match and Party Hat Pikachu

Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day Event 2017

Pokémon Go ran a Valentine’s Day match for a complete week! That’s proper, from February 8 to February 15, 2017.

During the Valentine’s match there was once double sweet, part strolling distances, elevated spawning charges for purple Pokémon, and Lures that lasted six hours.

More in regards to the Pokémon Go Valentine’s match

Pokémon Go Holiday & New Year Events 2017/2017

The Pokémon Go Holiday & New Year Events overlapped, the vacation phase operating from December 25 thru January 3, 2017 and the New Year phase, December 30 thru January 8.

During the vacation phase, it presented and elevated spawn price for limited-time Santa Pikachu, an elevated probabilities of hatching Gen 2 small children Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Smoochum, Elekid, or Magby, and a unfastened 1-time Incubator from the primary PokéStop spin of the day.

During the New Year phase, it presented Increased spawn price for Gen 1 Starter Pokémon and their evolutions, Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise, and Lures lasting two times as lengthy.

More in regards to the Pokémon Go Holiday and New Year Events

Pokémon Go Thanksgiving Event 2017

The Pokémon Go Thanksgiving Event ran from November 23rd thru November 30th. It presented Double XP and Stardust for catching, hatching, and evolving Pokémon.

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Pokémon Go Lapras in Japan Event 2017

From November 11 to November 23, 2017, Pokémon Go made Lapras more straightforward to seek out in the Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures of Japan. It was once an try to lend a hand carry tourism again to the area following the earthquake previous in the yr.

Rough translation:

Listen up everybody! It has been showed that Lapras is now more straightforward to seek out in the coastal areas of Iwata, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures. The phenomenon will proceed till November 23. Please pass out and adventure in Tohoku! There are many glorious discoveries to be made past Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go Halloween Event 2017

The Pokémon Go Halloween Event ran from October 26 thru November 1. It presented double sweet for catching, hatching, and moving Pokémon, and reduce the space for strolling Buddy Pokémon right down to 1/4. Increased spawn charges had been additionally presented for Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, Hypno, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Cubone, Marowak, Meowth, and Persian.

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What Pokémon Go occasions do you wish to have to peer?

If you had been making plans the following giant Pokémon Go match, when would you’ve gotten it and the way would you take care of it?

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