Pokémon GO Rock Event (Adventure Week)

Pokémon GO Adventure Week

Pokemon GO Rock Event (also known as the Pokémon GO Adventure Week) is a celebration of exploration and adventure in Pokémon GO, lasting for 7 days and offering great rewards to participating Trainers.

Niantic announced the event on May 16, announcing increased rock spawns, quadruple (4X) Buddy Candy, increased PokéStops drops and a new wardrobe item: Explorer (Adventure) Hat!

Pokémon GO Adventure Week Event
Name Adventure Week
Description Pokemon GO Rock Event
Start date May 18 1:00 P.M. PDT
End date May 25 1:00 P.M. PDT
  • Increased rock spawns
  • Increased PokéStop drops
  • Buddy gains Candy 4X faster
  • Explorer’s hat for participants
  • 50% off PokéBalls in the store

Adventure week cheat sheet

Adventure Week Cheatsheet
Adventure Week Cheat Sheet created by Sralladah

Increased Rare Spawns during the Rock event

Five Pokémon families were mentioned by name in the official Press Release and Press Kit. Usually, these Pokémon families are often seen during the event:

  • Aerodactyl
  • Onix
  • Sudowoodo
  • Kabuto, Kabutops
  • Omanyte, Omastar

Buddy Pokémon Priority during the event

  1. Chansey (Blissey is the best Gym defender)
  2. Dratini (Best overall Pokémon in Gen 1 and 2)
  3. Larvitar (Still very difficult to obtain)
  4. Snorlax
  5. Porygon
  6. Other non-rock Pokémon that are viable in the meta (Ampharos family comes to mind)
  7. Other rock Pokémon: Rhydon, Golem, (Onix) Steelix

Pokemon GO Rock Pokemon list

During the Pokemon GO Rock Event, all Pokémon that have singular or dual rock typing have increased spawns. That includes the Tyranitar family also!

Official Event Announcement


Back in December, we collectively walked past the equivalent distance of Earth to Pluto and now, we’re on a journey past the edge of the solar system! As of May 11, the Pokémon GO community has traveled more than 15.8 billion kilometers, and more adventures still await…

Pokémon GO was developed for people to easily experience classic Pokémon gameplay on their mobile device and catch Pokémon in the real world. As a result, every day, people around the globe go outside, explore the world around them, make some new memories, and get some exercise along the way. We’d love to honor the memories created so far, and our collective journey yet to come, with the Pokémon GO Adventure Week celebration from 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 18 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on May 25, 2017.

To help you stock up for your upcoming adventure, more items will be awarded from every PokéStop you visit, and Poké Balls will be 50% off in the in-game shop. Your Buddy Pokémon is also in the adventuring spirit and will find Candies four times as fast for the duration of the celebration. Whether you’re exploring your neighborhood or an exotic new location, make sure to watch for Rock-type Pokémon such as Omanyte, Kabuto, and their Evolutions. Keep an eye out—maybe you’ll even spot Aerodactyl!

Last but not least, you’ll notice an all-new avatar item has been added to your wardrobe—the Explorer’s Hat! Once Adventure Week begins, grab your new hat and head out on your journey.