12 Days of Friendship Event

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12 Days of Friendship is a special Pokémon GO event that celebrate the upcoming GO Beyond Update which brings Level 50, Generation VI Pokémon and Seasons into Pokémon GO. The event lasts from November 18 to November 30 1:00 p.m. PST.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


  • Friendship levels will increase faster than normal through opening Gifts, trading Pokémon, or battling together in raids, Gyms, or Trainer Battles!
  • Receive an attack boost when you battle in raids with friends. Be sure to pick up a Remote Raid Pass in the shop to raid with friends no matter where you are!
  • You’ll earn increased XP from completing raids.
  • You can open more Gifts each day.

Additionally, you’ll earn twice the XP from catching Pokémon from Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) – part of the GO Beyond update.

If you reach level 40 before Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time, you’ll receive some neat rewards, like the Legacy 40 medal and Timed Research that rewards the exclusive Gyarados Hat avatar item!

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