Adamant Time

Adamant Time is a special Pokémon GO event that takes Trainers back in time to where it all began, the Kanto region! We started our Kanto journey in Pokémon GO way back in 2016, and during this event Kanto Pokémon will be spawning more than ever. Adventure with Professor Willow, Party Play, Routes and Showcases, and enjoy a plethora of Kanto themed goodness!

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts Monday, December 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM local time
  • Ends Friday, December 15, 2023 at 08:00 PM local time

No need to take a trip back to where it all started in the Kanto region—it appears that the Kanto region has come to us across time and space! The year may not be 2016, but Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region are inexplicably roaming the wild in greater numbers than before.

Spend some time researching with Professor Willow, and shine a light on these latest developments! In the meantime, what better way to study these Pokémon than interacting with them in new ways? Party up, explore a Route, and enter your stars in a PokéStop Showcase!

Bonuses 🎁 General icon

XP icon 3x XP for catching Pokémon

Features 🌟 General icon

Featured Pokémon

The Pokémon that were commonly encountered in 2016 are returning, and will be spawning more frequently in the wild! You’ll have an increased chance of encountering a Shiny one!

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the event where you can enter Krabby, Vulpix, Ponyta, Voltorb, or Ditto

A Lucky Exchange

The number of guaranteed Lucky Pokémon a Trainer can receive in a trade has been increased from 15 to 25!

And starting Monday, December 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time, if you trade a Pokémon that has been in a Trainer’s Pokémon storage since 2018, it is guaranteed to become a Lucky Pokémon until the limit is reached! This change is permanent.

A Ditto changeup

Ditto appear to be changing into different Pokémon in the wild!


Ditto transformations

Ditto will have new disguises in the wild! The following Pokémon will appear in the wild! Which ones are actually Ditto?

Spawns Pokemon Encounter icon

The following Pokémon from the Kanto region will appear more frequently in the wild:

If you’re lucky, you may even encounter the following:

Raids Raid icon

Appearing in 1-Star Raids

Appearing in 3-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Chansey, Scyther and Snorlax.

Appearing in 5-Star Raids

Appearing in Mega Raids

Research Research icon

Catch Up Timed Research

Seasonal Timed Research focused on catching up on XP and leveling up will be available starting with this event until the end of 2023! Complete the research tasks by reaching Level 10, Level 20, Level 30, and Level 40 to earn items and Stardust at each milestone.

Trainers can automatically claim rewards for a milestone they have already passed at the start of the event.

2023 Level 30 Challenge (Stage 1/3)

Task Rewards
Reach level 10 Stardust icon 1000× Stardust

Completion rewards

  • Razz Berry icon 10× Razz Berry
  • Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
  • Nanab Berry icon 10× Nanab Berry

2023 Level 30 Challenge (Stage 2/3)

Task Rewards
Reach level 20 Stardust icon 2000× Stardust

Completion rewards

  • Incense icon 1× Incense

2023 Level 30 Challenge (Stage 3/3)

Task Rewards
Reach level 30 Stardust icon 3000× Stardust

Completion rewards

  • Premium Raid Pass icon 1× Premium Raid Pass

2023 Level 40 Challenge(Stage 1/1)

Task Rewards
Reach level 40 Stardust icon 4000× Stardust

Completion rewards

  • Premium Raid Pass icon 5× Premium Raid Pass
  • Ultra Ball icon 50× Ultra Ball

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time.

Catch a Friend Timed Research

Event-themed Timed Research will be available throughout the event. Timed Research focused on adding friends will be available throughout the event. Complete the research tasks to earn XP, Stardust, and Ultra Balls.

Adamant Time: Friendship Challenge (Stage 1/1)

Task Rewards
Make a new friend XP icon 5000× XP
Make 2 new friends XP icon 5000× XP
Make 3 new friends XP icon 5000× XP

Completion rewards

  • XP icon 5000× XP
  • Ultra Ball icon 25× Ultra Ball
  • Stardust icon 2500× Stardust

Field Research Tasks

The following Pokémon will be available as encounter rewards from field research tasks:

Special Research

Professor Willow

A new Special Research story is available to Trainers starting with this event. Travel on a Season-long research expedition with Professor Willow, and uncover the legends of the Hisui region.

Timeless Travels (Stage 1/14)

Task Rewards
Catch 25 Pokémon Charge TM icon 3× Charge TM
Make 15 Curveball Throws PokéBall icon 15× PokéBall
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon Fast TM icon 3× Fast TM

Completion rewards

Timeless Travels (Stage 2/14)

Task Rewards
Catch a Pokémon on 7 different days XP icon 2500× XP
Earn a heart with your buddy on 7 different days Stardust icon 2500× Stardust
Visit Pokéstops on 7 different days XP icon 2500× XP

Completion rewards

  • XP icon 2000× XP
  • Stardust icon 500× Stardust
  • Poffin icon 1× Poffin

Sales Shop icon

Pokémon GO Web Store Bundle

The Boost Box and Ultra Storage Box will be available during the event.

Boost Box

For US$9.99, Trainers will receive 30 Lucky Eggs, 10 Incense, two Lure Modules, and two Poffins.

Ultra Storage Box

For US$4.99, Trainers will receive one Item Bag upgrade, one Pokémon Storage upgrade, one Premium Battle Pass, and one Remote Raid Pass.

In Game Event Bundle

A Boost Box bundle will be available during this event in the in-game shop. For 1,499 PokéCoins, you will get 30 Lucky Eggs, 10 Incense, two Lure Modules, and two Poffins.

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