Earth Day 2019 Rewards Event

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Congratulations Trainers, YOU DID IT!

With the participation of over 14,000 individuals worldwide (more than double the 7,000 needed), the rewards for the Earth Day 2019 Event have been unlocked. However, more importantly, you all band together to help clean up the environment and make the world we live in a better place!

Remember, just because Earth Day 2019 has passed, doesn’t mean we can’t continue to do our best to help protect our planet!

Without further ado, our event information and guide are as follows:

Event Details

Event Earth Day 2019 Rewards
Date + Time START: April 29, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT through
END: May 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT (GMT −7)
  • Ground-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • You’ll have the chance to catch Shiny Diglett!
  • You’ll have the chance to encounter Groudon in Raids!
  • 2x Catch Stardust
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • Catch Bonuses only apply to Pokémon appearing as part of this event


Diglett Family

Here’s an overview of the Diglett family in their normal and form. Although you will most likely NOT find or catch a shiny Alolan Diglett in the wild, we’ve included the sprites that will be shown in your Pokédex as a result of catching a shiny Kanto Diglett:

Normal version Shiny version

Increased Ground-Types

Below are some Ground – type Pokémon you may see spawning more frequently in the wild per the event. Note: this is not a full, or confirmed list, only some possibilities that may interest most.

Diglett Geodude Sandshrew
Cubone Rhyhorn Onix
Gligar Baltoy Phanpy
Trapinch In addition to these listed, those with an Alolan form, and possibly the inclusion of Evolved forms, may also be found.

Groudon in Raids/Raid Boss Shakeup

With this event, we will begin seeing Groudon showing up in raids as a Tier 5 raid boss. We can only assume, since it’s last release included the chance at it’s shiny variant, that we will see much of the same this go around. Here is a link to our Groudon Raid Guide to help you prepare, a list of current Raid Bosses, as well as our ever helpful infographic by Couple of Gaming:

Raid Boss List: Earth Day Raid Bosses
Tier Boss Guide
EX Deoxys (Defense) Link
5 Groudon Link
4 Absol Link
4 Tyranitar Link
4 Rhydon Link
4 Marowak (Alola) Link
3 Raichu (Alola) Link
3 Donphan Link
3 Claydol Link
3 Onix Link
3 Machamp Link
2 Gligar
2 Mawile Link
2 Exeggutor (Alola) Link
2 Misdreavus
2 Exeggutor Link
1 Shinx
1 Sandshrew
1 Swinub
1 Cubone
1 Geodude

 Earth Day 2019 Rewards Event

Additional Bonuses

Lest us not forget the additional bonuses which include the following for Pokémon appearing as part of this event ONLY:

  • 2x Catch Stardust (because you can NEVER have enough)
  • 2x Catch Candy


This event only lasts 3 DAYS so be sure to make the most of it while you can! Focusing on all aspects of the event may not be in the cards for everyone but perhaps you can take a little time each day to focus on what works best for you!

Whether it’s the Stardust/Candy grind, the shiny hunt, or adding some additional entries in your Pokédex, this short event will give you those options!

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Designer, Creator, Lvl 40 PoGo Player just trying to make the world a better place one thoughtful act at a time.

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