Pokémon GO Ed Sheeran Event

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A special Ed Sheeran and Pokémon GO collaboration event has been announced, starting on November 22, 2021 and lasting for a week.

The event features a special musical in-game performance by Ed Sheeran, additional spawns, new avatar items, sunglasses Squirtle and a special redeemable sweatshirt.

Ready for the return of Squirtle wearing sunglasses 🕶️? We are. We also learn that Ed Sheeran loves Water Pokémon.

Pokémon GO Ed Sheeran Event Overview

Starts Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT -8)
Ends Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8)

All bonuses start on November 22, 2021 and last until November 30, 2021.

Bonuses TLDR:

  • Special in-game music at night and a special performance by Ed Sheeran. Available in in-game news.
  • Boosted Water-type starters in the wild and Sunglasses Squirtle (shiny eligible)
  • New free Sweatshirt Avatar item, stickers and a free one-time event box

Musical Bonuses

A Special Ed Sheeran performance will be available through the Pokémon GO app. You’ll be able to check out the performance in the in-game News beginning on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8).

The performance will feature songs from =, Ed’s new album, and more. Songs include: “Perfect”, “Bad Habits”, “Overpass Graffiti”, “Thinking Out Loud”, “First Time” and “Shivers”.

Overpass Graffiti will be playing every night in Pokémon GO from Monday, November 22, 2021, to Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Boosted Spawns

Ed Sheeran always chooses the Water-type Pokémon as his first partner when he starts a Pokémon RPG. In celebration of this collaboration, the event features all of the Water-type first-partner Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO.

All of the Water-type starters are shiny eligible bar Froakie. Squirtle will be appearing wearing sunglasses. Do note that these Pokémon will be somewhat boosted. You can find the sunglasses Squirtle sprite below:

Regular Shiny

Field Research

Squirtle Wearing Sunglasses

New Avatar Items

The following new avatar item will be available from Monday, November 22, 2021, at 1:00 PST (GMT −8) to the end of the event!

Redeem the following code to get it: VVM87WGMMUZHTB8X

Limit one code redemption per Trainer. Code expires after 11/30/2021. Learn how to redeem codes in our help center article.


You’ll be able to get Water-type-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.


One-time free Event Box will be available during the event:

  • A Lure Module,
  • 20 Pokéballs,
  • 10 Razz Berries,
  • and 10 Pinap Berries.

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