Pokémon GO is celebrating the newly enabled Pokémon HOME integration with a special event that runs from 08:00 a.m. (local time) November 17 until 22:00 p.m. (local time) November 23. Shiny Meltan and Shiny Slowpoke are making an appearance during the event, alongside many other featured Pokémon.

As a special bonus, a four-stage Timed Research quest line is available during the event and it rewards a metric ton of Mega Pidgeot Energy. As usual, you can find the quest line on your Today screen.

This event overlaps with The Kanto Cup PvP event that runs until November 23 as well. Without further ado, let’s dive head first into nitty gritty details.

Event information

Pokémon HOME Celebration event
Event name Pokémon HOME Celebration event
Date + Time Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
Featured Shiny Pokémon
Featured Mega Pokémon Pokemon GO Pidgeot (Mega)Pidgeot (Mega)
Raid Bosses during the event
Special Avatar Items Melmetal Jacket, the Melmetal Vest, Melmetal Shoes, and Grand Oak’s Glasses!
Other bonuses
  • Timed Research quest line featuring Mega Pidgeot
  • Mega Pidgeot will receive a CP boost during the event period.
  • Featured Pokémon in raids, 5 km Eggs and raids

How to get Shiny Slowpoke and Shiny Meltan

Shiny Meltan

Be sure to activate the Mystery Box during this time—you might encounter a Shiny Meltan! It seems these Shiny Meltan will go back into hiding after this event is over. We’ll sure be sure to let you know if they’re spotted again in the future.

Shiny and regular Meltan comparison
Regular Meltan Shiny Meltan

Shiny Slowpoke

Shiny Slowpoke is available from wild encounters, Raid encounters, 5 km Egg hatches and Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Slowpoke.

Shiny and regular Slowpoke comparison
Regular Slowpoke Shiny Slowpoke

Pokémon HOME Timed Research Tasks and Rewards

Pokemon GO Pidgeot (Mega)Pidgeot (Mega)

Niantic has released a fairly easy-to-complete Timed Research quest line to accompany the event. The quest line is staggeringly easy to complete and it features a great set of rewards, including Litwick, Absol and Gible. Completing the entire quest chain will grant you 160 Pidgeot Mega Energy.

We strongly recommend that you complete this quest chain if you’re not in lockdown – you might as well complete it accidentally by just playing the game.

Stage 1

  • Transfer 5 Pokémon: 10 PokéBalls
  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokemon: Nidoran (F)
  • Catch 10 Pokémon: 3 Razz Berries
  • Stage Rewards: 20 Mega Pidgeot Energy, Slowpoke, 500 Stardust

Stage 2

  • Evolve 3 Pokémon: 20 PokeBalls
  • Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon: Nidoran (M)
  • Catch 20 Pokémon: 3 Pinap Berries
  • Stage Rewards: 30 Mega Pidgeot Energy, Ponyta, 1,000 Stardust

Stage 3

  • Catch 10 different species of Pokemon: 15 Great Balls
  • Win 2 Raids: Litwick
  • Catch 30 Pokémon: Slowpoke
  • Stage Rewards: 50 Mega Pidgeot Energy, Absol, 1,000 Stardust

Stage 4

  • Claim Reward: 10 Mega Pidgeot Energy
  • Claim Reward: 10 Mega Pidgeot Energy
  • Claim Reward: 10 Mega Pidgeot Energy
  • Stage Rewards: 30 Mega Pidgeot Energy, Gible, 1,000 Stardust

New avatar items

Four new avatar items are now available in the Style Shop: Melmetal Jacket, the Melmetal Vest, Melmetal Shoes, and Grand Oak’s Glasses.

Melmetal Jacket, the Melmetal Vest, Melmetal Shoes, and Grand Oak’s Glasses!
Melmetal Jacket, the Melmetal Vest, Melmetal Shoes, and Grand Oak’s Glasses!

Increased wild spawns

The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild during the Pokémon HOME event:

Pokemon GO Sandshrew (Alola)Sandshrew (Alola) Pokemon GO Diglett (Alola)Diglett (Alola) Pokemon GO ZubatZubat
Pokemon GO SlowpokeSlowpoke Pokemon GO MagnemiteMagnemite Pokemon GO DittoDitto
Pokemon GO PorygonPorygon Pokemon GO HoothootHoothoot Pokemon GO RemoraidRemoraid
Pokemon GO WhismurWhismur Pokemon GO LileepLileep Pokemon GO AnorithAnorith
Pokemon GO CottoneeCottonee Pokemon GO FoongusFoongus

Pokémon hatching from 5 km Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs:

Pokemon GO Nidoran (F)Nidoran (F) Pokemon GO Nidoran (M)Nidoran (M) Pokemon GO SlowpokeSlowpoke
Pokemon GO OmanyteOmanyte Pokemon GO KabutoKabuto Pokemon GO LileepLileep
Pokemon GO AnorithAnorith

Pokémon appearing in Raids

These Pokémon more will be appearing in raids during the event:

Pokemon GO Vulpix (Alola)Vulpix (Alola) Pokemon GO SlowpokeSlowpoke Pokemon GO MagnemiteMagnemite
Pokemon GO ShinxShinx Pokemon GO TimburrTimburr Pokemon GO KlinkKlink