Pokémon Worlds takes place in London from 18-21 August 2022, with competitors battling it out in The Trading Card Game, Pokémon Unite, Pokémon GO and more. Our very own Avrip is flying over from Australia to compete, and will be supported by Kitty, JellyBean and Spindiana, so if you see us, come say hey!
You’ll be able to watch the livestreams from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 starting at 8:00 UTC every day, on the Pokémon GO Twitch Channel, or the Japanese stream. n conjunction, Pokémon GO will be celebrating with an in game event, and bonuses for those at Worlds, including a special pose for whoever is crowned the Pokémon GO Champion!
Related articles and reading:
- Pokémon GO Worlds 2022 Exclusive Timed Research
- GO World Championships: Analysis on Returning Community Day Moves
- New Analysis for Boxes in Shop for Pokémon Worlds (August 2022)
- Pokémon Worlds 2022 In-Person Event
Date & Time
Pikachu wearing a special Worlds Championship 2022 outfit will be appearing in raids, timed research and field research.
- The maximum number of GO Battle league sets you can play per day will be increased from 5 to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day
- Challengers with teams inspired by the ones used by trainers who won Pokémon Regional Championships will appear at PokéStops
- 3x Stardust from GO Battle League wins
- Evolve Rhyperior, Gengar, Gyarados, Metagross and Talonflame during the event to get Pokémon that know exclusive Community Day moves.
A variety of past Community Day exclusive moves will be available during this event, and will be well worth evolving to get on your Pokémon!
|Rhyperior||Rock Wrecker Rock|
|Gengar||Shadow Punch Ghost|
|Gyarados||Aqua Tail Water|
|Metagross||Meteor Mash Steel|
- Evolve Rhydon (Rhyhorn's Evolution) into Rhyperior during the event to get a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker
- Evolve Haunter (Gastly's Evolution) into Gengar during the event to get a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch
- Evolve Magikarp into Gyarados during the event to get a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail
- Evolve Metang (Beldum's Evolution) into Metagross during the event to get a Metagross that knows the Charged Attack Meteor Mash
- Evolve Fletchinder (Fletchling's Evolution) into Talonflame during the event to get a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:
If you are lucky, you might encounter the following:
Field Research Tasks and Encounters
|Power up a Pokémon 3 times|
|Battle a Challenger||Pikachu Worlds Championship 2022|
|Power up a Pokémon 7 Times|
|Battle in GO Battle League|
Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete to earn rewards, including the following:
- Pikachu Worlds Championship 2022
- 1× Elite Fast TM
- 1× Elite Charge TM
Challengers are NPC Challengers found at PokéStops, they are not Team GO Rocket or other trainers in PvP.
|Battle a Challenger||10× PokéBall|
|Battle 2 Challengers||1× Fast TM|
|Battle 3 Challengers||10× Great Ball|
|Battle 4 Challengers||1× Charge TM|
|Battle 5 Challengers||10× Ultra Ball|
Challengers appear near PokéStops around the world. Each battle is fought in the Master League format. Challengers do not usually use Shields, but they do use meta-relevant Teams.
Defeating a Challenger rewards 3 bundles, selected from the following options: 5 Poké Balls, 5 Great Balls, 500 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 3 Potions.
Ambitious Challenger (Deino hat)
- Araquanid, Registeel, Talonflame
- Araquanid, Registeel, Sableye
- Swampert, Registeel, Sableye
- Swampert, Registeel, Talonflame
- Swampert, Walrein, Talonflame
- Swampert, Walrein, Sableye
- Obstagoon, Nidoqueen, Greedent
- Trevenant, Nidoqueen, Greedent
- Diggersby, Walrein, Cresselia
- Walrein, Mandibuzz, Deoxys Defence
- Walrein, Mandibuzz, Lickitung
- Swampert, Mandibuzz, Deoxys Defence
- Swampert, Mandibuzz, Lickitung
- Swampert, Trevenant, Deoxys Defence
- Scrafty, Nidoqueen, Cresselia
- Scrafty, Walrein, Cresselia
Eager Challenger (black/white outfit)
- Medicham, Sableye, Swampert
- Medicham, Sableye, Walrein
- Nidoqueen, Lickitung, Swampert
- Sirfetch’d, Walrein, Talonflame
- Walrein, Lickitung, Registeel
- Sableye, Lickitung, Talonflame
- Sableye, Walrein, Registeel
Novice Challenger (Pikachu onesie)
- Sableye, Alolan Ninetales, Obstagoon
- Sableye, Alolan Ninetales, Galarian Stunfisk
- Trevenant, Azumarill, Galarian Stunfisk
Slick Challenger (black jacket)
- Azumarill, Medicham, Registeel
- Azumarill, Medicham, Trevenant
- Walrein, Sableye, Trevenant
Featured Avatar Items
To celebrate the Pokémon World Championships Galar theme, the following Galar inspired items will be available in game:
- Dragon-type Sport Top
- Dragon-type Sport Shorts
- Dark-type Sport Top
- Dark-type Sport Shorts
Get your Pokémon World Championships Event 2022 T-shirt!
- 2022 Worlds Tee: Will be available globally via a code shared during the Worlds Championship Stream. The code will also be distributed via Pokémon GO social media afterwards, and will be valid through August 22, 2022 at 11:59pm UTC.
- 2022 Worlds Participant Tee: Available from the Pokéstop located at the Pokémon GO booth in the Championships venue in London during the event.