Raging Battles: GO Battle Week Event

Annihilape is coming to Pokémon GO, during the Raging Battles GO Battle Week event, which takes place from January 19, 2024 to January 24, 2024 8:00 pm local time. Raging Battles brings with it the new Paldean evolution for the Mankey family, Annihilape!

Alongside Annihilape, there are several featured Raid Bosses, event-themed Field Research focused on Mankey, and Throh and Sawk make a global appearance, regardless where you are at.

Raging Battles Event icon


Date & Time 📅

  • Starts: Friday, January 19, 2024 from 10:00 am local time
  • Ends: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 8:00 pm local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Annihilape, the Rage Monkey Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut!
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Throh and Sawk will both appear in the wild during the event, regardless of your location.

Annihilape Debuts in Pokémon GO! Pokemon Encounter icon


Annihilape, the Rage Monkey Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut! Annihilape is a new evolution for Primeape, Mankey’s evolution, first discovered in the Paldean region. It is a Fighting and Ghost type Pokémon.

How to get Annihilape in Pokémon GO

You can evolve Primeape into Annihilape after you defeat 30 Ghost-type or Psychic-type Pokémon in battle with Primeape as your buddy. You do not have to defeat these Pokémon with Primeape.

Shiny Annihilape

Annihilape Sprite Shiny Annihilape Sprite

Featured Pokémon Pokemon Encounter icon

Wild spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

Throh and Sawk will appear globally during the event!

Raids Raid icon


The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids during the event:

Appearing in 1-Star Raids

Appearing in 3-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Primeape, Gyarados and Zweilous.

Field Research Research icon

Field Research

The following Pokémon will be available as encounter rewards from Field Research tasks:

Task Rewards
Power up a Pokémon 5 times Mankey
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Mysterious Component icon 1× Mysterious Component
Win 2 Raids Stardust icon 3000× Stardust
Catch 3 Fighting-type Pokémon Revive icon 5× Revive Hyper Potion icon 5× Hyper Potion

Timed Research Research icon

Raging Battles Timed Research is an event-exclusive paid Timed Research quest line, that has only 1 stage, and rewards 10000 Stardust for completing it. This Timed Research can be unlocked by purchasing a $2 USD ticket from the Store, and it needs to be completed before January 24th, 8:00 PM local time.

In order to complete it, you will need to Win 3 Raids, Defeat 4 TGR Grunts, power up a Pokémon 25 times. The infographic below shows all tasks and rewards:

Raging Battles Timed Research

Collection Challenge General icon

Ragging Battles Field Research and Collection Challenges

Event-themed Collection Challenges are coming! Complete the Raging Battles Collection Challenges to receive three Fast TMs, three Charged TMs, and Stardust!

Inner Focus Collection Challenge


  • Charge TM icon 3× Charge TM
  • Stardust icon 3000× Stardust

Viral Spirit Collection Challenge


  • Fast TM icon 3× Fast TM
  • Stardust icon 3000× Stardust

GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels Event icon

GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels also takes place during this event. During this time, you will be able to get four-times as much Stardust from winning in GO Battle League, play 10 sets peer day, and get free battle-themed Timed Research. Completing the Timed Research will reward Ingo Style hat, 3 Rare Candy, and an Elite Charge TM.

During the event, all three leagues will be active: Great League, Ultra League, Master League.

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts: Friday, January 19, 2024 from 10:00 am local time
  • Ends: Wednesday: January 24, 2024 8:00 pm local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Stardust icon 4× Stardust from win rewards. (This does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 4× Stardust bonus in January.)
  • Battle icon The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 10—for a total of 50 battles—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.
  • Event icon Free battle-themed Timed Research will be available. Rewards include the avatar item Ingo Style hat.

GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels Timed Research Event icon

GBL Week Timeless Travels

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

GO Battle Week Timed Research (Stage 1/1)

Task Rewards
Battle in the GO Battle League 5 times XP icon 7500× XP
Battle in the GO Battle League 10 times XP icon 7500× XP
Use 10 super effective Charged Attacks XP icon 7500× XP
Power up a Pokémon 10 times XP icon 7500× XP

Completion rewards

  • Rare Candy icon 2× Rare Candy
  • Elite Charge TM icon 1× Elite Charge TM
  • Shop icon Ingo Hat

Frequently asked questions

How to get Annihilape in Pokémon GO?

You can get Annihilape by evolving Primeape into Annihilape. In order to evolve Primeape into Annihilape, you must defeat 30 Ghost-type or Psychic-type Pokémon in battle with Primeape as your buddy.

You do not have to defeat these Pokémon with Primeape, he just needs to be your Buddy. Any type of battle counts: Grunt battles, Raids, GO Battle League matches, Leader battles.

Tricks to quickly complete Annihilape evolution requirements

You can cycle through a single Team Rocket grunt to advance the Annihalape adventure quest by defeating 2 Pokemon and restarting the battle

The “Defeat 30 Psychic- or Ghost- types Pokemon” counts for each Pokemon of that type that reaches 0 health during a battle. It does not require to finish the battle by winning or losing it. Here’s how to effectively use this:

  1. Put Primeape as your Buddy and feed it, making sure it’s on the map
  2. Entered a battle with a Ghost-type Grunt with the buddy Primeape as the last slot (not needed, but for safety)
  3. Defeated 2 out of 3 Pokemon and quit the battle.

This way you earn progress and have an easy target to defeat in order to evolve Annihilape.

Defeat Blanche over and over

Master League Blanche has a Metagross on her team. You’ll have to beat her 30 times, which will take a while, but it’ll probably still be quicker than relying on PvP, Rocket Grunts or gyms.

Cheese it with a Friend

The easiest way to evolve Primeape is to just get a friend to let you beat up a team of 10CP Ghosts/Psychics until you’re done, but for the people who don’t have friends to do that with, Master League Blanche is also an option.

How to get a shiny Annihilape in Pokémon GO?

To get a shiny Annihilape you need a shiny Monkey, or a shiny Primeape, and you need to evolve them. You can’t do much to boost your chances to get one, as shiny Monkey has been a rare wild spawn for years, and your best chance is to go out and catch as many as you can. Your chances to get a shiny Monkey are ~1 in 500 encounters.

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