Sustainability Week Event

Make room for Binacle, the Two-Handed Pokémon, with Pokémon GO's newest ecology-focused event!

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In partnership with the niantic Sustainability Campaign, the Sustainability Week event takes place from April 20 through April 25 in Pokémon GO.

Trainers can earn in-game rewards by completing global sustainability challenges, meet Binacle for the first time and get a free Sustainability Week T-shirt during the event.

Date and time

  • Starts: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Ends: Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Increased Spawns

Binacle, the Two-Handed Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Trubbish!

5 km Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5km Eggs:


The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:


  • Complete event-exclusive Field Research to earn encounters with Cottonee, Chespin, Binacle, and more.
  • There will also be event-exclusive Timed Research for you to enjoy.
  • A free Sustainability Week T-shirt avatar item will be available in the shop!

Unlock global rewards

Clean up during Sustainability Week
Clean up during Sustainability Week

During this event, Niantic has prepared a special activity that ties in the real world with Ingress and Pokémon GO!

You can work alongside players of other Niantic games to unlock special tiered in-game rewards by participating in the Niantic Sustainability Campaign in the real world.

The following rewards will be available on Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time:

  • Tier 1 (2,500 activations): Five-star raids will appear more often.
  • Tier 2 (5,000 activations): A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop. The rewards from Tier 1 will remain active.
  • Tier 3 (10,000 activations): A 2× Catch XP bonus will be live. The rewards from Tiers 1 and 2 will remain active.

How to get activations

From April 20th @ 18:00 UTC to April 23rd @ 23:59 UTC, record your sustainability actions and share them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #SustainableWithNiantic and tag @NianticLabs!

Players can unlock 3 tiers of in-game rewards by doing one of the following:

Take Care of Your Community

It is important that each one of us feels empowered to take care of our neighborhoods and the public spaces available to us. Here are some ideas for how to have a positive impact on your community:

  • Plant a tree, shrub or native plants: If you have space at home or permission to plant in a local public space, talk to a local expert to find out what plants are most suitable for the environment you live in.
  • Get outside and pick up trash: Pull on some gloves and a face mask, grab a bucket or reusable bag to collect trash, and even a trash picker if you have one.
  • Build a bee hotel: Research how to safely encourage pollinators to visit your yard or the green spaces around you.

Adopt A New Sustainability Practice

Each of us can make changes in our daily lives that collectively can have a huge impact on our planet. We encourage you to look at your daily habits and adopt one new sustainable habit. Some examples include:

  • Commute Sustainably: Ride your bike or walk to where you’re going.
  • Become a DIY Expert: Learn how to fix something that you were going to throw out rather than buying something new.
  • Choose Reusable over Disposable: Eliminate one single use product from your life and replace it with something that will last a long time such as reusable shopping bags or water bottles.

Help Out a Local Cause Focused on Sustainability

There are organizations all over the world who are doing amazing things to help our planet. From cleanups to planting trees, removing invasive species to raising awareness, find a cause that speaks to you and volunteer or donate to a local organization making change in your community.

  • Support a Local Cause: Research organizations focused on protecting the environment near you to learn how you can help.
  • Volunteer Your Time: Research ways that you can get involved with a cause you care about – there are often ways to help without leaving your home.
  • Learn About Your Local Environment: Find out more about the environmental issues affecting your neighborhood and region, then take action!


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