The Animation Week 2020 Event

A new Pokémon GO event based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series is coming on November 6th

The Animation Week 2020 is a new Pokémon GO event based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series, coming on November 6th. And yes, Aeroblast Lugia and another hat-wearing Pikachu are coming!

During the event, Pokémon encounters will be tied to two main characters – Ash and Goh – and there will be event-exclusive Raid bosses, 7 km Eggs and Timed Research inspired by the anime.

The Animation Week Event lasts from Friday, November 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to to Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

Animation Week Infographics


Animation Week Event Bonuses

World Cap Pikachu

World Cap Pikachu will be appearing in the wild. Some lucky Trainers may even encounter a Shiny one!


Aeroblast Lugia

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From Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Lugia will be returning to five-star raids—this time with the attack Aeroblast!


Raids, Encounters and special 7 km Eggs

Raids
Pokémon like Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, Golurk, and others will be appearing in raids.

The Animation Week 2020 Raids
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Wild encounters
You can look forward to encountering the following Pokémon more frequently in the wild: Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, Scyther, Dratini, Cyndaquil, and more! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Cubone!

The Animation Week 2020 Wild Encounters
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Pokemon GO ScytherScyther Pokemon GO DratiniDratini Pokemon GO CyndaquilCyndaquil

Special 7 km Eggs
Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone will be hatching from 7 km Eggs. Lucky Trainers may even hatch a Shiny Cubone!

The Animation Week 2020 7 km Eggs
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Pokemon GO RioluRiolu Pokemon GO CuboneCubone

Animation Week Timed Research

A full list of Animation Week Timed Research Tasks and Rewards. Credits for tasks and rewards: TheSilphRoad.

Stage 1

  • Catch 5 Pokemon: 3 Razz Berries
  • Transfer a Pokemon: 3 Super Potions
  • Make 3 Nice Throws: 5 PokeBalls

Group Rewards: World cap Pikachu (s), 500 Stardust, 500 XP

Stage 2

  • Battle another Trainer: 3 Hyper Potions
  • Battle in a Raid: 3 Revives
  • Win a Raid: 1 Incense

Group Rewards: 1 Sinnoh Stone, 500 Stardust, 500 XP

Stage 3

  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 20 Mega Venusaur Energy
  • Catch 2 Pokemon with Weather Boost: 20 Mega Venusaur Energy
  • Catch 3 Grass-type Pokemon: 20 Mega Venusaur Energy

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Ivysaur

Stage 4

  • Give your Buddy 3 treats: 3 Razz Berries
  • Earn a heart with your Buddy: 5 Pinap Berries
  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy: 5 Nanab Berries

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Snorlax

Stage 5

  • Catch 3 Bug-type Pokemon: 3 Pinap Berries
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokemon: 3 Great Balls
  • Make an Excellent Throw: Venonat

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Scyther (s)

Stage 6

  • Battle in a Gym 2 Times: 1 Fast TM
  • Win a Gym Battle: Hariyama
  • Battle another Trainer: 3 Super Potions

Group rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, 1 Charged TM

Stage 7

  • Hatch an Egg: Tentacool (s)
  • Spin 3 PokeStops or Gyms: Croagunk (s)
  • Spin 3 PokeStops or Gyms: Piplup (s)

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Psyduck (s)

Stage 8

  • Make 3 Nice Throws in a Row: Encounter
  • Catch a Flying-type Pokemon: Encounter
  • Purify a Shadow Pokemon: 1 Lucky Egg

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Encounter

Stage 9

  • Evolve 3 Pokemon: 1 Silver Pinap
  • Power Up Pokemon 3 Times: Dratini (s)
  • Transfer 5 Pokemon: Dewgong

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, 1 Dragon Scale

Stage 10

  • Catch 5 Pokemon: 10 Ultra Balls
  • Make 3 Great Throws: Magnemite (s)
  • Battle in a Raid: 3 Max Revives

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Gengar (s)

Stage 11

  • Claim Reward: 1,000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 1,000 XP
  • Claim Reward; 1,000 XP

Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP, World Hat Pikachu (s)


Meet Goh!

Goh, a Pokemon Journeys character

Goh might appear in GO Snapshot! Be sure to take a snapshot during the event! Goh-inspired avatar items will be available! Check out the Style Shop to get yours for free.