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.
World Cap Pikachu will be appearing in the wild. Some lucky Trainers may even encounter a Shiny one!
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!
Pokémon like Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, Golurk, and others will be appearing in raids.
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!
Special 7 km Eggs
Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone will be hatching from 7 km Eggs. Lucky Trainers may even hatch a Shiny Cubone!
A full list of Animation Week Timed Research Tasks and Rewards. Credits for tasks and rewards: TheSilphRoad.
Group Rewards: World cap Pikachu (s), 500 Stardust, 500 XP
Group Rewards: 1 Sinnoh Stone, 500 Stardust, 500 XP
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Ivysaur
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Snorlax
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Scyther (s)
Group rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, 1 Charged TM
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Psyduck (s)
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Encounter
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, 1 Dragon Scale
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Gengar (s)
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP, World Hat Pikachu (s)
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.