This Week in Pokémon GO: 4-10 July 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 4th July we have GO Battle Weekend and Pokémon GO Anniversary Week event!

Pokémon Go Anniversary Week

From Wednesday July 6 at 10:00am local time, to Tuesday July 12 at 8:00pm local time we have a special six themed anniversary event, which includes a special emphasis on fan favourite Charizard, which is #006 in the Pokédex. We have event themed tasks, a Battle Weekend, Timed Research, and more to look forward to.

We hope you like costume Pokémon!

Party hat Chameleon, Party Hat Charizard, and Cake Costume Pikachu all make their Pokémon GO debuts! If you are lucky, you may encounter shiny versions of all three of these new party themed Pokémon.

GO Battle Weekend

SaturdayJuly 92022, from 12:00 a.m. to SundayJuly 10202211:59 p.m. local time. Celebrate Pokémon GO’s anniversary with a weekend full of battling!

Active Leagues

The following leagues will be active.

Remember to save these dates as we will have our first GO Battle Weekend. Will you be up for 200 battles in 2 days? While this may sound exhausting, this will be a great opportunity to try your best at climbing the ranked ladder. 

Event Bonuses

  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket balloons will appear every 3 hours
  • Stardust icon Earn 4x stardust from GO Battle League rewards
  • Battle icon Play up to 20 GO Battle League sets each day
  • Attack icon Use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration

Save Shadow Latios!

Latios (shadow)

Giovanni doesn’t do anything half way! After trainers around the world saved Shadow Latias, the Team GO Rocket Boss has managed to get his hands on a Shadow Latios. It needs your help! Get ready to face off against Giovanni and save Shadow Latios.

GO Battle League Season 11

GO Battle League Season 11 will start on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

The following will occur at the beginning of the season:

• End-of-season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
• Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
• Rank-up requirements will remain the same as in Season 10.

June 29July 6

July 6July 13

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League

Spotlight Hour

Ledyba

Tuesday 5th July 6pm till 7pm local time we have Ledyba as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Articuno

Wednesday 6th July 6pm till 7pm local time Articuno will be appearing in 5-star raids for raid hour.

July Research Breakthrough Encounters

Lickitung

From Friday, July 1st, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Monday, August 1st, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Lickitung will be featured in the weekly research breakthrough box. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Mega Raids

Charizard (Mega X)

From Friday, July 1, 2022, to Thursday, June 7, 2022 Mega Charizard X will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Charizard (Mega Y)

From Thursday, July 7, 2022, to Thursday, July 14, 2022 Mega Charizard Y will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Articuno

From Friday, July 1, 2022, to Thursday, July 7, 2022 Articuno will be appearing in 5-star raids.

Zapdos

From Thursday, July 7, 2022, to Thursday, July 14, 2022 Zapdos will be appearing in 5-star raids.

July Research Tasks

For a full list of July 2022 research tasks and rewards check out our article here.

Shadow Latias Captured by Giovanni

Latias

Giovanni never rests on his laurels. The Boss is back—and he’s got Shadow Latias in tow! A new Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar, and chase down Giovanni! Get your Shadow Latias before Friday July 8 11:59pm local time!

Save Shadow Latios!

Latios (shadow)

Giovanni doesn’t do anything half way! After trainers around the world saved Shadow Latias, the Team GO Rocket Boss has managed to get his hands on a Shadow Latios. It needs your help! Get ready to face off against Giovanni and save Shadow Latios. Available from From Saturday July 9 12:00am local time to Sunday July 10 11:59pm local time.

Season of GO!

Seasonal Bonuses

  • Increased friendship bonus damage for Raids
  • Lure Module duration extended to one hour
  • One extra Special Trade per day
  • One extra Pokémon Candy when trading Pokémon
  • Guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Earlier XL Candy Access: From the Season of GO onward, we are reducing the level requirement necessary to obtain Candy XL. Now, all Trainers level 31 and above will be able to get Candy XL as a reward!

Seasonal Rotations

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world:

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season!

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