Pokémon GO 6th Anniversary Event 2022

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Pokémon GO 6th Anniversary Event takes place from Wednesday July 6 at 10:00am local time, to Tuesday July 12 at 8:00pm local time. During the event, Trainers can enjoy in the following bonuses:

  • Debut of Party Hat Charmeleon/Charizard and Cake Costume Pikachu
  • Pansear in the wild and raids around the world
  • Timed Research rewarding Wash Rotom
  • New avatar items and stickers available in the shop
  • Battle Weekend July 9, 12am – July 10, 11:59pm with bonuses for GBL, Team GO Rocket, and Raids

Can you believe it is the 6th anniversary of Pokémon GO?! We can’t either! This year 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.

With GO Fest Berlin, it looks like there might be a special Ultra Unlock version of this event to be unlocked if trainers achieve their missions this weekend. Hype!

Date & Time

  • Event icon Wednesday July 6 at 10:00am local time, to Tuesday July 12 at 8:00pm local time.

Pokémon Debuts

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.

For the first time, you’ll also be able to evolve Party hat Charmander into Party hat Charmeleon, and Party hat Charizard! 


Ultra Unlock Rewards

Congratulations, Trainers! Thanks to your efforts during Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin, you’ve earned Ultra Unlock bonuses for two upcoming events— Ultra Unlock: Anniversary Event and Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend!

Pansear

Pansear will be appearing in the wild worldwide, and in tier 1 raids, and if you are lucky, you might encounter a shiny one!

Shiny Pansear Shiny Simisear

 

Unown (E)

Unown E will be appearing in raids worldwide, and will be available to encounter as a shiny.

Rotom (Wash)

Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available throughout the event that will lead to an encounter with Wash Rotom. This will be the first time Wash Rotom has been available to all, after its initial debut at Global GO Fest 2020.


Anniversary Event 2022 Timed Research

Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available throughout the event! Complete the research tasks to encounter Wash Rotom.

Stage 1

Task Rewards
Catch 15 Pokémon Poke Ball icon 15x Poke Ball
Catch 5 Different Species of Pokémon Great Ball icon 10x Great Ball
Make 5 Nice Throws XP icon 2022x XP
Make 3 Great Throws XP icon 500x XP
Make 5 Curveball Throws Foongus
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon Stardust icon 500x Stardust

Stage Completion Rewards

Stage 2

Task Rewards
Play with your Buddy Razz Berry icon 5x Razz Berry
Give your Buddy a Treat Nanab Berry icon 5x Nanab Berry
Take a snapshot of your Buddy Pinap Berry icon 5x Pinap Berry
Battle another Trainer with your Buddy Pokémon while it’s adventuring with you XP icon 500x XP
Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Eevee
Earn a Candy Exploring with your Buddy Stardust icon 500x Stardust

Stage Completion Rewards

Stage 3

Task Rewards
Take 5 snapshots of a wild Pokémon Potion icon 5x Potion
Take a snapshot of Charmander Revive icon 5x Revive
Take a snapshot of your Buddy Poke Ball icon 15x Poke Ball
Take snapshots of 5 different Pokémon XP icon 500x XP
Take a snapshot of a Normal-type Pokémon Meowth
Take snapshots of 3 different wild fire, grass or water type Pokémon Stardust icon 500x Stardust

Stage Completion Rewards

Stage 4

Task Rewards
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms Poke Ball icon 20x Poke Ball
Hatch an Egg Golden Razz Berry icon 3x Golden Razz Berry  
Walk 2km Silver Pinap Berry icon 3x Silver Pinap Berry
Earn a Candy Exploring with your Buddy XP icon 500x XP
Complete 5 field research tasks Rare Candy icon 3x Rare Candy
Battle in a Gym 3 times Stardust icon 500x Stardust

Stage Completion Rewards

Stage 5

Task Rewards
Send 5 Gifts to Friends Super Potion icon 5x Super Potion
Send 5 gifts and add a sticker to each Revive icon 5x Revive
Transfer 15 Pokémon XP icon 500x XP
Battle in 2 Raids Fast TM icon 1x Fast TM
Win a level 1 or higher raid Charge TM icon 1x Charge TM
Power up a Pokémon 10 times Stardust icon 500x Stardust

Stage Completion Rewards

Stage 6

Task Rewards
Claim Reward! XP icon 1000x XP
Claim Reward! XP icon 1000x XP
Claim Reward! XP icon 1000x XP
Claim Reward! XP icon 1000x XP
Claim Reward! XP icon 1000x XP
Claim Reward! XP icon 1000x XP

Stage Completion Rewards


Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will feature more frequently in the wild:

If you are lucky, you might encounter the following Pokémon in the wild:


Raids

The following Pokémon will be featured in raids:

Tier 1

Tier 3

Tier 5

Mega Raids

Mega Charizard X will feature on 6th & 7th July.

Mega Charizard Y will feature 7th July to 12th July.


Field Research Task Encounters

The following Field Research tasks will be available to all Trainers during the 6th Anniversary event.

Research Task Reward
Spin 6 PokéStops or Gyms
Use 6 Berries to Catch Pokémon
Catch 6 Different Species of Pokémon
Earn 6 Hearts with your Buddy
Make 6 Curveball Throws
Send 6 Gifts and add a Sticker to each
Take 6 snapshots of wild Pokémon
Catch 6 Pokémon
  • Poke Ball icon 10x Poke Ball
  • Great Ball icon 5x Great Ball
  • Ultra Ball icon 2x Ultra Ball
Make 6 Nice Throws
  • Mega Energy icon 25x Venusaur Mega Energy
  • Mega Energy icon 25x Charizard Mega Energy
  • Mega Energy icon 25x Blastoise Mega Energy

The following Pokémon will be available as rewards from field research tasks:


New Avatar Items & Stickers

Special sixth anniversary themed avatar items will be available for purchase in the shop, and will continue to be available after the event ends.

You’ll also be able to obtain event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening gifts and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Battle Weekend

Date & Time

From Saturday July 9 12:00am local time to Sunday July 10 11:59pm local time.

Event Bonuses

  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket balloons will appear every 2 hours
  • Stardust icon Earn 5x 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
  • Team Rocket icon Earn 2 Mysterious Components from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts
  • XP icon Earn 50% extra XP from Raid Battles
  • Stardust icon Earn 50% extra Stardust from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Encounter Legendary Pokémon in GO Battle League reward encounters at Rank 16 and up

Ultra Unlock bonus: Blasts from the Past

If you evolve the following first partner Pokémon during Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend, they’ll know attacks that were previously featured during past events!

Save Shadow Latios!

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.

Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket Grunts, as well as their leaders Sierra, Cliff and Arlo, are using different Shadow Pokémon! If you are lucky, you might encounter different shadow shiny Pokémon to usual. The following Pokémon have now been turned into Shadow Pokémon:

And more!

Special Research

Special Research focused on Giovanni will be available. Complete it to earn a Super Rocket Radar!

This Special Research will be available to claim until the end of the Season of GO! on September 1, 2022 at 10:00am local time.

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