Unova Celebration Event

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Pokémon GO’s Unova Celebration Event celebrates Pokémon first found in the Unova region. The event last from Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

During the event, Pokémon from the Unova region will be appearing in increased numbers in the wild, in eggs and in raids. Blast Burn Genesect is appearing for the first time in Pokémon GO. Collection Challenge Unova is also available during the event.


  • 📅  January 5 at 10:00 a.m. to January 10 at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • 🔥  Burn Genesect in raids
  • ✅  Unova Collection Challenge
  • 🥚  Special 5km Eggs
  • 🌲  Increased Unova Pokémon spawns
  • 🧭  Exclusive Field Research Tasks
  • ✨  Shiny Snivy


Unova Region Celebration Event
Unova Region Celebration Event

Date + Time

Starts — Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Ends — Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time


The following Pokémon will be spawning more frequently in the wild during the Unova Celebration event. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Snivy!


The following Pokémon will be hatching from Unova-themed 5km Eggs:


The following Pokémon will be available in Raids during the event:

  • One-star raids — Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Timburr, Dwebble, and Klink will be appearing in one-star raids.
  • Three-star raids — Herdier, Tranquill, Excadrill, and Amoonguss will be appearing in three-star raids.
  • Five-star raids — Genesect holding a Burn Drive will be appearing in five-star raids. This will be the first time this form of Genesect will be appearing in Pokémon GO, so be sure to catch it while you have the chance! Note that the Shiny form of this Genesect will not be available during this event.
  • Mega Raids — Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids, with Mega Charizard Y becoming even more powerful from Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. through Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Field Research

Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Ferroseed.

Task Encounter
Catch 5 Pokémon
Hatch 2 Eggs Ferroseed
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon 1200 Stardust
Use 3 Golden Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon 3500 Stardust

Unova Collection Challenge

Completing Collection Challenges grants various in-game rewards and adds levels to your new Elite Collector medal. Collection Challenges are available from the Today View and they are tied to the corresponding in-game event.

Collect the following Pokémon during the Unova Celebration Event to complete the challenge:

Completing the Unova Collection Challenge will reward the following:

The challenge is live from Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time – same as the event.

Related information

Sinnoh is coming

Up next: Sinnoh! An event celebrating the Sinnoh region will be happening from Tuesday, January 12, 2021, to Sunday, January 17, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

January Events

For more information on other January Events check out our January Events in Pokémon GO (2020) article.

Pokémon GO Tour

The Unova Celebration event is part of a series of events that celebrates various regions of the Pokémon world. The series ends with Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event in February 2021. Previous event in the series was Kalos Celebration Event.

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