What’s On This Week: 28th June to 4th July 2021

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 28th June, we have the bulk of our Lord Bidoof’s very own event, as well as Tepig Community Day, and more!

Bidoof Breakout Event


Trainers will be able to sink their two front teeth into a meme-tastic Bidoof Breakout event from Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time. Shiny Bidoof is being released, and it will feature in the wild, raids and in a special research story. There are 2x, 3x and 4x XP bonuses throughout the event, and Bidoof will know special attacks during certain time periods. Get those lucky eggs on, especially during the 4x XP portion, think of those juicy excellent throws!

Bidoof Day


Bidoof Day is a special event during which Bidoof will completely take over the spawns, raids, and Team GO Rocket encounters in Pokémon GO. July 1st is the date, and the event lasts the entire day.

Tepig Community Day


Tepig Community Day takes place on Saturday, July 3rd 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Shiny Tepig will be making an appearance, and Emboar evolved during event hours will know Blast Burn Fire. Tepig is a lovely golden shiny, whilst Emboar’s flames become a roaring blue!

During the event, Lure Modules and Incense will last for three hours and you will get triple stardust from catching Pokémon.

Master League & Element Cup

The Master League, the Master League Classic, and the Element Cup will run from Monday, June, 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, July 12, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Battle during this time to receive twice the Stardust from win rewards and end-of-set rewards. For a full meta analysis for the Element Cup check out our huge guide by JRE47.

Shadow Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh (Shadow)

Starting 17th June 12am local time, a new GO Rocket Special Research called “A Seven-Colored Shadow” will be released. Trainers will be able to get a Super Rocket Radar and free Ho-Oh from Giovanni’s grasp.

Season of Discovery

The Season of Discovery kicks off from June 1, 2021, and lasts until September 1, 2021.

  • New Pokémon will be available from Wild encounters, Eggs and Raids, and new Field Research tasks will be available from PokéStops
  • Different biomes in GO will feature more appropriately themed Pokémon (cities, forests, mountains and water bodies)
  • Summer and Winter Form Deerling in Northern and Southern Hemisphere
  • Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time during this season
  • Throughout the entire Season, you’ll earn twice the XP from Research Breakthroughs

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 29th June 6pm till 7pm local time we have Aipom as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x stardust bonus for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


On Wednesday 30th June 6pm till 7pm local time we have Regigigas Raid Hour. For more information on the best counters for Regigigas check out our raid guide!

June Research Breakthrough Encounter


Clamperl will continue to be the research breakthrough encounter till the end of June and is available in its shiny form. You will also receive a free Remote Raid Pass and twice the XP when you achieve a Research Breakthrough]

July Research Breakthrough Encounter

To be announced!

Mega Raids

From June 1, 2021, only one Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids at a time.

Gyarados (Mega)

Mega Gyarados will appear in Mega Raids from Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, July 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Five Star Raids


From Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, Regigagas will be featuring in five star raids, and will be available in its shiny form.

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