Every year during this season, people in different regions around the world gather to celebrate Carnival. These are some of the world’s biggest and most famous street parties, which originated centuries ago in Europe and are extremely popular nowadays in Latin America, the Caribbean, and especially, in Brazil.
In 2021 we will not be able to celebrate Carnival with our friends and families outdoors like we’re used to. But that doesn’t mean that we cannot celebrate alongside our Buddy Pokémon and connect virtually.
So, we’re thrilled to present the first ever Carnival celebration in Pokémon GO!
Date, Time and Region
- From Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, to Friday, February 19, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
- This event will take place in the following regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, St. Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Uruguay).
Pokémon representing the festive spirit of Carnival and some of its traditions, like music and happiness, will be attracted more frequently to Incense, including Diglett, Jigglypuff, Hitmontop, Torchic, Lotad, Kricketot, Bronzor, Munna, and Emolga.
- If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Jigglypuff!
- During this event, Incense will last for three hours.
Raid Hours & more
- On February 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, a Raid Hour will take place featuring Kricketot. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny one!
- On February 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, keep the celebration going with a Raid Hour featuring Emolga, the Sky Squirrel Pokémon!
- Check the shop for a one-time free bundle featuring 50 Poké Balls, two Incense, 10 Razz Berries and a Remote Raid Pass!
We hope that Trainers enjoy this special celebration, and we look forward to enjoying Carnival virtually with our friends, family and Pokémon. Despite not being able to be physically together now, we believe that this fun adventure will get us connected and closer!