Pokémon GO Blaze New Trails Event

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Everything you need to know about the event Pokémon GO’s Blaze New Trails Event, all in one place. It’s time to experience Pokémon GO in a whole new way. Routes are finally being released to Pokémon GO, and they are bringing Zygarde along with them!

Date & Time

  • Event icon Friday, July 21st, 2023, 10:00AM - Monday, July 24th, 2023, 8:00PM local time

Event Bonuses

The following Bonuses will be available during the event

  • General icon Routes debut in Pokémon GO!
  • General icon Zygarde debuts in Pokémon GO!
  • Candy icon 2/3 distance to earn Buddy Candy while exploring Routes with your Buddy
  • Shiny icon Increased chance to encounter shiny Yungoos

Zygarde Debuts in Pokémon GO

Zygarde, the Order Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut!


Zygarde is a Dragon and Ground type Pokémon first discovered in the Kalos Region, and has three forms. Complete forme, 50% forme, and 10% forme depending on how many Zygarde cells you have collected. A new item will be introduced as well, a Zygarde cube, these will hold your Zygarde cells! You may encounter Zygarde cells when you’re walking a Route!

Special Research

You will be able to encounter a Zygarde in it’s 10% in the special research “From A to Zygarde” that will be available during the event. You can find all of the Zygarde Special Research tasks, rewards and texts inside that article.

Wild Spawns

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during the event:


The following Pokémon will be available in 7km eggs during the event:

Field Research

Task Text Reward
Spin 10 Pokéstops Yungoos (s)
Walk 1 km 500 Stardust
Walk 3 km 2000 Stardust
Spin 5 PokéStops 500 Stardust
Spin 5 PokéStops you haven’t visited before 2000 Stardust
Hatch an egg 2500 Stardust
Catch 5 Pokémon 7 Poké Balls

Routes are coming!

Explore the globe with the Pokémon GO community as your guide! Chart a course to show off your favorite sights, or follow in the footsteps of local Trainers to see what that community loves.

Routes are created by adventurous Trainers, just like yourself! Imagine what you’ll find as you travel another Trainer’s Route—an encounter with your favorite Pokémon? A new friend to share Raid Battles with? Follow a Route and find out!

Here is a quick summary of working with routes:

Make a Route

Creating a Route in Pokémon GO

  1. Choose a PokéStop or Gym to be your starting point.
  2. Hit record to begin mapping your Route.
  3. Fill out some info about your Route, then submit it for review.
  4. Once accepted, Trainers can follow your Route!

Exploring a Route

Exploring a Route in Pokémon GO

  1. Check the Route tab from the Nearby menu to see local Routes.
  2. Choose one that catches your eye.
  3. Follow the Route and enjoy exploring!

Zygarde Cells

Zygarde Cells

  1. Keep an eye out while you’re exploring a Route—you might come across a Zygarde Cell!
    Zygarde Cells are the components that make up Zygarde, the Order Pokémon.
  2. You can collect Zygarde Cells in your Zygarde Cube and use these cells to change Zygarde’s form.
  3. Encounter Zygarde in the Special Research story “From A to Zygarde”!

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I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.

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