Pokémon GO x TCG Professor Willow Special Research Offer Announced

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In February a new collaboration for Pokémon GO was announced, with the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). We’ve had some teasers for card art, and now we have some more information to share, including a special research!

The Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion, which will feature cards themed after Pokémon GO, will be available to purchase starting Jun 17, 2022, in the Asia-Pacific region and July 1, 2022, worldwide. You may be able to pre-order from the Pokémon Centre, for example, the UK Pokémon Centre website has the Elite Trainer Box Plus available for pre-order currently.

Products in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion line contain a single-use offer code that can be redeemed in-app for a random assortment of items and—if you’re lucky—avatar item sets. The offer codes can be redeemed between June 17, 2022 – July 31, 2024. Hype!

The stickers below will be available via a code in Pokémon GO TCG expansion sets.

Professor’s Research Card Featuring Professor Willow

Trainers may be able to obtain a special Professor’s Research card featuring Professor Willow! This card contains a single-use offer code that can be redeemed to claim exclusive Special Research.


The offer code can be redeemed until August 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. UTC to receive the Special Research. There is no deadline to complete Special Research once it has been claimed.

Note that each account can only receive this Special Research once. You cannot receive more than one Special Research, even if you enter more than one offer code.

This is really exciting, Professor Willow has some big fans in our community, and new Special Research lines are always fun!


How to Redeem Offer Codes

To redeem an offer code on the web:

  1. Visit this website.
  2. Log in using the same credentials you use to access your Pokémon GO account.
  3. Enter your offer code.
  4. After successfully redeeming an offer code, you will receive a confirmation message.

To redeem an offer code on the web with Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) accounts:

Offer code redemption on the web is currently unavailable for iOS users with Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) accounts. Users with an Android device can redeem the offer code via the in-app shop.

If you are an iOS user and log in using PTC, you can link another log-in provider to your account and log in via that account to redeem your offer code. Please note that if you cannot link an alternate account, you will not be able to redeem the offer code.

To redeem an offer code in-app (Android only):

  1. In the Map View, tap the Main Menu button.
  2. Tap the Shop button.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, enter the offer code in the text field.
  4. Tap Redeem.

Note: In-app offer code redemption is currently only available on Android devices. If you use an iOS device, please use the website linked above to redeem your offer code.

Note about kids’ accounts:

  • Offer codes are not currently available for iOS users with a Pokémon Trainer’s Club (PTC) child account.
  • If you are using an Android device and have a Pokémon Trainer’s Club (PTC) child account, you can redeem the offer code in the in-game store.
  • By default, Niantic Kids accounts cannot interact with sponsored content, including redeeming sponsored offers. Your parent must grant your account “Sponsored Content” permissions to redeem sponsored offers. Learn how to enable parental permission for sponsored content via the Niantic Support website.

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