Searching for Gold Research Day

Discover gold in Pokémon GO's Searching for Gold Research Day! From June 3, 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m., enjoy golden PokéStops and special bonuses. Catch featured Pokémon, encounter Shinies, and embark on event-exclusive Timed Research. Join the treasure hunt now!

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All’s golden in the upcoming Searching for Gold Research Day event! The Pokémon featured in a special upcoming Research Day are worth more than their weight in gold! Event lasts from June 3, 2:00 p.m. local time to, 5:00 p.m. local time.

During the event, PokéStops will turn gold without a Golden Lure, and you will be able to find Gimmighoul Coins when you spin the PokéStops. You can collect 999 Coins to evolve a Gholdengo.

Date and Time  📅

  • Start: June 3, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. local time
  • End: June 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses ⭐

  • PokéStops may turn gold without a Golden Lure Module.
  • Roaming Form Gimmighoul won’t appear at Golden PokéStops if a Golden Lure Module wasn’t used, but treasure-hunting Trainers may still find Gimmighoul Coins when they spin the PokéStop!

Featured Pokémon

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available when you spin Photo Discs at
PokéStops. Complete them to encounter the featured Pokémon! 

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering a Shiny Pokémon from this list.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

Some Trainers might even encounter the following Pokémon (rare spawns):

Timed Research

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research. This Timed Research will challenge you to complete Field Research tasks to encounter more of the featured Pokémon of your choice!

Pokémon that appear during this Timed Research will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that can be encountered through Field Research during the event. Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Saturday, June 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m. local time.

This Timed Research Ticket will only be available in the in-game shop from Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. PDT to Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. local time.

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!


Season of Hidden Gems

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This event is part of the Season of Hidden Gems, a Pokémon GO season that lasts from June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. until September 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

In Pokémon GO, Seasons are periods of time that feature new events, Pokémon debuts, and surprises that all follow a certain theme. As the Seasons change, you may also find different Pokémon appearing in your area and hatching from Eggs.

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