Anniversary event in Pokemon GO

anniversary event

The Anniversary event in Pokemon GO is a celebration for 6 years of Pokemon GO

It will have a special focus on Charizard which is number 006 in the Pokedex.

The event runs from Wednesday July 6th 2022 at 10am local time until Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 8pm local time.

In this article we will go over everything included in the event

Anniversary event

Pokemon debuts

The following Pokemon will be making their debuts and all have the chance to be shiny

  • Party hat Charmeleon
  • Party hat Charizard
  • Cake costume Pikachu

Ultra unlock bonus

Pansear will be appearing in raids and spawning in the wild as part of the Ultra unlock bonus (shiny chance)

Unown E will be appearing in raids as an ultra unlock bonus (shiny chance)

Wash Rotom will be featured as a reward for the Timed research taking place during the event

Wild encounters

The following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Party hat Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Cake costume Pikachu
  • Machop
  • Ledyba
  • Ralts
  • Buneary
  • Pansear
  • Venipede (No shiny)
  • Chespin (No shiny)
  • Fennekin (No shiny)
  • Froakie (No shiny)
  • Bunnelby
  • Litleo
  • Pikipek (No shiny)

If your lucky

  • Gabite (No shiny)
  • Clauncher (No shiny)
  • Helioptile (No shiny)

*all Pokemon can be shiny unless otherwise stated


The following Pokemon will be appearing in raids during the event

One star

  • Cake costume Pikachu
  • Dratini
  • Unown E
  • Pansear

All have the chance to be shiny

Three star

  • Venusaur (shiny chance)
  • Party hat Charizard (shiny chance)
  • Blastoise (shiny chance)
  • Tyranitar
  • Metagross

Five star

  • Zapdos (shiny chance)


  • Mega Charizard X (shiny chance. 6-7th July)
  • Mega Charizard Y (shiny chance. 7-12th July)
anniversary avatar items

Field research

There will be event themed field research tasks and rewards. For full details on the field research tasks, check them out here

New avatar items

New event themed avatar items will be available to buy in the in-game store during and after the event.

Event themed stickers will also be available throughout the event by spinning Pokestops, opening gifts and purchasing them from the in-game store.

anniversary stickers

Battle weekend

The Battle weekend will take place on 9th-10th July from 12am local time 9th till 23:59pm local time 10th.

A range of boosts will be happening during this weekend including the actual battle weekend where 100 battles can take place per day instead of the standard 25.

For full details on the battle weekend check it out here

What is your thoughts on the anniversary event?!

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