Pokémon GO celebrates 8th anniversary with exciting event and new features

Pokémon GO 8th anniversary event will feature several exciting activities and rewards for players
A representational image of the Pokémon GO 8th Anniversary event poster. — Pokémon GO
A representational image of the Pokémon GO 8th Anniversary event poster. — Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO, one of the most popular mobile games that has been a global phenomenon since its release in 2016, is celebrating its eighth anniversary with launch of an exciting special event and new features. The game allows players to catch and train Pokémon in the real world using their mobile devices, that has made this game one of the favourites among gamers of all ages.

Pokémon GO 8th anniversary event activities

The anniversary event will be going to feature several exciting activities and rewards for the players. Here are some of the highlights,

New Pokémon Two will feature new costumed Pokémon, Grimer and Muk, will be debut during the event, and the players will be having the chance to catch them in the wild.

  • Shiny Celebi

Shiny Celebi will return to game through a new Special Research storyline.

  • Timed research

A timed research task bundle will be available for $2, including a Super Incubator, Premium Battle Pass, and the Meltan encounter.

  • Increased spawns

Certain Pokémon will spawn more frequently during event.

  • Lucky friends

Players will be having an increased chance of becoming Lucky Friends.

  • Faster friendship levels

Friendship levels will increase faster through opening Gifts, trading Pokémon, or battling together in raids, Gyms, or Trainer Battles.

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  • Mystery Box

The Mystery Box will have a chance to spawn a shiny Meltan during the event.

Additionally, the event will feature,

  • New Avatar Items

 Players will be able to purchase new avatar items, including hats, jackets, and pants.

  • Stickers

Event-themed stickers will be available through the spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing from the in-game shop.

  • Anniversary Box

A special Anniversary Box will be available for the players in Pokémon GO Web Store, including the three Remote Raid Passes, one Incubator, and three Premium Battle Passes for $4.99.

Date and time of Pokemon Go 8th Anniversary event

The Pokémon GO 8th Anniversary event will take place from June 28 to July 3. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. local time on June 28 and end at 8:00 p.m. local time on July 3.