Pokemon GO celebrates its 7th-anniversary featuring special events and rewards

Just recently, Pokemon GO unveiled its calendar of events for July 2023, which included its annual anniversary celebration. This year marks the 7th anniversary of Pokemon GO, and Niantic has organized a whole party exactly like the previous year. From Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, the celebration will feature rotating bonuses, glimmering Gimmighoul coins, different Pokémon appearing each day to help us celebrate, the return of a shiny Masterwork Research Story, and more.

New Pokemon in Pokemon GO 7th Anniversary

The Pokémon GO debuts of Wartortle, and Blastoise are coming soon! Trainers can now develop Squirtle Candy to evolve Squirtle wearing a party hat into Wartortle wearing a party hat, and then into Blastoise wearing a party hat.

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Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

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The following Pokémon will appear in raids.

Pokemon GO 7th Anniversary
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Field Research task encounters

Anniversary-themed Field Research tasks will be available during the 7th anniversary celebrations in Pokemon GO. Complete them to earn encounters with first-partner Pokémon, such as Bulbasaur, Cyndaquil, Mudkip, and more! Some Field Research tasks will also award Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.

  • Venusaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Sceptile
  • Blaziken
  • Swampert

Timed Research in Pokemon GO 7th Anniversary

For US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), trainers will be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research. Complete the event-themed research tasks, such as hatching seven Eggs or evolving seven Pokémon, to receive the following.

  • 1× Incubator
  • 1× Super Incubator
  • 1× Premium Battle Pass
  • 1× Lucky Egg
  • 1× Rocket Radar
  • 1× Star Piece
  • 1× Incense
  • 77,777 XP
  • An encounter with Pikachu wearing a party hat

Timed Research tasks and incentives must be finished and collected before Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers who have attained a Friendship level of Great Friends or above with any of their Pokémon GO pals will be able to buy and give tickets to them. Please be aware that all purchases, including those for other Trainers, are final subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service. PokéCoins cannot be used to purchase tickets.

Masterwork Research story will be available once more as part of Pokemon GO 7th Anniversary 

This Masterwork Research tale, which was initially accessible during the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto in 2021, is being made once more accessible as part of the Pokemon GO 7th Anniversary Party. If you finish it, you might run into the elusive Shiny Mew! After making a purchase, you’ll have access to a Masterwork Research tale that should be finished over time.

Tickets will be on sale for this Masterwork Research narrative until Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

During the 7th Anniversary Party event, ticket holders will have access to the Masterwork Research narrative. You must launch Pokémon GO between Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time in order to acquire the Masterwork Research. You have unlimited time to finish the Masterwork Research after receiving it.

Trainers who purchase or have previously received this Masterwork Research story can also enjoy the following bonuses for the duration of our 7th Anniversary Party event.

  • 2× Incense duration
  • 2× Daily Adventure Incense duration
  • 2× Lure Duration

New Avatar items and Stickers

The following avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event, and they will continue to be available after the event ends!

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  • 7th Anniversary Top Set
  • 7th Anniversary Pants

Trainers will be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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