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Pokémon GO x Pokémon TCG crossover event is set to start on June 16, 2022

Event will feature Pokémon debuts, Ditto transformations, and more!

Niantic revealed more details about the Pokémon GO collaboration with the Pokémon TCG taking place from Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. This crossover event will feature Pokémon debuts, Ditto transformations, and more to promote the upcoming release of the new Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion. Trainers will be able to purchase the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion, which includes Pokémon GO-themed cards, very soon.

There will be celebrations in Pokémon GO as part of the partnership, including the Pokémon TCG Crossover Event. Pikachu wears a Pokémon TCG hat for the first time during this event. In Raid Battles, Mewtwo who knows Shadow Ball or Psystrike may arrive. Furthermore, if players are fortunate, they may come across Shiny Meltan-and that’s not all. Continue reading to learn more.

Pokémon GO x Pokémon TCG crossover event

Here are all the details about the crossover event:

Pokémon debuts

Pikachu Wimpod Golisopod
Image via Niantic

Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat, Wimpod, and Goliospod make their Pokémon GO debut. If players are lucky, they may encounter a Shiny one! They can use 400 Wimpod Candy to evolve Wimpod into Golisopod.

Meltan

Meltan
Image via Niantic

The Mystery Box, which can be gained by sending a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME or the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, is the key to acquiring Meltan. If players use the Mystery Box during this event, they might get a chance to meet Shiny Meltan. During the event, the time they must wait before opening the Mystery Box again will be lowered.

Collection Challenges

Collection Challenges based on Pokémon from the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion will be available soon. Beginning on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, and ending on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, six Collection Challenges of various complexity – some will be harder than others, exactly like collecting TCG cards – will be available. You can get XP, a Lure Module, and an Incubator by completing all of them. Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Meltan are all possible encounters.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion will appear more frequently in the wild:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Alolan Rattata
  • Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat
  • Slowpoke
  • Magikarp
  • Eevee
  • Spinarak
  • Natu
  • Aipom
  • Numel
  • Bidoof
  • Pidove
  • Wimpod

If trainers are lucky, they might encounter the following:

  • Onix
  • Chansey
  • Snorlax
  • Dragonite
  • Slaking

Other featured Pokémon

Lunatone Solrock
Image via Niantic

The Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion will also feature Lunatone and Solrock! For the course of the event, these Pokémon will appear in the wild all over the world as a celebration. Lunatone will appear in the Western Hemisphere after the occurrence, while Solrock will appear in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Field Research task encounters

Trainers can encounter the following Pokémon featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion when they complete Field Research tasks.

  • Ivysaur
  • Charmeleon
  • Wartortle
  • Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat
  • Wimpod
  • If lucky, they might encounter the following:
  • Venusaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Snorlax
  • Dragonite
  • Slaking

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

One Star Raid

  • Chansey
  • Larvitar
  • Timburr
  • Wimpod

Three Star Raid

  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Snorlax
  • Dragonite
  • Slaking

Five Star Raid

  • Mewtwo

Mega Raid

  • Mega Venusaur
  • Mega Charizard X
  • Mega Charizard Y
  • Mega Blastoise

Mewtwo will know the Charged Attack Shadow Ball if caught between June 16, 2022, and June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Mewtwo will know the Charged Attack Psystrike if caught between June 23, 2022, and July 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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