Pokémon GO is celebrating seven stellar years, and it’s time to party!
There’s always something happening in the world of Pokémon GO, and soon, that’ll be our seventh anniversary!
Join us for our 7th Anniversary Party event, featuring rotating bonuses, glimmering Gimmighoul coins, different Pokémon appearing each day to help us celebrate, the return of a shiny Masterwork Research Story, and more!
Thank you for joining us in adventuring, exploring, and learning more about Pokémon over the last seven years. From now until next year’s party, let’s GO!
Pokémon GO’s 7th Anniversary Party
Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will appear in raids.
Field Research task encounters
Anniversary-themed Field Research tasks will be available!
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.
For US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll 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
IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.
You and Mew
For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to pick up the Masterwork Research story, All-in-One #151.*
Originally available during Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto in 2021, we’re making this Masterwork Research story available once more as part of our 7th Anniversary Party. Complete it for an encounter with the elusive Shiny Mew!
Once purchased, you’ll be able to access a Masterwork Research story, intended to be completed over a long period of time.
Tickets for this Masterwork Research story will be available to purchase until Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Ticket holders will gain access to the Masterwork Research story during the 7th Anniversary Party event. To receive the Masterwork Research, you must open Pokémon GO at some point between Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. After you’ve received the Masterwork Research, you can complete it at any time.
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
Please note that you will not be able to gift this Masterwork Research ticket to other Trainers.
Celebrate seven years of Pokémon GO with #0007!
To celebrate the 7th anniversary of Pokémon GO, a Community Day Classic featuring Squirtle, Pokémon #0007, will be held Sunday, July 9, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. local time.
Check out this page to learn more about Squirtle Community Day Classic!
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!
7th Anniversary Top Set
7th Anniversary Pants
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
Keep the party going with the Pokémon GO Web Store!
Need some extra supplies to celebrate during our 7th Anniversary Party? Check out the Pokémon GO Web Store for an exclusive Anniversary Box, available from July 6 to July 10!
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.
—The Pokémon GO team