October 26, 2020

Special Weekend events, presented by selected partners, are coming in November!

Pokémon GO


In November, we will be holding Special Weekend events with several special partners.

  • Verizon and Grubhub in the United States
  • 7-Eleven Mexico in Mexico
  • Softbank & 7-Eleven Japan, and Matsumoto Kiyoshi in Japan

What are Special Weekend events?

These are exclusive in-game events that you can access using a ticket that can only be obtained from a participating Pokémon GO partner, either physically or digitally. The ticket contains a code that you can redeem on our Offer Redemption website. Once you redeem your ticket, you’ll be able to participate in the event at the time specified on the ticket, and you’ll be able to enjoy the event wherever you are!

Date + Time

These events will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2020, and Sunday, November 8, 2020. Note that you can redeem tickets from multiple participating partners if you’re eligible to participate in multiple Special Weekend events!

  • United States
  • Verizon: Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Grubhub: Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

  • Mexico

  • 7-Eleven Mexico: Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm local time

  • Japan

  • Softbank & 7-Eleven Japan: Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi: Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time


  • Timed Research will be available for ticket holders during the event times. These research tasks will provide you a chance to encounter Pokémon such as Chansey, Sunkern, Mawile, Spoink, Bronzor, Gible, and Sewaddle, as well as earn items such as Incense, a Star Piece, and Charizard Mega Energy!
  • Special Pokémon will be attracted to Incense, such as Bulbasaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Pikachu, Sableye, Patrat, Minccino, Ferroseed, and various forms of Unown. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Ferroseed!
  • The special Pokémon appearing in the wild are specific to each Special Weekend event, so be sure to check out more in-depth details at each respective event blog, which can be found on pokemongolive.com.
  • As a note, Shiny Unown will not be available during these events.

How can I get a Pokémon GO Special Weekend ticket?

The ticket distribution dates and conditions are different for each partner. Please visit their websites to discover more information.

What should I do after receiving a Pokémon GO Special Weekend ticket from a partner?

You’ll be able to redeem the promotional code included with the ticket on our Offer Redemption website. Visit this help center article for more information on how to redeem promotional codes. After that, you’ll receive an event-participation medal in the game.

Let’s enjoy a Special Weekend in Pokémon GO!

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. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team