Celebrate the 2023 Pokémon World Championships in Pokémon GO!
Pokémon GO is headed to the 2023 Pokémon World Championships!
Crowning a World Champion!
The 2023 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 11 to 13, 2023, in Yokohama, Japan.
The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the globe will compete to determine who will be crowned the 2023 Pokémon GO World Champion!
Among other prizes, the Pokémon GO World Champion will receive an in-game World Champion 2023 outfit and pose!
Tune in to watch live!
Tune in and watch all the action beginning at 12:00 a.m. UTC each day!
Avatar Items to celebrate
Keep your eyes on the broadcast—we’ll display a code for the following T-shirt for your avatar!
- 2023 Worlds Tee (Yellow): Available globally via a code shared during the World Championships Stream on the first day of the competition.
The following item will be available beginning on August 11, 2023.
- 2023 Worlds Tee (Gray): Available globally in the in-app shop at no cost.
A 2023 Pokémon World Championships Celebration in Pokémon GO!
Friday, August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Pokémon GO is celebrating the 2023 Pokémon World Championships and all things GO Battle League!
Passimian, the Teamwork Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut!
New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!
World Championships–themed Timed Research will be available throughout the event!
Complete the research tasks to earn an Elite Fast TM, an encounter with a World Championships 2023 Pikachu, and more!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Scraggy—if you’re lucky!
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Field Research task encounters
You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!
The following items will be available beginning on August 11, 2023.
- 2023 Worlds Jersey
- 2023 Worlds Jacket
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