Celebrate the 8th anniversary of Pokémon GO! From June 28, 2024 to July 3, 2024

From June 28, 2024 at 10 a.m. to July 3, 2024 at 20 p.m. (local time), Pokémon GO's 8th anniversary will be celebrated with many exciting surprises and bonuses.

New costumed Pokémon

  • Slime with party hat
  • Sleimok with party hat

If you're lucky, you might even come across some dazzling specimens!

Pokemon Go Birthday


Open the Mystery Box during the event and you'll have a chance to encounter a shiny Meltan. The Mystery Box can also be opened more often.

Event Bonuses

  • Increased chance of becoming lucky friends.
  • Higher chance of getting Lucky Pokémon through trading.
  • Increase your friendship level faster through gifts, Pokémon trading, and battles.
  • Chance to get 8, 88 or more Greedy Coins when you spin a PokéStop with a Gold Lure Module.

Special daily bonuses

  • June 28 at 10 a.m. to June 29 at 23:59 p.m. (local time): Halved hatching distance
  • June 30th at 0:1 to July 23st at 59:XNUMX (local time): Double Catch XP
  • July 2nd at 0:3 to July 20rd at XNUMX:XNUMX (local time): Double Catch Stardust

Wild Pokémon

More frequent encounters with Pokémon such as Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, slime, Evoli and the starter Pokémon from Paldea. If you're lucky, you can also find shiny examples.

Additional Pokémon during certain periods:

Raid Battles (Level 1)

Pokémon such as Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu and Slime with party hats can be encountered in raid battles. Shiny variants are possible.

If you like Pokemon parties you should check out our new Pokemon Birthday Collection not to be missed. 

Charizard X

Rewards for field research

Meet Pokémon like Bulbasaur, Cyndaquil and Hydropi and get Mega Energy for Pokémon like Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise.

Temporary research

Complete special tasks to earn XP, Stardust, and encounters with event Pokémon such as Raticate, nidorino, Where exactly, Meltan and more.

Join in and enjoy the anniversary party full of surprises and exciting encounters