The Pokemon GO World Championships Celebration is back for 2023 and is bringing plenty of exciting new content to the game.
This new content includes a couple of brand-new Pokemon and plenty of featured attacks for evolving Pokemon, in addition to everything you would expect from a Pokemon GO event – updated wild spawns, Raid bosses, Research, and more!
2023 World Championships Celebration Date & Time
This year’s World Championships Celebration event starts at 10 AM local time on August 11, and ends at 8 PM local time on August 15, 2023.
2023 World Championships Celebration Countdown:
2023 World Championships Event Bonuses
- The maximum number of GO Battle League sets you can play per day will go up from 5 to 10
- Pokemon encountered via GO Battle League rewards will have a wider variance of Attack, Defense, and HP
The 2023 World Championships event is adding a brand new Pokemon as well as a new costumed Pikachu to Pokemon GO:
- 2023 World Championships costumed Pikachu
2023 World Championships Wild Pokemon Spawns
Throughout the World Championships event, these Pokemon will be spawning in the wild:
2023 World Championships Raid Bosses
The following Pokemon will be Raid bosses during the 2023 World Championships event:
|Pokemon||Raid Tier||Standard||Shiny Available?|
|2023 World Championshps Pikachu||1||Yes|
2023 World Championships Exclusive Attacks
The following Pokemon will know featured attacks if you evolve another Pokemon into them during the 2023 World Championships event:
|Pokemon||Featured Attack||Attack Type||How to Get|
|Alolan Sandslash||Shadow Claw||Ghost-type fast attack||Evolve Alolan Sandshrew into Alolan Sandslash|
|Machamp||Payback||Dark-type charged attack||Evolve Machoke into Machamp|
|Dewgong||Icy Wind||Ice-type charged attack||Evolve Seel into Dewgong|
|Walrein||Icicle Spear||Ice-type charged attack||Evolve Sealeo into Walrein|
|Obstagoon||Obstruct||Dark-type charged attack||Evolve Galarian Linoone into Obstagoon|
2023 World Championships Research
The 2023 World Championships Celebration will have two different kinds of Research for all players to complete:
- Timed Research to earn an Elite Fast TM and a costumed Pikachu encounter
- Field Research to earn a number of Pokemon encounters, including Passimian and costumed Pikachu
Additionally, players who tune in to the Pokemon GO Twitch channel for at least 30 minutes on August 11 and 12 will be able to earn two exclusive Timed Researches!