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Pokemon GO Anniversary Event: Start Date, Costumed Pokemon & More

The first Pokemon GO event of July 2022 will be celebrating the anniversary of the game. Here’s everything you need to know.

Pokemon GO was first released six years ago and developer Niantic is celebrating its birthday with a new in-game event.

This will add some exciting new costumed Pokemon to the game as well as some limited-time Field Research and Raids and celebratory Avatar items.

What’s more, as it is a celebration of the game so far, the focus will be on some classic Pokemon. In particular, starters from Gen 1 to Gen 7!

Be sure to check out the dates for all of the upcoming Pokemon GO Fest events too!

Pokemon GO Anniversary Event 2022 Start & End Date

Pokemon GO Anniversray Event

Firstly, the 2022 Pokemon GO anniversary event will begin at 10 AM local time on July 6 and will run for almost a whole week, concluding on July 12 at 8 PM local time.

This is quite a short amount of time for an event so you’ll want to make some time during this period so you can get all of the new costumed Pokemon.

Also, find out how to catch the three new Ultra Beasts in Pokemon GO!

New Costumed Pokemon in the Pokemon GO Anniversary Event

Three new costumed Pokemon will be making their Pokemon GO debuts during the 2022 anniversary event:

  • Party Hat Charmeleon
  • Party Hat Charizard
  • Cake Costume Pikachu

You will also be able to catch the shiny versions of all of these costumed Pokemon.

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Wild Pokemon Spawns

Pokemon GO Gen 1

All of these Pokemon will be spawning in the wild during the Anniversary event too:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Party Hat Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Cake Costume Pikachu
  • Machop
  • Ledyba
  • Ralts
  • Buneary
  • Venipede
  • Chespin
  • Fennekin
  • Froakie
  • Bunnelby
  • Litleo
  • Pikipek
  • Pansear
  • Gabite
  • Clauncher
  • Helioptile

Also Read: Massive Pokemon GO Datamine Leaks Over 50 Upcoming Pokemon


Pokemon GO Zapdos

There will also be a number of classic Pokemon in Raids during the event. Zapdos will be the Legendary in Five-Star Raids and will be featured in the first Pokemon GO Legendary Raid Hour of July too!

Meanwhile, both Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y will be in Mega Raids.

Of course, the new costumed Party Hat Pikachu and Charizard will also be available to get from Raid battles during the event too!

Don’t forget to check out the Pokemon GO legendary and Mega Raid Schedule for July 2022!

Field Research

Pokemon GO

Finally, there will be some limited-time Field Research encounters during the Pokemon GO 2022 Anniversary event.

Completing any Field Research Task during the event will reward you with a Pokemon encounter. This encounter could be with any of the starter Pokemon from Gen 1 to Gen 7!

Read More: Pokemon GO: New Hisuian Evolutions Coming Soon, Reveals Datamine

And that’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Pokemon GO Anniversary event. But make sure you also take part in the upcoming Pokemon GO July Battle Weekend that’s running during the anniversary celebrations!

Additionally, there’s plenty more going on in July in Pokemon GO:

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