The Blaze New Trails event is coming to Pokemon GO – here’s everything you need to know about it!

To celebrate the addition of Routes to Pokemon GO, the game is holding the Blaze New Trails event. This will include some great bonuses, new wild spawns, an updated 7km Egg, new Field Research Tasks, and more!

Pokemon GO Blaze New Trails Event Date & Time

The Blaze New Trails event begins at 10 AM local time on July 21 and will end at 8 PM local time on July 24, 2023.

This gives players four whole days of adventuring to experience everything this new in-game event has to offer.

Pokemon GO Routes Explained

Blaze New Trails Event Bonuses

The following two in-game bonuses will be active for the duration of the Blaze New Trails event:

  • 2/3 distance to earn Buddy Candy while exploring Routes with your buddy
  • Increased chance of encountering Shiny Yungoos

New 7km Event Egg Hatches in Blaze New Trails

Any 7km Egg obtained from 10 AM local time on July 21 to 8 PM local time on July 24, 2023, during the Blaze New Trails event, will contain either Rockruff, Skwovet, or Falinks.

PokemonCan it Be Shiny?
Rockruff Pokemon GO
Skwovet Pokemon GO
Falinks Pokemon GO

Wild Pokemon Spawns in Blaze New Trails

The following Pokemon will be spawning in the wild more frequently during the Blaze New Trails event in Pokemon GO:

PokemonCan it Be Shiny?
Growlithe Pokemon GO
Ponyta Pokemon GO
Doduo Pokemon GO
Lillipup Pokemon GO
Blitzle Pokemon GO
Yungoos Pokemon GO

Blaze New Trails Field Research Tasks

The following limited-time Field Research Tasks can be obtained by spinning a PokeStop during the Blaze New Trails event:

Field Research TaskReward
Catch 5 Pokemon7 Poke Balls
Spin 5 PokeStops or Gyms500 Stardust
Spin 10 PokeStops or GymsYungoos Encounter
Spin 5 PokeStops you haven’t visited before2000 Stardust
Walk 1km500 Stardust
Walk 3km2000 Stardust
Hatch an Egg2500 Stardust

Special Research

Finally, Pokemon GO has added the From A to Zygarde Special Research as part of the Blaze New Trails event.

Not only does this Research give players an encounter with Zygarde, but it is also a great way to learn about the new Routes feature!

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