The Animation Week 2020 is a new Pokémon GO event based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series, coming on November 6th. And yes, Aeroblast Lugia and another hat-wearing Pikachu are coming!
During the event, Pokémon encounters will be tied to two main characters – Ash and Goh – and there will be event-exclusive Raid bosses, 7 km Eggs and Timed Research inspired by the anime.
The Animation Week Event lasts from Friday, November 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to to Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.
Animation Week Infographics
Animation Week Event Bonuses
World Cap Pikachu will be appearing in the wild. Some lucky Trainers may even encounter a Shiny one!
From Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Lugia will be returning to five-star raids—this time with the attack Aeroblast!
Raids, Encounters and special 7 km Eggs
Pokémon like Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, Golurk, and others will be appearing in raids.
You can look forward to encountering the following Pokémon more frequently in the wild: Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, Scyther, Dratini, Cyndaquil, and more! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Cubone!
Special 7 km Eggs
Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone will be hatching from 7 km Eggs. Lucky Trainers may even hatch a Shiny Cubone!
Animation Week Timed Research
A full list of Animation Week Timed Research Tasks and Rewards. Credits for tasks and rewards: TheSilphRoad.
- Catch 5 Pokemon: 3 Razz Berries
- Transfer a Pokemon: 3 Super Potions
- Make 3 Nice Throws: 5 PokeBalls
Group Rewards: World cap Pikachu (s), 500 Stardust, 500 XP
- Battle another Trainer: 3 Hyper Potions
- Battle in a Raid: 3 Revives
- Win a Raid: 1 Incense
Group Rewards: 1 Sinnoh Stone, 500 Stardust, 500 XP
- Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 20 Mega Venusaur Energy
- Catch 2 Pokemon with Weather Boost: 20 Mega Venusaur Energy
- Catch 3 Grass-type Pokemon: 20 Mega Venusaur Energy
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Ivysaur
- Give your Buddy 3 treats: 3 Razz Berries
- Earn a heart with your Buddy: 5 Pinap Berries
- Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy: 5 Nanab Berries
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Snorlax
- Catch 3 Bug-type Pokemon: 3 Pinap Berries
- Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokemon: 3 Great Balls
- Make an Excellent Throw: Venonat
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Scyther (s)
- Battle in a Gym 2 Times: 1 Fast TM
- Win a Gym Battle: Hariyama
- Battle another Trainer: 3 Super Potions
Group rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, 1 Charged TM
- Hatch an Egg: Tentacool (s)
- Spin 3 PokeStops or Gyms: Croagunk (s)
- Spin 3 PokeStops or Gyms: Piplup (s)
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Psyduck (s)
- Make 3 Nice Throws in a Row: Encounter
- Catch a Flying-type Pokemon: Encounter
- Purify a Shadow Pokemon: 1 Lucky Egg
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Encounter
- Evolve 3 Pokemon: 1 Silver Pinap
- Power Up Pokemon 3 Times: Dratini (s)
- Transfer 5 Pokemon: Dewgong
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, 1 Dragon Scale
- Catch 5 Pokemon: 10 Ultra Balls
- Make 3 Great Throws: Magnemite (s)
- Battle in a Raid: 3 Max Revives
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP, Gengar (s)
- Claim Reward: 1,000 XP
- Claim Reward: 1,000 XP
- Claim Reward; 1,000 XP
Group Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP, World Hat Pikachu (s)
Goh might appear in GO Snapshot! Be sure to take a snapshot during the event! Goh-inspired avatar items will be available! Check out the Style Shop to get yours for free.