Pokémon GO: Celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships

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There's a big celebration happening in Pokémon GO and it's the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. This event runs from August 18 to August 23. It's going to see the debut of the World Championships 2022 Pikachu in the game through Raids, Field Research, and even Timed Research.

For the duration of the event, these are the bonuses that trainers can enjoy:

  • Challengers with Pokémon teams inspired by the ones used by Trainers who won the Pokémon GO Regional Championships appear at PokéStops.
  • The maximum number of GO Battle League sets you can play per day is increased from 5 to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day.
  • 3× Stardust from GO Battle League win rewards.

Here are what trainers can look forward to in this event:

  • Timed Research is available and those who complete the tasks can receive:
    • World Championships 2022 Pikachu
    • Elite Fast TM
    • Elite Charged TM
  • These Pokémon appear more frequently in the wild:
    • Nidoran♀
    • Mankey
    • Machop
    • Mudkip
    • Sableye
    • Meditite
    • Swablu
    • Spheal
    • Croagunk
    • Dewpider
  • These Pokémon appear in raids:
    • One-Star Raids
      • World Championships 2022 Pikachu
      • Galarian Farfetch’d
      • Marill
      • Barboach
      • Timburr
      • Scraggy
    • Three-Star Raids
      • Primeape
      • Lickitung
      • Skarmory
    • Five-Star Raids
      • Zacian
      • Zamazenta
    • Mega Raids
      • Mega Slowbro
  • ​Trainers can encounter these Pokémon when they complete Field Research tasks:
    • Bulbasaur
    • World Championships 2022 Pikachu
    • Gastly
    • Rhyhorn
    • Magikarp
    • Chikorita
    • Mudkip
    • Galarian Zigzagoon
    • Beldum
    • Galarian Stunfisk
    • Fletchling

Avatar Item

In celebration of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, Galar-inspired avatar items will be featured in the in-game shop. These are:

  • Dragon-type Sport Top
  • Dragon-type Sport Shorts
  • Dark-type Sport Top
  • Dark-type Sport Shorts

2022 Pokémon World Championships

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships are being held at the ExCeL London convention center in London, England, from August 18 to August 21. The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the world compete to determine who's going to be crowned the 2022 Pokémon GO World Champion. Fans can watch the competition through the Pokémon GO Twitch Channel here.

The Pokémon GO World Champion will receive a lot of prizes, including the in-game World Champion 2022 outfit and pose.

There are also two new in-game avatar items available to celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships:

  • 2022 Worlds Tee
    • Available globally through a code shared during the World Championships Stream.
    • The code is also going to be distributed on official Pokémon GO social media channels shortly after.
    • The code is valid through August 22.
  • 2022 Worlds Participant Tee
    • Available from the PokéStop located at the Pokémon GO Booth in the World Championships venue in London during the event.

Pokémon GO is available on Android and iOS.

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