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Pokemon GO Rivals Week Event Details

Pokemon GO Rivals Week Event Details

    Last Updated on April 26, 2024

Trainers, gear up for an exhilarating event in Pokemon GO Rivals Week is just around the corner, bringing with it a host of battles, research tasks, and the chance to catch some rare Pokémon. Whether you’re a seasoned battler or a collector at heart, this event has something special in store for you.


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Event Overview

Pokemon GO Rivals Week kicks off on Saturday, May 4, and runs through Thursday, May 9. During this time, you’ll be treated to a variety of bonuses and activities designed to spice up your gameplay:

  • Event Duration: May 4 – May 9
  • Main Activities: Player battles, timed research tasks
  • Special Bonuses: 10 XP from spinning Photo Discs at Gyms, double Catch Candy

Increased Spawn Rates and Shiny Pokémon

Throughout Rivals Week in Pokemon GO, certain Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. This is your chance to fill up your Pokédex with some elusive creatures. Keep an eye out for these Pokémon, all of which have a chance to be shiny:

  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Mankey
  • Poliwag
  • Machop
  • Gligar
  • Ralts
  • Lickitung
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper
  • Throh
  • Sawk
  • Heatmor
  • Durant

GO Battle Weekend

The excitement continues with the GO Battle Weekend, a part of Pokemon GO Rivals Week that focuses on competitive play. From May 4 to May 5, take advantage of these battle boosts:

  • 4x Stardust from win rewards
  • Increased Battle Sets: Play up to 20 sets per day (100 battles total)

Timed Research Rewards

Don’t miss out on the free Timed Research available during Rivals Week in Pokemon GO. Completing these tasks can net you valuable items such as Stardust, a Star Piece, or Rare Candies. Stay on top of these challenges to maximize your gains.

For those willing to invest a little, Pokémon GO Rivals Week offers paid Timed Research. Spend $1 to unlock event-exclusive research tasks that provide even more opportunities to earn rewards and enhance your Pokémon team.


Pokemon GO Rivals Week is shaping up to be an unmissable event filled with fierce battles and rare Pokémon encounters. Mark your calendars, prepare your best teams, and get ready to dive into the action. Happy hunting and battling, trainers!

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Juan Cesar Torres

College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).

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