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Pokémon GO 2022 World Championships

👉Updated August 16 to reflect the Timed Research during the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Updates are in bold text.👈

Crowning a World Champion

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 18 to August 21, 2022 in London, England, at the ExCeL London convention center!

The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the globe will compete to determine who will be crowned the 2022 Pokémon GO World Champion. Among other prizes the Pokémon GO World Champion will receive an in-game World Champion outfit and pose!

Tune in to watch live

Tune in from Thursday August 18, 2022 to Sunday, August 21, 2022, and watch all the action beginning at 8:00 a.m. UTC each day

Day 1:

Day 2:

Timed Research

In addition to all the festivities planned in Pokémon GO and live at the ExCel London Center, exclusive, time-limited codes will be shared periodically in the Pokémon GO Twitch chat while the Pokémon GO World Championships stream is live! Start watching at any of the following times and keep an eye out for a code!

Pokémon GO Twitch stream times:

  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. UTC

  • Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:45 a.m. UTC

  • Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:45 a.m. UTC

Team Building Research

Trainers who redeem a code from the Twitch stream will obtain an exclusive Timed Research that will provide Trainers with an introduction to battling plus a choice of Pokémon encounters for them to craft a competitive Great League Team.

Trainers will have a choice between the following encounter rewards:

Team Option 1: Ariados, Pelipper, Galarian Stunfisk

Team Option 2: Skarmory, Swampert, Drapion

Team Option 3: Talonflame, Venusaur, Jellicent

How to redeem a code

  • Look out for a code thats shared via the Pokémon GO Twitch chat throughout the Pokémon World Championships streams

  • Redeem the code quickly before it expires. The codes will be redeemable for 1 hour after they got shared and you will get multiple opportunities to redeem a code.

Celebratory Avatar Items

Two new in-game avatar items will be available in commemoration of the 2022 Pokémon World Champonships!

  • 2022 Worlds Tee: Available globally via a code shared during the World Champonships Stream. The code will also be distributed on official Pokémon GO social media channels shortly after. The code will be valid through August 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. UTC.

  • 2022 Worlds Parcipant Tee: Available from the Pokéstop located at the Pokémon GO Booth in the World Championships venue in London during the event.

A World Championships Celebration

📅From Thursday, August 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m. → Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (local time)

Pokémon GO is celebrating the 2022 Pokémon World Championships and all things GO battle League.

Event bonuses

  • The maximum number of GO Battle League sets you can play per day will be increased from 5 to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day.

  • Challengers with Pokémon teams inspired by the ones used by Trainers who won the Pokémon GO Regional Championships will appear at Pokéstops.

  • 3x Stardust from GO Battle League win Rewards.

Pokémon debuts

World Championships 2022 Pikachu makes it's Pokémon GO debut in raids, Field Research, and Timed Research!

If you are lucky, you might encounter a shiny one!

Timed Research

Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete the tasks to receive rewards, which include the following:

  • World Championships 2022 Pikachu ✨

  • Elite Fast TM

  • Elite Charged TM

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

  • Nidoran✨, Mankey✨, Machop✨, Mudkip✨, Sableye✨, Meditite✨, Swablu✨, Spheal✨, Croagunk✨, Dewpider

If you are lucky you might encounter the following:

  • Scraggy, Galarian Stunfisk✨


The following Pokémon will appear in Raids:

1-⭐ Raids: Worlds 2022 Pikachu, Galarian Farfetch'd, Marill, Barboach, Timburr

3-⭐Raids: Primepe, Lickitung, Skarmory

5-⭐Raids: Zacian, Zamazenta

Mega Raids: Mega Slowbro

Field Research encounter

You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field research tasks:

  • Bulbasaur✨, Gastly✨, Rhyhorn✨, Magikarp✨, Chikorita✨, Mudkip✨, Galarian Zigzagoon✨, Beldum✨, Galarian Stunfisk✨, Fletchling✨

Featured Attacks

Rhyperior: Evolve Rhydon during the event to get a Rhyperior that knows the Charged attack Rock Wrecker.

  • Rock Wrecker: Trainer Battles - 110 power , Gyms&Raids - 110 power

Gengar: Evolve Haunter during the event to get a Gengar that knows the Charged attack Shadow Punch.

  • Shadow Punch: Trainer battles - 40 power, Gyms&Raids - 40 power

Gyarados: Evolve Magikarp during the event to get a Gyarados that know the Charged attack Aqua Tail.

  • Aqua Tail: Trainer battles - 50 power, Gyms&Raids - 50 power

Metagross: Evolve Metang during the event to get a Metagross that knows the Charged attack Meteor Mash.

  • Meteor Mash: Trainer battles - 100 power, Gyms&Raids - 100 power

Talonflame: Evolve Fletchinder during the event to get a Talonflame that knows the Fast attack Incinerate.

  • Incinerate: Trainer battles - 15 power, Gyms&Raids - 29 power

Featured Avatar Items

To celebrate the 2022 World Championships' Galar theme, the following Galar- inspired avatar items will be featured in the in-game shop:

  • Dragon-type Sport top

  • Dragon-type Sport shorts

  • Dark-type Sport top

  • Dark-type Sport shorts


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