We’re excited to announce that the Sustainability Week event is coming! In partnership with the Niantic Sustainability Campaign, you and your fellow Trainers can earn in-game bonuses by achieving various sustainability-related goals in the real world. In addition, Binacle will be making its Pokémon GO debut, and there will be a free Sustainability Week T-shirt avatar item available in the shop.

Date + Time

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time


  • Binacle, the Two-Handed Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut!
  • Pokémon like Grimer, Drilbur, Trubbish, Ferroseed, and more will be appearing more often in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Trubbish!
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Diglett, Tangela, Goldeen, Budew, Cherubi, Finneon, and Drilbur.
  • Vileplume, Alolan Exeggutor, Trubbish, Binacle, and more will be appearing in raids.
  • Complete event-exclusive Field Research to earn encounters with Cottonee, Chespin, Binacle, and more.
  • There will also be event-exclusive Timed Research for you to enjoy.
  • A free Sustainability Week T-shirt avatar item will be available in the shop!

Unlock Rewards

You can work alongside players of other Niantic games to unlock special tiered in-game rewards by participating in the Niantic Sustainability Campaign in the real world. The following rewards will be available on Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.

  • Tier 1(2,500 activations): Five-star raids will appear more often.
  • Tier 2 (5,000 activations): A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop. The rewards from Tier 1 will remain active.
  • Tier 3 (10,000 activations): A 2× Catch XP bonus will be live. The rewards from Tiers 1 and 2 will remain active.

For more details on how to unlock these rewards, please see the Niantic blog post here.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team


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A live-action film based on the popular Pokémon franchise. Plot details are unknown right now. Artwork is from the first Pokémon movie.

The 20-year old franchise, Pokémon, started as a pair of video games created for the original Game Boy console. The game was created in 1995 by Satoshi Tajiri. The Pokémon Company is a shared franchise copyright of three companies namely Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. Nintendo, however, is the sole owner of the trademark.

Game Freak developed the video games with Nintendo as the publisher. To date it has spawned many more video games, comic books, animated tv shows, trading card games, and other merchandises such as toys, clothes, accessories, and school supplies.

Pokémon is the contraction of Pocket Monsters, which has evolved into seven generations of fictional species to date. Tajiri took inspiration from one of his childhood pastimes, collecting insects. Players take the role of Pokémon Trainers who want to collect every Pokémon. Their duties include taking care of the eggs until they hatch and training the monsters until they are ready to battle it out with the Pokémon of other players.

The most popular species of Pokémon is Pikachu. The character was created and designed by Atsuko Nishida and Ken Sugimori. The species first appeared in the first generation game, Pokémon Red and Green (Blue replaced Green in North America), and went on to become one of the main characters in the Pokémon anime series. Pikachu is the mascot of the franchise, and one of Nintendo’s biggest stars.

The game’s main character is a Pokémon trainer named Ash Ketchum, a 10 year old kid aspiring to become a Pokémon master. A Pokémon researcher, Professor Oak, gives him Pikachu who at first made it difficult for Ash to train him. They soon form a loving bond and throughout their journey they befriend and battle a lot of trainers and Pokémon.

The franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016 in a big way. It released the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, which can be played using mobile phones. It also released its first two seventh generation games, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.


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Complete touch-based puzzles to serve dishes and drinks to adorable Pokémon customers!

Link together Pokémon™ icons to clear puzzles as you work to build up your very own café in Pokémon Café Mix, a free-to-start game for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Meet the goals for each puzzle before you run out of turns—link a certain number of icons, get a high score, or even destroy sugar cubes to serve up Pokémon themed menu items.

Meet and grow your café staff of charming Pokémon eager to help
Recruit Pokémon to help out at the café (in their adorable uniforms) by building friendship and expand your café and menu offerings by completing puzzles. Each Pokémon staff member has a Café Skill that will come in handy during puzzles!

Golden Acorns can help you complete puzzles and recruit more Pokémon!

Earn or purchase Golden Acorns, the in-game currency, and redeem them to regain hearts, continue puzzles, and get helpful items.

As you complete puzzles to build a world-class café, you’ll face obstacles such as sugar cubes, dollops of whipped cream, and tomatoes! Use your puzzle skills to clear them and employ the help of Pokémon’s Café Skills for some extra oomph! In addition to Café Skills, each Pokémon staff member has a specialty. Match a Pokémon’s specialty with the dish or drink you are making for bonuses in puzzles.

In addition to recruiting more Pokémon staff members and growing your collection of menu items, the café itself will expand as you play! Getting new tools or having areas added to your café may even draw in more customers. All the action in Pokémon Café Mix unfolds in a playful art style that brings out the cuteness of your Pokémon pals and patrons. It’s time to become a café owner, solve puzzles, and bring joy to Pokémon patrons!


Grookey and Pichu dash between the legs of an enormous Bouffalant herd before coming to a halt in front of your NEO-ONE, a hi-tech railcar that combines Jurassic World’s spherical vehicle design with Jurassic Park’s, er… rails. As Grookey bangs his stick on the ground like a toddler with an object they have been explicitly told not to break, the world of Florio Park behind it begins to open up: there’s Dodrio and Vivillon, Bidoof and Emolga, Wurmple and Taillow and Florges and – later on in the game – a whole heap of other, more traditional fan favourites. For someone as invested in this world as I am, New Pokemon Snap is a must-play experience, a spectacle that drastically supersedes its 1999 predecessor.


Minus the catching and battling and other morally murky elements of mainline Pokemon – as per Team Plasma, at least – there’s actually a whole lot going on in New Pokemon Snap. The Lental region, an archipelago comprising oceanic havens, thick jungles, vast deserts, and everything in between, has already established itself as one of the series’ more alluring locations. Pikipek brings stray fluffruit up to Toucannon’s nest high in the treetops as Quagsire dives into the mouth of a waterfall to cool off beneath the beating sun overhead. Onix snakes its way through sweltering sands, diving underground and erupting skyward like a particularly violent bottlenose dolphin, while Sharpedo skulks through the shallow water encasing coral reefs exactly like how you’d expect a half-shark, half-torpedo to – quickly, raucously, and, if I’m honest, almost entirely nonsensically.


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Your job in New Pokemon Snap is to photograph these phenomena. Pokemon are real posers once you crank out your camera, either schmoozing up to you in a way that says “look how amazing I am” or, in some cases, lambasting you for so much as assuming you can take their picture. But it’s a lambastment that says “how dare you! Wait, what do you mean you didn’t take a candid just now?”

Your photos are scored at the end of each course by Professor Mirror. There are two separate scoring systems, which, although partly connected, function on completely different levels. The star system, which assigns each photo a rating between one and four, mostly pertains to how unique the captured situation is. Pyukumuku lying on a rock? One star, maybe two. Pyukumuku being spat out of a Pelipper’s bill? Now that’s a four-star shot. The second system is the primary scoring structure, and revolves around conventional photography measures like pose, subject size, direction, placement, and so on. You’re able to hold four photos of every Pokemon in your Photodex at any given time – one for each star – with each individual score…


Pokémon Trading Card Game players in Australia and New Zealand should prepare themselves as Play! Pokémon events will be returning on March 6, 2021. You’ll once again be able to visit stores hosting Play! Pokémon events to participate in Pokémon League and Prerelease tournaments against other players. For questions or concerns regarding events at participating stores, please see the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 requirements.

The brand-new Event Locator is now available to help players discover events. Currently, the Event Locator will only show events for Australia and New Zealand.

In-person events in other areas remain suspended, but conditions will be consistently reviewed for future re-openings. In the meantime, Players Cup, Team Challenge, and League at Home continue to be available to eligible players in all participating countries.

In more Play! Pokémon news, the new Pokémon Event Manager (PEM) has launched and will help Professors and Tournament Organizers create and track Play! Pokémon events. The initial version of the new PEM is available only in English. Event organizers in countries outside Australia and New Zealand can continue to test PEM, but please note that Team Challenge tournaments will continue to run with Tournament Operations Manager (TOM) software.

Continue to visit the Play! Pokémon Events website for the latest updates.


As with all new generations of games, X & Y bring a plethora of Pokémon to the fold. These Pokémon make up for the smallest amount of new Pokémon in a generation, with only 69 Pokémon available from launch. This page will detail the stats of these 69 Pokémon. Click the Pokémon to go to their Pokédex page



The Tricky Pokémon event is back, and mischievous Pokémon seem to be causing more trouble than usual! Throughout Thursday, April 1, 2021, Pokémon prone to mischief will be appearing more often in the wild—some of them may even be Ditto in disguise! Some of them appear to be causing trouble for Team GO Rocket, too, so it’s the perfect time to complete Team GO Rocket Timed Research and rescue Shadow Zapdos from Giovanni’s clutches!

Date + Time

Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time


  • Pokémon prone to mischief—like Aipom, Croagunk, and Purrloin—will be appearing more often in the wild!
  • Sources tell us that Team GO Rocket Grunts will only have Shadow Aipom on their teams during the event. They thought catching Aipom would put a stop to their pranks—but how wrong they were!
  • Team GO Rocket will be appearing more often at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • The Team GO Rocket Timed Research launching during this event will be available from Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time. Complete it within that time to earn a Super Rocket Radar and other rewards!
  • The switch timer in the GO Battle League will be cut in half! Could this be more Pokémon mischief at work?
  • Take a few snapshots for a surprise!
  • Ditto will be appearing more frequently in the wild during the event, so be sure to catch Pokémon that Ditto are known to transform into! We’ve also received reports of Ditto transforming into one more Pokémon species than before, and it seems this phenomenon will continue after the event concludes.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team


Have you noticed that there are no Team Go Rocket balloons or grunts in Pokémon GO lately? Lots of players have, as the feature seemed to disappear overnight. In fact, that’s basically what has happened. And if you were trying to beat Arlo, Cliff, Sierra, or Giovanni then the absence is hard felt. To help explain, here’s the reason why there are no Team GO Rocket balloons or grunts in Pokémon GO.

Why are There no Team GO Rocket Balloons or Grunts in Pokémon GO

UPDATE: Team GO Rocket will return soon.

Original Text: Niantic has disabled the spawning of Team GO Rocket balloons and grunts in Pokémon GO, but only temporarily. The announcement was released on April 9th, late at night on the east coast of the US. It reads, “Trainers, while we investigate errors associated with Team GO Rocket encounters, they will be temporarily unavailable. We’ll update here with more information. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

What were those errors? Pokémon GO around the world were encountering freezes on the latest version of the game. While only a small portion of the community was actually on this version, it was rolling out to others more and more all the time. And so, instead of letting players encounter these bugs Niantic has removed the Team GO Rocket team from the game.

Balloons won’t appear every six hours, and Poké Stops won’t feature the usual level of grunt activity. And even if you have your Rocket Radar (regular or Super) equipped, you won’t see Arlo, Cliff, Sierra, or Giovanni (UPDATE: Rocket Radars still work for some, so equip them if you wish). So just hold off on that battle for now, but hopefully you aren’t working on your Special or Timed Research quests for them. Everyone simply has to wait for a new version of the game to release with the bugs patched out.

Hopefully now that you know why there are no Team GO Rocket balloons or grunts in Pokémon GO you can have the patience to wait out this time.

– This article was updated on:April 22nd, 2021

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