The Pokemon Company and Niantic have kicked off the Pokemon GO Battle Showdown 2019 event worldwide.
During the event, select Fighting-type Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild, and you might even encounter Shiny Mankey and Shiny Machop. Various bonuses will also be in effect. To celebrate, Power-Up Punch has been permanently added to the game for certain Pokemon.
Full details below:
It’s time to challenge team leaders and fellow Trainers for special rewards during our Battle Showdown event! Level up Gym Badges, earn Stardust, and show your team pride during this limited-time event.
Date + Time Mar. 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Mar. 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
- Fighting-type Pokémon like Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite will appear more frequently in the wild.
- If you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny Mankey and Shiny Machop!
- 2× Catch, Battle, and Raid Stardust
- 2× XP for Gym Badges
- Earn up to five rewards per day from Trainer Battles, including Rare Candy.
- Earn up to three rewards per day from challenging team leaders, including Rare Candy.
Move A new move has been permanently added to the game! Power-Up Punch will now be available for certain Pokémon, such as Poliwrath, Hitmonchan, Kangaskhan, Medicham, and Lucario.
Our Battle Showdown event is sure to pack a punch, so don’t miss it!
—The Pokémon GO team