GO Battle Weekend


Saturday, July 9, at 12:00 AM Local Time
Sunday, July 10, at 11:59 PM Local Time

Celebrate Pokémon GO’s anniversary with a weekend full of battling! Enjoy bonuses in the GO Battle League, Battle Team GO Rocket Grunts, and save Shadow Latios from Giovanni.

Active Leagues

The following leagues will be active.

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League


Enjoy up to 20 GO Battle League sets each day
Use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration

Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend Event Bonuses

Team GO Rocket balloons will appear every two hours
Earn 5x Stardust from GO Battle League Rewards
1 extra Raid Pass per day
Earn 50% extra XP from Raid Battles
Earn 2 Mysterious Components from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts
Earn 50% extra Stardust from defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts
Encounter Legendary Pokémon in GO Battle League reward encounters at Rank 16 and up


Ultra Unlock Bonus: Blasts From the Past

If you evolve the following first partner Pokémon to their final evolution during Ultra Unlock: Battle Weekend, they’ll know attacks that were previously featured during past events!

Frenzy Plant (Charged Attack)

  • Bulbasaur
  • Chikorita
  • Treecko
  • Turtwig
  • Snivy

Evolve into…

  • Venusaur
  • Meganium
  • Sceptile
  • Torterra
  • Serperior

Blast Burn (Charged Attack)

  • Charmander
  • Cyndaquil
  • Torchic
  • Chimchar
  • Tepig

Evolve into…

  • Charizard
  • Typhlosion
  • Blaziken
  • Infernape
  • Emboar

Hydro Cannon (Charged Attack)

  • Squirtle
  • Totodile
  • Mudkip
  • Piplup
  • Oshawott

Evolve into…

  • Blastoise
  • Feraligatr
  • Swampert
  • Empoleon
  • Samurott

Dragon Breath (Fast Attack)

  • Charmander

Evolve into…

  • Charizard


Save Shadow Latios!

Giovanni doesn’t do anything halfway. After Trainers around the world saved Shadow Latias, the Team GO Rocket boss just had to get his hands on Shadow Latios—and now it needs your help! Get ready to face off against Giovanni and rescue Shadow Latios!

Some of the Shadow Pokémon listed here were found updated in a recent datamine. They are not all confirmed.

  • Latios

Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders, Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal, too!

In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!

  • Geodude
  • Shinx
  • Patrat
  • Watchog
  • Purrloin
  • Liepard
  • Ducklett
  • Swanna
  • Foongus
  • Amoonguss

And more!


Special Research

Special Research centered on Giovanni will be available. Complete it to earn Super Rocket Radar!

The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of the Season of GO on September 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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