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Article by Brian Tien

The Season of Go is well underway, and with it we have a new event to look forward to. The Pokemon TCG Crossover Event is here to celebrate the cross-over between Pokemon Go and the Trading Card Game, and with it we have a few new additions to the game, and a new Pokemon family as well.

TCG Crossover Event

Event Start Event End
June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Time Until Start
  • Wimpod and Golisopod, Bug/Water Type Pokemon that originate from the Alola region, will make their debut in Pkemon Go
  • Pikachu will also be available with a TCG hat
  • Meltan will be available in its Shiny forme during this event
  • Six collection challenges of various difficulty will be available
    • And an additional 3 Collection Challenges will be available starting June 23
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available in the wild
  • Lunatone and Solrock will both be available globally for the duration of the event. 
    • Post-event, Lunatone will be available in the Western Hemisphere, and Solrock in the Eastern hemisphere.
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via Field Research 
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via Raids

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Trainers,

We’re incredibly excited to reveal more details about our collaboration with the Pokémon TCG. Trainers will be able to purchase the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion soon, featuring Pokémon GO-themed cards!

As part of the collaboration, we’re also celebrating in Pokémon GO with the Pokémon TCG Crossover Event! This event sees the debut of Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat. Mewtwo that know Shadow Ball or Psystrike may also appear in Raid Battles. What’s more, if you are lucky, you might encounter Shiny Meltan—and that’s not all! Read on for more information.

For future updates on the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion, learn more here.

Pokémon TCG Crossover Event

Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat, Wimpod, and Golisopod make their Pokémon GO debut!

Image of Wimpod - Shiny Off

Wimpod

Image of Golisopod - Shiny Off

Golisopod*

Image of Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat - Shiny On

Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

*You can use 400 Wimpod Candy to evolve Wimpod into Golisopod

Meltan

The key to catching Meltan is the Mystery Box, which can be obtained by sending a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME or the Nintendo Switch titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

When you use the Mystery Box during this event, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Meltan—if you’re lucky!

The time you have to wait before you can open the Mystery Box again will be reduced during the event.

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Meltan

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Collection Challenges

Collection Challenges themed around Pokémon that will be featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion are coming!

Six Collection Challenges of varying difficulty – some will be harder than others, just like collecting the TCG cards – will be available beginning on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time and will run until Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. You can complete them all to receive rewards of XP, a Lure Module, and an Incubator. You’ll also be able to encounter Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Meltan!

That’s not all! You can keep the collecting going with another three Collection Challenges available beginning on June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time and running until June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. You can complete them all to earn additional encounters with Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise!

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion will appear more frequently in the wild.

Bulbasaur - Shiny On

Bulbasaur

Ivysaur - Shiny Off

Ivysaur

Charmander - Shiny On

Charmander

Charmeleon - Shiny Off

Charmeleon

Squirtle - Shiny On

Squirtle

Wartortle - Shiny Off

Wartortle

Alolan Rattata - Shiny On

Alolan Rattata

Image of Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat - Shiny On

Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat

Slowpoke - Shiny On

Slowpoke

Magikarp - Shiny On

Magikarp

Eevee - Shiny On

Eevee

Spinarak - Shiny On

Spinarak

Natu - Shiny On

Natu

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Aipom

Numel - Shiny On

Numel

Bidoof

Bidoof

Pidove - Shiny On

Pidove

Wimpod - Shiny On

Wimpod

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Onix

Onix

Chansey - Shiny On

Chansey

Image of Snorlax - Shiny On

Snorlax

Dragonite - Shiny Off

Dragonite

Slaking

Slaking

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Other featured Pokémon

Lunatone and Solrock will also be featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion! In celebration, these Pokémon will be appearing in the wild around the world for the duration of the event. After the event ends, Lunatone will appear in the Western Hemisphere and Solrock will appear in the Eastern Hemisphere.

PGO_Icon_337_Lunatone_SHY

Lunatone

PGO_Icon_338_Solrock_SHY

Solrock

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research task encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion when you complete Field Research tasks.

PGO_Icon_002_Ivysaur

Ivysaur

PGO_Icon_005_Charmeleon

Charmeleon

PGO_Icon_008_Wartortle

Wartortle

Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat - Shiny On

Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat

Wimpod - Shiny On

Wimpod

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Venusaur - Shiny On

Venusaur

Charizard - Shiny On

Charizard

Blastoise - Shiny On

Blastoise

Snorlax - Shiny On

Snorlax

Dragonite - Shiny On

Dragonite

Slaking - Shiny Off

Slaking

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids

Chansey - Shiny On

Chansey

Larvitar - Shiny On

Larvitar

Timburr - Shiny On

Timburr

Wimpod - Shiny Off

Wimpod

Three-Star Raids

Alolan Exeggutor -- Shiny Icon On

Alolan Exeggutor

Snorlax - Shiny On

Snorlax

Dragonite - Shiny Off

Dragonite

Slaking - Shiny Off

Slaking

five-star eggFive-Star Raids

Mewtwo - Shiny On

Mewtwo*

mega-raid eggMega Raids

Mega Venusaur - Shiny On

Mega Venusaur

???

Mega Charizard X

Mega Charizard Y - Shiny On

Mega Charizard Y

Mega Blastoise - Shiny On

Mega Blastoise

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

*Mewtwo caught from June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know the Charged Attack Shadow Ball. Mewtwo caught from June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to July 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.local time will know the Charged Attack Psystrike.

Please note that the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Expansion will not be available in Russian or Turkish.

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.

—The Pokémon GO team

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