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A new Pokemon GO event’s preview – Rivals’ Week. What do you need to know?

The creators announced another event. New pokemons will make their debut in the game.


An Easter event is currently underway in Pokemon GO. But as this one ends in a few days, Niantic has announced another that will take place soon. This time the main theme being combat (whether it means raids or as a Pokemon type). Players will be able to compete in the global challenge. In addition, new creatures will debut in the game. What are the details?

Rivals’ Week – a new event in Pokemon GO

According to the official announcement, the event will start on Tuesday, April 13, and will last until Sunday, April 18, 2021.

The following is planned:

  • Skrelp and Clauncher will be making their Pokémon GO debuts! They’ll be appearing in the wild, in raids, and in encounters after you complete Field Research tasks.
  • Therian Forme Landorus is also making its Pokémon GO debut! Encounter the Abundance Pokémon in five-star raids.
  • Enjoy the Rivals’ Week challenge in the Global Challenge Arena! All Trainers around the world can work together to win Raid Battles and unlock a 2× Catch Stardust bonus for the duration of the event!
  • Pokémon known for their rivalries will be appearing more often in the wild, such as Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Makuhita, Meditite, Zangoose, Seviper, and more!
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs throughout the event: Machop, Tyrogue, Elekid, Magby, Makuhita, Meditite, Zangoose, and Seviper.
  • Rivalries will continue in raids as well! Pokémon like Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Zangoose, Seviper, and more will be appearing in raids!
  • Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will lead to encounters with rival Pokémon, such as Skrelp and Clauncher, as well.
  • Sources tell us that Team GO Rocket will be taking over PokéStops more often. Their balloons will also be appearing more frequently!​

    @LeekDuck