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Pokemon GO November 2020 Special Weekend events

Trainers, Niantic, and Pokemon Go, will be holding Special Weekend events in November 2020 in the US, Mexico, and Japan. These are exclusive in-game events accessible with a ticket containing a redeemable code on Pokemon GO’s offer redemption website. It can be obtained from a participating Pokemon GO partner.

The Pokemon Go Special Weekend events will bring new Timed Research, Special Pokemon from Incense, and Special Pokemon spawning in the wild. Niantic has posted the specific details on their official website, including the time span of the events.

The event and partner flow is as follows:

  • In the United States, Verizon, and Grubhub
  • 7-Eleven Mexico in Mexico
  • Softbank and 7-Eleven Japan, and Matsumoto Kiyoshi in Japan.

Date + Time

These events will occur on Saturday, November 7, 2020, and Sunday, November 8, 2020. Note that you can redeem tickets from multiple participating partners if you’re eligible to participate in numerous Special Weekend events!

United States

  • Verizon: Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Grubhub: Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time


  • 7-Eleven Mexico: Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm local time


  • Softbank & 7-Eleven Japan: Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi: Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time


  • Timed Research will be available for ticket holders during the event times. These research tasks will provide you a chance to encounter Pokémon such as Chansey, Sunkern, Mawile, Spoink, Bronzor, Gible, and Sewaddle, as well as earn items such as Incense, a Star Piece, and Charizard Mega Energy!
  • Special Pokémon will be attracted to Incense, such as Bulbasaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Pikachu, Sableye, Patrat, Minccino, Ferroseed, and various forms of Unown. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Ferroseed!
  • The special Pokémon appearing in the wild are specific to each Special Weekend event, so be sure to check out more in-depth details at each respective event blog, which can be found on
  • As a note, Shiny Unown will not be available during these events.

How can I get a Pokémon GO Special Weekend ticket?

The ticket distribution dates and conditions are different for each partner. Please visit their websites to discover more information.

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