Trainers, the wait is finally over. Day 1 of the highly anticipated Pokémon World Championships has arrived, and Niantic, and Pokémon GO, are bringing the celebration to your screens with an in-game event.
As the 2023 Pokémon World Championships kick off, Pokémon GO joins the festivities by launching the much-anticipated “2023 Pokémon World Championships Celebration.” This event is a tribute to not only the Championships themselves but also to the thrill of the GO Battle League, a favorite amongst Trainers.
During this event, Trainers can look forward to the debut of Passimian, known as the Teamwork Pokémon, in the world of Pokémon GO. Explore your surroundings and keep your eyes peeled for this exciting addition to your Pokédex. But that’s not all, the celebration also brings forth the charismatic presence of the new costumed World Championships 2023 Pikachu and its shiny form.
The event enhances your battle experience by increasing the maximum number of battle sets per day from 5 to an impressive 10. Plus, your encounters with Pokémon through GO Battle League rewards will now showcase a wider range of attributes, including Attack, Defense, and HP.
Joining the ranks of Pokémon GO players, you too can dive into the adventure of the World Championships-themed Timed Research, a feature accessible exclusively during the event’s duration. By skillfully accomplishing the designated research tasks, you’re in for a treat, cool rewards await as a symbol of your triumph.
Rewards include an Elite Fast TM, captivating encounters with the World Championships 2023 Pikachu, and an assortment of Poké Balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls, as well as Fast and Charged TMs.
The exclusive Pokémon World Championships Timed Research consists of a single step, incorporating five tasks that must be successfully accomplished.
Pokémon World Championships Timed Research Tasks and Rewards
- Catch 5 Pokémon: Reward: 10 Poké Balls
- Power up Pokémon 5 times: 1 Fast TM
- Use 5 Charged Attacks: Reward: 10 Great Balls
- Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 1 Charged TMs
- Battle in the GO Battle League 5 times: 10 Ultra Balls
Upon completion of this Timed Research, Trainers will receive a coveted Elite Fast TM along with the treasured World Championships 2023 Pikachu.
For those who crave even more excitement, Niantic has an exclusive treat in store. While tuning in to the Pokémon GO Twitch live stream during the Pokémon World Championships, Trainers can seize the opportunity to receive two exclusive Timed Research codes. Simply watch 30 minutes of the live stream to unlock these special codes.
Upon redeeming Day 1’s live stream code, Trainers will access exclusive Timed Research that focuses on essential battling skills. The rewards include encounters with Pokémon ideal for assembling a formidable Great League team. On the other hand, redeeming Day 2’s live stream code will unlock exclusive Timed Research dedicated to celebrating the 2022 Pokémon GO Master’s Division World Champion, DancingRob.
The Pokémon GO Twitch live stream sessions on the following dates:
- Friday, August 11, 2023: The stream kicks off at 12:00 a.m. UTC and will continue until the conclusion of the day’s rebroadcast.
- Saturday, August 12, 2023: Tune in starting from 12:00 a.m. UTC, with the live stream running until the day’s rebroadcast comes to an end.
The Pokémon GO 2023 Pokemon World Championships celebration ends on August 15, 2023.