Alright, Trainers, let’s get down to it. Wooper may be out, but the Showcases must go on. Niantic and Pokémon GO have just dropped the names of the next Pokémon you’ll want to strut their stuff in the upcoming Showcases. Gear up for Smoliv, Drifloon, Gothita, and Mareanie, because it’s showtime.
First up, if you’re still getting your feet wet with this new feature, let’s break down how it works. PokéStops hosting these Showcases will have unique icons above them. When it’s green, you’re good to go. Just tap the PokéStop and then tap “Showcase” to get your Pokémon in the ring. Once that’s done, the icon will turn purple. You have to be physically near the PokéStop to enter, so no long-distance showing off, folks.
After you’ve entered your Pokémon into a Showcase, they’re not stuck there. You can still trade them, evolve them, or whatever else you want to do. Each Pokémon can only take part in one Showcase at a time. You’ll be able to keep tabs on how your Pokémon is doing via the Leaderboard on the PokéStop’s Showcase page.
Trainers, please note that we will be updating the official site and blog with the following information affecting the remainder of the Adventures Abound season. The updated list of Pokémon eligible to compete in Showcases are:
🫒 Smoliv Oct 16-17 local time
🟣 Drifloon Oct 29-31…
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) October 16, 2023
Here’s the kicker, once the Showcase is over, it’s prize time. We’re talking Stardust, XP, and more. And if you’re in the top three? Even better rewards await, like an Incubator or a Star Piece. As for the numero uno? A medal will be yours! You can claim all these rewards either from the Today View or directly from the PokéStop.
Mark these dates in your calendar to participate in these Showcases for a chance to win rewards. Smoliv is set for October 16-17 local time, Drifloon will take the stage from October 29-31 local time, and both Gothita and Mareanie will be in the spotlight from November 15-19 local time. So, are you ready to make these Showcases a hit? Let’s do this.