Pokemon Go: Let’s Go Event Guide

Pokemon Gos The next in-game event will come in the form of a crossover event that collaborates with Pokemon’s Let’s Go games. This event, the Pokemon Go Let’s Go Event, offers multiple bonuses to all players who log in and play during its duration, many of which are exclusive to this particular event and will not be returning any time soon.

Also see: Pokemon Go: How to Obtain and Evolve Cosmog

This event takes place over the course of approximately one week, aAvailable from Tuesday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. local time to Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. local time. With changes to several major components of Pokemon Go, it’s important that you go into this event with the right knowledge and preparation.


mystery boxes

Meltan from Pokemon is in the middle of a sandstorm

mystery boxes can be acquired by sending Pokemon from your Pokemon Go account to either Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, or Pokemon Home. As usual, opening these Mystery Boxes will reward you with one encounter with Meltan, a Pokemon that is difficult to get in Pokemon Go.

During this event you can open these Mystery Boxes faster than normal. Also, Meltan encountered through this method has a chance to be Shiny and a higher probability of both XXS or XXL.

Ditto encounters

Two Ditto and two Meltan stand on the ground of a forest

during this event Ditto disguises itself as another Pokémon in the wilderness. Since the following Pokémon appear more frequently in the wild during this event, you will encounter Ditto more often. Each Pokemon that can be used to stealth Ditto can be found below.

Ditto transform Pokémon

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Event Bonuses

Five different Meltan in a forest, with the central one being Shiny

Four different event bonuses will be available during this event. Some of the following bonuses prove rare among players cannot benefit from it at any time other than during the Let’s Go event, so log in and use them if they interest you. The four bonuses are listed below.

  • Shorter waiting time for opening mystery boxes
  • Higher chance of encountering Meltan, which are both XXS or XXL
  • Higher probability of Encounter with Ditto disguised in the wild
  • Double the candy when transferring Pokemon

event research

Professor Willow with Pikachu on his shoulder, with Mew and the Pokemon Go logo on the left

field research

Event Field Research tasks can be acquired by visiting and spinning various PokeStop Photo Discs. As you complete these specific tasks, you will face both Pansage, Pansear or Panpour, Pokémon traditionally only available in certain regions of the world.

Obtain and complete these tasks during this event as some of these Pokemon may be difficult to obtain depending on the region you are playing in.

Seasonal Special Research

During this event, a seasonal special research titled “An everyday hero.“Although this special research will make its debut during this event, it will be available until the end of this Pokemon Go season, ends June 1 at 10 a.m. local time.

Event Collection Challenge

A new Collection Challenge will be available during this event window and will require you to catch Pokémon that follow this event’s theme. Catching and evolving all required Pokémon during this event will reward you 5,000 XP and a Encounter with Meltan.

Related: Pokemon Go: Fighting Team Rocket Grunts and Purifying Shadow Pokemon

Event Wild Encounters

Several Dittos scattered on the shore of a beach

As with other in-game events, The Pokémon commonly found in the wild are a little different during the duration of this event. Log in and adventure during this event for a chance to meet and catch these different event Pokémon, each listed below.

Many of these Pokemon are ones that Ditto can dress up as now, so you’ve got one Increased chance of encountering this Pokémon as well.

Event Wild Encounter Pokemon







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Galarian Stunfisk

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event raids

Multiple Pokemon Go raids scattered across a crowded city with the Pokemon Go logo in the corner

There will be various Pokémon that appear in both Five Star Raids and Mega Raids during this event. Each of these Raid Pokémon will only be available on specific dates in each Raid type, so be sure to note these times. Each of these Raid Pokémon can be found below, along with the type of Raid they appear in and the dates they will be available.

Event Raid Pokémon

Raid Pokémon

raid level

Dates available

Forme Thundurus incarnate

Five stars

Tuesday 21 March to Tuesday 28 March

Mega Venusaur

mega raid

Tuesday 21 March to Tuesday 28 March


Five stars

Tuesday March 28th to Monday April 10th

Mega Alakazam

mega raid

Tuesday March 28th to Monday April 10th

Changes to the five-star raid and mega raid Pokémon will take place at 10 a.m. local time.

Team Go Rocket takeover

Team Go Rocket's Giovanni stands next to Shadow Regice

The Team Go Rocket Takeover Event will return and straddle during this event from Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. local time to Wednesday, March 29, 8 p.m. local time. You can expect the same Team Go Rocket-style features and bonuses as previous versions of this event, except this time it ends with a chance to catch Giovanni’s newest Shadow Pokémon. shadow regice.

Special Research will be released with this event, available until June 1st at 10am local time when this Pokemon Go season ends.

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