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Pokémon GO Rivals’ Week: Dates, featured Pokémon, Raids and more

The Season of Legends continues with the Pokémon GO Rivals’ Week. Check out the featured Pokémon, the dates, Raids and more.
After a special period in which we celebrated the arrival of Spring along with the traditional Easter, a new themed week will arrive in Pokémon GO in the coming days. With debuts of more Pokémon species in the game and the special appearance of a Legendary Pokémon from the Unova region, Rivals Week will celebrate some of the rivalries of the main series games.

Pokémon GO Rivals’ Week: Featured Pokémon

Starting with the event news, a pair of Pokémon originating from the Kalos region will make their debut during this event, appearing in the wild and in raids and being known for their rivalry in the water, Skrelp and Clauncher.

Pokémon go rivals week dates featured pokemon raids(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

In addition, the following Pokémon will also appear in the wild across the map:

  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Makuhita
  • Meditite
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper

Along with these, the following Pokémon will have a higher chance of hatching from 5km eggs throughout the event:

  • Machop
  • Tyrogue
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Makuhita
  • Meditite
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper

More Featured Pokémon will be revealed throughout the event.


Pokémon GO Rivals’ Week: Raids

Within the theme of the event, many of these Pokémon will appear again as part of the special raids, with some like Nidoqueen and Nidoking making their presence within these.

Pokémon go rivals week dates featured pokemon raids(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

However, the main attraction will come with the debut of Landorus, the last member of the Unova’s Cloud Trio, and who will appear for the first time in his Totem Form through the five-star raids.

Pokémon GO Rivals’ Week: Quests and Bonuses

During the event, several exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available, where players can earn rewards, as well as secure encounters with rivalries Pokémon.

Team GO Rocket, being your eternal adventure rivals, will also appear more frequently around PokéStops, so you will have to take care of them whenever you can.

Pokémon go rivals week dates featured pokemon raids(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Finally, you will be able to enjoy the Rivals’ Week challenge in the Global Challenge Arena, where you will have to work with Trainers from all over the world to win Raid Battles and unlock a 2× Catch Stardust bonus for the duration of the event.

Pokémon GO Rivals’ Week will be available from 13th April at 10 am to 18th April at 8 pm, local time.