Celebrate Carnival at Home with Pokémon GO!

Celebrate Carnival at home with Pokémon GO

Every year during this season, people from different regions of the world come together to celebrate Carnival. These are some of the biggest and most famous street parties in the world, which originated centuries ago in Europe and are extremely popular today in Latin America, the Caribbean, and especially in Brazil.

In 2021 we will not be able to celebrate Carnival with our friends and family in the open air as we are used to. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate alongside our Buddy Pokémon and virtually connect.

Therefore, we are delighted to present the first Carnival celebration in Pokémon GO!

Date, time and region

  • From Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. local time, until Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • This event will be held in the following regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala , Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Uruguay).


Pokémon that represent the festive spirit of Carnival and some of its traditions, such as music and happiness, will be more frequently drawn to Incense, including Diglett, Jigglypuff, Hitmontop, Torchic, Lotad, Kricketot, Bronzor, Munna, and Emolga.

  • If you’re lucky, you might come across a Shiny Jigglypuff!
  • During this event, the incense will last for three hours.

Raid hours and more

  • On February 18, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time, there will be a Raid Hour with Kricketot. If you’re lucky, you might even come across a shiny one!
  • On February 19, from 6:00 p.m. M. At 7:00 p. M. Local Time, continue the celebration with a one-hour raid with Emolga, the Sky Squirrel Pokémon.
  • Visit the store for a one-time free bundle with 50 Poké Balls, two Incense, 10 Razz Berries, and a Remote Raid Pass!

We hope Trainers enjoy this special celebration and we look forward to enjoying Carnival virtually with our friends, family, and Pokémon. Despite not being able to be physically together now, we believe that this fun adventure will connect us and bring us closer together.


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