Pokémon Go: Pokémon HOME celebration event

Now that Pokémon Go has been integrated into Pokémon HOME, Niantic is celebrating with a week-long event where players can get Shiny Meltan, Shiny Slowpoke, Mega Pidgeot Energy, and more. There will be an increase in spawns, timed searches, event exclusive field searches, and raids to look forward to, and at iMore, we’ve got everything you need to know to get the most out of this event!

Pokémon HOME Celebration Event

Pokémon HOME now works with Pokémon Go, allowing Trainers to transfer lots of Pokémon to cloud-based storage where some can even be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. To celebrate this integration, Niantic is hosting a weeklong event starting Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. local time and ending Monday, November 23 at 10:00 p.m.

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Note: Pokémon that may be Shiny are marked with an asterisk.

Pokémon Meetings for the Pokémon HOME Celebration Event

As with any event, many Pokémon will spawn, hatch from eggs, and be featured in raids. Additionally, Meltan from the Mystery Box will have the potential to be brilliant.


The following Pokémon have higher spawn rates:

  • Alolan Sandshrew *
  • Toothed*
  • Diglett *
  • Lambin *
  • Magnemite *
  • Same
  • Porygon *
  • Hoothoot
  • Remoraid
  • Whismur
  • Lileep *
  • Anorith *
  • Cottonee
  • Foongus
  • Meltan *


The following Pokémon can hatch from eggs within 5 km:


The following Pokémon appear in Raids:

Note: Swords of Justice, Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will be available from Monday November 16 through Tuesday November 24.

Search for Pokémon HOME Celebration Event

There are a handful of event-exclusive field research tasks, as well as an exclusive timed research line for the Pokémon HOME celebration event. The Timed Research Line will reward Trainers with up to 150 Mega Pidegot Energy, so you’ll definitely want to complete all stages.

Timed search

The following four-step timed search line is available for one week only.

The first step

  1. Transfer five Pokémon for ten PokéBalls.
  2. Use ten berries to help catch Pokémon for an encounter with Nidoran♀ *.
  3. Catch ten Pokémon for three Razz Berries.

Completion Rewards: Ten Mega Pidgeot Energy, Slowpoke encounter, 500 Stardust.

Second step

  1. Evolve three Pokémon for 20 PokéBalls.
  2. Use 15 berries to help catch Pokémon for an encounter with Nidoran♂ *.
  3. Catch 20 Pokémon for three Pinap Berries.

Completion Rewards: 30 Mega Pidgeot Energy, Ponyta * encounter, 1000 Stardust.

Third step

  1. Catch ten different species of Pokémon for ten large balls.
  2. Win two raids for an encounter with Litwick.
  3. Catch 30 Pokémon for a Slowpoke * encounter.

Completion Rewards: 50 Mega Pidgeot Energy, Absol * encounter, 1000 Stardust.

Step four

  1. Automatically completed for ten Mega Pidgeot Energy.
  2. Automatically completed for ten Mega Pidgeot Energy.
  3. Automatically completed for ten Mega Pidgeot Energy.

Completion Rewards: 30 Mega Pidgeot Energy, Gible * encounter, 1000 Stardust.

Field research

The following Field Research tasks will be available from PokéStop and Gym spins for the duration of the Pokémon HOME celebration event:

  • Catch two different species of Pokémon for an encounter with Nidoran♀ or Nidoran♂.
  • Catch 30 Pokémon for 1,500 Stardust.
  • Win two raids for a Slowpoke encounter.

Avatar style shop

A Pokémon Go event wouldn’t be complete without the new avatar-style store items. During the week, trainers can change their look with the following avatar style elements:

  • Grand Oak glasses – free
  • Melmetal Down Vest – 200 PokéCoins
  • Melmetal Down Jacket – 200 PokéCoins
  • Melmetal Shoes – 100 PokéCoins

Mega Pidgeot Boosted at Pokémon HOME Celebration Event

Pokemon 018 Pidgeot Mega

Source: The Pokémon Company

Additionally, for the duration of the event, Mega Pidgeot will see her CP increased to level 45. So be sure to complete the Timed Research Line and Mega Evolve your Pidgeot to take advantage of this huge bonus!


Do you have questions about the Pokémon HOME Celebration Event? I know I’ll try a Shiny Meltan, but which part of the event are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your journey to becoming a Pokémon Master!


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