May 2021 Pokémon GO Special Weekend

What is Pokémon GO Special Weekend?

Special Weekend is an in-game event that you can access using an event ticket acquired from a participating Pokémon GO partner, either physically or digitally. The ticket has a code that you can redeem on the Offer Redemption website. After you redeem the ticket code, you’ll be able to participate in the Special Weekend anywhere during the event period!

When is the Pokémon GO Special Weekend?

Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time

Pokémon GO Special Weekend partners

Trainers with an event ticket will be able to enjoy Timed Research, featured Pokémon attracted to Incense, and more! Below is a list of the partners and participating countries: 
  • Verizon in the US
  • 7-Eleven Mexico in Mexico
  • Yoshinoya in Japan
(Canada is not part of the event. 😞)

How to get a Pokémon GO Special Weekend ticket?

For more details on the ticket-distribution period and conditions, please visit the websites of participating partners.

How to redeem the Pokémon GO Special Weekend ticket?

Go to https://rewards.nianticlabs.com/pokemongo/ to redeem the promotional code included on the ticket.

What to expect during the Pokemon GO Special Weekend with an event ticket?

The following features will be available on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time.
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will reward encounters with Eevee, Spritzee, Swirlix, and Deino!
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available and reward XP, Stardust, an Incense, a Star Piece, a Lucky Egg, Spritzee Candy, and Swirlix Candy.
  • You’ll have an increased chance of receiving Lucky Pokémon when you trade with a friend.
  • You’ll also have an increased chance of becoming Lucky Friends when interacting with a friend during the weekend.
  • You’ll earn double the XP for catching Pokémon.
  • You’ll receive an exclusive medal when you redeem a ticket code on the Offer Redemption website.
The following features will be available on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.
  • Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Eevee, Marill, Sableye, Stunky, Spritzee, and Swirlix will be attracted to Incense. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Eevee!
  • Different Unown will be attracted to Incense depending on the participating partner in your region. (Shiny Unown will not be appearing during the event.)
    • Verizon: Unown V
    • 7-Eleven Mexico: Unown S
    • Yoshinoya: Unown Y

What to expect during the Pokemon GO Special Weekend without an event ticket?

The following bonuses will be available for all Trainers around the world—even those without an event ticket—from Friday, May 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PDT (GMT −7).
  • The number of Gifts you can open daily will double.
  • Trade range will be increased to 40 km!
(Not a lot for trainers outside those countries 😞)