Everything you need to know about the Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week event

Unleash your competitive spirit and catch new Pokémon.

Pokémon trainers are always striving to be the very best and that involves finding worthy rivals to test their skills. Pokémon Go is celebrating the power of friendly competition with its first Rivals’ Week event, which runs from 10 a.m. April 13 to 8 p.m. April 18. Be sure to check out our guide to the best Pokémon Go accessories to give yourself an edge.

New Pokémon in Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week

This event introduces the Mock Kelp Pokémon Skrelp and the Water Gun Pokémon Clauncher to Pokémon Go, where they’ll be appearing in the wild, raids, and Field Research encounters. Their evolutions, Dragalge and Clawitzer, will also be available for the first time. This will also be the first time you can fight the Abundance Pokémon Therian Forme Landorus in five-star raids.

Wild spawns during Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week

The following Pokémon known for their rivalries will be appearing more often in the wild:

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

5KM Eggs during Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5KM Eggs:

Raids during Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

Field Research during Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week

Completing event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward you with encounters with Skrelp and Clauncher.

Other bonuses during Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week

Team GO Rocket will be appearing more often at PokéStops and in air balloons. Trainers will also be able to compete in the Global Challenge Arena and if they win enough raid battles they’ll earn double Stardust from catching Pokémon during the event.

Questions about Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week?

Do you have any questions about Pokémon Go Rivals’ Week? Let us know in the comments section and check back regularly for more information about Pokémon Go. There are plenty of events planned this month, so you’ll want to be ready for anything!

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