Pokemon Go has announced yet another crossover event to celebrate the adventures of Ash Ketchum and his current travels in Pokemon Journeys: The Series. During the Animation Week event, players will encounter the Pokemon collected by Ash and Goh. The new season of the animated series of mainline Pokemon anime has begun to air in Spain via Boing. The new event therefore, is inspired by not only the characters, but also the storyline of the new animated series.

Pokemon Journeys: The Series

The new season of the eternal Pokemon saga rubs differently when compared to the previous seasons, for it not only features all the cast of the previous seasons, but it also introduces a new character named Goh. Goh might seem more relatable to many, for he catches Pokemon in curve-ball manner- quite familiar to all of the pokemon go players. As Ash and Goh travel the world trying to catch ’em all, the infamous companion of Ash since the last 23 seasons, Pikachu might finally evolve into Raichu, which will bring an interesting twist in the storyline.


Animation Week Date and Time

The animation week will be a six-day event. Starting from Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m., the event will continue till November 12, 10:00 p.m. local time. Lots of changes will occur in the wild spawns as well as in raids during the event- we have covered all the highlights below.

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Animation Week Event Features

During the animation week, players are likely to encounter Pokemon caught by Ash and Goh in the anime; and the egg hatches and raids will feature the same. An event-exclusive Timed Research will also be available for the players, which will recreate some of the episodes of the show. The main highlights of the Animation Week are:

  • Pikachu wearing Globetrotter Cap, or the World Cap (which Ash Ketchum features in the Anime) will be appearing in the wild. This super-rare Pikachu form can also be shiny, so make sure you give it a try.
  • You might encounter Goh in the Go Snapshots, if taken during the event. The store will also feature new items and Avatars inspired by Goh. You might want to check out the style shop to grab some items for free!
  • An event-exclusive Timed Research will also be available, based on the Anime.

Event Specific Spawns

The following Pokemon(and many more) will appear more frequently in the wild (for these were either caught or encountered by Ash and Goh):

  • Bulbasaur
  • Exeggcute
  • Cubone
  • Scyther
  • Dratini
  • Cyndaquil

Also Read: Pokemon Go Raid Bosses November 2020

Event Specific Egg Hatches

The following Pokemon will be hatching more frequently from 7km eggs in Pokemon Go during the Animation Week. Also, the highlighted Pokemon can be Shiny.

  • Pikachu
  • Mantyke
  • Riolu
  • Cubone

Handy Tip To Hatch Eggs Quicker In Pokemon Go

It might be a hassle a for you to walk miles in order to get an egg to hatch. Even when Niantic slashed the walking distance in half for eggs, it’s difficult for players to walk so much on a daily basis, especially when you are hunting for a shiny Pokemon. So, how do you skip past the limitations and yourself a ton of eggs? More importantly, how do we do that? Well, first of all you need to know that we do this for determining shiny rates through egg hatches only. We do this with this little nifty tool from Amazon and we get around anywhere near 60km to 110km daily.

If you are really a hardcore Pokemon Go player, you might need this one in order to acquire all of the shiny Pokemons from egg hatches.

Animation Week Raid Bosses

Starting from November 6, Pokemon such as Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax and Gorlurk will be appearing in the Tier 1 and 3 raids. Lugia is coming back to the 5-star raids with its exclusive move- Aeroblast (more). These are the Pokemon encountered by Ash and Goh in the Anime, and the Animation Week mainly focuses on such Pokemon.

Debut of Lugia with Aeroblast

Coming to the arguably most exciting and anticipated part of the event- the Flying/Psychic type Legendary Lugia will return to the Five-star raids with its signature move: Aeroblast. This Flying-type move is especially viable in the PvP battles, for with the bulk of Lugia and probable high damage of Aeroblast, Lugia will become an absolute beast. And some very lucky trainers might even encounter a shiny Lugia.

Lugia will remain in the five-star raids from November 5 to 16, so we recommend you to raid plenty, if you want to get a shiny.

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Swetabh Srivastava

Swetabh Srivastava is the Co-founder & author at IrisGuardian. He's an avid tech enthusiast, having experience in the field of tech journalism for years. He now contributes his knowledge in various online platforms including IrisGuardian and most other social platforms. For most part, he's a writer by day and reader by night. When he's off work, you can find him sketching or reading novels of Stephen King on the go.