Celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in Pokémon GO!


Pokémon GO is headed to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!

Crowning a World Champion!

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 18–21, 2022, in London, England, at the ExCeL London convention center!

The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the globe will compete to determine who will be crowned the 2022 Pokémon GO World Champion!

Among other prizes, the Pokémon GO World Champion will receive an in-game World Champion 2022 outfit and pose!

Tune in to watch live!

Tune in and watch all the action beginning at 9:00 a.m. UTC each day!

Celebratory avatar items

Two new in-game avatar items will be available in commemoration of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!

  • 2022 Worlds Tee: Available globally via a code shared during the World Championships Stream. The code will also be distributed on official Pokémon GO social media channels shortly after. The code will be valid through August 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. UTC.
    • The code is: WRGUZRVKRR2M3
  • 2022 Worlds Participant Tee: Available from the PokéStop located at the Pokémon GO Booth in the World Championships venue in London during the event.

A World Championships Celebration in Pokémon GO!

From Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon GO is celebrating the 2022 Pokémon World Championships and all things GO Battle League!

Pokémon debuts

World Championships 2022 Pikachu makes its Pokémon GO debut in raids, Field Research, and Timed Research!

World Championships 2022 Pikachu

Event bonuses

  • Challengers with Pokémon teams inspired by the ones used by Trainers who won the Pokémon GO Regional Championships will appear at PokéStops.
  • The maximum number of GO Battle League sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day.
  • 3× Stardust from GO Battle League win rewards.

Timed Research

Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete the tasks to receive rewards, which include the following:

  • World Championships 2022 Pikachu
  • Elite Fast TM
  • Elite Charged TM

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Nidoran♀
  • Mankey
  • Machop
  • Mudkip
  • Sableye
  • Meditite
  • Swablu
  • Spheal
  • Croagunk
  • Dewpider
  • Scraggy
  • Galarian Stunfisk


The following Pokémon will appear in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • World Championships 2022 Pikachu
  • Galarian Farfetch’d
  • Marill
  • Barboach
  • Timburr
  • Scraggy

Three-Star Raids

  • Primeape
  • Lickitung
  • Skarmory

Five-Star Raids

  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta

Mega Raids

  • Mega Slowbro

Field Research task encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!

  • Bulbasaur
  • World Championships 2022 Pikachu
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Magikarp
  • Chikorita
  • Mudkip
  • Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Beldum
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Fletchling

Featured attacks


  • Evolve Rhydon (Rhyhorn’s Evolution) during the event to get a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker.


  • Evolve Haunter (Gastly’s Evolution) during the event to get a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch.


  • Evolve Magikarp during the event to get a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail.


  • Evolve Metang (Beldum’s Evolution) during the event to get a Metagross that knows the Charged Attack Meteor Mash.


  • Evolve Fletchinder (Fletchling’s Evolution) during the event to get a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate.

Featured Avatar Item

To celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships’ Galar theme, the following Galar-inspired avatar items will be featured in the in-game shop.

  • Dragon-type Sport Top
  • Dragon-type Sport Shorts
  • Dark-type Sport Top
  • Dark-type Sport Shorts

Author: VintagePokeCollector

I have been a fan since the Pokémon Yellow days. I love to collect anything Pokémon-related. I have been playing Pokémon Go since the first day. Team Mystic, Level 46.

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