What would have been a perfect announcement for April Fool’s Day is indeed not a joke and was announced during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference: Pokémon Sleep. Yes, that’s right, Pokémon Sleep, an upcoming app for smartphones that revolves around sleeping. Yes, that’s right, sleeping, in real-life.
The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event from last year is returning, and this time around it’s featuring a very fitting Pokémon: Buneary, including Shiny Buneary. The Eggstravaganza lasts from Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT (GMT-7) through Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT (GMT-7).
The legendary Latios will be available in Raid Battles in a Special Raid Week that lasts from Monday, April 15, 2019 through Monday, April 22, 2019. Additionally, there is a chance that Latios may be Shiny while attempting to catch it.
Specifically, it will start appearing at 1pm PDT (GMT-7) on April 15 and will then be phased out on 1pm PDT (GMT-7) on April 22. You’ll only have that time frame to challenge it and catch it before it flies off until it makes its return someday in the future.
The Legendary Lunch Hour “experiment” for Pokémon GO appears to have been a success, as the app will be serving up another Legendary Lunch Hour on April 10, 2019 from 12:00pm–1:00pm local time.
During this time, the rate of 5-star Raid Battles featuring Origin Forme Giratina will be increased, with the hopes of giving your friends, coworkers, and classmates a chance to grab a Giratina after grabbing a bite to eat.
Pokémon GO Fest 2019 has been announced today and it has been revealed that there will be three locations this year across the world: one in Chicago, IL, USA; one in Dortmund, Germany; and one in the Asia-Pacific region that has yet to be announced.
Here are the dates for these three events:
- June 13–16, 2019: Chicago, IL, USA
- July 4–7, 2019: Dortmund, Germany
- “Summer 2019”: Asia-Pacific