Pokemon GO's fifth year anniversary features battle nights, a Bulbasaur Spotlight Hour, and Legendary raid encounters. Celebrating its release in July 2016, Niantic plans to keep trainers busy during this month.
Pokemon GO 5th Year Anniversary Events and Perks Explained
Players can enjoy a Deoxys raid encounter, which will be held on July 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time. Players can also try to run into this Psychic-type Pokemon until July 16.
Deoxys is currently appearing in the game in its Defense Forme, and it is featured during five-star raid encounters.
Niantic will also release a GO Battle Night, which will occur on July 11 and last from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.
Players can participate in 100 battles and gain three times the amount of Stardust for defeating their opponents, finishing sets of fights, and climbing up the ranks in the GO Battle League.
Trainers will also be able to participate in the Master League and Element Cup, but both events are expected to end on July 12 at 4 p.m. EST. Participants can receive double the amount of Stardust and various items during these events.
Players will also be able to enter a Spotlight Hour on July 6, which will feature an abundance of Bulbasaur encounters. Pokemon GO fans will be able to catch this Grass-type Pokemon with the chance of receiving double the amount of experience points.