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Pokémon GO Verizon Event May 2021

Pokémon GO will have its Special Weekend on May 29, that is exclusive to Verizon customers.  | Photo by Niantic, The Pokémon Company, Nintendo
Pokémon GO will have its Special Weekend on May 29, that is exclusive to Verizon customers. | Photo by Niantic, The Pokémon Company, Nintendo

In collaboration with Verizon, Pokémon GO will be hosting its special weekend event in which players can acquire boosts for experience points or catching other Pokémon. Written in a blog post on the official Pokémon GO website, the event will start on Saturday, May 29, at noon in local times, and will last until Sunday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m.

Pokémon GO Verizon Event May 2021

Players are able to participate in the event by acquiring an event ticket only through Verizon in the U.S., and Verizon has put on its website that only its own customers have access to the event. Once acquired, the player will have to redeem its ticket on Pokémon GO's Offer Redemption website, and then use the code to redeem it.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., if players have the Incense item, they have a variety of different Pokemon that will be attracted to players:

  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Eevee
  • Marill
  • Sableye
  • Stunky
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix

For the Verizon event exclusively, Unown V will be attracted to players using Incense as well, however, the blog post stated that shiny Unowns are not appearing for the event. The good news is, shiny Eevees are able to be encountered when using Incense.

Both days will allow players to receive the following:

  • Exclusive Timed Research that will award various Pokémon, XP and Stardust, among others rewards.
  • Increased chances of receiving Lucky Pokémon when trading with friends
  • Increased chances of becoming Lucky Friends when interacting
  • Double XP for catching Pokémon
  • A medal upon redemption of the ticket

Though everyone is not a Verizon customer, the event will still be available for all players globally, even without a ticket. The trade-off is that the number of features available for trainers are limited; allowing for an increased trade range and doubling the amount of gifts that can be opened. For all players, the event will start on Friday, May 28, at 10 a.m. PDT, and it will continue until Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. PDT.

The event is also available in Mexico, with 7-Eleven as its partner, and in Japan, with Yoshinoya as its partner, with both locations allowing players to obtain either Unown S or Y respectively.