Special Research — Trainers can complete new Special Research task series — Jump-Start Research for helpful rewards that can jump-start their new or continuing adventures. This Special Research is only available this summer for players at level 10 or higher.
Raid bonuses — Take down Raid Bosses faster and earn extra bonus Premier Balls with friends.
Through July 6th — Once per day, Trainers had the chance to encounter a Pikachu wearing a party hat when taking a GO Snapshot photo. Pichu wearing a party hat was also available to hatch from 7-km Eggs.
Some Alolan Pokémon appeared more frequently in the wild.
Similarly to the key artwork of previous anniversary, Starter Pokémon from a region that hadn't been released at the time were featured. In this case, they are Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott - Unova Starter Pokémon.