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For other editions of Battle Showdown, see Battle Showdown 2019.

Battle Showdown in 2018 is the first Battle Showdown event in Pokémon GO.

Features

Fighting-type Pokémon, such as Machop and Makuhita, appeared more frequently. Trainers received double XP for Gym Battles and Raid Battles. Plus, Raid Battles also awarded a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating and at least one Rare Candy if successful.

Several actions at Gyms would yield bonuses, including a 2× Badge multiplier and even more benefits at a frequently-visited Gyms. [1]

Additionally shiny variants of Meditite, Medicham, Makuhita and Hariyama were released during the event.

Featured Pokémon

The following Fighting-type Pokémon appeared more frequently in the wild:

Mankey
#056
Mankey
Icon Fighting
Machop
#066
Machop
Icon Fighting
Makuhita
#296
Makuhita
Icon Fighting
Meditite
#307
Meditite
Icon Fighting
Icon Psychic

Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event.

Makuhita shiny
#296
Makuhita
Icon Fighting
Hariyama shiny
#297
Hariyama
Icon Fighting
Meditite shiny
#307
Meditite
Icon Fighting
Icon Psychic
Medicham shiny
#308
Medicham
Icon Fighting
Icon Psychic

The following Raid Bosses were available for a limited time during this event. [2]

Pokémon Raid Boss's CP Max. Capture CP
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Primeape
#057
Primeape
11,876 CP 1,203 CP
1,503 CP
Combusken
#256
Combusken
8,610 CP 841 CP
1,052 CP
Egg Raid Rare 3rd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Hitmonlee
#106
Hitmonlee
19,679 CP 1,375 CP
1,718 CP
Hitmonchan
#107
Hitmonchan
17,164 CP 1,199 CP
1,499 CP
Breloom
#286
Breloom
18,174 CP 1,375 CP
1,720 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Poliwrath
#062
Poliwrath
24,247 CP 1,395 CP
1,744 CP

Shop special offer

The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event until 8:00PM UTC on May 14th, 2018.[3]

Box Cost Items
Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Silver Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480

References

  1. Fighting-Type Pokémon Star in Our Special Battle Showdown!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-05-01.
  2. New raid boss thread!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-05-01.
  3. New boxes in the shop!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
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