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


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

TodayView Icon XPXP for Gym and Raid Battle
TodayView Icon Stardust 3000 Stardust and at least 1 Rare Candy from each Raid Battle
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Fighting-type Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Raid Fighting-type Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Makuhita and Meditite release
TodayView Icon Shop Shop special offer

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild

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

Icon Fighting
Icon Fighting
Shiny Pokémon
Meditite shiny
Icon Fighting   Icon Psychic

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Meditite shiny
Icon Fighting   Icon Psychic
Medicham shiny
Icon Fighting   Icon Psychic

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

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

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop Special shop offers

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

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


  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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