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Niantic Birthday Event was an event in Pokémon GO that celebrated the fifth anniversary of Niantic, creator of the game.[1]


Timed Research

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During this event, there was a Timed Research series that was titled Niantic Birthday Event in-game.

1st Part
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon
Make 3 Nice Throws
Rewards for whole set
2nd Part
Transfer 5 Pokémon
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Evolve a Pokémon
Rewards for whole set
3rd Part
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
Hatch an Egg
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy
Rewards for whole set
4th Part
Win a Gym battle
Win a raid
Rewards for whole set

Shop special offer

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A one-time purchase bundle of Ultra Balls was available.[2]

Ultra Ball
Ultra Ball
PokeCoin.png 1

Niantic sticker

On October 6th, 2020, Niantic released a game code "DJTLEKBK2G5EK" to give the player a Star Piece, 20 Ultra Balls, 10 Pinap Berries, and 10 Niantic stickers. It was active until October 13th.[3]


  • The event was not active in New Zealand until 11:47 a.m., no extra time was compensated.[4]



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