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This page is about the Pokémon GO Special Weekend event. For special raid event, see Special Raid Weekend.

Pokémon GO Special Weekend is a reccurring, regional event in Pokémon GO. Attendants of each edition of Special Weekend can acquire tickets with sponsors and have specific bonuses. Trainers would receive an exclusive medal. Unown spawns at this event.

Event exclusive medal


List of Special Weekends

Name Date and time Location Sponsor
Pokémon GO Special Weekend July 2018[1][2]
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan.jpg

Pokémon GO Special Weekend Korea.jpg
July 26th 10:00 a.m. JST to
July 29th, 8:00 p.m. JST
Japan 7-Eleven, Lotteria, and SK Telecom.
July 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. JST South Korea
Pokémon GO Special Weekend February 2019[3]
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan February 2019.jpg
February 23rd, 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. JST Japan SoftBank and Yahoo Mobile
Pokémon GO Special Weekend April 2019[4][5][6]
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan April 2019.jpg
April 6th 10:00 a.m. JST to
April 7th, 8:00 p.m. JST
Japan Ito En and 7-Eleven
Pokémon GO Special Weekend November 2020[7]
Pokémon GO Special Weekend.jpg
November 7th, 11:00 a.m. (local time) to
November 8th, 2:00 p.m. (local time)
Japan Softbank, 7-Eleven Japan and Matsumoto Kiyoshi
Mexico 7-Eleven
United States Verizon and Grubhub
Pokémon GO Special Weekend May 2021[8]
Pokémon GO Special Weekend May 2021.jpg
May 28th, 10:00 a.m. PDT
to 31st, 10:00 a.m. PDT - worldwide
May 29th, 12:00 a.m.
to 30th, 11:59 p.m. (local time) - ticket holders
Japan Yoshinoya
Mexico 7-Eleven
United States Verizon


  1. 『Pokémon GO』 スペシャル・ウィークエンド Pokémon GO 公式パートナーで「参加券」を手に入れよう!. Pokémon GO Live Japan. Retrieved on 2018-12-08.
  2. Pokémon GO Special Weekend: Let's get event participation from official partners!. Pokémon GO Live Korea. Retrieved on 2018-07-13.
  3. Pokemon GO Special Weekend Returns To Japan Next Month NintendoSoup.com. Retrieved on 2020-08-31.
  4. 「Pokémon GO Special Weekend」を4月に実施!. Pokémon GO Live Japan. Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
  5. Pokémon GO Itoen Special Weekend in Japan. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
  6. ITOEN Pokémon GO Special Weekend. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-03-14.
  7. Special Weekend events, presented by selected partners, are coming in November!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-11-08.
  8. Enjoy a Pokémon GO Special Weekend in May with Verizon and other partners!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-05-20.