Special Trading Event was an event occurring in August 2018 and is related to the game feature — Trading. [1]


During this event, all trades, including Special Trades costed 25% less Stardust. Trainers also received three extra candies for each trade. The experience gained by registering a new Pokémon in the Pokédex was tripled, making it 1,500 XP.

Below there is a table with all possible costs for Pokémon trades during this event.
Note 1: Regular Pokémon term includes region-exclusive Pokémon, baby Pokémon and starter Pokémon.
Note 2: New Pokémon term means that Pokémon is not registered in trainer's Pokédex prior the trade. It also includes Pokémon's particular form that was not registered to Pokédex prior the trade — new letter form of Unown, event costumed Pikachu, Alolan form of Pokémon or Castform weather form.

Friendship Level Regular Pokémon New regular Pokémon Shiny or Legendary Pokémon New Shiny or Legendary Pokémon
Good Friend 75 15,000 15,000 750,000
Great Friend 75 12,000 12,000 600,000
Ultra Friend 75 1,200 1,200 60,000
Best Friend 75 600 600 30,000

Shop special offer

Following item bundle boxes were available from the shop for a time of the event.[2]

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


  1. Earn More Bonuses during This Special Trading Event! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-08-04.
  2. New boxes in the shop?. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
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