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Events are either in-game or both in-game and real-world celebrations for special occasions. During them, there are various, temporal changes to the game including various bonuses and perks for trainers.
Events usually last a week or two and grant trainers a chance to complete their Pokédex by increasing the chance of acquiring rare Pokémon. Trainers may also see an increased spawn-rate of Pokémon in wild, more probable eggs hatchlings or generally receive more items, XP, Stardust, or candies.
There were 5 in-game events in 2016. 4 of them were worldwide available and one was exclusive event for Japan.
This was the very first in-game event that became a seasonal event to celebrate real-world Halloween. In 2016, it took place from October 26th to November 1st. During this event there was double amount of candies given to players for every action that was rewarding them with it. There were also higher chance to encounter select Ghost and "spooky"-themed Pokémon in the wild, such as Gastly, Marowak, Zubat or Hypno.
Daily Bonus Celebration编辑
This was a short, unique event to celebrate introduction of Daily Bonus mechanic to the game, that took place from November 7th to November 11th, 2016. During the event there were significantly more Pokémon appearing in the wild and trainers were rewarded with much more items for spinning Photo Discs.
- 主條目：Lapras Event
Lapras Event was the first Japan-exclusive event, that took place from November 11th to November 22nd, 2016. The event offered increased numbers of Lapras in parts of the coastal regions of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures.
The third worldwide event in 2016 happened to celebrate real-world Thanksgiving and it took place from November 23rd to November 30th, 2016. As a gesture of gratitude to the player community, Niantic rewarded trainers with double XP and Stardust.
This event, for celebration of real-world Christmas, Hanukkah and the other winter holiday celebrations, took place from December 25th, 2016 to January 3rd, 2017. During Holiday 2016 event there were first Pikachu wearing even-that released, there were also single-use Egg Incubators obtainable from the first PokéStop of the day and the very first in the game event special offers available from the shop for the time of an event. It became second seasonal event in the game.
There were 18 events occurred in 2017.
- 主條目：Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day was the first event in 2018, despite the Holiday event that began in previous year. This event took place from February 8th to February 15th, 2017, and during it selected, pink-coloured Pokémon were appearing more frequently in the wild and selected Baby Pokémon were hatching more often in Eggs.
Additionally, trainers received double candy for catching, hatching and transfer of Pokémon. The required Buddy distance was a half of its regular amount, which means that Pokémon received candy twice as fast and Lure Modules lasted up to six hours, rather than their normal 30 minutes.
- 主條目：Pokémon Day
This event took place from February 26th to March 6th.
- 主條目：Snorlax Event
The event took place from March 4th to March 13th.
- 主條目：Water Festival
This event took place from March 22nd to March 29th.
This event took place from April 13th to April 20th.
- 主條目：Golden Week
This event took place from April 29th to May 7th.
- 主條目：Grass Weekend
This event took place from May 5th to May 8th.
- 主條目：Adventure Week
This event took place from May 18th to May 25th.
- 主條目：Solstice Week
This event took place from June 13th to June 20th.
Pikachu Meet & Greet编辑
This event took place from July 6th to July 24th.
Chester Heritage Festival编辑
- 主條目：Pikachu Outbreak
During this real-world, Japanese event, there were two Pokémon GO-related events Yokohama: Pokémon GO Park, that took place from August 9th to 15th, 2017 and Pokémon GO Stadium that took place on August 14th, 2017.
For the time of these events there was increased spawn rate of Pikachu, also shiny variant of Pikachu introduced to the gameplay, as well as Mewtwo released as the Raid Boss that later become globally available in EX Raid Battles.
This event took place from September 22nd to October 2nd.
This event took place from October 20th through November 2nd.
Week in Korea编辑
Global Catch Challenge编辑
So far there were 9 worldwide events during 2018 year and 3 Community Days - monthly events, that were introduced in January of this year.
- 主條目：Community Day
Community Day is the first in game, regular event introduced in January, 2018. This event lasts only few-hours on one, particular day of each month and during it players can catch a Pokémon with an exclusive move that cannot be obtain normally in gameplay.
Hoenn Pokémon Eggs编辑
This event took place from January 23rd to February 1st, 2018. All Pokémon Eggs acquired during this event were hatching only Pokémon from the Hoenn region. Also new promotional offer was available in the shop by the same time.
The second event of 2018 was related to newly added Hoenn-region Pokémon as well. This time, during the event that took place between February 9th to 13th, 2018, all Pokémon from Hoenn region were more common to spawn in the wild. New promotional offer was available in the shop from the beginning of the event to February 23rd, 2018.
- 主條目：Valentine's Day
The second Valentine's Day-related event in the game and the first seasonal event of 2018 lasted just for three days, from February 13th to 15th, 2018, unlike the year ago, when it lasted for one week. During these event there was highly increased chance of approaching Luvdisc and Chansey in the wild and there was tripled Stardust reward for catching them.
Lunar New Year编辑
- 主條目：Lunar New Year
The in-game event celebrating the Lunar New Year took place between February 15th and 17th, 2018. During this event Growlithe, Eevee, Snubbull, Poochyena and Electrike were spawning more often and for catching them Trainers were rewarded with bonus Stardust.
- 主條目：Pokémon Day
The second event for celebration of the anniversary of the Pokémon franchise took place between February 26th and February 28th, 2018 - which was much shorter time period than the year before event. During the event there was possibility to get Pikachu family members wearing party hats, similarly as during the year-before event, but with opportunities to have Pichu wearing this hat and to obtain shiny variants of these event Pokémon.
- 主條目：Legendary Week
This event took place between February 23rd and March 5th, 2018 and during it there were all three Legendary Pokémon of Weather Trio available as the Raid Bosses. Depending on either Rayquaza or both Groudon and Kyogre together were defeated more times by players there were going to be respective weather boosted Pokémon more likely to hatch from eggs. This event included also promotional offer in the in-game shop.
Special Eggs Event编辑
During this event it was more likely to hatch from eggs Pokémon "preferring" windy weather - which was chosen as a result of previous event, during which trainers across the world defeated Rayquaza more times than Kyogre and Groudon combined. Moreover, it was more likely to encounter Raid Bosses that also were preferring windy weather. The event took place from March 5th to March 16th, 2018.
Year after, the second event for Easter celebration occurred.
April Fools' Day编辑
- 主條目：April Fools' Day