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The Season of Go has arrived in Pokémon Go, bringing with it the Pokémon TCG crossover event. Join in with your fellow trainers to celebrate the debut of several new Pokémon Go themed cards in Pokémon TCG. We here at iMore have everything you need to know to get the most out of this new event and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is the Pokémon TCG crossover event in Pokémon Go?

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The Pokémon TCG crossover event is a two week long event celebrating the expansion of Pokémon TCG's Pokémon Go themed cards. The event features a new costumed Pikachu, wearing the Pokémon TCG hat, the Pokémon Go debut of Wimpod, and a limited time opportunity to encounter Shiny Meltan. Pokémon featured in the new TCG cards can be encountered in wild spawns, raids, and event exclusive research rewards, and the event includes six different Collection Challenges.

When is the Pokémon TCG crossover event in Pokémon Go?

The Pokémon TCG crossover event runs from Thursday, June 16 through Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.

Wild Pokémon

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During the Pokémon TCG crossover event, the following Pokémon can be encountered in the wild:

  • Bulbasaur*
  • Ivysaur
  • Charmander*
  • Charmeleon
  • Squirtle*
  • Wartortle
  • Alolan Rattata*
  • Costumed Pikachu*
  • Slowpoke*
  • Onix*
  • Chansey*
  • Magikarp*
  • Eevee*
  • Snorlax*
  • Dragonite
  • Spinarak*
  • Natu*
  • Aipom*
  • Slaking
  • Numel*
  • Lunatone*
  • Solrock*
  • Bidoof*
  • Pidove*
  • Wimpod

Raids

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Players can battle the following Pokémon in raids during the Pokémon TCG crossover event:

Field Research

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During the event, players can spin PokéStops and Gyms to collect the following event exclusive Field Research tasks:

  • Trade a Pokémon for a Costumed Pikachu* encounter
  • Transfer ten Pokémon for five PokéBalls
  • Catch ten Pokémon for three Razz Berries
  • Catch 15 Pokémon for an Ivysaur encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokémon for a Charmeleon encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokémon for a Wartortle encounter
  • Catch 25 Pokémon for a Venusaur* encounter
  • Catch 25 Pokémon for a Charizard* encounter
  • Catch 25 Pokémon for a Blastoise* encounter
  • Catch 40 Pokémon for a Snorlax* encounter
  • Catch 40 Pokémon for a Dragonite encounter
  • Catch 40 Pokémon for a Slaking encounter
  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms for a Wimpod encounter

Collection Challenge

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The PokémonTCG crossover event features nine different Collection Challenges of varying levels of difficulty. The first six Collection Challenges are available through the entire event and include rewards such as XP, a Lure Module, and an Incubator, as well as encounters with Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Meltan. Then, the final three Collection Challenges will be available beginning June 23, and can earn players additional encounters with Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise.

Kanto

  • Catch an Ivysaur
  • Catch a Venusaur
  • Catch a Charmeleon
  • Catch a Charizard
  • Catch a Wartortle
  • Catch a Blastoise

Completion Rewards: Incubator, 3,000 XP

Trade

  • Trade a Pikachu
  • Trade a Bulbasaur
  • Trade a Charmander
  • Trade a Squirtle

Completion Rewards: Lure Module, 3,000 XP

Advanced

  • Trade a Venusaur
  • Trade a Charizard
  • Trade a Blastoise
  • Catch a Snorlax
  • Catch a Dragonite
  • Catch a Slaking

Completion Rewards: Meltan* encounter, 10,000 XP

Bulbasaur

  • Catch a Bulbasaur
  • Catch a Spinarak
  • Catch an Aipom
  • Catch a Wimpod
  • Catch a Costumed Pikachu

Completion Rewards: Venusaur* encounter, 1,000 XP

Charmander

  • Catch a Charmander
  • Catch an Alolan Rattata
  • Catch a Magikarp
  • Catch a Numel
  • Catch a Costumed Pikachu

Completion Rewards: Charizard* encounter, 1,000 XP

Squirtle

  • Catch a Squirtle
  • Catch a Slowpoke
  • Catch an Eevee
  • Catch a Bidoof
  • Catch a Costumed Pikachu

Completion Rewards: Blastoise* encounter, 1,000 XP

Bulbasaur two

  • Catch a Bulbasaur
  • Catch a Spinarak
  • Catch a Pidove
  • Catch a Natu
  • Catch a Costumed Pikachu

Completion Rewards: Venusaur* encounter, 1,000 XP

Charmander two

  • Catch a Charmander
  • Catch a Nummel
  • Catch a Wimpod
  • Catch a Natu
  • Catch a Costumed Pikachu

Completion Rewards: Charizard* encounter, 1,000 XP

Squirtle two

  • Catch a Squirtle
  • Catch a Bidoof
  • Catch a Pidove
  • Catch a Wimpod
  • Catch a Costumed Pikachu

Completion Rewards: Blastoise* encounter, 1,000 XP

Other bonuses

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During the Pokémon TCG crossover event, players can enjoy the following additional bonuses:

  • Reduced cool down time on the Mystery Box
  • Shiny Meltan unlocked
  • Lunatone and Solrock available in both hemispheres
  • Event bundle: three Premium Battle Passes, five Max Revives, and ten Max Potions for 425 PokéCoins
  • Avatar style items and Stickers codes included with Pokémon TCG crossover card purchases

Questions about the Pokémon TCG crossover event in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about the Pokémon TCG crossover event? Which of the four Mega Raids featured are you most excited to challenge? Will you be trying to complete all nine Collection Challenges? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

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