Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.

Pokémon GO has announced a commemorative event in conjunction with Pokémon HOME.

A Shiny Meltan will appear in the Mystery Box, which can be opened without a Nintendo Switch.

There are many other unexpected events such as the first appearance of the Shiny Slowpoke, the appearance of Gible and Slowpoke in the Event-exclusive Timed Research, Event-exclusive Field Research, Mega Pidgeot's Mega Energy acquisition, and the free distribution of Grand Oak’s Glasses from Pokémon HOME.

This event runs from 8 a.m. Tuesday, November 17 to 10 p.m. Monday, November 23.

Pokemon Home
Pokemon Home

Pokemon GO "Pokemon Home" Event Summary (November 2020)

Date + Time

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time


  • First appearance of Shiny Slowpoke with low probability

  • A Shiny Meltan will reappear. If you open the Mystery Box during the event period, it will appear at a low rate.

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild: Alolan Sandshrew, Zubat, Alolan Diglett, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Ditto, Porygon, Hoothoot, Remoraid, Whismur, Lileep, Anorith, Cottonee, and Foongus.

  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Nidoran ♀, Nidoran ♂, Slowpoke, Omanyte, Kabuto, Lileep, and Anorith.

  • Pokémon such as Alolan Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Shinx, Timburr, Klink, and more will be appearing in raids.

  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will reward you Pidgeot Mega Energy, Poké Balls, Berries, encounters with Slowpoke and Gible, and more.

  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Pokémon like Slowpoke and more.

  • Mega Pidgeot will receive a CP boost during the event period.

  • From Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will be available to challenge in five-star raids.

  • There will be special avatar items available, including the Melmetal Jacket, the Melmetal Vest, and Melmetal Shoes for purchase, and Grand Oak’s Glasses for free.

Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO

Pokémon HOME, which can now be linked to Pokémon Go, is a cloud service that allows you to transfer Pokémon and bring them to another game.

The main Pokémon game has long been compatible with Pokémon transfers, so you could carry your friends that you traveled within the previous generation of games to the next generation of games.

The latest Pokémon HOME concept is "a place where all Pokémon can gather". You can send Pokémon from old Pokémon from the 3DS era, the Switch version of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and the latest Pokémon Sword and Shield, as well as Pokémon from Pokémon GO, to manage and exchange Pokémon from the Pokémon HOME app and register them in the National Pokédex.

(Only the latest Sword and Shield is supported for drawers from HOME. One way from the other titles.)

Pokemon Home
Pokemon Home

The app is available for iOS and Android phones and Nintendo Switch.

When you send out a Pokémon to Pokémon HOME in Pokémon GO, you can open the Mystery Box, which was previously only openable with the Switch's Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! linkage, and get the Mythical Pokémon Meltan.

If you use the Pokémon HOME app for smartphones, you can open the Mystery Box and collect Meltan without using the Nintendo Switch.

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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.