November is officially here, and it’s turning out to be yet another busy month for Pokemon Go players. Developer Niantic is holding a variety of events in the popular mobile game this month, ranging from new Pokemon Spotlight Hours to a new Limited Research event, returning Legendary Pokemon Raids, and more. You can catch up on all the biggest events that are happening in Pokemon Go in November 2020 below.
November Research Breakthrough Encounter: Togetic
As usual, Niantic is offering a new batch of Field Research tasks and rewards to complete this month, and they coincide with a new Research Breakthrough encounter. Each time players achieve a Research Breakthrough in November 2020, they’ll earn a chance to catch the Fairy Pokemon Togetic.
A few more Legendary Pokemon will also return to Raids throughout November 2020. Following Darkrai’s departure on November 5, Niantic teases that “a familiar Pokemon” will reappear as a Raid boss, and subsequent weeks will bring back Terrakion, Cobalion, Virizion, and more. You can see the full Legendary Raid schedule for November 2020 below:
- October 23 – November 5: Darkrai
- November 5 – 16: Lugia
- November 16 – 24: Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion
- November 24 – 30: TBA
Pokemon Spotlight Hours
Every Tuesday evening in November, Niantic will spotlight one specific Pokemon and bonus for one hour. These spotlight events will all run from 6-7 PM local time. You can see the full schedule below:
|Date||Spotlight Pokemon||Special Bonus|
|November 3||Cubone||2x catch Stardust|
|November 10||Jigglypuff||2x catch XP|
|November 17||Meowth||2x catch Candy|
|November 24||Barboach||2x transfer Candy|
GrubHub Special Weekend
Niantic and GrubHub are partnering to host an exclusive Special Weekend event for GrubHub+ members on November 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM local time. Throughout the event, players will be able to complete exclusive Timed Research tasks that reward various items, including three Incense, a Star Piece, and 100 Charizard Mega Energy. Incense will also remain active for an hour when used during the event and will lure out the following Pokemon:
- Unown G
- Unown H
- Shiny Ferroseed
Verizon Special Weekend
In addition to its partnership with GrubHub, Niantic is teaming up with Verizon for another exclusive Special Weekend event. The Verizon Special Weekend takes place on November 7, and it likewise features exclusive Timed Research tasks that give out various rewards, including Charizard Mega Energy and encounters with certain Pokemon such as Chansey, Absol, Bronzor, and Gible. The following Pokemon will also appear when an Incense is used during the event:
- Unown V
- Unown Z
- Shiny Ferroseed
From November 6-12, Niantic is holding an Animation Week event, featuring content that ties into the current Pokemon anime series, Pokemon Journeys. Throughout the event, Pokemon that have been featured prominently in the anime–such as Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, and the debuting World Cap Pikachu–will appear in the wild more often than usual. There will also be Timed Research tasks inspired by episodes of the anime, as well as new avatar items based on Goh, Ash’s new travel companion.
November Community Days
Niantic is holding not one, but two Community Days in November 2020. The first Community Day takes place on Sunday, November 15, and features the Electric-type Pokemon Electabuzz, while the second occurs on the following Saturday, November 21, and features Magmar. Both events will run from 11 AM to 5 PM local time, and they’ll have the same bonuses. Any Incense that you use during November’s Community Days will last for three hours, and eggs that are placed in Incubators will hatch at a quarter of their usual walking distance.
Niantic is holding another Limited Research event on November 28. No further details have been announced yet, but we’ll update this roundup with more information as it’s shared.
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