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What you need to know about the Pokemon Go Dragon Week Makeup event

Published: 21/Aug/2020 2:46

by Paul Cot


Niantic are holding a Dragon Week Makeup event which will be available to Pokemon Go trainers worldwide.

The event has been scheduled as a result of “technical issues”. It will take place from Friday, August 21, 8am to Wednesday, August 26, 10pm local time.


The nature of the technical issues hasn’t been shared but it is widely suspected that it’s because players from Australasia had their Timed Research removed prematurely.

As a result the ‘Dragon Week’ Makeup event won’t include many of the original features from Dragon Week. Instead, it will be purely another chance for trainers to complete the Timed Research.


There was no Legendary Pokemon awaiting at the end of the Special Research but there were two encounters with Deino. The trainers that missed out were understandably disappointed given how rare the dual dark and dragon-type is.

Makeup Timed Research

The rewards for the Timed Research will be exactly the same as before but the tasks have been switched up. Here is the full list of tasks and rewards:

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  • Power Up Pokemon 3 times – Hyper Potion x3
  • Make 2 Nice Throws – 500 XP
  • Catch 2 Pokemon – Poke Ball x5
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, Dratini encounter, Silver Pinap Berry x1

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  • Evolve a Pokemon – Revive x3
  • Make 4 Nice Throws – 500 XP
  • Catch 4 Pokemon – Poke Ball x7
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, Bagon encounter, Silver Pinap Berry x1

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  • Win a Raid – Charged TM x1
  • Make 2 Great Throws – 1,000 XP
  • Catch 6 Pokemon – Great Ball x5
  • Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, Deino encounter, Silver Pinap Berry x1

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  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts – Dragon Scale x1
  • Make 2 Great Throws – 1,500 XP
  • Catch 8 different species of Pokemon – Great Ball x7
  • Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, Alolan Exeggutor encounter, Silver Pinap Berry x1

The second Deino encounter comes following the completion of all these tasks.

Many in the Pokemon Go community believe this event is for those who missed out initially. However, it has been confirmed that all trainers can participate in this Makeup event.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.