Trainers, Just when we thought we won’t be having an event in the coming weeks, Niantic has surprised us all.

Niantic Announced The Pokémon Go Battle Showdown 2019

The Pokémon Go Battle Showdown 2019 is a week-long event featuring Fighting-type Pokemon,  shiny Pokemon like Mankey and shiny Machop, and a new Fighting-type move called Power-Up Punch and various other event bonuses

As we write this post the event is already live! And you might be seeing some interesting things happen until the 12th of March, as the event ends.

You can check-out the Countdown Timer of Event at PokeTimer Or Download New Mobile App GO Field Guide for all Countdown Timers, Raid Boss List, Egg Hatch List and much more

Event Summary

STARTSMarch 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT +8)
ENDSMarch 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT +8)
  • 2x Catch, Battle, and Raid Stardust
  • 2x XP for Gym Badges
  • Increased Rewards from Trainer and Team Leader Battles
  • New Move Permanently Added: Power-Up Punch
  • Increased Fighting-types in the wild with a chance at Shiny Mankey and/or Machop

Event Features:

  • Fighting-type Pokémon like Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite will appear more frequently in the wild!
  • Shiny Mankey and Shiny Machop Family Released
  • 2x Catch, Battle and Raid Stardust rewards
  • 2x XP for Gym Badges
  • Earn up to 5 Rewards per day from Trainer Battles, including Rare Candy.
  • Earn up to three rewards per day from challenging team leaders, including Rare Candy.
  • Power-Up Punch will now be permanently available for certain Pokémon, such as Poliwrath, Hitmonchan, Kangaskhan, Medicham, and Lucario.

Increased Spawn

Here is the list of Pokemon which you might find more frequently during this complete week!


Shiny Families

Shiny Mankey and Shiny Machop Family Released

Battle Showdown Quests

  • Catch 3 Makuhita or Meditite => Combusken (CP 708)
  • Catch 5 Fighting-type Pokémon => Machoke (CP 870)
  • Make 2 Excellent throws in a row => Hitmonchan (CP 999)
  • Use a supereffective charged Attack in 7 raids or Gym Battles => 1 charged TM
  • Win 3 raids => 1 fast TM

Power-Up Punch

Power-Up Punch will now be permanently available for certain Pokémon, such as Poliwrath, Hitmonchan, Kangaskhan, Medicham, and Lucario.

Did we miss anything?

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