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

And that too by announcing a new Event specially for Fighting Types, and it’s called Special Battle Showdown

As we write this post the event is already live!! And you might be seeing some interesting things happen until the 14th of May, as the event ends.

Here’s a Quick Summary of what will be changing during this event:

  • More Spawns of Fighting Type Pokemon.
  • Event Lasts until 14th May
  • 2X Bonus XP for GBattlesles and Raid Battles.
  • Guaranteed 3000 Stardust for Participating in a Raid Battle.
  • Guaranteed One Rare Candy for every Raid Battle win.
  • 2X Badge Multiplier for Gyms.
  • More Items from Gym PhotoDisc Spins.

Here’s what Niantic announced on their official Pokemon GO Site:


It’s time to test the strength of your Pokémon during a special battle event! Fighting-type Pokémon, such as Machop and Makuhita, will appear more frequently in the wild starting May 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

But what’s a battle celebration without some competition at your nearby Gym? Until May 14, you’ll receive 2× bonus XP for Gym Battles and Raid Battles. Plus, Raid Battles will also award a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating—and at least one Rare Candy if you win!

Several actions at Gyms will yield bonuses, including a 2× Badge multiplier, so you can receive even more benefits at a Gym you visit frequently. Just stopping by? Spinning the Photo Disc at Gyms will also yield more items!

Our Battle Showdown is sure to pack a punch, so don’t miss it!

—The Pokémon GO team

That’s it for now Guys!!

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