Trainers, Rivals Event event is now live in few countries bringing Rival Pokemon Boosted Spawns, Release of New Gen 6 Pokemon, Egg Hatch Bonus and removal of some previously announced bonus much more…

Event Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Bonuses
  • Boosted Spawns
  • New Release
  • Egg
  • Field Research Task
  • Raids
  • Team GO Rocket Disappearance

We’ve also updated the Increased Spawns, Egg Hatch List, Raids list, Research Task in the GO Field Guide App – Support GO Field Guide on Patreon ❤️

Bonuses – 2x Catch Stardust

Rivals’ Week challenge – Trainers can complete 40M raids worldwide, to unlock double catch stardust for the rest of the event

Boosted Spawns

Rivals Fighting type Pokemon have started appearing in the wild:

  • Hitmonchan (s)
  • Hitmonlee (s)
  • Makuhita (s)
  • Meditite (s)
  • Zangoose (s) (Globally)
  • Seviper (s) (Globally)
  • Electabuzz (s)
  • Magmar (s)
  • Nidoran-m (s)
  • Nidoran-f (s)

New Release

Skrelp and Clauncher Family have made its debut in Pokemon GO with the start of the event.

Known Issue: Skrelp and Clauncher cannot be seen on versions of Pokémon GO older than 0.205. As a result, Trainers on older versions of the app may not be able to catch them. Please update your app to the latest version as a workaround, while Niantic Team work on a fix.


5KM have got new additions, Machop, Elekid & Magby being in Tier 1 Rarity while Zangoose and Seviper being in the rarest tier.

Rarity TierSpecies
1-eggMachop (s), Elekid (s), Magby (s)
2-eggTyrogue, Makuhita (s), Meditite (s)
3-eggZangoose (s), Seviper (s)

Field Research Task

Here’s the list of new field research quests available with the start of the Rivals Week event.

Task TextReward
Catch 3 Fighting-type Pokemon2 Hyper Potions, 3 Super Potions, 1 Revive
Catch 6 Fighting-type PokemonHitmonlee (s), Hitmonchan (s)
Catch 15 Fighting-type PokemonZangoose (s), Seviper (s)
Win a raidSkrelp, Clauncher
Win in the GO Battle League20 Lopunny Mega Energy


Therian Forme Landorus has made its debut in Pokemon GO with the start of the Rivals Week Event!

TierRaid Bosses
1Mankey (s), Shinx (s), Croagunk (s), Timburr (s), Skrelp, Clauncher
3Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Hitmonlee (s), Hitmonchan (s), Zangoose (s), Seviper (s)
5Therian Forme Landorus
MegaLopunny (s), Gengar (s), Manectric (s)

Team Rocket Disappearance

Niantic has removed the line – ‘Sources tell us that Team GO Rocket will be taking over PokéStops more often. Their balloons will also be appearing more frequently!’ from the Rival’s Week blog post

An additional tweet from Niantic Support confirms the Disappearance of Team Rocket due to some recent bug.

Do you know?

You can check out the Countdown Timer of all Events at our All-New Mobile App GO Field Guide for all Countdown Timers, Raid Boss Guides, Egg Hatch List, Shiny Checklist and much more…

Available for both Android and iOS

iOS – App Store

Android – Google Play Store


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