'Pokémon Go' Home Event: Start Time, Research, Shiny Meltan, Slowpoke and More

There's a lot to celebrate now that trainers can transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Go to the Pokémon Home app, and Niantic is getting in on the huge new update with a brand new event.

The Pokémon Home event in Pokémon Go will celebrate the integration between the two mobile apps with a week of rare encounters, Shiny Pokémon debuts and much more.

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The Pokémon Home event in Pokémon Go will begin Tuesday, November 17, at 8 a.m. to Monday, November 23, at 10 p.m. local time.


The Pokémon Home event will unlock an event-exclusive Timed Research that will reward trainers with Mega Pidgeot energy, Poke Balls, Berries and much more, including encounters with Slowpoke and Gible.

There will also be event-exclusive Field Research that will offer encounters with Slowpoke and other Pokémon.

Field Research

  • Catch 2 different species of Pokémon - Nidoran (male or female)
  • Catch 30 Pokémon - Stardust (x1500)
  • Give your buddy 3 treats - Slowpoke
  • Win 2 Raids - Dratini

Timed Research

  • Transfer 5 Pokémon - Poke Ball (x10)
  • Use 10 berries to catch Pokémon - Nidoran (female)
  • Catch 10 Pokémon - Razz Berry (x3)

Completion rewards - Pidgeot Mega Energy (x20), Slowpoke, Stardust (x500)


  • Evolve 3 Pokémon - Poke Ball (x20)
  • Use 15 berries to catch Pokémon - Nidoran (male)
  • Catch 20 Pokémon - Pinap Berry (x3)

Completion rewards - Pidgeot Mega Energy (x30), Ponyta, Stardust (x1000)


  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon - Great Ball (x15)
  • Win 2 Raids - Litwick
  • Catch 30 Pokémon - Slowpoke

Completion rewards - Pidgeot Mega Energy (x50), Absol, Stadust (x1000)


  • Claim Reward - Pidgeot Mega Energy (x10)
  • Claim Reward - Pidgeot Mega Energy (x10)
  • Claim Reward - Pidgeot Mega Energy (x10)

Completion rewards - Pidgeot Mega Energy (x30), Gible, Stadust (x1000)


There will be two Pokémon that get the Shiny spotlight during the Pokémon Home event.

Meltan, the Mythical Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Go, will see its Shiny form appear more frequently from the Mystery Box. To activate the Mystery Box in Pokémon Go, trainers will need to transfer a Pokémon from Go to Home or from Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee.

You can follow the steps here to gain access to the Mystery Box in Pokémon Go.

Once the event is over, trainers won't be able to catch a Shiny Meltan until another event in the future.

As for Slowpoke, its Shiny form is finally debuting in Pokémon Go. Trainers will have plenty of chances to catch a Shiny Slowpoke as the Water and Psychic-type Pokémon will appear more often in the wild.

Trainers will also have more chances to encounter it via the Timed Research and Field Research, as well as hatching from 5km Eggs more frequently. Slowpoke will also appear in Raids during the event.


Niantic has confirmed that Pokémon such as Alolan Sandshrew, Zubat, Alolan Diglett, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Ditto, Porygon, Hoothoot, Remoraid, Whismur, Lileep, Anorith, Cottonee and Foongus will appear more frequently in the wild.

Pokémon such as both Nidoran, Slowpoke, Omanyte, Kabuto, Lileep and Anorith will hatch from 5km Eggs obtained during the event, and Niantic confirms that Alolan Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Shinx, Timburr, Klink and others will be appearing in Raids.

The Legendary Pokémon Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion will be appearing in five-star Raids starting Monday, November 16, at 4.p.m and ending Tuesday, November 24, at 4 p.m. EST.

Trainers who use Mega Pidgeot in battle will see its CP boosted during the event, giving it even more firepower, and there will be special avatar items including the Melmetal Jacket, Vest, Shoes, and Grand Oak's Glasses available in the Style Shop.

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