Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: Spawns, Collection Challenges, And More

Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: Spawns, Collection Challenges, And More
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Written by 

Michael Christopher

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28th Jun 2022 11:39

The Pokemon Trading Card Game is finally doing a collaboration with Pokemon GO, and the crossover is being celebrated in the Pokemon GO TCG Crossover event. As part of the event, Pokemon being featured in the TCG set will be spawning in the wild in Pokemon GO, there will be a series of Collection Challenges, and the Kanto Starters are being featured in Mega Raids. There's a lot to see and do besides this, as well, so read on for all the info! 

Need a refresher on type matchups? Check out our Pokemon GO type chart. 

Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: Date and Time

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The Pokemon GO TCG Crossover event is running for a hefty two weeks, which is much longer than most Pokemon GO events.

It'll start at 10am local time on June 16 and it will end at 8pm on June 30.

 

Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: New Pokemon and Spawns

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The event will feature a wide array of wild spawns, as well as some new Pokemon! Wimpod and Golisopod, originally discovered in the Alola region, will make their debut in the mobile game. Additionally, a new costumed Pikachu will debut, wearing a TCG hat. 

Wimpod will evolve into Golisopod with 400 Wimpod candies, so get catching! 

Here's who else you might see spawning in the wild during the event: 

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Alolan Rattata
  • Pikachu (TCG Hat)
  • Slowpoke
  • Onix (rare)
  • Chansey (rare)
  • Snorlax (rare)
  • Dragonite (rare)
  • Magikarp
  • Eevee
  • Spinarak
  • Natu
  • Aipom
  • Slaking (rare)
  • Solrock
  • Lunatone
  • Numel
  • Bidoof
  • Pidove
  • Wimpod

Additionally, Solrock and Lunatone will be appearing worldwide, rather than being locked by hemisphere. After the event, they'll go back to being regional exclusives, but they'll swap regions. This means that Solrock will begin spawning in the eastern hemisphere and Lunatone will appear in the western hemisphere. 

Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: Raids

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There will be even more Pokemon available by way of Raid battles. Here's who will headline each level:

Tier 1 Tier 3 Tier 5 Mega Tier
  • Chansey
  • Larvitar
  • Timburr
  • Wimpod
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Snorlax
  • Dragonite
  • Slaking
  • Mewtwo*
  • Mega Venusaur
  • Mega Blastoise
  • Mega Charizard X
  • Mega Charizard Y

*Niantic: "Mewtwo caught from June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know the Charged Attack Shadow Ball. Mewtwo caught from June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to July 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.local time will know the Charged Attack Psystrike."

Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: Meltan and Melmetal

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This event is a celebration of Pokemon GO, so it only makes sense that Meltan and Melmetal will be featured in some way. For the duration of the event, Meltan can be encountered in its shiny form after opening the Mystery Box. Additionally, the amount of time needed between Mystery Box uses will be reduced.

Reminder: the Mystery Box can be reloaded by transferring Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon HOME, Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu, or Pokemon Let's Go, Eevee.

Meltan can only evolve into Melmetal in Pokemon GO. This evolution takes 400 Meltan candies. 

Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: Field Research Tasks and Rewards

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As usual, this event will have some event-exclusive Field Research tasks. 

Task Reward
Catch 10 Pokemon 3x Razz Berry or 5x Pinap Berry
Catch 15 Pokemon Encounter with Ivysaur, Charmeleon, or Wartortle
Catch 25 Pokemon Encounter with Venusaur, Charizard, or Blastoise
Catch 40 Pokemon Encounter with Snorlax, Dragonite, or Slaking
Transfer 10 Pokemon 5x Poke Ball
Spin 5 PokeStops or Gyms Wimpod encounter
Trade a Pokemon TCG Hat Pikachu encounter

Pokemon GO TCG Crossover Event: Collection Challenges

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There are a ton of Collection Challenges to keep track of for this event, and even more to come later. The first set will lead to encounters with the Kanto Starter evolutions and more. Here are those: 

Bulbasaur Collection Challenge 1

  • Bulbasaur
  • Spinarak
  • Wimpod
  • Aipom
  • TCG Hat Pikachu

Rewards: 1,000 XP and a Venusaur encounter

Charmander Collection Challenge 1

  • Charmander
  • Numel
  • Magikarp
  • Alolan Ratata
  • TCG Hat Pikachu

Rewards: 1,000 XP and a Charizard encounter

Squirtle Collection Challenge 1

  • Squirtle
  • Bidoof
  • Slowpoke
  • Eevee
  • TCG Hat Pikachu

Rewards: 1,000 XP and a Blastoise encounter

Trade Collection Challenge

  • Pikachu (from trade)
  • Bulbasaur (from trade)
  • Charmander (from trade)
  • Squirtle (from trade)

Rewards: 3,000 XP and a Lure Module

Kanto Collection Challenge

  • Ivysaur
  • Charmeleon
  • Wartortle
  • Venusaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise

Rewards: 5,000 XP and an Incubator

Advanced Collection Challenge

  • Venusaur (from trade)
  • Charizard (from trade)
  • Blastoise (from trade)
  • Snorlax
  • Slaking
  • Dragonite

Rewards: 10,000 XP and a Meltan encounter

Future Collection Challenges

According to Niantic, there will be a few more Collection Challenges starting later in the event. Starting June 23 at 10am local time, three new Collection Challenges will become available. Finishing them will lead to encounters with Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise. 

Deino Community Day takes place during the TCG Crossover event. Check out our guide! 

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