Pokémon Day 2020: Check out these in-game events!

It’s still February 26 in the US, but there’s already plenty to report about Pokémon Day (officially celebrated on the 27). Check out the different ways the franchise is celebrating.

Pokémon Day in Sword & Shield

Special Max Raid Battles are available! Mewtwo will be appearing in raids across the Wild Area. That’s not all though, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Ivysaur, Charmelon and Wartortle can also be found. All of these Pokémon drop at least one notable item, so even though you can battle, but not catch Mewtwo, all these raids are worth participating in. Check out the items to look for:

  • Bulbasaur, Ivysaur: Toxic Orb
  • Charmander, Charmeleon: Flame Orb
  • Squirtle, Wartortle: Life Orb
  • Mewtwo: Ability Capsule, Bottle Caps

Pokémon Day in GO

Love Pokémon in party hats? There are plenty during this special event! Pikachu and Eevee spawn in the wild, while Kanto starters Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle appear in raids.

Armored Mewtwo and its army of clone Pokémon have also descended upon the game! We covered this news earlier, but note that the cloned Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise have their super-strong Community Day attacks!

Other celebrations

For those in the US, the Pokémon Center Online is now offering free shipping for one day only! It could be a great time to pick up something you’ve had your eye on.

Netflix is now showing the first Pokémon movie’s remake, Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Do you have any special plans to celebrate Pokémon day? Let us know in the comments! You can also join the celebrations in our Discord server with trades and battles!