Pokémon GO: Verizon Special Weekend in US

A third Special Weekend has been announced for Pokémon GO. Previously announced were the 7-Eleven Event in Mexico and the Grubhub Event in the US. Now Verizon Wireless is having a Special Weekend of their own. Trainers will soon enjoy enhanced gameplay features (such as Verizon Sponsored PokéStops, Sponsored Gyms, and Sponsored Gifts).

Starting October 20th eligible Verizon users in the United States will be able to obtain tickets for the exclusive event. Trainers who are subscribed to Verizon mobile plans will be able to obtain a ticket by signing in to the Verizon Up app and will be available until the event day, on November 7th.

The tickets provide Trainers access to the event-exclusive Timed Research and special Pokémon attracted to Incense on Saturday, November 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. only in the US.

  • Timed Research will reward Incense x3, Star Piece x1, and Charizard Mega Energy x100 plus encounters with Chansey, Spoink, Absol, Bronzor, Gible, and Sewaddle.
  • The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense during the event: Bulbasaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Pikachu, Unown V & Z, Sableye, Patrat, Minccino, and Ferroseed (including shiny).
    • Incense will also last for one hour.
  • You'll receive an exclusive event medal in Pokémon GO.
  • Eligible Verizon users will be able to unlock the Verizon Mask and Hoodie avatar items
    • More Verizon avatar items will be available at a later date
  • All Trainers will be able to receive a Sponsored Verizon Gift by spinning select PokéStops

Coming Soon

  • Select Verizon stores in the United States will become Sponsored PokéStops or Gyms
    • All Trainers will be able to spin these Verizon Sponsored PokéStops to receive Sponsored Field Research task
  • Coming in 2021, Legendary Raids will appear in Verizon Gyms


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