Pokemon Go Partnering With GrubHub For An Event

GrubHub+ members can get an in-game ticket for an exclusive Special Weekend event taking place next month.


Pokemon Go developer Niantic has partnered with GrubHub for an exclusive in-game event. Next month, GrubHub+ members will be able to participate in a Special Weekend that features exclusive Timed Research tasks, increased spawn rates of certain Pokemon, and more.

To participate in the Special Weekend, you'll need to be a GrubHub+ member and sign up on the Pokemon Go website to receive an event ticket. Niantic says these tickets are limited to one per Pokemon Go account and will be available until October 28, while the event itself takes place on Sunday, November 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM local time.

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Throughout the event, you'll be able to complete new Timed Research tasks that net you various rewards, including three Incense, a Star Piece, and 100 Charizard Mega Energy, a new resource that's used to Mega Evolve Pokemon. You'll also be able to encounter the following Pokemon when you use Incense during the event:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charizard
  • Squirtle
  • Pikachu
  • Unown G
  • Unown H
  • Sableye
  • Patrat
  • Minccino
  • Ferroseed
  • Shiny Ferroseed

Finally, any Incense that you use during the Special Weekend will last for one hour. You can read more details about the event on the Pokemon Go website.

In the meantime, a new Team Go Rocket event is underway right now in Pokemon Go. From now through October 19, Rocket grunts will appear more frequently than normal, and they'll have new Shadow Pokemon in tow. On top of that, you'll receive new "strange eggs" when you defeat Rocket leaders; these will hatch into certain Poison- or Dark-type Pokemon. Finally, there's a new Rocket-focused Special Research questline that leads to a battle with Giovanni and a chance to capture his Shadow Mewtwo.

That's not all that's happening in the game this week. October's Community Day takes place this Saturday, October 17, and features the popular Gen 1 starter Charmander. Origin Forme Giratina is also appearing again in five-star Raids until October 23.

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