Pokemon GO Adamant Time Event: Date and Time, Lucky Trades, Ditto Transformations, and More

Just in case you've been missing Kanto.
Pokemon Go Timeless Travels
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Who can get enough of Kanto? It’s the generation that keeps on giving and giving. The latest Pokemon GO event titled Adamant Time features Pokemon exclusively from the Kanto region. So, if you are ready for the nostalgia trip, here is everything that you need to know.

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Pokemon GO Adamant Time Event Details

The Pokemon GO Adamant Time event blends old with new. The oldest Pokemon with some of the newest features in Pokemon GO. Trainers will be inspired to explore routes, party up with their friends, and even enter showcases.

Event Date and Time

The Pokemon GO Adamant Time event will begin on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM and end on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 8:00 PM. local time.

Wild Pokemon Encounters

The following Pokemon will be spawning more often during the event period.

PokemonShiny
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Vulpix
Oddish
Ponyta
Krabby
Voltorb
Koffing
Rhyhorn
Goldeen
Dratini (less frequently)

There are four Featured Pokemon that were common spawns back in 2016 and are now back again to be caught once more.

Featured PokemonShiny
Vulpix
Ponyta
Krabby
Voltorb

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokemon can be encountered as potential rewards for completing event-specific Field Research tasks that can be obtained by spinning PokeStops during the event period.

Field Research Pokemon EncountersShiny
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Vulpix
Abra
Machop
Geodude
Ponyta
Gastly
Krabby
Voltorb

Raid Pokemon

The following Pokemon can be obtained by fighting them in Raid battles that appear during the event period.

PokemonRaid TypeShiny
StaryuOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
OmanyteOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
KabutoOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
ChanseyThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Raid
ScytherThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Raid
SnorlaxThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Raid

New Ditto Transformations

There will be a shake up to the potential Pokemon that Ditto can transform into. Here are the new Pokemon that you can possibly find Ditto pretending to be.

New Ditto TransformationsShiny
Oddish
Koffing
Rhyhorn
Goldeen

Updates to Lucky Pokemon

For the event period, trainers will be able to trade and receive even more Lucky Pokemon. The amount has increased from 15 to 25.

On a more permanent note, Niantic has changed up the Lucky Pokemon system, and any Pokemon that a trainer has had since 2018 will become Lucky when traded to another trainer, as long as they haven’t exceeded the daily limit. This is a great way to dust off some of the older Pokemon that have been sitting in your storage for years. This change will go live at the same time as the event.

Event Bonuses

The following singular Event Bonus will become active at the same time as the event begins and last for its entire duration.

  • Trainers will receive 3X XP when catching a Pokemon.

Event Themed Timed Research

There are two different sets of Timed Research that trainers can complete during the event. The first is a way to motivate trainers to level up and hit level milestones, and the second is about making friends.

Catch Up Timed Research

  • Extended Timed Research that lasts until Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 11:59 PM local time.
  • Hit level 10, 20, 30, and 40 milestones to complete the Timed Research.
  • Rewards include Stardust and various items.

Catch a Friend Timed Research

  • Timed Research that lasts until the event ends.
  • Add friends to complete the Timed Research.
  • Rewards include Stardust, XP, and Ultra Balls.

Special Research – Timeless Travels

During the event, trainers will be able to participate in and complete the Special Research titled Timeless Travels. This research will be a season-long endeavor as Professor Willow will task you with learning and understanding more about the Hisui region and its unique Pokemon.

Pokemon GO Web Store and Event Bundles

There will be a range of bundles that you can buy with real currency or in-game coins to allow you to dive deeper into the event.

Pokemon GO Web Store

The Boost Box is $9.99 USD and includes the following items.

  • 30 Lucky Eggs
  • 10 Incense
  • 2 Lure Modules
  • 2 Poffins

The Ultra Storage Box is $4.99 USD and includes the following items.

  • Item Bad Upgrade
  • Pokemon Storage Upgrade
  • A Premium Raid Pass
  • A Remote Raid Pass

Both boxes can be purchased from the Pokemon GO Web Store.

In-Game Event Bundles

A Boost Box Bundle will be available from the in-game shop for 1499 Coins and includes the following items.

  • 30 Lucky Eggs
  • 10 Incense
  • 2 Lure Modules
  • 2 Poffins

PokeStop Showcases

During the event period, trainers will be able to find various PokeStops that will be hosting PokeStop Showcases. These Showcases will accept Vulpix, Ditto, Krabby, Ponyta, or Voltob!

December is an incredibly busy year in Pokemon GO! Not only with the above event, and the annual Community Day either. There’s also the Along the Routes event, Eggs-pedition Access, and the Catch Mastery events for trainers to sink their teeth into!


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