Pokemon GO City Spotlight Event: Dates, Times, Rewards, Bonuses, Ticket Price, Timed Research And Everything You Need To Know

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City Spotlight is a new event which takes place in select cities across the world.

Pokemon GO players will get the chance to explore different areas with their Buddy Pokemon.


It's described to be similar to a treasure hunt!

All of the activities involved will be following local health and safety guidelines.

Here's what we know about City Spotlight!

Date & Time

The event begins on November 22nd.

This will take place from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time.

You can find the locations it's taking place in listed below.

  • Auckland, New Zealand
    • Victoria Park
    • Albert Park
    • Auckland Domain
    • Takutai Square
    • Commercial Bay
    • Wynyard Quarter
  • Busan, South Korea
    • Jagalchi Market
    • Yongdusan Park
    • Democracy Park
    • Jungang Park
    • Yurari Plaza
    • Busan Station
  • Kyoto, Japan
    • Takaragaike Park Children’s Paradise
    • Kyoto International Conference Center
    • Takaragaike Park Iris Garden
    • Takaragaike Pond
    • Nakaragi Path
    • Kamogawa Park
  • Tainan, Taiwan
    • National Cheng Kung University Main Library
    • Tainan Park
    • Tainan Confucius Temple
    • Blueprint Culture & Creative Park
    • Tainan Sports Park & Municipal Baseball Stadium
    • Koxinga Museum & Koxinga Shrine

Ticket Price & How To Purchase

You can find tickets in the Events tab of Pokemon GO from Tuesday the 10th of November at 4:00 PM PST or 12:00 AM GMT.


They will be available for purchase until Sunday the 22nd of November at 2:00 PM local time.

The tickets will cost $4.99 or the equivalent in other currencies.

To purchase a ticket, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Pokémon GO app.
  2. On the map, tap the Poké Ball icon.
  3. Tap Events.
  4. On the following webpage, tap your city’s City Spotlight event.
  5. You'll see “Tickets Available!” next to a first-come-first-served event if it hasn’t yet sold out. Tap the event to select the date and time you wish to attend the event, purchase tickets for yourself and friends, and input your payment information to complete your purchase. On the payment-confirmation page, please take note of your order ID. You’ll also receive a confirmation email at the address you entered right before payment.
  6. A few days before the event, you’ll receive a medal. When you open the app on the event day at the scheduled time, you’ll receive access to the City Spotlight experience, including the Special Research!
  7. After you’ve obtained the Special Research, you can complete it at any time. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).

What’s Included In The Free Citywide Experience

  • The City Spotlight Timed Research will take you and your Buddy Pokémon all around your city.
  • Take snapshots to earn Pokémon encounters, a Poffin, Stardust, and a Lucky Egg.
  • Spin PokéStops for a chance to receive a special Gift sticker.
  • Take part in a PokéStop scanning competition against other participating cities! Check how your city is faring in the standings on an online leaderboard. The city with the most AR Mapping tasks completed at the end of the weekend will win an exclusive event featuring a 1/4 Hatch Distance bonus!
  • Receive a special reward when you complete an AR Mapping task.

What’s Included In The City Spotlight Ticketed Experience

  • Everything in the free citywide experience.
  • The following Pokémon will be attracted to special event Incense: Onix, Lapras, Unown C, Nosepass, Rhyhorn, Doduo, Mantine, Pidgey, Pelipper, Pidgeot, and Stoutland. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Unown C!
  • Shiny Unown C will be available only for the duration of this event to Trainers who have a City Spotlight ticket.
  • Explore the city with your Buddy Pokémon using exclusive City Spotlight Special Research as a guide! Complete the Special Research to receive a Poffin, an Incense, a Super Incubator, three Lucky Eggs, a Lure Module, an encounter with Lapras, XP, and Stardust.
  • Earn up to three extra hearts with your buddy in every category.
  • Your buddy will know that an exciting adventure is ahead! Give it treats during the event, and it’ll automatically become excited!
  • 1/4 Hatch Distance when an Egg is placed in an Incubator while the City Spotlight initiative is active.
  • Incense will be more effective while you’re walking and will last for two hours.

Source:Pokemon Go Site