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Pokémon Go ‘Adamant Time’ event, Timed Research guide

Throwing it back to Kanto

Krabby, Ponyta, Ditto, and Voltorb in a Pokémon Go collage Image: Niantic
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Pokémon Go is hosting an “Adamant Time” event, throwing back to the Kanto region from Dec. 11-15. Alongside this event comes tons of Timed Research and other perks to take advantage of.

Notably, you’ll get tripled XP for catching Pokémon. In addition, you can now trade a Pokémon caught in 2018 or before that and it’ll turn lucky, guaranteed (until you do this 25 times). This is permanent, so you don’t have to rush to find a bunch of old Pokémon in your storage for this event specifically.

There’s also a new Special Research, “Timeless Travel,” that launched alongside this event.

Below we list all the perks and bonuses of the Pokémon Go “Adamant Time” event, including all of the Timed Research, spawns, and raid targets.


Pokémon Go ‘Adamant Time’ event Timed Research

There are several Timed Research sets, though they mostly involve leveling. If you’re already the required level, you can just claim the rewards.

Pokémon Go ‘2023 Level 30 Challenge’ Timed Research

Step 1 of 3

  • Reach level 10 (1,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 10 Razz Berries, 10 Pinap Berries, 10 Nanab Berries

Step 2 of 3

  • Reach level 20 (2,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 1 Incense

Step 3 of 3

  • Reach level 30 (3,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 1 Premium Battle Pass

Pokémon Go ‘2023 Level 40 Challenge’ Timed Research

Step 1 of 1

Reach level 40 (4,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 5 Premium Battle Passes, 50 Ultra Balls

Pokémon Go ‘Adamant Time: Friendship Challenge’ Timed Research

Step 1 of 1

  • Make a new friend (5,000 XP)
  • Make 2 new friends (5,000 XP)
  • Make 3 new friends (5,000 XP)

Rewards: 25 Ultra Balls, 2,500 Stardust, 5,000 XP


Pokémon Go ‘Adamant Time’ event Field Research and rewards

Spinning PokéStops may net you these special event Field Research:

  • Catch 3 Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter)
  • Catch 5 Pokémon (Abra, Machop, Geodude, or Gastly encounter)
  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Vulpix, Ponyta, Krabby, or Voltorb encounter)
  • Trade a Pokémon (Krabby or Voltorb encounter)
  • Walk 2km (Vulpix or Ponyta encounter)

Pokémon Go ‘Adamant Time’ event boosted spawns

During the event, you’ll find the following Pokémon more frequently:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Vulpix
  • Oddish
  • Ponyta
  • Krabby
  • Voltorb
  • Koffing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Goldeen
  • Ditto
  • Dratini

Pokémon Go ‘Adamant Time’ event raid targets

These Pokémon will be in raids during the event period:

  • Staryu
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Chansey
  • Scyther
  • Snorlax
  • Zekrom
  • Mega Altaria

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