Pokemon GO Verizon Weekend - How to Get Code, Start Date, Time, Spawns and Research

By Sam Woods

May 27, 2021

Every so often, Niantic will throw a Pokemon GO event with one of their corporate partners.

This weekend is one of those, as they have confirmed that they will be holding a “Special Weekend” in partnership with Verizon and others.

The event will be available in the US – so here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon GO Verizon Special Weekend in May 2021.

Sylveon will soon make its Pokémon GO debut!

Sylveon will soon make its Pokémon GO debut!

When is the Pokemon GO Verizon Special Weekend?

The Pokemon GO Verizon special weekend, kicks off this weekend on Saturday, May 29.

The event will officially start at 12 am local time, running until 11:59 pm local time on Sunday, however, the core parts of the event will be on Saturday, starting at 11 am and finishing at 5 pm.

What are the Pokemon GO Verizon Weekend Spawns, Research and Bonuses?


The event looks to be an extension of the Luminous Legends Y event, with Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Eevee, Marill, Sableye, Stunky, Spritzee, and Swirlix all attracted to Incense.

The most exciting part, however, is the fact players in the US will be able to find an Unown V during the event period.


Niantic has confirmed there will be Event-exclusive Timed Research.

The research is as follows:

  • Transfer 10 Pokemon – 2000 XP
  • Catch 15 Pokemon – Eevee Encounter
  • Give your Buddy 3 Treats – Incense
  • Group Rewards – Lucky Egg, Deino Encounter, 1000 Stardust
  • Make 10 Nice Throws – 2000 XP
  • Catch 3 Pokemon – Eevee Encounter
  • Use 5 Berries to Catch Pokmemon – 10 Swirlix Candy
  • Group Rewards – Incense, Swirlix Encounter, 1000 Stardust
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws – 2000 XP
  • Catch 15 Pokemon – Eevee Encounter
  • Use an Incense – 10 Spritzee Candy
  • Group Rewards – Star Piece, Spritzee Encounter, 1000 Stardust
  • Claim Reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 1000 XP
  • Group Rewards – 5000 XP, Deino Encounter, 1000 Stardust

Source: Serebii


The following bonuses will be available during the event:

  • 4x XP
  • Increased chance of receiving Lucky Pokemon in a trade
  • Increased chance of becoming Lucky Friends
  • Ability to open double the amount of Gifts
  • Trade Range increased to 40km

How to Get a Pokemon GO Verizon Weekend Code

To get a code, players need to visit Verizon’s website. They can then follow the instructions laid out by Verizon as seen below:

  • To receive a code, first make sure you are enrolled in Verizon Up.
  • Once enrolled, go to Verizon Up in the My Verizon app and claim your Pokémon GO Bonus Reward before May 28th.
  • Enter the code at to grab a ticket.
  • Open Pokémon GO game and receive a medal confirming event participation.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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