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The 2024 Pokémon North America International Championships are happening this weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. Competitors will be battling it out in Pokémon GO, Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and Pokémon UNITE to secure an invitation to Pokémon Worlds in August. To celebrate the event, Pokémon GO will have an event-exclusive Timed Research, but that will only be available via Twitch Drops. (For more details about the Season of Shared Skies, you can check out our overall Season of Shared Skies guide hub.)

Now, check out what’s happening in Pokémon GO during the 2024 Pokémon North America International Championships with our guide below:


Pokémon GO’s Season of Shared Skies – 2024 Pokémon North America International International Championships

Begins: Friday, June 7th, 2024

Ends: Sunday, June 9th, 2024


Event Bonuses

For Trainers that are at the 2024 Pokémon North America International Championships, the following bonuses will be active only at the event:

  • 100 additional Stardust per catch
  • 3-hour standard Lure Module duration
  • Event-themed Pokémon attracted to standard Lure Modules
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research now available
  • Three Special Trades for the day


Event Boxes

If any special event boxes or bundles are released during the event, they’ll be listed here once the event is live.


Twitch Drops (Timed Research)

For the entire weekend of Friday, June 7th, through Sunday, June 9th, 2024, you’ll be able to watch thrilling Pokémon battles live from New Orleans, Louisiana. Plus, Trainers who watch at least 30 minutes of the NAIC livestream can receive a code via Twitch Drops for an exclusive Timed Research opportunity to catch an Altaria used by MEWeedle, winner of the 2024 Europe International Championships!

Trainers can watch the livestream on the official Pokémon GO Twitch channel and the official Pokémon YouTube channel. To get the Timed Research, you must watch via Twitch for at least 30 minutes. (For more information about Twitch Drops, check out this  Pokémon Support page.)

The livestream will be available during the following times:

  • Friday, June 7th, 2024: 6 a.m. PT | 9 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, June 8th, 2024: 6 a.m. PT | 9 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, June 9th, 2024: 6 a.m. PT | 9 a.m. ET to end of event


Timed Research – 2024 Pokémon EUIC’s Champion

This Timed Research will reward Trainers with an encounter with Altaria, Swablu Candy, Stardust, Fast TMs, and Charged TMs. All rewards must be claimed by Saturday, June 15th, 2024 at 7 p.m. your local time.


2024 Pokémon EUIC's Champion
Step 1/2Reward
Catch a Flying-type Pokémon10 Swablu Candies
Catch a Normal-type Pokémon10 Swablu Candies
Catch 20 Pokémon10 Swablu Candies
Completion Rewards2,024 Stardust, 334 XP, and Altaria encounter
Step 2/2Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times10 Swablu Candies
Win a Trainer Battle in the Great League10 Swablu Candies
Win 3 Trainer Battles in the Great Leauge10 Swablu Candies
Completion Rewards2,024 Stardust, 5 Fast TMs, and 5 Charged TMs


Timed Research at the North America International Championships

Trainers who are at the 2024 North America International Championships can event exclusive Timed Research for free. This Timed Research may be the Lured Up! and/or Me, You, and Pikachu! and/or Everyone Starts Somewhere quests. This section will be updated later.


Lured Up!

Step 1/1

  • Task: Make a new friend
    • Reward: 2,024 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards: 1 Lure Module, Flabébé (Red Flower) Encounter, and 1 Fast TM


Note: It’s unclear if any Pokémon encounters have the chance to be shiny or not.


Me, You, and Pikachu!


Me, You, and Pikachu!
Step 1/2Reward
Make a new friend1,000 Stardust
Trade a Pokémon1,000 XP
Completion RewardsCostumed Pikachu* Encounter
Step 2/2Reward
Take a snapshot of your Buddy20 Pikachu Candies
Completion Rewards1 Incense and 1 Lure Module


Everyone Starts Somewhere


Everyone Starts Somewhere
Step 1/1Reward
Catch 2 different species of PokémonSableye Encounter
Catch 4 different species of PokémonLanturn Encounter
Catch 6 different species of PokémonSwampert Encounter
Catch 8 different species of PokémonAlolan Sandslash Encounter
Catch 10 different species of PokémonNoctowl Encounter
Catch 12 different species of PokémonMedicham Encounter
Completion Rewards50 Meditite Candies, 10,000 Stardust, and 1 Charged TM


Note: It’s unclear if any Pokémon encounters have the chance to be shiny or not.



Slumbering Sands and June 2024 Community Day featuring Goomy



The 2024 Pokémon North America International Championships event overlaps with two events in Pokémon GO: the Slumbering Sands event and the June 2024 Community Day event.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)