Shiny Pokemon GO Thanksgiving code update 2019!

Today we're looking at all the next Pokemon GO updates, starting with this November 27, 28, and 29th (and the weekend!) This includes new Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO as well as a "family-themed Pokemon" event. The Shiny Pokemon revealed thus far this month haven't been too mind-blowing – but we might see some spectacular reveals in December – let's take a look!

Starting on November 27, 2019, Niantic begins celebrating a "Friends Fest" event at 1PM Pacific Time. That includes half-cost Stardust for trades, and a ramp up to 2x special trades per day. If you raid during this event with a friend, you get an "attack boost" – which is relatively insignificant, but it's there, nonetheless!

This very special Family-themed event has Family-themed Pokemon popping up more commonly than usual. This starts with Nidoran (male, female), Nidorino, Nidoking, Nidorina, and Nidoqueen!

Per the code released, Research Breakthrough for November and December includes rewards of encounters with Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Groudon, and Kyogre – all with higher rates of Shiny Pokemon variations! This Research Breakthrough opportunity ends on January 1, 2019, at 1PM pacific Time!

Other Shiny Pokemon released this month of November included Chimchar (back on November 19) and his evolved forms Monferno and Infernape. Shiny Tentacool was released on November 26 – this week! That means Shiny Tentacruel as well. If you've not already seen it, you'll see a Spinda quest (throw 5 Great Curveballs in a Row) with a Spinda encounter reward – with a greater chance of seeing a Shiny Spinda!

The Community Day for December takes place on December 14 and December 15 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9AM to 9PM (local time, wherever you are). This event is going to be WILD – with every other Community Day 2019 Pokemon out in the wild in bigger numbers the entire day, both days!

This same December event has all 2018 Community Day Pokemon appearing in Pokemon Gym Raids! From 11am to 2pm these days you'll also find 2× Catch Stardust, 2× Catch XP, and 1/2 Egg Hatch! And don't forget to check the rest of the leaks for the near future below!