Pokémon Go Sustainability Week is now well underway, with fans able to get their hands on some eco-friendly Pokémon. So expect plenty of grass types!


Apart from new Pokémon, there are also Timed Research events and egg-hatching opportunities surrounding the likes of Combee, Drillbur, Trubbish and more to keep players occupied. Oh, and of course, plenty of XP rewards.

This is all happening during a Rediscover Kanto event that is seeing many of the original 151 head into the spotlight once again. So, if you are feeling nostalgic or haven't quite filled your Pokédex, now is your chance.

But for Pokémon Go Sustainability Week, there's only a limited number of days to take advantage of the event with not long left now. We've rounded up all the details so you know what's available and what's about to disappear.

When is Pokémon Go Sustainability Week 2024? Start date and end time confirmed

Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023
Pokemon Go Sustainability Week 2023. Niantic

Pokémon Go’s Sustainability Week 2024 takes place from Monday 22nd April 2024 at 10am and will end on Friday 26th April 2024 at 8pm local time.

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This year’s event will run for a slightly shorter period than 2023 (two days fewer) and is not quite a full week, so players will have to work extra hard to achieve everything the update has to offer.

But how do the objectives and rewards compare to last year? Read on for a full list of the tasks and prizes in this year’s Sustainability Week.

What’s included in Pokémon Go Sustainability Week 2024? Research and rewards

As you would expect, there are a bunch of new features in Pokémon Go’s Sustainability Week for 2024, as the game encourages players to leave the house and explore outside with their buddy Pokémon.

The event itself comes with the increased chance that your buddy will bring you souvenirs and presents (which is always a good thing) and they will earn hearts at half the distance when you’re walking around.

Feeding them berries or poffins will also result in them spending more time on the game’s map.

Pokéstop Showcases are also available at various Pokéstops. You can enter Pokémon themed around the event into different contests where they will be judged - it’s almost like Crufts for Pokémon.

Here is a list of other tasks and objectives, along with their rewards:

Field Research task encounters

  • Encounter with a Combee - Hatch an egg
  • Encounter with a Drilbur - Walk 2km
  • Encounter with a Trubbish - Walk 1km
  • Encounter with a Binacle - Catch 5 Pokémon
  • Encounter a Foongus - Catch 10 Pokémon


An egg containing these Pokémon will hatch after exploring 2km:

  • Binacle
  • Combee
  • Drilbur
  • Foongus
  • Trubbish

According to a blog post on the game’s website, any of the above that hatch through an egg obtained during Sustainability Week 2024 will have a higher chance of being a shiny Pokémon.

Collection challenges

Both Drilbur and its evolution Excadrill are involved in this year’s collection challenges.

The former can be caught in the wild or through the Field Research task listed above, and Excadrill must be obtained through evolution. To do this, you simply use 50 Drilbur candy. Completing this goal will result in 10,000 XP and 5,000 Stardust.

Trubbish is a Poison-type Pokémon. Pokémon.com

Also available in this challenge is Trubbish and its evolution Garbodor. The Collection tasks required are exactly the same as Drilbur and Excadrill’s.

So, that is everything you need to know for this year’s Sustainability Week. Now, it’s best you stop reading and get to work - as the clock is already ticking!

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