Special Stages are stages that can only be played during events. These stages last for a limited time, in most cases a week or two. Special stage types that can't be found anywhere else in the game can also be found here, including Escalation Battles and Pokémon Safari.

Almost half of the currently released Pokémon can only be encountered in this area. There are a few that appeared in this area that also appeared in other areas.

Most stages here reward 200 Coins for first clear instead of 100.

The Mobile version of the game was released on August 31, 2015. Every event before then is, therefore, 3DS exclusive.

Current events can be found here.

List of Special Stages Edit

Meowth's Coin Mania Edit

This stage appears every Friday until Sunday, and provides a way for players to earn a good amount of Coins. However, it can only be attempted once, after which the stage locks. Three additional attempts can be purchased with 1 Jewel. Meowth cannot be caught in this special stage, but can be caught in the Main Stages. Since the Alola update (3DS v1.4.9 and Mobile v1.10.4 updates), Meowth has been replaced by its Alola Form, but the stage is still pretty much the same.

Exp. Points from Victini! Edit

This stage appears every Sunday until Tuesday, and provides a way for players to earn a very large amount of Experience (1000 EXP). However, it can only be attempted once, after which the stage locks. Additional attempts can be purchased with 1 Jewel each, up to nine extra attempts. Unlike Meowth's Coin Mania, Victini can be caught here.

Tons of Exp. Points Edit

This stage was renamed from Exp. Points from Victini!, since the Alola update (3DS v1.4.9 and Mobile v1.10.4 updates) replaced Victini with Magearna. The stage is still pretty much the same.

Skill Booster S Stage! Edit

This stage, featuring Eevee, appears every Saturday until Tuesday, boasting a high drop rate for Skill Booster S and a significant (although still somewhat low) drop rate for Skill Booster M. It should be noted that Drops are only awarded if the stage is cleared. The stage can only be attempted once, after which the stage locks. Additional attempts can be purchased with 1 Jewel each, up to nine extra attempts.

Skill Booster M Stage! Edit

This stage is a reworked version of Skill Booster S Stage!, only dropping Skill Booster M. All other rules are the same.

Daily Pokémon Edit

As the name suggests, these stages change Pokémon daily from Tuesday to Monday. The stage is unavailable on Saturdays and Sundays.

Great Challenge Edit

These stages are basically more difficult normal stages that allow players to catch Pokémon (with low catchability) that are usually not available anywhere else.

An Evolving Challenge! Edit

These stages are basically Great Challenge-type stages. As the name suggests, they involve Pokémon that evolve.

Ultra Challenge Edit

These stages are Great Challenge-type stages that are significantly more difficult, but allow for extremely rare Pokémon to be caught.

Special Challenge Edit

These stages give players chances to be rewarded Skill Boosters and other rare Items. They usually appear at the same time of Competitive Stages.

Commemorative Event Edit

These stages are basically normal stages with a limited availability and extra rewards. As the name suggests, these events are held in celebration of something.

High-Speed Challenge Edit

These stages are Great Challenge-type stages but are limited by time instead of by moves.

Competitive Stage Edit

These stages allow players to compete against other players around the world. Each time the player sets a high score, the game will submit it to the leaderboards. By the end of the event, if the player makes the cut, they will receive special items, most notably a Mega Stone for the respective Pokémon, and Enhancements like Mega Speedups.

Pokémon Safari Edit

These stages actually consist of several different Pokémon, chosen based on probability each time the player attempts the stage. As a result, Optimize cannot be used, and the player must choose their own team. However, each event usually has a common Type Pokémon or Type weakness, making it easier to decide on a team. The event text in game usually gives a hint on this. Additionally, these stages are 3-Pokémon stages (with the exception of series #5).

Escalation Battles Edit

These stages have a level that increases, along with the catchability, which is equal to the level, and also the stage difficulty, each time the player clears the stage. There is a set of stages and a set of rules to determine which stage to use at which level. Most milestone levels have their own single difficult stage (with milestone rewards), while other stages span across tens of levels. These stages are infamous for giving out lots of Mega Speedups and other Enhancements.

Incredible Item Stage Edit

This stage is a type of Escalation Battles that rewarded a lot more items compared to regular Escalation Battles events at the time.

Level MAX Challenge Edit

This stage is a type of Escalation Battles which provides guaranteed Skill Booster Drops and also rewards a large amount of Enhancements that are intended for use on the target Pokémon.

One Chance a Day! Edit

These stages can only be attempted once per day, meaning the maximum number of possible attempts is the duration of the event in days.

Try 'Em Items Stage Edit

These stages reduce Item cost to 0, allowing players to freely test out items without having to use Coins.

Monthly Challenge Edit

These stages are similar to Pokémon Safari in that they feature several Pokémon (usually 5), but each one has an equal chance of appearing, and can only be encountered once (the stages disappear after five attempts). The stages are initially unlocked, but becomes locked after 1 attempt. Each additional attempt can be unlocked with 1 or 2 Jewels, depending on the event. The highlight of these events are the guaranteed rare Enhancements Drops.

A few kinds of Monthly Challenges have appeared:

Here are a few other ones:

Name Event Duration Details
Early Holiday Challenge 12/19/17 to 12/21/17
Pokémon Drops
Audino Audino 3 Level Up
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur 2 Level Up
Charmander Charmander 3 Raise Max Level
Squirtle Squirtle 2 Raise Max Level
Espurr Espurr 3 Mega Speedup
Stage locks after 1 attempt, and up to 4 additional attempts can be purchased with 2 Jewels each. Each stage can be only be encountered once.
Late Holiday Challenge 12/24/17 to 12/26/17
Pokémon Drops
Audino Audino 2 Skill Booster L
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Skill Swapper
Charmander Charmander 1 Skill Booster L
Squirtle Squirtle 3 Skill Booster M
Espurr Espurr 3 Mega Speedup
Stage locks after 1 attempt, and up to 4 additional attempts can be purchased with 2 Jewels each. Each stage can be only be encountered once.
Start-of-Year Challenge 12/31/17 to 01/03/18
Pokémon Drops
Audino Audino 3 Skill Booster L
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur 3 Level Up
Charmander Charmander 3 Raise Max Level
Squirtle Squirtle 3 Skill Booster M
Espurr Espurr 3 Mega Speedup
Stage locks after 1 attempt, and up to 14 additional attempts can be purchased with 2 Jewels each
Each stage can be encountered a maximum of 3 times.

Timeline Edit

A list of all the event Pokémon and the durations in which they appeared. Does not include regularly appearing Pokémon (i.e. Meowth, Victini, Eevee, Wobbuffet, Carnivine). Last updated a while ago.

Date Range Pokémon
02/18/15 to 03/08/15 3DS: Mew
02/23/15 to 03/20/15 3DS: Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)
03/09/15 to 03/22/15 3DS: MewKyogre
03/16/15 to 03/22/15 3DS: Mega Lucario
03/23/15 to 04/05/15 3DS: Keldeo (Ordinary)
03/23/15 to 04/17/15 3DS: PachirisuSigilyphTropiusFarfetch'dDruddigon
03/30/15 to 04/19/15 3DS: Rayquaza
04/06/15 to 04/12/15 3DS: Mega Blastoise
04/13/15 to 04/26/15 3DS: Groudon
04/20/15 to 05/02/15 3DS: CarvanhaSharpedoSpindaCherubiCherrim
04/27/15 to 05/17/15 3DS: Celebi
04/30/15 to 05/06/15 3DS: Mega Banette
05/04/15 to 05/15/15 3DS: Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)
05/07/15 to 05/10/15 3DS: Pinsir
05/11/15 to 05/24/15 3DS: Regirock
05/18/15 to 05/24/15 3DS: Mega Lucario
05/18/15 to 06/05/15 3DS: GirafarigKecleonShuckleRelicanthSpiritomb
05/25/15 to 06/14/15 3DS: Shaymin (Land)
05/29/15 to 06/07/15 3DS: Mega Venusaur
06/08/15 to 06/19/15 3DS: PachirisuSigilyphTropiusFarfetch'dDruddigon
06/08/15 to 06/21/15 3DS: Giratina (Altered)
06/08/15 to 06/21/15 3DS: Dialga
06/15/15 to 06/21/15 3DS: Mega Blastoise
06/22/15 to 07/05/15 3DS: ManaphyStantlerElectrikeManectricDarumakaDarmanitan
06/29/15 to 07/05/15 3DS: Mega Manectric
07/06/15 to 07/09/15 3DS: Jirachi
07/06/15 to 07/17/15 3DS: WynautTorkoalZangooseLuvdiscSeviper
07/06/15 to 07/19/15 3DS: Tepig
07/10/15 to 07/23/15 3DS: Arceus
07/13/15 to 07/19/15 3DS: Mega Lucario
07/20/15 to 07/26/15 3DS: Mega Blaziken
07/20/15 to 08/02/15 3DS: Cresselia
07/20/15 to 08/14/15 3DS: Wobbuffet (Male)
07/24/15 to 07/30/15 3DS: Kyogre
07/31/15 to 08/06/15 3DS: Groudon
08/03/15 to 08/16/15 3DS: PigniteFurfrouStaryuStarmieGibleGabiteGarchompPhione
08/07/15 to 08/13/15 3DS: Rayquaza
08/07/15 to 08/16/15 3DS: Mega Garchomp
08/14/15 to 08/20/15 3DS: Kyogre
08/17/15 to 08/28/15 3DS: Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)
08/17/15 to 08/30/15 3DS: Darkrai
08/21/15 to 08/27/15 3DS: Groudon
08/24/15 to 08/30/15 3DS: Mega Venusaur
08/24/15 to 09/11/15 Mobile: Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)
08/24/15 to 09/27/15 Mobile: Mew
08/28/15 to 09/03/15 3DS: Rayquaza
08/31/15 to 09/04/15 Mobile: Wobbuffet (Male)
08/31/15 to 09/11/15 3DS: Carnivine
08/31/15 to 09/13/15 3DS: LugiaCarvanhaSharpedoSpindaCherubiCherrim
09/04/15 to 09/17/15
3DS: Emboar
Mobile: Kyogre
09/07/15 to 09/13/15 3DS: Mega Sharpedo
09/14/15 to 09/18/15 3DS: Regirock
09/14/15 to 09/25/15 Mobile: PachirisuSigilyphTropiusFarfetch'dDruddigon
09/14/15 to 09/27/15 Diancie
09/11/15 to 09/24/15 Mobile: Groudon
09/18/15 to 09/27/15
3DS: Mega Charizard YMew
Mobile: Mega Charizard Y
09/18/15 to 10/01/15 Mobile: Rayquaza
09/19/15 to 09/22/15 3DS: Registeel
09/23/15 to 09/26/15 3DS: Regice
09/28/15 to 10/04/15 Keldeo (Ordinary)
09/28/15 to 10/11/15
3DS: Latias
Mobile: Giratina (Altered)
09/28/15 to 10/12/15 Mobile: Mew
09/29/15 to 10/02/15 Pinsir
10/05/15 to 10/11/15 3DS: Mega Absol
10/05/15 to 10/18/15 DialgaPalkia
10/12/15 to 10/25/15 DusknoirZubatGolbatCrobatDuskullDusclopsPumpkabooGourgeist
10/19/15 to 10/25/15 3DS: Mega Banette
10/19/15 to 11/01/15
3DS: Giratina (Altered)
Mobile: RegirockCresselia
10/26/15 to 11/08/15 Ho-OhLugiaCelebi
11/02/15 to 11/08/15 3DS: Mega Gardevoir
11/02/15 to 11/13/15
3DS: DunsparceQwilfishDurantHeatmorMaractus
Mobile: GirafarigKecleonShuckleRelicanthSpiritomb
11/02/15 to 11/15/15 Mobile: Kyogre
11/06/15 to 11/19/15 Mobile: Groudon
11/09/15 to 11/15/15 Tornadus (Incarnate)
11/09/15 to 11/23/15 ManaphyStantlerElectrikeManectricDarumakaDarmanitan
11/13/15 to 11/26/15 Rayquaza
11/16/15 to 11/22/15 Mega Manectric
11/16/15 to 11/24/15 Delibird
11/24/15 to 12/07/15
3DS: MachampLatios
Mobile: MachampKeldeo (Ordinary)Latias
12/01/15 to 12/07/15
3DS: Mega SteelixThundurus (Incarnate)
Mobile: Mega LucarioThundurus (Incarnate)
12/08/15 to 12/14/15 Landorus (Incarnate)
12/08/15 to 12/14/15 3DS: DialgaPalkia
12/08/15 to 12/21/15
3DS: FurfrouStaryuStarmieGibleGabiteGarchompPhione
Mobile: FurfrouStaryuStarmieGibleGabiteGarchompPhioneDialgaPalkia
12/15/15 to 12/17/15 Regirock
12/15/15 to 12/21/15 Mega Garchomp
12/15/15 to 12/27/15 Regigigas
12/15/15 to 01/18/16 3DS: Mewtwo
12/18/15 to 12/21/15 Registeel
12/22/15 to 12/27/15 Regice
12/22/15 to 01/04/15 Shaymin (Land)Keldeo (Resolute)
12/28/15 to 01/11/16
3DS: TalonflameRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFletchlingFletchinderNumelCamerupt
Mobile: TalonflameRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFletchlingFletchinderNumelCameruptArceus
01/05/16 to 01/11/16
3DS: Mega SwampertTornadus (Incarnate)
Mobile: Mega BanetteTornadus (Incarnate)
01/12/16 to 01/18/16 3DS: Dusknoir
01/12/16 to 01/25/16
3DS: InfernapeArceus
Mobile: InfernapeDusknoirWynautTorkoalZangooseLuvdiscSeviper
01/19/16 to 02/01/16 ZekromCarvanhaSharpedoSpindaCherubiCherrim
01/26/16 to 02/01/16 Mega Sharpedo
01/26/16 to 02/08/16 Kyurem
02/02/16 to 02/08/16 Thundurus (Incarnate)
02/02/16 to 02/15/16 ReshiramShaymin (Sky)Carnivine
02/09/16 to 02/15/16
3DS: Mega Abomasnow
Mobile: Mega Blastoise
02/09/16 to 02/22/16 Diancie
02/16/16 to 02/29/16 BeedrillAbraKadabraAlakazamTaurosOddishGloomVileplume
02/16/16 to 03/07/16
3DS: Mew
Mobile: MewWobbuffet (Male)
02/17/16 to 02/20/16 Pinsir
02/23/16 to 02/29/16
3DS: Mega Charizard X
Mobile: Mega Venusaur
02/23/16 to 03/07/16 Gyarados
03/01/16 to 03/07/16 3DS: Machamp
03/01/16 to 03/14/16
3DS: KabutopsDarkrai
Mobile: KabutopsDarkraiMachampDunsparceQwilfishDurantHeatmorMaractus
03/08/16 to 03/14/16 Mega Charizard Y
03/08/16 to 03/21/16 Omastar
03/15/16 to 03/21/16 Landorus (Incarnate)
03/15/16 to 03/28/16 NoivernRotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)HoundourHoundoomPinecoForretressHoothootNoctowlNoibat
03/22/16 to 03/28/16 Mega Absol
03/22/16 to 04/04/16
3DS: Uxie
Mobile: UxieHo-OhLugia
03/29/16 to 04/04/16 3DS: Ho-OhLugia
03/29/16 to 04/11/16 KyogreZygarde (10%)PachirisuSigilyphTropiusFarfetch'dDruddigonCleffaClefairyClefableDeerling (Spring)Sawsbuck (Spring)Pikachu (Angry)
03/29/16 to 04/18/16 Tepig
04/01/16 to 04/18/16 Pignite
04/05/16 to 04/11/16 Tornadus (Incarnate)Mega Sceptile
04/05/16 to 04/18/16 EmboarGroudon
04/12/16 to 04/25/16 Landorus (Therian)Zygarde (50%)GirafarigKecleonShuckleRelicanthSpiritombManaphy
04/19/16 to 04/25/16 Mega Blaziken
04/19/16 to 05/02/16 Greninja (Ash-Greninja)InfernapeKeldeo (Ordinary)
04/26/16 to 05/09/16 DusknoirMewAzelfZygarde (Complete)LatiosTyrogueCastformMantykeSolrockLunatoneZubatGolbatCrobatDuskullDusclopsPumpkabooGourgeist
05/10/16 to 05/16/16 BellossomThundurus (Incarnate)Mega Swampert
05/11/16 to 05/13/16 Pinsir
05/17/16 to 05/30/16 ElectivireGroudonWynautTorkoalZangooseLuvdiscSeviperElgyemBeheeyemDrowzeeHypnoFrillish (Female)Jellicent (Female)Mesprit
05/24/16 to 06/06/16 MagmortarKyogreGreninja (Ash-Greninja)Carnivine
05/31/16 to 06/06/16 Mega Abomasnow
05/31/16 to 06/13/16 Keldeo (Ordinary)InfernapeGiratina (Altered)
06/07/16 to 06/13/16 Landorus (Incarnate)
06/07/16 to 06/20/16 UxieKingdraBeedrillDunsparceQwilfishDurantHeatmorMaractus
06/14/16 to 06/20/16 Mega Gardevoir
06/14/16 to 06/27/16 DialgaOmastarKabutops
06/21/16 to 06/27/16 Tornadus (Incarnate)
06/21/16 to 07/04/16 Landorus (Therian)GyaradosShellderCloysterPidoveTranquillUnfezant (Male)Magikarp (Shiny)Gyarados (Shiny)
06/28/16 to 07/04/16 Mega GyaradosRaikou
06/28/16 to 07/11/16 Ho-OhHitmonleeRotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)
07/05/16 to 07/18/16 Giratina (Origin)CelebiRegirockRegiceRegisteel
07/06/16 to 07/08/16 Jirachi
07/12/16 to 07/25/16 Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)AzelfRegigigasStantlerElectrikeManectricDarumakaDarmanitanPikachu (Winking)Raichu (Winking)
07/19/16 to 07/25/16 Mega ManectricLandorus (Therian)Bellossom
07/19/16 to 08/01/16 PalkiaRhyperiorPachirisuSigilyphTropiusFarfetch'dDruddigon
07/26/16 to 08/01/16 Landorus (Incarnate)
07/26/16 to 08/08/16 Zygarde (10%)CresseliaWobbuffet (Male)ElgyemBeheeyemDrowzeeHypnoFrillish (Female)Jellicent (Female)Mesprit
08/02/16 to 08/08/16 Mega SteelixEntei
08/02/16 to 08/15/16 ReshiramGreninja (Ash-Greninja)GirafarigKecleonShuckleRelicanthSpiritomb
08/06/16 to 08/08/16 Jirachi
08/09/16 to 08/15/16 Thundurus (Incarnate)
08/09/16 to 08/22/16 MewKyogreMeganiumZygarde (50%)CarnivineFurfrouStaryuStarmieGibleGabiteGarchompPhione
08/16/16 to 08/22/16 Mega GarchompSuicune
08/16/16 to 08/29/16 TyphlosionLugiaWynautTorkoalZangooseLuvdiscSeviper
08/23/16 to 09/05/16 Shaymin (Land)ZekromKyurem (White Kyurem)Zygarde (Complete)Diancie
08/30/16 to 09/05/16 Mega Charizard XXerneas
08/30/16 to 09/12/16 RegiceArceusDunsparceQwilfishDurantHeatmorMaractus
09/06/16 to 09/19/16 Pikachu (Happy)Shaymin (Sky)DusknoirHitmonchanCarnivineAbraKadabraAlakazamTaurosOddishGloomVileplume
09/13/16 to 09/19/16 Mega AlakazamYveltal
09/13/16 to 09/26/16 GolemDarkraiTyrogueCastformMantykeSolrockLunatone
09/20/16 to 10/03/16 DialgaBeedrillZygarde (Complete)Wobbuffet (Male)AipomAmbipomSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyCottonee (Winking)Whimsicott (Winking)
09/27/16 to 10/03/16 Mega BeedrillMewtwo
09/27/16 to 10/10/16 Keldeo (Resolute)SlakingPachirisuSigilyphTropiusFarfetch'dDruddigon
10/04/16 to 10/10/16 BellossomThundurus (Incarnate)
10/04/16 to 10/17/16 PalkiaFeraligatrTogekiss (Winking)Kabutops
10/11/16 to 10/17/16 Mega PidgeotElectivireCharmander (Winking)Squirtle (Winking)Bulbasaur (Winking)Jigglypuff (Winking)Clefairy (Winking)
10/11/16 to 10/24/16 RegirockThundurus (Therian)
10/18/16 to 10/24/16 Landorus (Incarnate)
10/18/16 to 10/31/16 Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Sableye (Spooky)DrifblimGirafarigKecleonShuckleRelicanthSpiritombZubatGolbatCrobatPikachu (Spooky)Pumpkaboo (Spooky)Gourgeist (Spooky)Drifloon
10/25/16 to 10/31/16 Mega BanetteGengar (Spooky)
10/25/16 to 11/07/16 Giratina (Altered)DusknoirTorchic (Winking)Treecko (Winking)Mudkip (Winking)Castform (Winking)Pikachu (Sleeping)
11/01/16 to 11/14/16 ManaphyMachampHitmontopCarvanhaSharpedoSpindaCherubiCherrimSunkernSunflora
11/08/16 to 11/14/16 Mega SharpedoMedicham
11/08/16 to 11/21/16 Meloetta (Aria)TyrogueCastformMantykeSolrockLunatone
11/15/16 to 11/21/16 Articuno
11/15/16 to 11/28/16 CarracostaTalonflameRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFletchlingFletchinderNumelCamerupt
11/22/16 to 11/28/16 CameruptGreninja
11/22/16 to 12/05/16 Keldeo (Ordinary)BreloomRotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)
11/29/16 to 12/05/16 Moltres
11/29/16 to 12/12/16 ZekromTyphlosionArcheopsKyurem
12/06/16 to 12/12/16 AbomasnowTyrantrum
12/06/16 to 12/19/16 EmboarInfernapePachirisuSigilyphTropiusFarfetch'dDruddigon
12/13/16 to 12/25/16 Delibird (Holiday)
12/13/16 to 12/26/16 ReshiramKyurem (Black Kyurem)LillipupHerdierStoutlandVanillite (Holiday)Cubchoo (Holiday)Snover (Holiday)Pikachu (Holiday)
12/20/16 to 12/26/16 Rayquaza
12/20/16 to 01/02/17 Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)ArceusZygarde (Complete)GirafarigKecleonShuckleRelicanthSpiritomb
12/22/16 to 12/25/16 Jirachi
12/27/16 to 01/02/17 Charmander (Winking)Squirtle (Winking)Bulbasaur (Winking)Jigglypuff (Winking)Clefairy (Winking)
12/27/16 to 01/09/17 Kyurem (White Kyurem)Tornadus (Therian)Mew
01/03/16 to 01/09/17 Mega Mewtwo XSalamence
01/03/17 to 01/16/17 LugiaWynautTorkoalZangooseLuvdiscSeviper
01/04/17 to 01/06/17 Pinsir