A Valorous Hero Event Guide

A Valorous Hero is a Pokémon GO event that features Team Valor Leader Candela, Mega Pinsir and Ponyta. It runs from Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 10:00am, to Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.

Trainers, after successfully helping Blanche and Spark, it seems that now Candela needs our assistance! Her partner Pokémon is Ponyta, so this event is all about battling and powering up Pokémon.

Date & Time & Bonuses

Date and Time 📅

Event icon From Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 10:00am, to Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.

Bonuses ⭐

Pokemon Encounter icon Mega Pinsir makes their Pokémon GO debut
Pokemon Encounter icon Tapu Fini will be available as shiny for the first time
Raid icon New raid bosses will be available for the duration of the event
Raid Pass icon 2x free daily Raid Passes from spinning gym photodiscs
Candy icon 2x candy for catching Pokémon
Candy XL icon Trainers level 31 and above will have twice the chance to obtain Candy XL from catching Pokémon
Team Rocket icon 2x Mysterious Components from battling Team GO Rocket Grunts

Field Research 🔍

Research icon Complete field research to earn encounters with Ponyta, stardust, revives and hyper potions

Raids ⚔️

Raid icon Tier 1 - Hisuian Growlithe, Galarian Ponyta, Hoothoot.
Raid icon Tier 3 - Galarian Stunfisk, Druddigon, Hisuian Braviary, Hisuian Avalugg
Raid icon Tier 5 - Tapu Fini
Raid icon Mega Raid - Mega Pinsir

Features ⭐

Mega Pinsir Debut

Mega Pinsir will make their Pokémon GO debut! This Bug and Flying type Mega has an amazing design, and is already available as a shiny variant.

Mega Pinsir Sprite Shiny Mega Pinsir Sprite

Shiny Tapu Fini debuts

Tapu Fini

Shiny Tapu Fini will make their debut during this event! It is an excellent shiny, following the pattern of the other Tapu shinies, with an incredible black and pale baby blue colour palette.

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

Raids ⚔️

Special tier 1 and 3 raids will be appearing during the event, as well as Tapu Fini in tier 5 raids, and Mega Pinsir in Mega Raids.

Tier 1 Raids

The following Pokémon will be in tier 1 raids during the event:

Related raid guides: Hisuian Growlithe, Galarian Ponyta and Hoothoot.

Tier 3 Raids

The following Pokémon will be in tier 3 raids during the event:

Related raid guides: Hisuian Avalugg, Hisuian Braviary, Druddigon and Galarian Stunfisk.

Tier 5 Raids

The following Pokémon will be in tier 5 raids during the event:

Related raid guides: Tapu Fini.

Mega Raids

The following Pokémon will be in mega raids during the event:

Related raid guides: Mega Pinsir.


Field Research 🔍

The following rewards will be available as rewards from field research tasks during the event:

Battle 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
  • Revive icon 5× Revive
Battle in a Gym
  • Hyper Potion icon 3× Hyper Potion
Power up a Pokémon
  • Stardust icon 300× Stardust
Power up a Pokémon 5 times
  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
Power up a Pokémon 10 times

Event-exclusive Special Research 🔍

Ponyta wearing a Candela-themed accessory

Special research featuring the Valor Team Leader Candela will be available during the event, leading to an encounter with a Ponyta, wearing a Candela-themed accessory. This will be your only chance to encounter this Ponyta this season. If you are incredibly lucky, you may encounter a shiny one!

A Valorous Hero (1/4)

Tasks
Catch 15 Pokémon Poke Ball icon 10× Poke Ball
Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon Razz Berry icon 10× Razz Berry
Power up a Pokémon 5 times Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
 
Rewards
Charmander XP icon 1500× XP

A Valorous Hero (2/4)

Tasks
Use 5 Super Effective Charged Attacks Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Power up a Pokémon 10 times Stardust icon 2000× Stardust
Battle 3 Team GO Rocket Members Revive icon 3× Revive
 
Rewards
Stufful XP icon 2000× XP

A Valorous Hero (3/4)

Tasks
Catch 15 Pokémon Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
Power up Pokémon 15 times Stardust icon 2500× Stardust
Battle in a Gym 3 times Revive icon 5× Revive
 
Rewards
Ponyta wearing a Candela themed accessory XP icon 2500× XP

A Valorous Hero (4/4)

Tasks
Claim Reward Mega Energy icon 80× Charizard Mega Energy
Claim Reward Hyper Potion icon 5× Hyper Potion
Claim Reward Revive icon 7× Revive
 
Rewards
Stardust icon 2500× Stardust XP icon 2500× XP

Timed Research

Timed Research will be available during the event. Complete it to earn a Fast TM and a Charged TM.

A Valorous Hero: Timed Research (1/2)

Tasks
Power up a Pokémon 10 times Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
Catch 5 Pokémon Poke Ball icon 10× Poke Ball
Make 5 Great Throws Razz Berry icon 10× Razz Berry
Battle 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts Hyper Potion icon 5× Hyper Potion
 
Rewards
Fast TM icon 1× Fast TM
  • XP icon 1000× XP
  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust

A Valorous Hero: Timed Research (2/2)

Tasks
Power up a Pokémon 10 times Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
Catch 5 Pokémon Poke Ball icon 10× Poke Ball
Make 5 Great Throws Razz Berry icon 10× Razz Berry
Battle in a Gym 3 times Hyper Potion icon 5× Hyper Potion
 
Rewards
Charge TM icon 1× Charge TM
  • XP icon 1000× XP
  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust

Seasonal Special Research 🔍

heroes

Free Special Research will be available for Trainers throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes! Go see what surprises Professor Willow has in store for you! The Free Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1st, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. local time.


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