An Instinctive Hero Event Guide

An Instinctive Hero is a Pokémon GO event that features Team Instinct Leader Spark, Elekid, and Larvesta. It runs from Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00am, to Monday, May 8, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.

Trainers, after successfully helping Blanche, it seems that now Spark needs our assistance! His partner Pokémon is Elekid, so this event is all about eggs and hatching Pokémon. This event also brings with it the debut of a real fan favourite Pokémon family, Larvesta and Volcarona, and the debut of shiny Mantyke!

Date & Time & Bonuses

Date and Time 📅

Event icon From Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00am, to Monday, May 8, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.

Bonuses ⭐

Pokemon Encounter icon Larvesta and Volcarona make their debut in Pokémon GO
Pokemon Encounter icon Shiny Mantyke makes their debut in Pokémon GO
Egg icon Increased chance of shiny Pokemon hatching from 2km, 5km, and 10km eggs
Stardust icon 2x stardust for hatching eggs
XP icon 2x XP for hatching eggs

Field Research 🔍

Research icon Magneton, Chansey, Electabuzz, Magmar, Snorlax, Mantine and Chimecho


Egg icon 7km Eggs - Mime Jr, Happiny, Mantyke, Timburr, Karrablast, Axew, Shelmet and Goomy
Egg icon 2km, 5km and 10km Eggs - Larvesta will hatch from 2km, 5km and 10km eggs.

Features ⭐

Larvesta and Volcarona debut

Larvesta and Volcarona will make their Pokémon GO debut! It takes 400 candies to evolve Larvesta into Volcarona. Both Larvesta and Volcarona are Bug and Fire-type Pokémon, which makes them quite unique in the world of Pokémon.

Volcarona has been a long time favourite of ours, so we look forward to this event. With a max Combat Power of 4106, and quite an insane move pool, it is positioning itself to be a beast in the meta.

Larvesta Sprite Volcarona Sprite

Shiny Mantyke debuts


Shiny Mantyke will make their debut during this event! It is an excellent shiny, with a beautiful turquoise green colour, and it complements shiny Mantine beautifully.

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

Eggs 🥚

Larvesta hatching from 2km, 5km and 10km Eggs


Larvesta will hatch from 2km, 5km and 10km eggs. Pokémon hatching from 2km, 5km and 10km eggs will have an increased chance of being shiny!

7km Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7km eggs during the event:

Field Research 🔍

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

Event-exclusive Special Research 🔍

Elekid wearing a Spark-themed accessory

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

An Instinctive Hero (1/4)

Make 10 Nice Throws Razz Berry icon 5× Razz Berry
Catch 20 Pokémon Poke Ball icon 5× Poke Ball
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms Exeggcute
Incubator icon 1× Incubator XP icon 1500× XP

An Instinctive Hero (2/4)

Hatch an Egg Incense icon 1× Incense
Use 15 Razz Berries to help catch Pokemon Great Ball icon 5× Great Ball
Spin 20 PokeStops or Gyms Ferroseed
Candy icon 1× Chansey Candy XP icon 2000× XP

An Instinctive Hero (3/4)

Catch 30 Pokémon Great Ball icon 10× Great Ball
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy Pinap Berry icon 5× Pinap Berry
Hatch 3 Eggs Chansey
Elekid XP icon 2500× XP

An Instinctive Hero (4/4)

Claim Reward Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Claim Reward Great Ball icon 10× Great Ball
Claim Reward Ultra Ball icon 10× Ultra Ball
Stardust icon 2500× Stardust XP icon 2500× XP

Seasonal Special Research 🔍


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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