April 2022 Event Guide


April news is here! It looks set to be a busy month with new Legendary Pokémon, new events, new shinies and more!

April Community Day


Community Day takes place on Saturday, April 23, 2022! Stufful, the Flailing Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut and will be appearing in the wild.

For more details, check out the April Community Day guide.

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events.

April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22

We’ve heard some odd whisperings that a mysterious event will be happening on Friday, April 1, 2022.

All-Hands Rocket Retreat

Additional sources report the potential for heightened Team GO Rocket activity from Sunday, April 3, 2022, to Thursday, April 7, 2022. Stay alert!

Spring into Spring

From Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to Monday, April 18, 2022, get ready to jump headfirst into spring with this themed event.

Sustainability Week

From Wednesday, April 20, 2022, to Monday, April 25, 2022, Trainers will be able to reflect on the importance of sustainability while another Pokémon originally discovered in the Alola region makes its Pokémon debut!


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout April.

Five-Star Raids

The guardian deity of Ula’ula Island, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Bulu, will be making its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids this April. Therian Forme Thundurus and Therian Forme Landorus will also be appearing in five-star raids.

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed unless otherwise noted.

Mega Raids

Mega Charizard Y, Mega Pidgeot, and Mega Manectric will be appearing in Mega Raids!

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

  • Until Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Mega Charizard Y
  • From Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to Tuesday, April 12, 2022: Mega Manectric
  • From Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to Friday, April 29, 2022: Mega Pidgeot
  • From Friday, April 29, 2022, to Tuesday, May 3, 2022: ???

Raid Hours

Every Wednesday in April, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured:

Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in April, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

April Research Breakthrough Encounters

From Friday, April 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Alolan Marowak will feature in research breakthrough encounters.

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of April, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

Date Pokémon & Bonus
April 5 Stunky
Candy icon 2x Candy for Transferring
April 12 Bunnelby
XP icon 2x XP for Evolving
April 19 Oddish
Stardust icon 2x Catch Stardust
April 26 Cherrim
XP icon 2x Catch XP

Other Feature Updates

A new adventure sync widget will be available for Android devices in early April!

When you enable Adventure Sync, you will now have the option to add a widget to your device’s home screen so you can track your progress when hatching Eggs.

This feature is already available on iOS devices.

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