Yveltal

With the arrival of the Destruction Pokémon Yveltal, we have the Luminous Legends Y event, which brings with it a lot of exciting features! This is a complete guide to Part 1 and Part 2 of the Luminous Legends Y event in Pokémon GO.

Announcement

Trainers,

Following Xerneas’s recent arrival in Pokémon GO, the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal will soon be making its Pokémon GO debut in the Luminous Legends Y event! Dark-type Pokémon will also be appearing more often in the wild, and Pancham will be hatching from Strange Eggs. It seems, however, that Team GO Rocket has gotten wind of Yveltal’s arrival—and naturally, they’re up to no good!

They appear to be planning on turning more Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon during the first week of the Luminous Legends Y event, so we’ll need your help to save those Shadow Pokémon! We’re also receiving reports that some Team GO Rocket Grunts will be changing up their battle strategies. You might encounter some that specialize in different Pokémon types than in the past, and multiple Team GO Rocket Grunts may even challenge you at once!

During the second week of Luminous Legends Y, the focus will shift to Fairy-type Pokémon and Eevee. Why, exactly? Because Sylveon will be making its Pokémon GO debut! The Intertwining Pokémon is an Evolution of Eevee first discovered in the Kalos region. There’s a Galarian fairy tale that describes a beautiful Sylveon vanquishing a dreadful dragon Pokémon—making Sylveon the perfect Pokémon to appear at the end of this dark-themed event. Look forward to this Fairy-type vanquisher of darkness, dread, and dragons during Part 2 of Luminous Legends Y!


Luminous Legends Y Part 1

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

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Five Star Raids

Yveltal will make its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids! This Dark and Flying type Legendary Pokémon was first discovered in the Kalos region, and when its wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures. Yveltal will remain in five-star raids for the duration of the event.

Yveltal

12km Strange Eggs

Pancham will be hatching from Strange Eggs!

We’re receiving reports that the following Pokémon will also be hatching from Strange Eggs rescued from Team GO Rocket during the event and afterwards as well: Qwilfish, Larvitar, Absol, Skorupi, Sandile, Scraggy, Pawniard, Vullaby, and Deino.

7km Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Alolan Rattata, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Grimer, Sneasel, Poochyena, Stunky, and Purrloin.

Boosted Wild Spawns

Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Keep a look out for Pokémon like Houndour, Carvanha, and more.

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Missed out on some of the Pokémon that appeared during Luminous Legends X? Well, you’re in luck—because many of them are returning! You can look out for Pokémon like Spritzee, Swirlix, and Goomy appearing in the wild.

Team GO Rocket Research

Complete Team GO Rocket–themed Timed Research before the event concludes to encounter Dark-type Pokémon like Galarian Zigzagoon.

Zigzagoon (Galarian)

Raids

Dark-type Pokémon like Alolan Meowth, Yveltal, and more will be appearing in raids! For Pokémon appearing in Mega Raids, please check the May events blog post.

Tier Raid Bosses
1
3
5 Yveltal
Mega

Event Exclusive Field Research

Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will lead to encounters with Dark-type Pokémon, including Galarian Zigzagoon, Scraggy, and more.

Event-exclusive AR Mapping tasks will lead to encounters with Galarian Zigzagoon!

Task text Reward
Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon Skorupi (s)
Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon Spritzee, Swirlix
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Murkrow (s), Houndour (s), Purrloin
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts Alolan Meowth (s)
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader Galarian Zigzagoon
Win 2 raids Scraggy

Timed Research

Stage 1

  • Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 15 Poké Ball
  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon: Meowth (s)
  • Catch 5 Dark-type Pokémon: Alolan Rattata (s)
  • Stage rewards: Stunky, 1000 XP

Stage 2

  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon: 5 Hyper Potion
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon: 3 Revive
  • Catch 7 Shadow Pokémon: 1 Mysterious Component
  • Stage rewards: Alolan Rattata (s), 2000 XP

Stage 3

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo: 2000 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff: 2000 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra: 2000 XP
  • Stage rewards: Murkrow (s), 2000 XP

Stage 4

  • Purify 8 Shadow Pokemon: Mossy Lure
  • Evolve 8 Pokemon: Eevee (s)
  • Earn 8 Hearts with your Buddy: Glacial Lure
  • Stage rewards: Mightyena, 5000 XP

Stage 5

  • Defeat 8 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 7 Golden Razz Berry
  • Use an incense: Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Catch 20 Dark-type Pokemon: Sneasel (s)
  • Stage rewards: Alolan Meowth (s), 3000XP

Stage 6

  • Complete 7 Field Research tasks: 10 Great Ball
  • Win 1 Raid: Houndoom (s)
  • Catch 5 different species of Dark-type Pokemon: Alolan Grimer (s)
  • Stage rewards: Absol (s), 4000 XP

Stage 7

  • Purify 10 Shadow Pokemon: Poffin
  • Defeat a TGR Leader 3 times: Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Catch 12 Shadow Pokemon: Larvitar (s)
  • Stage rewards: Deino (s), 5000 Stardust

Remove Frustration from Shadow Pokémon

You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.


Luminous Legends Y Part 2

In addition, you can work with other Trainers to defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts—and by doing so, you can unlock rewards during the second half of the event!

From Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. UTC, you can work together with other Trainers worldwide to defeat 25 million Team GO Rocket Grunts in total.

If that goal is met, the following special bonuses will be available from Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

  • A 3× Catch XP bonus will be active for the rest of the event.
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon! Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon will continue to be available after the event.
  • Galarian Zigzagoon will be appearing in one-star raids for the rest of the event.

Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon Family

The Galarian Zigzagoon family have really spectacular shinies that have been hugely popular since they were released in Pokémon Sword & Shield!

Normal Sprite Shiny Sprite

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Sylveon Debut

Sylveon will be making its Pokémon GO debut! Evolve Eevee into Sylveon by earning many hearts when it’s your buddy.

Sylveon

Wild Spawns

Eevee, Ralts, Spritzee, Swirlix, and others will be appearing more often in the wild, alongside some of the Dark-type Pokémon featured in Part 1 of the event.

7km Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Eevee, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Azurill, Spritzee, and Swirlix.

Raids

Some of Eevee’s Evolutions will be appearing in three-star raids! Keep an eye out for Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, and Umbreon.

Tier Raid Bosses
1
3
5 Yveltal
Mega

Event Exclusive Field Research Tasks

Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will lead to encounters with Eevee, some of Eevee’s Evolutions, and more.

Event-exclusive AR Mapping tasks will reward Poffins!

Task text Reward
Win a Raid Galarian Zigzagoon (s)
Take a snapshot of a Fairy type Pokemon Eevee (s)
Earn 3 hearts with your buddy Eevee (s)
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Umbreon
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon Espeon
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Clefairy (s)

Avatar Items

Sylveon-inspired avatar items will be available in the shop!

Sylveon evolution

You can now evolve Sylveon in Pokémon GO! Here are the requirements:

How to get Sylveon?

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