Lush Jungle Event (2022)


Lush Jungle event is a Pokémon GO Season of Alola event featuring shiny Cottonee, Fomantis, Tapu Lele debuts, a weekend park spotlight, and more. The event lasts from March 22, through March 29, 2022.

Date & Time and Bonuses

Event start and end time

  • Event icon Starts: Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Event icon Ends: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time


  • Candy icon Debut of Tapu Lele, Fomantis, Lurantis, and shiny Cottonee
  • Research icon Release of the Season of Alola's second Special Research: An Akala Adventure
  • Research icon Event-specific Timed Research featuring Jungle dwelling Pokémon
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Weekend Park Spotlight - increased Cottonee spawns in parks on March 26 and March 27

New Pokémon

Lush Jungle Event brings three new Pokémon: Fomantis, Lurantis and Tapu Lele.

Fomantis, the Sickle Grass Pokémon and Lurantis, the Bloom Sickle Pokémon will make their debuts in Pokémon GO.

Tapu Lele

The guardian deity of Akala Island, Tapu Lele, will also make its debut. You can learn more about defeating Tapu Lele in our Tapu Lele Raid Guide

Lush Jungle Event Pokémon
Lush Jungle Event Pokémon

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following:

Lush Jungle Weekend Park Spotlight


On Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, join your fellow Trainers for a Lush Jungle park spotlight! On Saturday, March 26, 2022, and Sunday, March 27, 2022, Cottonee will be appearing more frequently in parks.

And, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Cottonee—if you’re lucky!

Cottonee Sprite Cottonee Shiny Sprite
Whimsicott Sprite Whimsicott Shiny Sprite

An Akala Adventure Special Research

Season Exclusive Special Research featuring Tapu Lele

Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele

The Season of Alola’s second Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event.

During this Special Research you will learn more about Tapu Lele, Alola Region’s Akala Island and Pokémon found there.

Tasks and Rewards

Akala Adventure Research 1/4

  • Catch 10 Pokemon: 10 PokeBall
  • Complete 3 Field Research tasks: Pikachu
  • Catch 7 different species of Pokemon: 5 Pinap Berry
  • Rewards: Fomantis, 500 XP, and 500 Stardust

Akala Adventure Research 2/4

  • Use 4 Berries to help catch Pokemon: Parasect
  • Catch 2 Water-type Pokemon: Alomomola
  • Take 3 snapshots of Fire-type Pokemon: Alolan Marowak
  • Rewards: 1 Charged TM, 500 XP, and 500 Stardust

Akala Adventure Research 3/4

  • Power up Pokemon 10 times: 7 Razz Berry
  • Walk 2km: 10 Poké Ball
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild Pokemon: 10 Pinap Berry
  • Rewards: 1 Premium Battle Pass, 1,000 XP, and 1,000 Stardust

Akala Adventure Research 4/4

  • Send 5 Gifts to Friends: 10 Great Ball
  • Catch 15 Pokemon: 7 Pinap Berry
  • Win a Raid: Alolan Diglett
  • Rewards: 15 Ultra Ball, 8,000 XP, and 3,000 Stardust

Timed Research


Timed Research focused on catching Grass-type Pokémon and exploring your area will be available throughout the event. Complete the research to earn items and encounters with various event-themed Pokémon, like Fomantis!

Stage 1

  • Walk 1km – 10x Pokéball
  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 5x Razz Berries
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon – 5x Nanab Berries

Stage reward: Sunny Cherrim encounter, 5x Nanab berries, 500 XP

Stage 2

  • Walk 1km – 10x Pokéball
  • Catch 5 Grass-type Pokemon – Chikorita (s)
  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokemon – Bellsprout (s)

Stage reward: Gloom encounter, 5x Razz Berries, 1000 XP

Stage 3

  • Walk 1km – 10x Pokéball
  • Catch 10 Grass-type Pokemon – Foongus
  • use 15 Berries to help catch Pokemon – Shroomish

Stage reward: Paras, 5x Pinap Berry, 1500 XP

Stage 4

  • Walk 1km – 10x Pokéball
  • Give your Buddy 3 treats – Sunkern (s)
  • Catch 7 different species of Grass-type Pokemon – Chespin

Stage reward: Fomantis, 1 Mossy lure, 2000 XP

Field Research Task Encounters

Task Text Reward
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Use 10 berries to help catch Pokemon Fomantis
Use 15 berries to help catch Pokemon
Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon
Catch 5 different species of Grass-type Pokémon Cottonee
Walk 1km 2 Pinap Berries, 3 Razz Berries

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks:


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids

Tapu Lele

Mega Raids

Charizard (Mega Y)


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