March 2022 Pokémon GO Event Guide

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March brings with it brand new Pokémon from the Alola region, along with a variety of exciting events!

Season of Alola

A new in-game season is coming soon to Pokémon GO: the Season of Alola! Pokémon originally found in the Alola region will start appearing on March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time! Head over to our Season of Alola page to learn more.

March Community Day

Join us for Community Day on Sunday, March 13, 2022! Both Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew will be appearing more frequently in the wild. For more details, check out the March Community Day blog.

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events:

Welcome to Alola

Get ready to meet Pokémon first found in the Alola region of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games! This season’s kick-off event will run from Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to Wednesday, March 9, 2022!

Festival of Colors

From Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to Sunday, March 20, 2022, you can experience a fluttering of festive hues during the Festival of Colors!

Lush Jungle

From Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, March 29, 2022, get ready to brave the jungle during this Alola-inspired adventure!

Featured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout March:

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

Five-Star Raids

A guardian deity of the Alola region, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Koko will be making its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids this March. Therian Forme Tornadus will also be appearing in five-star raids.

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to Tuesday, March 15, 2022: Tapu Koko
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to Tuesday, March 22, 2022: Therian Forme Tornadus
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, April 5, 2022: ???

Mega Raids

Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Lopunny 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.

Raid Hours

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

March Research Breakthrough Encounters

Vulpix (Alola)

From Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Friday, April 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Alolan Vulpix will be featured in your weekly Research Breakthrough box.

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of March, 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
March 1 Cubone
Candy icon 2x Candy for Transferring
March 8 Exeggcute
XP icon 2x XP for Evolving
March 15 Growlithe
Stardust icon 2x Catch Stardust
March 22 Sudowoodo
XP icon 2x Catch XP
March 29 Paras
Candy icon 2x Catch Candy

Other Feature Updates

A new visual update will be released in March for Gyms and PokéStops. These in-game locations will now be visually different depending on whether you are within 40 m, within 80 m, or out of range of the location. This change is purely visual in nature and will not impact gameplay.

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