May looks set to be another exciting month, so let’s take a look at what we have to look forward to!
May Community Day
Join us for Community Day on Saturday, May 21, 2022! Alolan Geodude, the Rock Pokémon, will appear in the wild! For more details, check out the May Community Day guide. We also have a speculative look at how Rollout could affect PvP.
Stay tuned for details about these exciting events.
A Mega Moment
Mega Evolution is getting a mega update! Pokémon that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO are going to appear more frequently in the wild until Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time! A Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day will also be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Full information here: A Mega Moment: Complete Event Guide.
Pokémon Air Adventures
Set your sights on the sky! The first Legendary Pokémon that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO—Mega Latias and Mega Latios—will be featured from Tuesday, May 3, 2022, to Sunday, May 8, 2022!
Full details here: Mega Latios and Mega Latias Debut in the Pokémon Air Adventures Event
Look out for a surge of Water type Pokémon from Thursday, May 12, 2022, to Friday, May 20, 2022.
Alola to Alola
From Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to Tuesday, May 31, 2022, celebrate and look back at all the adventures Trainers have had this year with Pokémon found in Alola!
Featured Pokémon in Raids
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout May:
Please note: raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed unless otherwise noted.
The guardian deity of Poni Island, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Fini, will make its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids this May. At the end of the month, the guardian deities of the four islands of the Alola region will gather together—make sure to catch them all while you have the chance!
- Until Tuesday, May 3, 2022: Therian Forme Landorus
- From Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Tapu Fini
- From Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to Wednesday, June 1, 2022: Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini.
Please note: raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.
Mega Blastoise, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Mega Altaria will appear in Mega Raids!
- Until Tuesday, May 3, 2022: Mega Kangaskhan
- From Tuesday, May 3, 2022, to Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Mega Latias and Mega Latios
- From Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Mega Blastoise
- From Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to Wednesday, June 1, 2022: Mega Altaria
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
Every Wednesday in May, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured:
- May 4: Mega Latias
- May 4 : Mega Latios
- May 11, May 18, May 25: Tapu Fini
- May 25: Tapu Koko
- May 25: Tapu Lele
- May 25: Tapu Bulu
May Research Breakthrough Encounters
From Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Alolan Grimer will be the featured research breakthrough encounter. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
Pokémon Spotlight Hours
In the month of May, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each event will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!
|Date||Pokémon & Bonus|
2x Catch Candy
2x Candy for Transferring Pokémon
2x XP for Evolving
2x Catch Stardust
2x Catch XP
Season of Heritage Avatar Items
Hats featured during the Season of Heritage will be in the shop!
Avatar items rewarded from the Season of Heritage Timed Research will be available for purchase from the in-game store for Trainers who were not able to obtain them previously.
- Deino Hat
- Goomy Hat
- Noibat Hat
Buddy Widget Debut
A new buddy widget will be available in early May! You will have the option to add a widget to your device’s home screen so you can keep track of your Buddy Pokémon!