Field Research

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

Alolan Geodude 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.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for details about these exciting events.

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A Mega Moment

Mega Kangaskhan

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

Water Festival

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.

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Five-Star Raids

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!

  • From Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Tapu Fini

Mega Raids

Mega Kangaskhan

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!

Raid Hours

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 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
May 3
Candy icon 2x Catch Candy
May 10
Candy icon 2x Candy for Transferring Pokémon
May 17
XP icon 2x XP for Evolving
May 24
Stardust icon 2x Catch Stardust
May 31
XP icon 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!

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