Pokémon GO March 2023 event information is here! After the hype of Hoenn Tour in February, March looks to be another busy month with new Shiny Pokémon, new Mega Pokémon, events galore and more!
March also marks the start of Pokémon GO Season 10: Rising Heroes! Rising Heroes lasts from March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. until June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. During the Season of Rising Heroes, Trainers can look forward to catching Gimmighoul, encounter all Pokémon in their XXS and XXL sizes, battle with Regieleki and Regidrago, and encounter a Melmetal that knows the Double Iron Bash Charged Attack.
GO Battle League Season 14 (Rising Heroes) also runs alongside the Season of Rising Heroes, bringing new GBL Cups, new moves for select Pokémon, and new rank up rewards. Read more about GO Battle League Season 14 here.
March 2023 Events
|Catch Mastery Event
March 5, 2023 10:00am to 8:00pm local time
|Festival of Colors
March 8 to March 14, 2023 from 10am to 8pm local time
March 11, 2023 at 11:00am, 2pm and 5pm local time
|Slowpoke Community Day
March 18, 2023 2 P.M to 5 P.M local time
|Let’s GO Event
March 21 to March 29, 2023 from 10am to 8:00pm local time
|Team GO Rocket Takeover
March 25, 2023 at 10:00am, to March 29, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.
|GO Battle Day: Palmer
March 25, 2023 12:00am to 11:59pm local time
Five Star Raids
During March, Incarnate Forme Landorus, Ho-Oh, Incarnate Forme Thundurus and Lugia will be available during different time periods.
|Tornadus (Incarnate)||From March 1 to March 8 Incarnate Forme Tornadus will appear in five-star raids.|
|Ho-Oh||From March 8 to March 21 Ho-Oh will appear in five-star raids.|
|Thundurus (Incarnate)||From March 21 to March 28 Incarnate Forme Thundurus will appear in five-star raids.|
|Lugia||From March 28 to April 10 Lugia will appear in five-star raids.|
During March Mega Charizard Y, Mega Medicham, Mega Venusaur and Mega Alakazam will be available in Pokémon GO’s Mega Raids at different times.
|Charizard (Mega Y)||From March 1 to March 8 Mega Charizard Y will appear in Mega Raids.|
|Medicham (Mega)||From March 8 to March 21 Mega Medicham will make their debut to appear in Mega Raids.|
|Venusaur (Mega)||From March 21 to March 28 Mega Venusaur will appear in Mega Raids.|
|Alakazam (Mega)||From March 28 to April 10 Mega Alakazam will appear in Mega Raids.|
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured in increased numbers in Five Star Raids during these dates in March:
|Tornadus (Incarnate)||March 1, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
|Ho-Oh||March 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
|Ho-Oh||March 15, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
|Thundurus (Incarnate)||March 22, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
|Lugia||March 29, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
Pokémon Spotlight Hours
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in March:
|March 7, 2023||Eevee||
2× candy for transferring Pokémon
|March 14, 2023||Rowlet||
2× XP for evolving Pokémon
|March 21, 2023||Litten||
2× stardust for catching Pokémon
|March 28, 2023||Popplio||
2× XP for catching Pokémon
March 2023 Research Breakthrough
- From March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to June 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
PDT (GMT -7)
- Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Parasect, Pinsir, Snorlax, Furfrou, Gible and Goomy.
Catch Mastery Event
On March 5, 2023 10:00am to 8:00pm local time a special Hitmon-themed Catch Mastery Event will take place! Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan will appear more frequently in the wild, with an increased chance of encountering shiny Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Hitmontop (in field research only), with Tyrogue hatching from 7km eggs. There will be 2x XP for making nice, great and excellent and curve ball throws!
Festival of Colors
From March 8 to March 14, 2023 from 10am to 8pm local time celebrate the Festival of Colors! Mega Medicham and Bruxish will make their debut, and shiny Smeargle makes a return for the event only!
On March 11, 2023 at 11:00am, 2pm and 5pm local time new Elite Raids will take place! Gather your companions and prepare for the return of Elite Raids. Elite Raids are a challenging type of Raid Battle that Trainers take on in-person. Challenge the Raid Boss Regidrago in Elite Raids for the only opportunities to catch these Legendary Pokémon this Season!
March Community Day
On March 18, 2023 2 P.M to 5 P.M local time March Community Day will occur, with both Kanto and Galarian Slowpoke featured.
Let’s GO Event
From Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 10:00am, to Wednesday March 29, 2023 at 8:00pm local time the Let’s GO Event takes place, starring Ditto, Meltan, and global spawns of Pansear, Pansage and Panpour!
Team GO Rocket Takeover
From Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:00am, to Wednesday March 29, 2023 at 8:00pm local time Team GO Rocket takeover! Save Shadow Regice, meet new Shadow Pokémon, and for the first time ever, shadow Pokémon you encounter from Grunts may be shiny! Plus TM away Frustration.
GO Battle Day: Palmer
On March 25, 2023 12:00am to 11:59pm local time GO Battle Day: Palmer will take place. Palmer is the leader of the Battle Tower in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.