Pokémon GO May 2023 Events Guide – Everything you need to know!

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Pokémon GO May 2023 events schedule is here! From a new shiny Legendary raid boss, to new events, a raid day and more, it looks to be an exciting month.

May marks the final month 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 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.

May 2023 Events

Event
An Instinctive Hero

May 2, 2023 10:00am to May 8, 2023 8:00pm local time

Kleavor Kleavor Raid Day

May 6, 2023 at 11:00am to 2pm local time

A Valorous Hero

May 11, 2023 10:00am to May 17, 2023 8:00pm local time

regidrago in pokemon go Regidrago Elite Raids

May 13, 2023 at 11:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm local time

May 2023 Community Day: Fennekin May 2023 Community Day: Fennekin

May 21, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time

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May 22, 2023 10:00am to May 28, 2023 8:00pm local time

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Raids

Raids

Five Star Raids

During May Tapu Bulu, Shock Drive Genesect, Tapu Fini and Regigigas will be available during different time periods.

Pokémon Dates
Tapu Bulu From April 17 to May 2 Tapu Bulu will appear in five-star raids and will be available shiny for the first time!
Genesect (Shock Drive) From May 2 to May 9 Shock Drive Genesect will appear in five-star raids and be available as shiny.
Tapu Fini From May 9 to May 24 Tapu Fini will appear in five-star raids and will be available shiny for the first time!
Regigigas From May 24 to June 1 Regigigas will appear in five-star raids.

Mega Raids

During May Mega Slowbro, Mega Scizor, Mega Pinsir and Mega Altaria will be available in Pokémon GO’s Mega Raids at different times.

Pokémon Dates
Slowbro (Mega) From April 17 to May 2 Mega Slowbro will appear in Mega Raids.
Scizor (Mega) From May 2 to May 11 Mega Scizor will appear in Mega Raids.
Pinsir (Mega) From May 11 to May 24 Mega Pinsir will make their debut in Mega Raids.
Altaria (Mega) From May 24 to June 1 Mega Altaria will appear in Mega Raids.

Raid Hours

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 May:

Featured Boss Date
Genesect (Shock Drive) May 3, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Tapu Fini May 10, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Tapu Fini May 17, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Regigigas May 24, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Regigigas May 31, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

Pokémon Spotlight Hour

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in May:

Date Pokémon Bonus
May 2, 2023 Geodude (Alola)
XP icon 2× XP for catching Pokémon
May 9, 2023 Ponyta
Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
May 16, 2023 Bellsprout
Candy icon 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
May 23, 2023 Skorupi
XP icon 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
May 30, 2023 Houndour
Stardust icon 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon

May 2023 Research Breakthrough

Field Research

  • 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.

Events overview

An Instinctive Hero

From May 2, 2023 10:00am to May 8, 2023 8:00pm local time the Instinctive Hero event takes place. Larvesta and Volcarona will make their debut, shiny Mantyke is released, and special research will be available that rewards an encounter with a Spark-themed Elekid.

Kleavor Raid Day

Kleavor

On May 6, 2023 at 11:00am to 2:00pm local time Kleavor makes their debut in Pokémon GO with a special raid day! You’ll be able to complete up to 10 remote raid passes, it will be a tier 3 raid boss, and the shiny will be available with boosted shiny rates.

A Valorous Hero

From May 11, 2023 10:00am to May 17, 2023 8:00pm local time the Valorous Hero event takes place. Mega Pinsir will make their debut in Pokémon GO, with Tapu Fini getting their shiny released too. Complete Special Research to earn an encounter with a Ponyta wearing a Candela-themed accessory.

Elite Raids

regidrago in pokemon go

On Saturday, May 13th, 2023, Regidrago will hatch at the following local times: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Two exclusive Timed Research will be available to all trainers from 11:00am local time to 6:00pm local time on Saturday, May 13th, 2023. Complete the research tasks to earn Regirock Candy, Regice Candy and Registeel Candy!

Learn more here: Regidrago Elite Raid Day Make Up Event

May 2023 Community Day: Fennekin

May 2023 Community Day: Fennekin
May 2023 Community Day: Fennekin

May Community Day features Fennekin, the Fox Pokémon. On May 21, 2023, Fennekin will appear more frequently in the wild, and lucky Trainers may encounter a shiny Fennekin. Delphox evolved during the event will know the Charged Attack Blast Burn Fire.

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May 22, 2023 10:00am to May 28, 2023 8:00pm local time a currently unknown event will take place.

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