Riolu Hatch Day Event Guide

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Prepare your Incubators! We’re excited to announce that Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon, will be featured during the upcoming Riolu Hatch Day event! This event is a great way to get your hands on a rare shiny Pokémon, and with Mega Lucario coming to the game in the future, a meta relevant and exciting Pokémon too!


Date & Time

Starts Ends
Saturday, July 22, 2023
at 2:00 PM local time
Saturday, July 22, 2023
at 5:00 PM local time


What is a Hatch Day?

Similar to Pokémon GO Community Days, Research Days, or Raid Days, Hatch Days are focused around specific featured Pokémon.

And with Hatch Days, it all comes down to hatching! You’ll have a greatly increased chance of hatching the featured Pokémon from 2 km Eggs and an increased chance of hatching a Shiny featured Pokémon—that’s pretty egg-citing!

The first Hatch Day will feature Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon. Get those Incubators ready and see just how many Riolu you can hatch in three hours during the event!

Event Bonuses

Shiny icon Increased chance of hatching Shiny Riolu!
Stardust icon 2x Stardust from hatching Eggs
Egg icon 2km eggs will drop much more frequently from PokéStops

Field Research Tasks

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops. Complete the tasks to earn candy, Stardust, Berries, Great Balls, and XP.

Timed Research

Free event-exclusive Timed Research awarding a Super Incubator will be available!

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Saturday, July 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. local time.

Pokémon GO Web Store Riolu Hatch Day bundle

Trying to hatch as many Riolu as possible? Stock up on extra Incubators and get ready for Hatch Day with the Ultra Hatch Box or the Great Hatch Box, only available on the Pokémon GO Web Store.

If you want the best deals on items, the web store offers special discounts and event boxes, so check back regularly to see what new items and surprises may be in store!

Shiny Riolu and Lucario

Riolu hatched from 2km eggs will have an increased shiny rate. It takes 50 candies to evolve Riolu into its evolution, Lucario.

Shiny Riolu Shiny Lucario

Note: Riolu won’t be the only Pokémon hatching from event 2km eggs. There will be other Pokémon in the egg pool, but Riolu will be the easiest to hatch and placed on the highest tier. 

Lucario is already a really meta relevant Pokémon, and is particularly handy for Team GO Rocket bosses, and it has a Mega Evolution! Mega Lucario will be one of the top non-Legendary Mega Pokémon in Pokémon GO, as we discuss in this article. While we do not yet know when Mega Lucario will be released, we know it will be released at some point in the future, so it is exciting to try to prepare a good IV shiny for that Mega Evolution!

Here is what Mega Lucario looks like in Pokémon HOME:

Mega Lucario Sprite Mega Lucario Shiny Sprite


2km Egg Pool

During the event, the following Pokémon can hatch from eggs:

Tier 1

Tier 5

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