This Week in Pokémon GO: 1-7 May 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 1st May we have the Instinctive Hero event, and Kleavor Raid Day!

An Instinctive Hero Event

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

  • Date and Time 📅

  • Event icon Saturday May 6, 2023 11:00am to 2:00pm local time
  • Bonuses ⭐

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Kleavor makes their debut in Pokémon GO
  • Pokemon Encounter icon You will have an increased chance of encountering shiny Kleavor
  • Raid Pass icon Earn up to five additional daily Raid Passes from spinning gym photo discs during the event, and up to two hours afterwards
  • Remote Raid Pass icon The remote raid pass daily limit will be increased to 10 on Saturday May 6, 2023, from 12:00am to 11:59pm local time
  • Raids ⚔️

  • Raid icon Kleavor will feature in tier 3 raids

GO Battle League Season 14

GO Battle League: Rising Heroes will start on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

The following will occur at the beginning of the Season.

  • End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

Apr 26-May 3

  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🟣 Master Premier Cup

May 3-May 10

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔘 Little Cup

Spotlight Hour

Geodude (Alola)

Tuesday May 2nd 6pm till 7pm local time we have Alolan Geodude as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× XP for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Genesect (Shock Drive)

Wednesday May 3rd 6pm till 7pm local time Shock Drive Genesect will be appearing in raids for raid hour and it can be shiny!


Mega Raids

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.

Five Star Raids

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.

Field Research

May 2023 Research Breakthrough

Completing Field Research tasks leads to Research Breakthroughs, which now reward Trainers with different items in addition to encounters with a variety of Pokémon. Check out the Research Breakthrough rewards you can look forward to this Season!

  • 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.

May 2023 Research Tasks

For a full list of May 2023 research tasks we’ll publish a full list ASAP!

Season of Rising Heroes

Seasonal bonuses: Rising Heroes

The following bonuses are specific to Season 10: Rising Heroes.

  • Increased damage dealt by Pokémon participating in raids remotely
  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops
  • Extra Stardust earned from Team GO Rocket encounters

Season of Rising Heroes Wild Encounters

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during the Season, including iconic Pokémon from all generations. As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world.




Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere


The following Pokémon hatch from Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group!

2 km Eggs

5 km Eggs

7 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

Adventure Sync Rewards

The following Pokémon hatch from Adventure Sync Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group.

5 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

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