A guide to this week in Pokémon GO, from May 16 through May 22. Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 16th May we have the Water Festival 2022 event and Alola Geodude Community Day taking place on May 21st.
Water Festival 2022
Pokémon GO’s Water Festival continues throughout this week. Look out for a surge of Water type Pokémon from Thursday, May 12, 2022, to Friday, May 20, 2022. For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Binacle ✨!
- 2x Candy from hatching Eggs
- Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs
- Rainy Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 2 hours
Notes from the staff: All of the Pokémon featured in this event are viable for Trainer Battles. Do keep that in mind. Tapu Fini in Pokémon GO PvP Battles | Under The Lights: Araquanid and Dewpider in PvP | Barbaracle in Pokémon GO Trainer Battles.
Alola Geodude Community DayGeodude (Alola)
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time Alolan Geodude will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one! Check out our full blog post here for all the information you need, plus we have a speculative PvP analysis of Rollout.
- 3× Catch Stardust
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- One additional Special Trade during the Community Day hours.
- Trades will require 50% less Stardust during the Community Day Hours.
- 2x Catch Candy.
- 2x chance to get Geodude XL Candy from catching Alolan Geodude.
Alola Region Special Research
Available to collect from April 12, 2022, to June 1, 2022
Throughout the Season of Alola, you’ll be able to complete different Special Research lines to learn about each of the islands in Alola. These Special Research lines will be available to collect until the Season ends on June 1! (*)
Alola Region special research quest line guides are available here:
- A Melemele Adventure Special Research Guide
- An Akala Adventure Special Research Guide
- An Ula’ula Adventure Special Research Guide
- A Poni Adventure Special Research Guide
If you complete them by June 1, 2022, you’ll unlock a bonus Special Research line at the end of the Season.
(*) These Special Research lines will be available to collect beginning at 10:00 a.m. local time on specified dates and ending on June 1, 2022, at 9:59 a.m. You can finish a research line anytime after you receive it.
Interlude Season GO Battle League
The GO Battle League’s Interlude Season will start on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT –8) and end on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT –8).
May 10 – May 17
May 17 – May 24
- Master League
- Master Premier Classic
3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)
Tuesday 17th May 6pm till 7pm local time we have Magikarp as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP for evolving Pokémon.
Wednesday 11th May 6pm till 7pm local time Tapu Fini will be appearing in 5-star raids for raid hour.
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!
From Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Mega Blastoise will be appearing in Mega Raids.
Five Star Raids
From Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Tapu Fini will be featuring in 5-star raids.
May Research Tasks
For a full list of May research tasks and rewards check out our guide here.
Shadow Latias Captured by Giovanni
Giovanni never rests on his laurels. The Boss is back—and he’s got Shadow Latias in tow! A new Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar, and chase down Giovanni!
Season of Alola Bonuses
During the Season of Alola, the following bonuses will be active:
- Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
- Increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely
- Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
- Up to two free Raid Passes per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
- Incense will last for 90 minutes
Season of Alola Spawns
Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!
Hemisphere specific spawns
Season of Alola Eggs
The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season!