This Week in Pokémon GO: 18 – 24 April 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 18th April we have Stufful Community Day and Sustainability Week!

Sustainability Week

From Wednesday, April 20, 2022, to Monday, April 25, 2022, Trainers will be able to reflect on the importance of sustainability while Oranguru, a Pokémon originally discovered in the Alola region makes its Pokémon debut! Shiny Cherubi will also be making their debut in game. There will be a collection challenge, and special 7KM eggs.

XP icon 2x XP for spinning PokeStops for the first time

Stufful Community Day

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time Stufful will appear more frequently in the wild as part of Stufful Community Day.


Community Day Bonuses

  • XP icon 3× Catch XP
  • Candy icon 2× Chance to receive Stufful Candy XL from catching Stufful
  • Candy icon 2× Catch Candy
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • Trade icon Trainers can make one additional special trade during the event and up to two hours afterwards
  • Trade icon Trades made during the event and two hours afterwards will require 50% less Stardust

Work together with other Trainers to unlock additional bonuses in your area!

  • If enough Pokémon are caught near a single PokéStop with an active Lure Module, the 3× Catch XP bonus will become a 4× Catch XP bonus near that PokéStop for 30 minutes.
  • This bonus will not stack with the base 3× catch XP bonus and will instead replace it for the duration.

Community Day Timed Research

Complete Timed Research during Community Day and we’ll plant trees! From Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time there will be Timed Research available. Each phase will require you to adventure 1 km, and doing so will earn you an encounter with Cherubi.

During the entire day of April 23, 2022, every Trainer who adventures 5 km during Community Day, Niantic will plant a tree (up to 100,000 trees). So get exploring!

Spring into Spring

From Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to Monday, April 18, 2022, get ready to jump headfirst into spring with this themed event.

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

  • Candy icon 2x Hatch Candy
  • Egg icon 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • Lucky Egg icon 2x Lucky Egg Duration
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket grunts will have more Shadow Whismur and Shadow Exeggcute in their parties

Ula’ula Island Special Research

Available to collect from April 12, 2022, to June 1, 2022

Throughout the Season, 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!*

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).

Apr 12 – Apr 19

Apr 19 – Apr 26

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 19th April 6pm till 7pm local time we have Oddish as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x stardust for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Tapu Bulu

Wednesday 20th April 6pm till 7pm local time Tapu Bulu will be appearing in five-star raids.

April Research Breakthrough Encounters

From Friday, April 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Alolan Marowak will feature in research breakthrough encounters.

Mega Raids

Pidgeot (Mega)

From Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to Friday, April 29, 2022 Mega Pidgeot will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Tapu Bulu

FFrom Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Tapu Bulu will feature in 5-star raids.

April Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in April, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

April Research Tasks

For a full list of April 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

Seasonal 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

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!


The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season!

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