This Week in Pokemon GO: 20-26 March 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 20th March the Let’s GO Event happens, Team GO Rocket takeover, GO Battle Day: Palmer takes place, Thundurus and Mega Venusaur return to raids, and Litten Spotlight Hour occurs.

Let’s GO Event

  • Date and Time 📅

  • Event icon From Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 10:00am, to Wednesday March 29, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.
  • Bonuses ⭐

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Shiny Meltan is available from the Mystery Box during the event, with an increased chance of XXS and XXL Meltan. There will also be a reduced time for being able to open the Mystery Box
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Pansage, Panpour and Pansear will be spawning globally and available in field research
  • General icon Ditto will have new disguises in the wild, and there will be an increased chance of encountering Ditto
  • Candy icon 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon during the event

Team GO Rocket Takeover

  • Date and Time 📅

  • Event icon From Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:00am, to Wednesday March 29, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.
  • Bonuses ⭐

  • Pokemon Encounter icon For the first time ever, you may encounter a shiny Shadow Pokémon from a Team GO Rocket Grunt
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Save Shadow Regice from Team GO Rocket
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at Pokéstops and from balloons
  • General icon You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the move Frustration
  • New Shadow Pokémon 🍃

  • Pokemon Encounter icon New Shadow Pokémon - Alolan Grimer, Phanpy, Treecko, Torchic and Drifloon

GO Battle Day: Palmer

GO Battle Day: Palmer takes place March 25, 2023 12:00am to 11:59pm local time. Free, battle-themed Timed Research will be available. Rewards include gloves inspired by Palmer (Diamond/Pearl/Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl).

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.

Mar 15-Mar 22

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Psychic Cup: Great League Edition

Mar 22-Mar 29

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Mountain Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour

Litten

Tuesday March 21st 6pm till 7pm local time we have Litten as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× stardust for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Thundurus (Incarnate)

Wednesday March 22nd 6pm till 7pm local time Incarnate Form Thundurus will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

Raids

Mega Raids

Medicham (Mega)

From March 8 to March 21 Mega Medicham will make their debut to appear in Mega Raids.

Venusaur (Mega)

From March 21 to March 28 Mega Venusaur will appear in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Ho-Oh

From March 8 to March 21 Ho-Oh will appear in five-star raids.

Thundurus (Incarnate)

From March 21 to March 28 Incarnate Forme Thundurus will appear in five-star raids.

Field Research

March 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.

March 2023 Research Tasks

For a full list of March 2023 research tasks check out our article here.

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.

Cities

Forests

Mountains

Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

Eggs

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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Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub Editor and Writer.

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