This Week in Pokémon GO: 20-26 May 2024

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO starting May 20th! We are in the final part of the Season of World of Wonders and have a busy week ahead with a variety of new Pokémon introduced in game!

The Ultra Space Wonders event beings on May 23rd, bringing with it the introduction of Stakataka and Blacephelon, plus shiny Mareanie!

Ferroseed Incense Day happens on May 26th, featuring Grass and Steel type Pokémon!

At the start of each month in the World of Wonders season, Trainers will be able to purchase a new ticketed experience for the Wonder Ticket that includes bonuses and Timed Research, and the introduction of Poipole into Pokémon GO.

But that’s not all – battle enthusiasts can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 18, while raiders prepare for epic confrontations with Regirock, and Mega Alakazam in Mega Raids!

And keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Shiny Shadow Suicune! There’s a plethora of adventures waiting, so trainers, gear up and set out!

Ultra Space Wonders Event Event icon

Starting Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:00 a.m local time and ending Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 8:00 p.m local time, experience Ultra Space like never before! Stakataka and Blacephalon make their Pokémon GO debut, evolve your Poipole in Naganadel, and shiny Mareanie will be available for the first time!

Ferroseed Incense Day Event icon

Incense Day: Ferroseed


Ferroseed Incense Day happens on May 26th, 11am-5pm local time! Grass and Steel type Pokémon will be more attracted to incense than usual during rotating event hours, with an increased chance of encountering shiny Ferroseed!

Diancie Special Research: Glitz and Glam Research icon


Diancie makes their global debut in Pokémon GO via a free special research on May 1, 2024!

World of Wonders: Wonder Ticket Research icon

More wonders await this season with the Wonder Ticket! At the start of Pokémon GO: World of Wonders, Trainers will be able to purchase a new, three-part ticketed experience that includes Pokémon encounters, a new avatar item, and seasonal Timed Research! Be sure to check out the in-game shop regularly! You’ll never know what wonders you may find.

GO Battle League Season 18 Battle icon

GO Battle League: World of Wonders will start on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

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.
May 17-May 24
  • 🔘 Catch Cup: Little Edition*
  • 🔵 Catch Cup: Great League Edition*
May 24-May 31
  • 🔵 Great League*
  • 🟡 Ultra League*
  • 🟣 Master League*

*4× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end-of-set rewards)

Spotlight Hour Pokemon Encounter icon

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday May 21st 6pm till 7pm local time we have Elgyem as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon.

Showcases Pokemon Encounter icon

The following PokéStop showcases will take place during this week:

Date and Time Showcase
Ultra Space Wonders Event

May 23-May 28

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Raids Raid icon

Raid Hour Raid icon


Wednesday May 22nd 6pm till 7pm local time Regirock will appear in five-star raids.

Mega Raids Raid icon

Gyarados (Mega)

From May 16 – May 23 Mega Gyarados will appear in Mega Raids.

Pidgeot (Mega)

From May 23 – June 1 Mega Pidgeot will appear in Mega Raids.

Five-Star Raids Raid icon


From May 16 – May 23 Regirock will appear in five-star raids.


From May 23 – June 1 Blacephalon will appear in five-star Raids (Western Hemisphere).


From May 23 – June 1 Stakataka will appear in five-star Raids (Eastern Hemisphere).

Shadow Raids Raid icon

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids
Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

One-star and three-star Shadow Raids will be available daily, while five-star Shadow Raids will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Also, Shadow Suicune will swoop into five-star Shadow Raids during World of Wonders!

Suicune (Shadow)

You may even encounter a Shiny Shadow Suicune—if you’re lucky!

Season of World of Wonders Event icon

Season of World of Wonders: Bonuses Bonus icon

The following bonuses are specific to Season 14: World of Wonders:

  • Increased damage dealt by Pokémon participating in raids with Friends.
  • One additional free Raid Pass per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Increased XP for defeating one-star and three-star Raids, including one-star and three-star Shadow Raids

Research Research icon

Season of World of Wonders Research Breakthrough Research icon

  • From March 1, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to June 1, 2024, 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 Hisuian Sneasel, Furfrou, Goomy, Sandygast, Jangmo-o and Dubwool.

Season of World of Wonders Field Research Tasks Research icon

Starting this Season, Field Research tasks that previously rotated on a monthly basis will now rotate Seasonally. Field Research tasks that award an encounter with Spinda will still rotate monthly. For a full list of the season field research tasks check out our list here.

Seasonal Rotations Pokemon Encounter icon

Wild Spawns Pokemon Encounter icon

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

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 Egg icon

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

Routes Rewards

7 km Eggs from Mateo Gift Exchange

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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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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