This Week in Pokemon GO: 22-28 May 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 22nd May we have the debut of Shadow Raids in Pokémon GO, the Rising Shadows event, the Master Ball release and more!

Rising Shadows Event

  • Event icon Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:00am, to Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.
  • Event icon From Monday, May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, a majority of Gyms will host Shadow Raids.
  • Event icon From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, Saturday, May 27, 2023, Team GO Rocket activity will spike, taking over all raids.

The first ever Shadow Raids will come to Pokémon GO, with special tier one, three and five star raids.

  • Event icon Starting May 22, 2023 during the Rising Shadows event, a new type of Raids will be appearing in Pokémon GO – Shadow Raids.
  • Team Rocket icon Shadow Raids are lead by Team GO Rocket, who are preparing to take over a number of Gyms around you. Not all Gyms will be affected by Shadow Raids.
  • Raid Pass icon You can only complete Shadow Raids in person, you cannot use Remote Raid passes
  • Raid icon Special three and five star Shadow Raid bosses will be available during the event. These bosses enrage during the fight and become more difficult to defeat.
  • Team Rocket icon Defeat Team GO Rocket members to earn new items - Shadow Shards. Shadow Shards can help you in Shadow Raids, but you need to farm them.
  • Team Rocket icon Shadow Shards can be forged together to create Purified Gems, which will help you defeat enraged Shadow Raid bosses. Using a Purified Gem will weaken the Shadow Raid Boss.

Mewtwo Shadow Raids

Shadow Mewtwo

Mewtwo (Shadow)
  • Event icon From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, Saturday, May 27, 2023, Team GO Rocket activity will spike, taking over all raids.

Shadow Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in Shadow Raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo—if you’re lucky!

Shadow Mewtwo will appear in five-star Shadow Raids from Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m local time.

Master Ball Release

Pokemon GO master ball
Pokémon GO master ball

Free Special Research will be available for Trainers throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes! Go see what surprises Professor Willow has in store for you! The Free Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1st, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

The next part of this Special Season Research begins on May 22nd at 10:00am local time, and Trainers who complete this will be given a Master Ball as one of the rewards!

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.

May 17-May 24

May 24-June 1

  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🔘 Catch Cup: Rising Heroes Edition*

*3x Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

Spotlight Hour

Skorupi

Tuesday May 23rd 6pm till 7pm local time we have Skorupi as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× XP for evolving Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Regigigas

Wednesday May 24th 6pm till 7pm local time Regigigas will be appearing in raids for raid hour and it can be shiny for the first time!

Raids

Mega Raids

Pinsir (Mega)

From May 11 to May 24 Mega Pinsir will make their debut in Mega Raids.

Altaria (Mega)

From May 24 to June 1 Mega Altaria will appear in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Tapu Fini

From May 9 to May 24 Tapu Fini will appear in five-star raids and will be available shiny for the first time!

Regigigas

From May 24 to June 1 Regigigas will appear in five-star raids.

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 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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