This Week in Pokémon GO: 28th March – 3rd April 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 28th March we have the end of the Lush Jungle event and the start of a new month! April Fools is upon us, as are Team GO Rocket!

Lush Jungle

From Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, March 29, 2022, get ready to brave the jungle during this Alola-inspired adventure!

Fomantis, the Sickle Grass Pokémon and Lurantis, the Bloom Sickle Pokémon will make their debuts in Pokémon GO.

Tapu Lele

The guardian deity of Akala Island, Tapu Lele, will also make its debut.

April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22

We’ve heard some odd whisperings that a mysterious event will be happening on Friday, April 1, 2022.

All-Hands Rocket Retreat

Additional sources report the potential for heightened Team GO Rocket activity from Sunday, April 3, 2022, to Thursday, April 7, 2022. Stay alert!

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).

Mar 22 – Mar 29

Mar 29 – Apr 5

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 29th March 6pm till 7pm local time we have Paras as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Tapu Lele

Wednesday 30th March 6pm till 7pm local time Tapu Lele will be appearing in five-star raids.

March Research Breakthrough Encounters

Vulpix (Alola)

From Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Friday, April 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Alolan Vulpix will be featured in your weekly Research Breakthrough box.

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

Charizard (Mega Y)

From Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Mega Charizard Y will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Tapu Lele

From Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time Tapu Lele will be in 5-star raids.

March Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

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

March Research Tasks

For a full list of the March Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our full guide here.

April Research Tasks

We don’t yet have the information for April research tasks, but we will publish a full guide to them as soon as we can!

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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