Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 9th May we have the Water Festival!

Water Festival

Look out for a surge of [water] type Pokémon from Thursday, May 12, 2022, to Friday, May 20, 2022. We will share more information as soon as we have it!

Ula’ula Island Special Research

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

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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).

May 3 – May 10

May 10 – May 17

Spotlight Hour

Tuesday 10th May 6pm till 7pm local time we have Numel as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Wednesday 11th May 6pm till 7pm local time Tapu Fini will be appearing in Mega raids for raid hour.

May Research Breakthrough Encounters

From Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Alolan Grimer will be the featured research breakthrough encounter. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Mega Raids

From Tuesday, May 3, 2022, to Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Mega Latias and Mega Latios will be appearing in Mega Raids.

From Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Mega Blastoise will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

From Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Tapu Fini will be featuring in 5-star raids.

May Research Tasks

For a full list of May 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!

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season!

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