Welcome to Alola Event

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Alola! Welcome to Alola Event is the launch celebration event for the Season of Alola in Pokémon GO, starting on March 1st, 2022. Finally, the Alola Region is about to mark its true presence in Pokémon GO!

We will welcome more Pokémon from Alola with the Welcome to Alola Event (doesn’t Alola have a nice ring to it?) and with this, we will be graced with the arrival of a slew of Pokémon originally discovered in the Alolan region!

Related reading: Welcome to the Season of Alola!March 2022 Pokémon GO Event GuideA Melemele Adventure Special Research Guide

Date & Time

The Welcome to Alola Event will start on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time till Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Pokémon Debuts

To commemorate the arrival of new Pokémon originally discovered in Alola, the following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Yungoos!

A Tropical Collection Challenge

A Collection Challenge to collect the following Pokémon first discovered in Alola will be available! Complete this exciting challenge to contribute to your Elite Collector medal and earn 7,000 XP and 15 Ultra Balls.

*Gumshoos is obtained through evolution.

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Yungoos!


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids

Tapu Koko

Mega Raids

Venusaur (Mega)

Field Research Task Encounters

Task Text Reward
Catch 7 Pokémon
  • 10 PokéBalls,
  • 10 Great balls
Use 7 Berries to help catch Pokémon 7 Ultra balls
Walk 1 km

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks during the Welcome to Alola event:

If you’re lucky, you fan encounter a Shiny Yungoos!

Parting Thoughts

After a prolonged wait, the Alola region’s breeze is here! This region brings in some of the most exciting Pokémon from the franchise and you can bet that March is going to kick off on a bright, sunny note!

With that being said, please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities as you explore a new generation of Pokémon.

Have fun, trainers!

Author & tags

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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