Pokémon GO May 2024 Event Guide

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Pokémon GO May 2024 events schedule is here, and it looks amazing! 🌼 Here are all the Events, Spotlight Hours, Raid Hours, and Community Days that take place during the month of May 2024 in Pokémon GO. We also list out all the Raid bosses and PokéStop Showcases that are available throughout the month.

May marks the debut of two new Ultra Beasts: Blacephalon and Stakataka, and the worldwide release of Diancie, with the Special Research “Glitz and Glam”, on May 1st.

Pokémon GO May 2024 Events Event icon

Here are all the major events happening in May 2024 in Pokémon GO, as well as details on the Spotlight Hours, Community Days, and Research Breakthroughs you can enjoy this month.

Event
Pokémon GO Battle League PvP GO Battle Weekend
May 4-5, 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Rivals Week
May 4-9, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Flock Together with Flying type Pokémon Flock Together Research Day
May 11, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pokemon GO master ball Catching Wonders
May 14-19, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
May Community Day
May 19, 2 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ultra Space Wonders
May 23-28 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Incense Day: Ferroseed Ferroseed Incense Day
May 26, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pokémon GO May 2024 Events Infographics


Events Overview Event icon

You can find more information on every Pokémon GO event below, with updates happening as more information becomes available on a particular event. Bookmark this page and come back soon!

Rivals Week (May 4 – 9)

Rivals Week Event runs from May 4th to May 9th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is focused on rival Pokémon like Throh/Sawk, Zangoose/Seviper and Heatmor/Durant. All of these Pokémon are regionals, so it’s a excellent oportunity to hunt for that shiny regional you’re still missing!

GO Battle Weekend (May 4-5)

Pokémon GO Battle League PvP

May 4, 2024, 12:00 a.m. to May 5, 2024, 11:59 p.m. local time. is a GO Battle Weekend as part of Rivals Week!

Bonuses:

  • 4× Stardust from win rewards. Maximum sets per day increased to 20. (This does not include end-of-set rewards.)
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20—for a total of 100 battles—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.
  • Free battle-themed Timed Research available with rewards including Hala-Style Shoes.

Flock Together (May 11)

Flock Together with Flying type Pokémon

Get ready to encounter a flock of shiny Flying-type Pokémon on May 11, 2024! Flock Together is a special Research Day that combines 5 different featured Pokémon, with increased shiny chance for all of them! Get your full details here: Flock Together Research Day

May Community Day (May 19)

May Community Day is Bounsweet, the Fruit Pokémon! They have a fantastic shiny, and Tsareena gains access to the new move High Jump Kick, plus enjoy the 1/4 hatch distance bonus. Full information here.

Catching Wonders Event (May 14-19)

Pokemon GO master ball
Pokemon GO master ball

Master Ball Special Research is back with the Catching Wonders event! The following bonuses will be active: 10x Experience from your First Catch of the Day, 5x Stardust from your First Catch of the Day and 10x Experience from your First PokéStop Spin of the day.

Ultra Space Wonders Event (May 23-28)

Blacephalon and Stakataka make their Pokémon GO debut in the Ultra Space Wonders event! Evolve your Poipole into Nagandel, and chase shiny Mareanie for the first time.

Ferroseed Incense Day (May 26)

Incense Day: Ferroseed

Ferroseed Incense Day takes place on 26th May 11am to 5pm local time! With a focus on Grass and Steel type Pokémon appearing more frequently on Incense, Ferroseed will have an increased chance of being shiny.


Featured Pokémon Pokemon Encounter icon

During May a host of exciting Pokémon will star as featured Pokémon, but the focus goes to Shadow Suicune and the debut of Ultra Beasts Blacephalon (Western Hemisphere) and Stakataka (Eastern Hemisphere).


Featured Attacks Raid icon

Tapu Fini Knows Nature's Madness

A brand new move will be added to Tapu Fini’s move pool: Nature’s Madness! In the main series it is a Fairy type attack, and in Pokémon GO it debuted last month. Nature’s Madness is an excellent move, with the following stats:

  • Trainer Battles: 80 power, lower opposing Pokémon’s Defense
  • Gyms and raids: 90 power

It will be available for all Tapu Fini caught during May 2024, and will be obtainable via Elite TM after this month.


Pokémon GO Raids May 2024 Raid icon

Five Star Raids

During May 2024, Tapu Fini, Regirock, Blacephalon and Stakataka will be available during different time periods.

Pokémon Dates
Tapu Fini From May 2 – May 16 Tapu Fini will appear in five-star raids.
Regirock From May 16 – May 23 Regirock will appear in five-star raids.
Blacephalon From May 23 – June 1 Blacephalon will appear in five-star Raids (Western Hemisphere)
Stakataka From May 23 – June 1 Stakataka will appear in five-star Raids (Eastern Hemisphere)

Mega Raids

During May Mega Alakazam, Mega Gyarados and Mega Pidgeot raid bosses will be available in Pokémon GO’s Mega Raids at different times. All of them can be Shiny.

Pokémon Dates
Alakazam (Mega) From May 2 – May 16 Mega Alakazam will appear in Mega Raids.
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.

Shadow Raids

Suicune (Shadow)

Suicune will appear in Shadow Raids during weekends in May!


Pokémon GO May 2024 Raid Hours Raid icon

Here is the complete May 2024 Raid Hours schedule. From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured in increased numbers in Five Star Raids on these dates in February:

Featured Boss Date
Registeel May 1, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Tapu Fini May 8, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Tapu Fini May 15, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Regirock May 22, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Blacephalon May 29, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time (Western Hemisphere)
Stakataka May 29, 2024, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time (Eastern Hemisphere)

Pokémon GO May 2024 Spotlight Hours Pokemon Encounter icon

Here is the complete May 2024 Pokémon Spotlight schedule to look forward to. From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in February:

Date Pokémon Bonus
May 7, 2024
Candy icon 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
May 14, 2024 Abra
XP icon 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
May 21, 2024 Elgyem
Stardust icon 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
May 28, 2024 Mareanie
XP icon 2× XP for catching Pokémon

Research Breakthrough Research icon

Complete Field Research to unlock Research Breakthrough encounters with one of the following Pokémon. These Pokémon will appear as Research Breakthrough Rewards from March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to June 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

You can find the full list of tasks here: Pokémon GO Field Research Tasks and Rewards .


PokéStop Showcases General icon

Date and Time Showcase
Rivals Week
May 4 – May 9
Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!
Bounsweet Community Day

May 19

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!
Ultra Space Wonders Event

May 23-28

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

Season of World of Wonders

May is the third and last month of Pokémon GO’s 14th Season, the Season of World of Wonders, that runs from March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to June 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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Ricardo RCD
Ricardo RCD
Hi! I'm a portuguese part-time journalist and full-time trainer who fell in love with Pokémon in the Hoenn region. I've been playing Pokémon GO since day one, proud level 50 and Instinct for life.

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