This Week in Pokémon GO: 3-9 April 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 3rd April we have the Spring into Spring event, Regieleki in Elite Raids, and more! It is also important to note that from 6th April we have the changes to remote raids going live in game.

Spring into Spring Event

  • Event icon From Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 10:00am, to Monday, April 10, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Cutiefly and Ribombee make their debut in Pokémon GO
  • Pokemon Encounter icon New costume Pokemon appear! Pichu, Pikachu and Eevee will all be wearing Cherry Blossoms
  • Egg icon 2x Hatch Candy
  • Egg icon 1/2 egg hatch distance when eggs are placed into incubators during the event
  • Lucky Egg icon Lucky Eggs activated during the event will last for one hour

Elite Raid

Regieleki Electric

On April 9, 2023 at 11:00am, 2pm and 5pm local time Regieleki will feature in Elite Raids for the first time!

Elite Raids are a new type of raid focused on in-person play, and they will appear at selected EX Gyms worldwide. Elite Raids are designed to be challenging, a bit over Tier 5 difficulty, and they can only be completed in-person.

Elite Raid Eggs take 24 hours to hatch, and Trainers will have only 30 minutes to complete them once the Raid Egg has hatched. Since these Raids can only be completed in-person, Trainers are encouraged to organise well ahead of time and not be late for the spawn. 

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.

Mar 29-Apr 5

  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🔘 Little Cup*

Apr 5-Apr 12

  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🔵 Spring Cup: Great League Edition*

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

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday April 4th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Exeggcute as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× candy for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday April 5th 6pm till 7pm local time Lugia will be appearing in raids for raid hour.


Mega Raids

Alakazam (Mega)

From March 28 to April 4 Mega Alakazam will appear in Mega Raids.

Lopunny (Mega)

From April 4 to April 11 Mega Lopunny will appear in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids


From March 28 to April 10 Lugia will appear in five-star raids.

Field Research

April 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.

April 2023 Research Tasks

For a full list of April 2023 research tasks we will publish an article ASAP!

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.




Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere


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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