This Week in Pokémon GO: 4-10 March 2024

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO starting March 4th! We enter the Season of World of Wonders. As March begins, so does a new season of Pokémon GO!

The Pokémon Horizons Event begins, bringing with it the debut of Charcadet.

At the start of each month in the World of Wonders season, Trainers will be able to purchase a new ticketed experience for the Wonder Ticket that includes bonuses and Timed Research, and the introduction of Poipole into Pokémon GO.

But that’s not all – battle enthusiasts can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 18, while raiders prepare for epic confrontations with Tapu Koko in five-star raids, and Mega Sceptile in Mega Raids!

And keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Shiny Shadow Raikou! There’s a plethora of adventures waiting, so trainers, gear up and set out!

Pokémon Horizons Event Event icon

Celebrate the release of the new series of Pokémon Horizons, with a special event that sees the release of Charcadet in Pokémon GO, along with a new Cap’s Hat Pikachu.

World of Wonders: Wonder Ticket Research icon

More wonders await this season with the Wonder Ticket! At the start of Pokémon GO: World of Wonders, Trainers will be able to purchase a new, three-part ticketed experience that includes Pokémon encounters, a new avatar item, and seasonal Timed Research! Be sure to check out the in-game shop regularly! You’ll never know what wonders you may find.

GO Battle League Season 18 Battle icon

GO Battle League: World of Wonders will start on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

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 1-Mar 8
  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔵 Electric Cup: Great League Edition
Mar 8-Mar 15
  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Spring Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour Pokemon Encounter icon

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday March 5th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Pawmi as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x XP for evolving Pokémon.

Showcases Pokemon Encounter icon

The following PokéStop showcases will take place during this week:

Date and Time Showcase
Pokémon Horizons Event
March 5 – March 11 2024
Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during parts of the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Raids Raid icon

Raid Hour Raid icon

Tapu Koko

Wednesday March 6th 6pm till 7pm local time Tapu Koko will appear in five-star raids, and it can be shiny!

Mega Raids Raid icon

Sceptile (Mega)

From March 1 – March 14 Mega Sceptile will appear in Mega Raids.

Five-Star Raids Raid icon

Tapu Koko

From March 1 – March 14 Tapu Koko will appear in five-star Raids. It will know the special move Nature’s Madness during this time.

Shadow Raids Raid icon

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids
Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

One-star and three-star Shadow Raids will be available daily, while five-star Shadow Raids will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Also, Shadow Raikou will swoop into five-star Shadow Raids during World of Wonders!

Raikou (Shadow)

You may even encounter a Shiny Shadow Raikou—if you’re lucky!

Season of World of Wonders Event icon

Season of World of Wonders: Bonuses Bonus icon

The following bonuses are specific to Season 14: World of Wonders:

  • Increased damage dealt by Pokémon participating in raids with Friends.
  • One additional free Raid Pass per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Increased XP for defeating one-star and three-star Raids, including one-star and three-star Shadow Raids

Research Research icon

Season of World of Wonders Research Breakthrough Research icon

  • From March 1, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to June 1, 2024, 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 Hisuian Sneasel, Furfrou, Goomy, Sandygast, Jangmo-o and Dubwool.

Season of World of Wonders Field Research Tasks Research icon

Starting this Season, Field Research tasks that previously rotated on a monthly basis will now rotate Seasonally. Field Research tasks that award an encounter with Spinda will still rotate monthly. For a full list of the season field research tasks check out our list here.

Seasonal Rotations Pokemon Encounter icon

Wild Spawns Pokemon Encounter icon

Different Pokémon will appear in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will appear in different areas across the world!

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

Charcadet can be encountered after its Pokémon GO debut on March 11 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Adventure Sync Rewards Egg icon

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

Routes Rewards

7 km Eggs from Mateo Gift Exchange

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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