Season of Alola Guide

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Complete guide to Pokémon GO’s Season of Alola 🌴, a special three months long in-game season that runs from March through June 2022. Season of Alola brings Pokémon from the Alola Region to the world of Pokémon GO.

Tapu Koko makes a debut as a Tier 5 Pokémon GO raid boss, a new research story line starts with Professor Willow and we finally meet the Gen 7 starters: Rowlet, Litten and Popplio.

Additional reading: Welcome to Alola EventGO Battle League: Interlude Season Blog PostA Melemele Adventure Special Research Guide

Date & Time

  • From March 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. local time
  • To June 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. local time

New Pokémon

More Pokémon first discovered in the Alola region from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have been spotted in Pokémon GO! Keep an eye out for the following Pokémon and maybe we’ll find even more as the season progresses.

Raids

Tapu Koko

From Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Tapu Koko will feature in 5 star raids.

Rockruff

Rockruff will also feature in raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Wild

Comfey will be appearing only in Hawaii. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a shiny Yungoos!

Evolutions

Eggs

Seasonal Highlights

Conduct Research on the Islands of Alola!

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!

Trainers who obtain the end-of-Season Special Research by completing the four Special Research lines will be able to purchase the ticket in the shop for more rewards.

Tickets for the end-of-Season research will also be available in the shop to purchase for US$4.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency)**.

*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.

**Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Melemele Island Special Research

Available to collect from March 1, 2022 to June 1, 2022

Akala Island Special Research

Available to collect from March 22, 2022 to June 1, 2022

Ula’ula Island Special Research

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

Poni Island Special Research

Available to collect from May 10, 2022 to June 1, 2022

End-of-Season Special Research

Available to collect from May 25, 2022 until June 1, 2022

Community Day

Mark your calendar! The Season of Alola will have Community Day events on the following dates.

  • Mar 13 – Sandshrew / Alolan Sandshrew
  • Apr 23
  • May 21

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Alola!

  • From Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • To commemorate the beginning of the new Season, the following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild!

Featured Pokémon

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

GO Battle League

This GO Battle League Season will be calm and relaxing! Whether it’s your first time trying out battling or you’re already a seasoned veteran, this Season will have no ratings but will instead feature a unique suite of opportunities for Trainers new and experienced to compete.

Read more 👀: GO Battle League: Interlude Season Blog Post

Seasonal Rotations

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!

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

Alola-themed Avatar Item

The styles of Alola will also be coming to Pokémon GO this season. Trainers can look forward to an avatar item inspired by Comfey coming to the in-game shop soon.

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