Therian Forme Tornadus and Shiny Therian Forme Tornadus now appearing in five-star raids in Pokémon GO until March 22

Niantic has announced new events for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

March Content Update: the Season of Alola, March Community Day, new Raids, and more!

March Content Update: the Season of Alola, March Community Day, new Raids, and more!
 

The Season of Alola Is Here!

A new in-game season is coming soon to Pokémon GO: the Season of Alola! Pokémon originally found in the Alola region will start appearing on March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time!

Head over to our Season of Alola page to learn more!

March Community Day

 

Join us for Community Day on Sunday, March 13, 2022! Both Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew will be appearing more frequently in the wild. For more details, check out the March Community Day blog.

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events.

  • Welcome to Alola: Get ready to meet Pokémon first found in the Alola region of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games! This season’s kick-off event will run from Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to Wednesday, March 9, 2022!
  • Festival of Colors: From Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to Sunday, March 20, 2022, you can experience a fluttering of festive hues during the Festival of Colors!
  • Lush Jungle: From Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, March 29, 2022, get ready to brave the jungle during this Alola-inspired adventure!

Image of a Raid Icon - TealFeatured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout March.

Image of a Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids

A guardian deity of the Alola region, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Koko will be making its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids this March. Therian Forme Tornadus will also be appearing in five-star raids.

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tapu Koko

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Therian Forme Tornadus

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, April 5, 2022

???
: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Image of a Mega Raid EggMega Raids

Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Lopunny will be appearing in Mega Raids!

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Mega Venusaur

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Image of Mega Lopunny - Shiny Icon On
Mega Lopunny

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Mega Charizard Y
: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid Hours

Every Wednesday in March, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

March 2: Tapu Koko
March 9: Tapu Koko
March 16: Therian Forme Tornadus
March 23: ???
March 30: ???
: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in March, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

March Research Breakthrough encounters

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Friday, April 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

Alolan Vulpix
: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of March, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

Image of Cubone - Shiny On
March 1: Cubone | 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
March 8: Exeggcute | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
March 15: Growlithe | 2× Catch Stardust
March 22: Sudowoodo | 2× Catch XP
March 29: Paras | 2× Catch Candy
: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Other Feature Updates

A new visual update will be released in March for Gyms and PokéStops. These in-game locations will now be visually different depending on whether you are within 40 m, within 80 m, or out of range of the location.

This change is purely visual in nature and will not impact gameplay.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

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