Tapu Lele now appearing in five-star raids for the first time in Pokémon GO to coincide with the new Lush Jungle event

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

Fomantis, Lurantis, and Tapu Lele Arrive in Pokémon GO

The Season of Alola continues with the Lush Jungle event, featuring Timed Research, Special Research, and plenty of Cottonee.

It’s an excellent time to head out and explore with your fellow Pokémon GO Trainers! Through Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, the Lush Jungle event will welcome Fomantis and Lurantis to Pokémon GO. The Legendary Pokémon Tapu Lele, guardian deity of Akala Island, will also make its Pokémon GO debut in Raid Battles. There will be loads of Cottonee about, new Timed Research to complete, and several jungle-themed Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild.

From Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, you can enjoy a weekend park spotlight! The Grass- and Fairy-type Pokémon Cottonee will be appearing more frequently in parks, and there will be Timed Research focused on catching Grass-type Pokémon and exploring. By completing research tasks, you can earn useful items like Mossy Lure Modules (which attract Grass-, Poison-, and Bug-type Pokémon) and encounters with event-themed Pokémon like Fomantis.

The Lush Jungle event will also continue the story of the Season of Alola with new Special Research focused on Akala Island, so there are plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy a jungle-themed adventure!

Pokémon appearing in raids

  • One-star raids: Bellsprout, Tangela, Sewaddle, and Cottonee
  • Three-star raids: Butterfree, Vileplume, Parasect, and Exeggutor
  • Five-star raids: Tapu Lele
  • Mega Raids: Mega Charizard Y

Pokémon appearing in Field Research reward encounters

  • Caterpie
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Exeggcute
  • Sunkern
  • Wurmple
  • Seedot
  • Cottonee
  • Ferroseed
  • Fomantis

Alola, Trainers!

Source: Pokemon.com

Pokémon GO’s Lush Jungle event features Cottonee, Fomantis, Tapu Lele, a weekend park spotlight, and more!

Pokémon GO’s Lush Jungle event features Cottonee, Fomantis, Tapu Lele, a weekend park spotlight, and more!
 

Lush Jungle event

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Lush Jungle weekend park spotlight

Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Join your fellow Trainers for a Lush Jungle park spotlight! On Saturday, March 26, 2022, and Sunday, March 27, 2022, Cottonee will be appearing more frequently in parks. And, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Cottonee—if you’re lucky!

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

Pokémon debuts

Fomantis, the Sickle Grass Pokémon and Lurantis, the Bloom Sickle Pokémon will make their debuts in Pokémon GO!

Fomantis
Lurantis

The guardian deity of Akala Island, Tapu Lele, will also make its debut!

Tapu Lele

Season of Alola Special Research: Akala Island

The Season of Alola’s second Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event!

Learn more about this Season’s Special Research at the Season of Alola website

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on catching Grass-type Pokémon and exploring your area will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research to earn items and encounters with various event-themed Pokémon, like Fomantis!

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

Metapod
Paras
Exeggcute
Hoothoot
Sudowoodo
Fomantis
Ferroseed
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Pinsir
Cottonee
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Raids
Bellsprout
Tangela
Sewaddle
Cottonee
Three-Star Raids
Butterfree
Vileplume
Parasect
Exeggutor
Five-Star Raids
Tapu Lele
Mega Raids
Mega Charizard Y
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research task encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Caterpie
Exeggcute
Sunkern
Wurmple
Seedot
Cottonee
Ferroseed
Fomantis
Fomantis
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Paras
Parasect
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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.

—The Pokémon GO team

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