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 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.
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!
Featured Pokémon in raids
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout March.
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.
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
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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.
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).
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!
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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