New Water Festival event will take place in Pokémon GO from May 12 to May 20, 2022

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

May Content Update: May Community Day, Tapu Fini in raids, A Mega Moment, and more!

May Content Update: May Community Day, Tapu Fini in raids, A Mega Moment, and more!
 

May Community Day

 

Join us for Community Day on Saturday, May 21, 2022! Alolan Geodude, the Rock Pokémon, will appear in the wild!

For more details, check out the May Community Day blog.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these exciting events.

  • A Mega Moment: Mega Evolution is getting a mega update! Pokémon that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO are going to appear more frequently in the wild until Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time! A Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day will also be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.

  • Pokémon Air Adventures: Set your sights on the sky! The first Legendary Pokémon that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO—Mega Latias and Mega Latios—will be featured from Tuesday, May 3, 2022, to Sunday, May 8, 2022!

  • Water Festival: Look out for a surge of Water-type Pokémon from Thursday, May 12, 2022, to Friday, May 20, 2022.

  • Alola to Alola: From Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to Tuesday, May 31, 2022, celebrate and look back at all the adventures Trainers have had this year with Pokémon found in Alola!

Image of a Raid Icon - TealFeatured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout May.

Image of a Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids

The guardian deity of Poni Island, the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Fini, will make its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids this May. At the end of the month, the guardian deities of the four islands of the Alola region will gather together—make sure to catch them all while you have the chance!

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

Until Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Image of Therian Forme Landorus - Shiny On
Therian Forme Landorus

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tapu Fini - Shiny Off
Tapu Fini

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Tapu Koko - Shiny Off
Tapu Koko
Tapu Lele -- Shiny Off
Tapu Lele
Tapu Bulu - Shiny Off
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Fini -- Shiny Off
Tapu Fini
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Image of a Mega Raid EggMega Raids

Mega Blastoise, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Mega Altaria will appear in Mega Raids!

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

Until Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Mega Kangaskhan - Shiny On
Mega Kangaskhan

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, to Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mega Latias - Shiny Icon On
Mega Latias
Mega Latios -- Shiny Icon On
Mega Latios

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Image of Mega Blastoise - Shiny On
Mega Blastoise

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Image of Mega Altaria -- Shiny Icon On
Mega Altaria
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid Hours

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

Image of Mega Latias - Shiny Icon On
May 4: Mega Latias
Image of Mega Latios - Shiny On
May 4 : Mega Latios
Image of Tapu Fini - Shiny Off
May 11, May 18, May 25: Tapu Fini
Image of Tapu Koko -- Shiny Off
May 25: Tapu Koko
Image of Tapu Lele -- Shiny Off
May 25: Tapu Lele
Image of Tapu Bulu -- Shiny Off
May 25: Tapu Bulu
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

May Research Breakthrough encounters

Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

Image of Alolan Grimer - Shiny On
Alolan Grimer
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

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

Image of Wingull - Shiny
May 3: Wingull | 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
May 10: Numel | 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
May 17: Magikarp | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
May 24: Seel | 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
May 31: Pikipek | 2× XP for catching Pokémon
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Hats featured during the Season of Heritage will be in the shop!

Avatar items rewarded from the Season of Heritage Timed Research will be available for purchase from the in-game store for Trainers who were not able to obtain them previously.

  • Deino Hat
  • Goomy Hat
  • Noibat Hat

Buddy widget debut

A new buddy widget will be available in early May!

You will have the option to add a widget to your device’s home screen so you can keep track of your Buddy Pokémon!

Learn more about how to activate this feature on our help page.

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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