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Pokémon GO Content Update: April 2022

Updated: Mar 29

As the end of March is near, it's time for the monthly overview for everything Pokémon GO in April:


Season of Alola: Monthly Bonus

During the month of April, the Season of Heritage continues. As a part of the Season of Heritage, there will be the following bonuses this month:

  • 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

Read more about the Season of Alola here.


Research Breakthrough

📅 April 1, 1:00 p.m. to → May 1, 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


Alolan Marowak will be available in your weekly Research Breakthrough with its shiny available ✨.

Weekly 1 PokéCoin Bundle

Just like during the last months, every Monday a bundle will be available in the Shop for 1 PokéCoin, containing a Remote Raid Pass and some other items. This is a one-time-only purchase each week.


Raids

Five-Star Raids

In April you can expect the following Pokémon in Five-Star Raids:

Which Pokémon?

When? *

Shiny Possible?

Tapu Lele

March 22 → April 5

No

Therian Forme Thundurus

April 5 → April 12

✨ Yes ✨

Tapu Bulu

April 12 → April 26

No

Therian Forme Landorus

April 26 → May 5

✨ Yes ✨

* = All start and end dates are at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

Mega Raids

  • Mega Charizard Y

  • 📅 March 22, 10:00 a.m. (local time) → April 5, 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny possible: yes ✨

  • Mega Manectric

  • 📅 April 5, 10:00 a.m. (local time) → April 12, 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny possible: yes ✨

  • Mega Pidgeot

  • 📅 April 12, 10:00 a.m. (local time) → April 29, 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny possible: yes ✨

  • Mega ???

  • 📅 April 29, 10:00 a.m. (local time) → May 3, 10:00 a.m. (local time)


Raid Hours

📅 Every Wednesday 6:00 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Date

Featured Pokémon

Shiny?

April 6

Therian Forme Thundurus

✨ Yes ✨

April 13

Tapu Bulu

No

April 20

Tapu Bulu

No

April 27

Therian Forme Landorus

✨ Yes ✨

Spotlight Hours

📅 Every Tuesday 6:00 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Date

Pokémon

Bonus

Shiny Possible

April 5

Stunky

2x Transfer Candy

No

April 12

Bunnelby

2x Evolve XP

✨ Yes ✨

April 19

Oddish

2x Catch Stardust

✨ Yes ✨

April 26

Sunshine Form Cherrim

2x Catch XP

No


Community Day

📅 Saturday April 23, 2:00 p.m. → 5:00 p.m. (local time)


April's Community Day will feature the Flailing Pokémon, Stufful. For more details about April Community Day, visit our article here.

Other Events

More in-game Events will be coming to Pokémon GO; further details will be available at a later time.


April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22

📅 Friday, April 1

We’ve heard some odd whisperings that a mysterious event will be happening on Friday, April 1, 2022.


All-Hands Rocket Retreat

📅 April 3 → April 7

Additional sources report the potential for heightened Team GO Rocket activity


Spring into Spring

📅 April 12 → April 18

Get ready to jump headfirst into spring with this themed event.


Sustainability Week

📅 April 20 → April 25

Trainers will be able to reflect on the importance of sustainability while another Pokémon originally discovered in the Alola region makes its Pokémon debut!

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