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Pokémon GO Content Update: May 2022

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

Season of Alola: Monthly Bonus

During the month of May, the Season of Alola continues. As a part of the Season of Alola, 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

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

Alolan Grimer 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.


Five-Star Raids

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

Which Pokémon?

When? *

Shiny Possible?

Therian Forme Landorus

until May 5

✨ Yes ✨

Tapu Fini

May 10 → June 1


Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele & Tapu Bulu

May 25 → June 1


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

Mega Raids

Which Pokémon?


Shiny Possible?

Mega Kangaskhan

until May 3

✨ Yes ✨

Mega Latias & Mega Latios

May 3 → May 10

✨ Yes ✨

Mega Blastoise

May 10 → May 25

✨ Yes ✨

Mega Altaria

May 25 → June 1

✨ Yes ✨

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

Raid Hours

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


Featured Pokémon


May 4

Mega Latias & Mega Latios

✨ Yes ✨

May 11

Tapu Fini


May 18

Tapu Fini


May 25

All Tapu


Spotlight Hours

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




Shiny Possible

May 3


2x Catch Candy

✨ Yes ✨

May 10


2x Transfer Candy


May 17


2x Evolution XP

✨ Yes ✨

May 24


2x Catch Stardust

✨ Yes ✨

May 31


2x Catch XP


Community Day

📅 Saturday May 21, 11:00 a.m. → 2:00 p.m. (local time)

May's Community Day will feature the Rock Pokémon, Alolan Geodude. For more details about May 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.

A Mega Moment

📅 Sunday, May 1

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

📅 May 3 → May 8

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

📅 May 12 → May 20

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

Alola to Alola

📅 May 25 → May 31

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!


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