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The Season of Alola

📅 Tuesday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. → Wednesday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

As the Season of Heritage comes to an end, prepare to welcome in a tropical new Season in Pokémon GO: The Season of Alola! The Alola region, first featured in the Pokémon Sun and Moon games, will bring exciting new Pokémon and more to the world of Pokémon GO!

New Pokémon

Trainers will encounter new Pokémon from the Alola region in the following ways (click to expand):

  • Raids: Tapu Koko (Tuesday, March 1, 2022 → Tuesday, March 15, 2022), Rockruff

  • Wild: Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Pikipek, Yungoos✨, Jangmo-o, Comfey (Hawaii region-exclusive)

  • Evolution: Dartrix, Decidueye, Torracat, Incineroar, Brionne, Primarina, Trumbeak, Toucannon, Gumshoos, Midday Form Lycanroc, Midnight Form Lycanroc, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o

  • Eggs: Yungoos✨, Pikipek, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Rockruff✨, Jangmo-o

Seasonal Special Research

During the Season of Alola, Trainers will be able to complete several Special Research stories to learn about each of the Alolan islands. Complete the first four by June 1, 2022, to unlock a bonus Special Research line that can be purchased in the shop for $4.99 USD (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency):

  • Melemele Island Special Research: Available to collect from March 1, 2022 to June 1, 2022

  • Akala Island Special Research: Available to collect from March 22, 2022 to June 1, 2022

  • Ula'ula Island Special Research: Available to collect from April 12, 2022 to June 1, 2022

  • Poni Island Special Research: Available to collect from May 10, 2022 to June 1, 2022

  • End-of-Season Special Research: Available to collect from May 25, 2022 until June 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Alola!

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Welcome in the Season of Alola with a special event!

Community Days

GO Battle League: Interlude Season

  • The start of the Season of Alola also signals the start of a new season of GBL

  • This special season will feature many Cups and Leagues that will rotate weekly, GO Battle Days, and much more! Full details here.

Seasonal Changes

This upcoming Season will also bring changes to spawns, egg hatches, and more.

Wild Spawns

Biome-specific spawns - these Pokémon (and more!) will be spawning in certain real-world habitats:

  • Cities: Alolan Rattata, Alolan Meowth, Magnemite, Alolan Grimer, Jolteon, Makuhita, Minccino

  • Forests: Paras, Exeggcute, Aipom, Pineco, Electrike, Rufflet, Yungoos

  • Mountains: Cubone, Alolan Diglett, Alolan Geodude, Flareon, Baltoy, Golett, Archen

  • Beaches + Water: Alolan Exeggutor, Staryu, Dratini, Vaporeon, Tirtouga, Frillish, Corphish

Hemisphere-specific spawns - these Pokémon (and more!) will be spawning in each real-world region:

  • Northern Hemisphere: Lotad, Bagon, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Spring Deerling, Foongus, and more!

  • Southern Hemisphere: Nincada, Beldum, Sewaddle, Autumn Deerling, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, and more!

Egg Hatches

The following Pokémon (and more!) will be hatching from each type of egg:

  • 2 km 🥚: Yungoos, Pikipek, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Cubone✨, Exeggcute

  • 5 km 🥚: Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Tyrogue, Skarmory, Bonsly, Mantyke

  • 10 km 🥚: Rockruff, Jangmo-o, Alomomola, Mienfoo, Axew, Noibat, Espurr

  • 5 km Adventure Sync 🥚: Phantump, Munchlax, Happiny, Shieldon, Dedenne, Cranidos

  • 10 km Adventure Sync 🥚: Dratini, Riolu, Bagon, Beldum, Deino, Goomy

(✨= shiny form available)

Seasonal Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active during the entire Season of Alola:

  • Increased Incense effectiveness while moving

  • 90 minute Incense duration

  • Continuing increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely

  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins (up to bag limit)

  • Earn up to two free (orange) Raid Passes per day from spinning Gyms

  • Alola-inspired styles available in the in-game shop soon


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