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!
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
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!
March 13 - Sandshrew / Alolan Sandshrew
April 23 - TBA
May 21 - TBA
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.
This upcoming Season will also bring changes to spawns, egg hatches, and more.
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!
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)
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