Tricky Pokémon Event – April 1, 2021

April 1 is just around the corner and there’s a Pokémon Event to celebrate! The following will be happening on April 1st from 12:00am – 11:59PM Local:

  • Aipom, Croagunk and Purrloin spawns in the wild
  • Team Go Rocket will be appearing in stops and balloons with Shadow Aipom
  • Complete Go Rocket Timed Research to get a Super Rocket Radar
  • The Switch timer in Go Battle League will be halved!
  • Ditto will be appearing more frequently
  • A special surprise will happen in photos

It’s Springtime for Pokémon Go!

A Springtim update has been announced for Pokémon Go! Updates include the following:

  • Flower Crown Pokemon will be appearing in the wild: Pikachu, Exeggcute, Marill, Plusle, Minun, Buneary, Bunnelby, Chansey and more!
  • Happiny wearing a flower crown could hatch from eggs!
  • Happiny wearing a flower crown can be evolved up to Blissey (with flower crown)
  • There is a chance for Shiny Bunnelby, Chansey or Happiny!
  • Shadow Exeggcute could be encountered in Team Go Rocket Battles
  • 2km egg pool will be updated to include Exeggcute, Flower Crown Eevee, Flower Crown Pichu, Togepi, Azurill, Buneary, Flower Crown Happiny, Munchlax, Rufflet and Bunnelby
  • Mega Lopunny will make its debut in Mega Raids
  • Spring Themed gift stickers will be available in Pokestops and the in game store
  • Spring Related Research will give Azumarill, Rufflet and other encounters
  • 2x Hatch Candies for duration of event
  • Lucky Eggs will last 1 hour
  • 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance for eggs placed in incubators DURING EVENT ONLY

This Week in Pokemon: 3/29/2021

Pokémon Go:

ONGOING: Gible in Research Rewards (Until Tuesday 3/31)

ONGOING: Shadow Articuno can be rescued from Giovanni (Until Tuesday 3/31)

ONGOING: Season of Legends (Until June 1)

ONGOING: Therian Forme Thundurus in 5 Star Raids (until Tuesday 3/30)

ONGOING: Every Monday in March, a free one-time bundle containing 10 Ultra Balls, 10 Razz Berries, and a Remote Raid Pass will be available in the shop.

Therian Forme Tornadus will be in 5 Star Raids (March 30-April 6)

Spotlight Hour: Slugma & 2x Catch Candy (March 30 6p-7p local)

5 star raid hour: Therian Forme Tornadus will be appearing in 5 Star Raids on every available gym (Wednesday 3/31 6p-7p local)

April 1-30, Giovanni will have Shadow Zapdos

The April Events will start Thursday Apr 1

Pokémon Sword/Shield:

ONGOING: Fighting and Fairy types in Gigantamax Raids (End Date TBA)

A Mystery Gift of 12 Exp Candy XL and 12 Big Nuggets can be redeemed using code ADVENTUREB9F until April 3

Pokémon Sword/Shield Wild Area News Update

This weekend 3/26-3/28 The Wild Area spawns will switch to Flower Type Pokemon, including Oddish, Lillipent, Cherubi, Comfey and more. Shiny Lilligent will be a possible encounter, so get out there and start battling!

Full Details including Pokémon lineup, including Raid level lineup, item drop possibilities and shiny chance at Serebii.net

Pokemon Go April Calendar has been announced!

March is coming to a close, and Niantic has released the schedule for April’s events in Pokemon Go!

  • Male Frillish will be in Research Breakthroughs for the entire month of April
  • New GO Rocket Timed Research will begin April 1st
  • Giovanni will now have Shadow Zapdos
  • Spotlight Hours (6pm local time) for Buneary and 2x Transfer Candy (April 6th) Mankey and 2x Evolve XP (April 13th), Grimer with 2x Stardust when catching pokemon (April 20th), and Finneon with 2x Catching XP (April 27th)
  • Therian Forme of Tornadus debuts in 5 Star Raids from March 30th – April 13th
  • Therian Forme of Landorus debuts in 5 Star Raids from April 14th – April 27th
  • Incarnate Forme of Landorus, Thundurus, and Tornados beginning April 27th (Shinies possible for all three)
  • Free Bundles will appear in the shop starting every Monday, which will include a Raid Pass and other items
  • Raid Hour every Wednesday from 6-7pm
  • Spring into Spring research event (April 4th – 8th): Happiny, Chansey, and Blissey w/ Flower Crowns will spawn and other Spring-themed surprises
  • Snivy Community Day will be on April 21st
  • Rivals’ Week (April 13th – 18th): Rival Pokemon will be featured including the debut of new Pokemon, TBA
  • Sustainability Week (April 20th – 25th): Pokemon like Grimer and Trubbish appearing in the wild
  • Friendship Day (April 24th), Details to come
  • An event around release of Pokemon Snap is also being hinted at, called a “Snappy Event” that will take place at the end of April. Pokemon Snap is scheduled to release April 30th!

Rayquaza Raid Weekend March 27-28

  • Rayquaza and Therian Forme Thundurus will be appearing in 5 Star raids
  • Any Rayquaza caught will know the Charge Move Hurricane
  • There will be a chance for Shiny Rayquaza
  • Catching Rayquaza will Guarantee XL candies
  • Since Rayquaza is a Dragon type it will count towards Shiny Mew special research

https://pokemongolive.com/post/raidquaza-2021/

This week in Pokémon: 3/22/2021

Pokémon Go:

ONGOING: Gible in Research Rewards

ONGOING: Shadow Articuno can be rescued from Giovanni

ONGOING: Season of Legends

ONGOING: Mega Blastoise, Mega Pidgeot, and Mega Ampharos will be featured in Mega Raids

ONGOING: Therian Forme Thundurus in 5 Star Raids (until Tuesday 3/30)

Spotlight Hour (3/23): From 6pm-7pm local time, Surskit will spawn in greater numbers, as well as a 2x Catch EXP bonus

Five Star Raid Hour (3/24): From 6pm – 7pm local time, Therian Forme Thundurus will be spawning on every available gym

Weather Week (3/24-3/29): Rainy Castform, weather related spawns and research

Pokémon Sword/Shield:

Fighting and Fairy types in Gigantamax Raids

Mystery Gift distribution has started for all participants of the Spikemouth Cup (50BP)

This Week in Pokémon: 3/15/2021

UPDATE: (3/19)

In Pokémon Go:

To celebrate The Festival of Colors, players in India will be able to encounter a whole bunch of Pokémon on March 28:

  • Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Alolan Grimer, Seel, Marill, Sunkern, Murkrow, Slugma, Aron, Trapinch, and Drifloon will be attracted to Incense.
  • A 100 Coin box will be in the store that will contain 30 Poké Balls, a Lucky Egg and 10 Pinap Berries.
  • There will also be special Timed Research that will award a bunch of items from Pokeballs to Mega Energy
  • There is also a chance for an encounter with Alolan Muk

In Pokémon TCG:

The Pokémon Sword/Shield TCG set “Battle Styles” is scheduled to be released today, stop by your favorite card or board game store to get yours!

In Pokémon Sword/Shield:

Starting today a serial code will be distributed that will give you an encounter with Dynamax Appletun in Sword and Dynamax Flapple in Shield, as a Tie in with the release of a new Sword/Shield TCG set

Pokémon Go:

ONGOING: Gible in Research Rewards

ONGOING: Shadow Articuno can be rescued from Giovanni

ONGOING: Season of Legends

ONGOING: Mega Blastoise, Mega Pidgeot, and Mega Ampharos will be featured in Mega Raids

ONGOING: Incarnate Forme Thundurus in 5 Star Raids (until Tuesday 3/16)

Monday (3/15/21):

  • Bonus Raid Hour – From 6pm-7pm all available gyms will host a five star raid featuring Incarnate Forme Thundurus

Tuesday (3/16/21):

  • Charge Up! Event Starts
  • Therian Forme Thundurus in 5 Star Raids
  • Mega Houndoom, Mega Abomasnow, and Mega Manectric will be in Mega Raids
  • A Spotlight Hour featuring Voltorb and 2x Stardust from catches will occur from 6pm – 7pm

Wednesday (3/17/21)

  • A Five Star Raid Hour will take place, so all available gyms will host a five star raid featuring Thundurus

Thursday (3/18/21)

  • A Mega Raid Hour will occur so Mega Raids will spawn more frequently

Pokémon TCG

  • The Matchless Fighter Set will be released, featuring Pokemon from the Galar Region

Pokémon Go: Weather Week Announced

Weather Week has been announced by Niantic and will take place from Wednesday, March 24th at 10am to Monday, March 29th at 8pm.

  • Weather week will mark the debut of Shiny Rainy Castform
  • Rainy Pokémon such as Vaporeon, Lotad, Stunfisk and more will be appearing in the wild from Wednesday at 10am to Saturday at 10am
  • Windy Pokémon such as Skarmory, Taillow, Pidove, and more appearing in the wild from Saturday at 10am to Monday at 8pm
  • Psyduck, Poliwag, Swablu, Drifloon, Mantyke, Tympole, and Ducklett will be in the 5km egg pool
  • Rainy and Windy Pokémon in raids
  • Weather Themed Field and Timed Research will reward encounters with Rainy Castform and more
  • Bonus Stardust when catching Weather-boosted Pokémon
  • More details at Pokemongolive.com

Pokémon Go dataminers have found a new loading screen

EDIT: The wallpaper is live as of 20:00 EST

A leaked image of the new loading screen for Pokémon Go has been released, and there is major speculation that new Pokémon will soon be spawning in the wild.

The leaked loading screen features several Pokémon in front of a waterfall, but the interesting thing to note is the new Pokémon seen in the image, such as Pancham (lower left back to viewer), Xerneas (Top of cliff, left of waterfall), Aromatisse (Right side of image underneath Branch) and Sylveon (in waterfall mist).

The new loading screen is expected to go live March 16th, but no word yet when or if the new Pokémon seen in the loading screen will start to spawn