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