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

Midweek in Pokémon: Update 3/12/2021

Pokémon Go:

A new referral system has been planned to go live, so soon you’ll be able to invite your friends to Play Pokémon Go along with you! Both players are said to earn rewards for playing through the referral system

Thundurus Incarnate has been spotted in Five Star Raids!

XL Candy bonuses are live! You will now be able to earn XL candy by walking with your buddy, catching evolved, Legendary or Mythical Pokémon or by trading

A new feature is being tested where players can click on an egg and see what potential Pokémon will spawn from it, as well as it’s rarity chance.

Pokémon TCG:

A new set has been announced, named Matchless Fighter that will come out on March 19th. The new set will feature Galarian Pokemon as well as Pokemon from the Aisle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLC

Charge Up! in Pokémon Go

From Tuesday, March 16th 10am – Monday, March 22nd 8pm a Charge Up! Event will be taking place in Pokemon Go which will have the following bonuses:

  • The debut of Tynamo, the Electric Fish Pokémon
  • Alolan Geodude, Voltorb, Electrike, Stunfisk, Tynamo, and more will be appearing in the wild
  • Pichu, Elekid, Electrike, Shinx, Joltik, Tynamo, and Stunfisk can hatch from 5km eggs
  • Voltorb, Shinx, Blitzle, Klink, Tynamo, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Graveler, Magneton, Ampharos, Therian Forme Thundurus will be appearing in raids
  • The debut of Mega Manectric in Mega Raids
  • Additional event-themed Field and Timed Research
  • A higher chance of evolution items when opening gifts
  • More information at https://pokemongolive.com/post/chargeup-2021/

Incense Day in Pokémon Go: March 14 2021

Just announced on Pokemon Go Live’s website is Incense Day, this Sunday March 14th!

During the event Steel and Psychic Pokemon will be attracted to incense lures and will spawn in greater numbers, including Belbum!

Potential Shiny Beldum may also appear!

Evolve Metang during the event and it will learn Meteor Mash!

Steel and Psychic Pokemon will be attracted to incense at different hours, rotating back and forth from 11am to 5pm local time

Pokemon that could appear include the following:

  • Beldum
  • Natu
  • Girafarig
  • Meditite
  • Baltoy
  • Alolan Diglett
  • Magnemite
  • Aron
  • Bronzor

Munna and Shieldon are also potentially available during this event!

Below are the Lured Pokémon Types by hour :

  • From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time: Psychic-type Pokémon
  • From 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. local time: Steel-type Pokémon
  • From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time: Psychic-type Pokémon
  • From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time: Steel-type Pokémon
  • From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time: Psychic-type Pokémon
  • From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time: Steel-type Pokémon

This Week in Pokémon: March 8th 2021

Pokémon Go:

  • ONGOING: Gible in Research Rewards for the month of March
  • ONGOING: Shadow Articuno can be freed from Giovanni
  • ONGOING: Season of Legends continues until June
  • ONGOING: Mega Blastoise, Pidgeot and Ampharos in Mega Raids until March 16
  • Incarnate Form Tornadus is in Five Star Raids as of March 6th
  • A new “Free Bundle” is in the Shop, including: One Remote Raid Pass, 10 Ultra Balls and 10 Razz Berries
  • This week’s Spotlight hour will be Drowzee and 2x Transfer candies (Tuesday March 9th at 6pm local)
  • A 5 Star Raid hour will take place Wednesday March 10th at 6pm local
  • Incarnate Form Thundorus will take over 5 Star Raids on Thursday March 11
  • A Mega Bonus Hour will take place Thursday March 11th. If you Mega Evolve a Pokémon during that time, Pokémon sharing the same type will give you additional Mega Evolution candies when caught

Pokémon Sword/Shield:

  • ONGOING: Fighting and Fairy type Pokémon in Wild Area Raids
  • The Next Online Competition has been declared the Spikemuth Cup. Players have until March 18th to sign up for the single elimination event. Pokémon Limited to Galarian Pokémon as well as an in Tourney restricted list (NO DYNAMAXING).
  • Spikemuth Battles will run March 19th-21st, more details at Pokemon.com

Dynamax Pikachu Gift Distribution

800,000 Dynamax Pikachu have been defeated over the weekend, so a new Mystery Gift distribution has gone live! From now until March 14 you can receive 87 Armorite Ore and 87 Dynite Ore by going to the Mystery Gift Menu in Pokemon Sword/Shield and receiving the gift from the internet!

This Week in Pokemon: Monday March 1, 2021

In Pokemon Go:

Gible has been added to Pokemon Go Research rewards for the month of March

Go Rocket Special Research: Giovanni is back and now has a Shadow Articuno that can be caught once he’s been beaten

Weekly Free Bundles will be appearing in the Shop including 10 Ultra balls, 10 razz berries and a remote raid pass

Season of Legends begins today and runs through June. New 5 star bosses will appear in raids, new Mega Raid Bosses and new research rewards and new Pokemon are expected to appear

Mega Blastoise and Mega Ampahros will be appearing in Mega Raids starting today

Incarnate form Landorus will be appearing in 5 Star raids starting today at 10am local time until March 6th

Tuesday March 2nd will have a Krabby Spotlight hour with increased Krabby Spawns and 2x Candies for transferring Pokemon

Wednesday March 3rd will have a 5 Star Raid Hour at 6pm Local Time with increased Incarnate form Landorus raids

A Go Rocket Raid Hour will take place at 6pm local time with increased Go Rocket Balloon spawns

Saturday March 6th is Fletchling Community Day from 11am-5pm local time, with increased Fletchling spawns and more shiny chances

Incarnate Form Tornadus will take over five star raids during the Fletchling Community Day

In Pokemon Sword/Shield:

Gigantamax Pikachu has left the Wild area and has been replaced with Flying and Fairy type Pokemon. Gigantamax Corviknight and Hatterene have been spotted