June Events in Pokémon Go!

At the very last minute, Niantic has released the details for next month’s in game events for Pokémon Go!

Recurring Events

  • Clamperl in Research Breakthroughs
  • Giovanni will have Shadow Zapdos through June 17th then a new Shadow Pokemon
  • Spotlight Hours
    • Tuesday, June 1, 2021: Dwebble and 2x catch Exp
    • Tuesday, June 8, 2021: Abra and 2x Catch candy
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Slowpoke and 2x Transfer Candy
    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021: Swinub and 2x Evolve Exp
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Aipom and 2x Catch Stardust
  • Gible Community Day on June 6th

Raid Bosses

  • Regirock, Registeel, and Regice in 5 star raids from June 1st to June 17th
  • Surprise Legendary boss from June 17th to June 30th
  • Debut of Mega Slowbro on June 8th
  • Raid Hour every Wednesday from 6-7pm
    • Wednesday, June 2, 2021: Regirock
    • Wednesday, June 9, 2021: Registeel
    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Regice
    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021: To be announced
    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021: To be announced

New Events

  • A Very Slow Discovery: June 8th – 13th, Focused on lazy Pokemon including the debut of Galarian Slowpoke
  • Solstice Event: June 17th – 20th, more details to come
  • Surprise Event: June 25th – July 1st, focused on a Pokemon with their two front teeth
  • TBA weekend events

GBL Season 8

  • Debut of Mienfoo, the Martial Arts Pokemon
  • Debut of Ultra League Remix and Element Cup
  • Updated rules for Great League Remix
  • Return of GO Battle Nights
  • New Moves – Weather Ball (Rock) and Feather Dance
  • Moveset update focused on Poison-type attacks


June Community Day: Gible!

On Sunday, June 6th from 11am – 5pm, Gible will be in the spotlight for it’s much anticipated Community Day!

During this time the following will be live:

  • Increased Gible spawns with a chance to encounter Shiny Gible
  • If you Evolve to Garchomp before 7pm, Gible will learn the Charge Move Earth Power
  • 3x Catch XP and 3-hour Incense
  • “Just a Nibble” $1 Special Research
  • More info at https://pokemongolive.com/post/communityday-jun21/?hl=en

This Week in Pokemon: May 10, 2021

Pokémon Go:

ONGOING: Season of Legends (Until June 1)

ONGOING: Galarian Ponyta in Research Breakthrough (Until June 1st)

ONGOING: Go Rocket Special Research – Shadow Moltres (Until June 1st)

ONGOING: May Events

Luminous Legends X runs from May 4-17

Go Battle League – Master League, Master League Classic and Retro Cup starts May 10th and runs until May 17th

Luminous Legends X Bonus: Starting May 11th and running until May 17th: The 3x Catch Exp bonus, Pacham in Tier 1 raids and Shiny Galarian Ponyta chance will be active

Spotlight Hour: Dratini and 2x Transfer Candies (May 11th 6pm-7pm)

5 Star Raid Hour: Xerneas will take over all available gyms May 12th 6pm – 7pm

A nest Rotation will occur May 12th

Swablu Community Day: From 11am to 5pm local time Swablu spawns will increase with a better shiny chance! Special bundles will be available in store and a chance for a photobomb surprise!

Altaria will take over Mega Raids at 5pm following the Swablu Community Day!

May 2021 Community Day featuring Swablu

Niantic has just announced that May’s Community Day will feature Swablu!

Increased Swablu spawns and an increased shiny chance on May 15, 11am to 5pm local time!

The following perks will occur during this month’s Community Day:

  • Increased Swablu spawns and increased shiny chances
  • Evolve Swablu to Altaria that knows Moon Blast up until 7pm DAY OF EVENT
  • Take snapshots of Pokémon for a photobomb surprise
  • A special Community Day Box will be available for purchase in the in game store for 1280 Pokecoins, containing 50 Ultra Balls, 5 Super Incubators, 5 Incense and an Elite Fast TM
  • Special Research “Cotton Winged Bird” for Community Day available for $1 (or local equivalent)
  • 1/4 Hatch Distance for eggs placed into incubators during Community Day
  • Incense activated during Community Day will last 3 hours
  • Mega Altaria will join Mega Raids Starting at 5pm!

Pokémon Go May Events Announced!

Update: 4/29:
May Community Day will be Swablu on May 15 11am-5pm Local
Altaria announced as the surprise Mega Evolved Pokemon starting May 15, 5pm local (at end of Community Day)

The end of April is upon us so Niantic has released the upcoming details for the in game events for the month of May!

Giovanni will be back, this time with a Shadow Moltres that can be saved from his control!

During the entire Month of May Galarian Ponyta will be in Research Breakthrough Rewards!

Incarnate Forme Thundurus, Tornadus and Landorus will be in 5 Star Raids until May 4!

Xerneas will take over 5 Star Raids from May 4 – 18

Yveltal will replace it in 5 Star raids May 18 – 31

Mega Venusaur, Lopunny Abomasnow will be in Mega raids until May 4

Followed by Mega Venusaur, Charizard Y and Lopunny from May 4-15

From May 15 – June 1 Mega Ampharos, Houndoom and a Surprise Mega-Evolved Pokemon will be in Mega Raids! Update: 4/29: Altaria announced as the surprise Mega Evolved Pokemon starting May 15, 5pm local (at end of Community Day)

Every Monday in May a free bundle will be available in the shop containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items

May’s Tuesday night Spotlight Hours will be the Following:

  • Tuesday May 4 (6pm): Cottonee and 2x Catch Candy
  • Tuesday May 11 (6pm): Dratini and 2x Transfer Candy
  • Tuesday May 18 (6pm): Alolan Rattata and 2x evolve XP
  • Tuesday May 25 (6pm): Marill and 2x Catch Stardust

Wednesday Night Raid Hours will remain in effect throughout the month of May, using the above 5 Star Raid Boss schedule

New Pokémon Snap will be released for Nintendo Switch on April 30, and a crossover event is planned! Details Here

Luminous Legends X will take place from May 4 – May 17

Luminous Legends Y will take place from May 18-31. Announcement coming soon

This Week in Pokémon: April 5, 2021

Update 4/6/21: Added end dates for ongoing events
Update 4/5/21: Added Go Battle League and PVP Information for Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go:

ONGOING: Season of Legends (Until June 1st)

ONGOING: Therian Forme Tornadus in 5 Star Raids (until April 13th)

ONGOING: Shadow Zapdos in Go Rocket Research (until April 30th)

ONGOING: April Pokemon Go Events (Until April 30th)

ONGOING: Springtime in Pokemon Go (Until April 8th)

ONGOING: April 2021 Raid Tier List (Updated as needed)

Go Battle League Season 7 “Combined” PVP Leagues will start April 5 1PM PDT to April 12 1PM PDT. This will be a combination of the Great League, Great League Remix, Ultra League, Ultra League Premier Cup and Master League, Master League Classic ranked play.
Great League Remix will ban the 10 most popular Pokemon from play, but no word yet on which ten will not be allowed.
The Master League Classic Cup will not allow Pokemon that have been powered up with XL Candies
More information can be found at PokemonGoLive.com

Spotlight Hour: Tuesday April 6 @ 6PM Local – Buneary and 2x candy for transferring Pokémon

5 Star Raid Hour: Wednesday April 7 @ 6PM Local – Therian Forme Tornadus will take over any available gym

Community Day: Sunday April 11 From 11AM – 5PM Local – Snivy spawns will increase with better shiny odds

Pokémon Sword/Shield:

April 2: Magikarp and the Easter Exclusive Pokémon have left Wild Area Raids to be replaced with Ditto, Centiskorch and others. More Details to come!

Pokémon Go: Community Day April 2021 – Snivy

EDIT: (April 5): We erroneously reported that Community Day would be April 21st. That is incorrect, as it is actually Sunday APRIL 11TH. Please update your calendars!

From 11am to 5pm local time on April 11th, Snivy will spawn in greater numbers, with increased shiny chance!

Special Research “Snivy In The Sun” will be available in the store for $1 (or equivalent local pricing)

Evolving Snivy to Serperior will allow it to learn a community day exclusive Charged Move Frenzy Plant

3x Catch Stardust and 3-hour Incense


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