Luminous Legends Y event!

From Tuesday, May 18th 10am – to Monday, May 24th 8pm, the following will be active:

  • Yveltal will make its debut in 5 star raids
  • Pancham will join the pool of Pokemon hatching from Strange Eggs
  • Dark-type Pokemon such as Houndour and Carvanha, and current event Pokemon such as Swirlix, Spritzee, and Goomy will be spawning in the wild
  • Timed Research rewarding encounters with Dark-type Pokemon like Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Go Rocket grunts will have new Shadow Pokemon and may be changing up their battle strategies
  • Alolan Rattata, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Grimer, Sneasel, Poochyena, Stunky, and Purrloin hatching from 7km eggs
  • Dark-type Pokemon appearing in raids
  • Themed Field Research rewarding encounters with Galarian Zigzagoon, Scraggy, and more
  • AR Mapping tasks rewarding encounters with Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Use a Charge TM to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokemon

A Global Challenge will be active from Friday, May 14th 8pm to Sunday, May 23rd

  • Defeat 25 million Go Rocket Grunts

    Completing the challenge unlocks the following bonuses from Tuesday, May 25th to Monday, May 31st
  • 3x Catch XP
  • Debut of Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Galarian Zigzagoon in T1 raids

Part 2: From Tuesday, May 25th to Monday, May 31st

  • The Debut of Sylveon – Evolve Eevee after earning hearts when it’s your buddy
  • Eevee, Ralts, Spritzee, Swirlix, Dark-type Pokemon, and more appearing in the wild
  • Eevee, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Azurill, Spritzee, and Swirlix hatching from 7km eggs
  • Eeveelutions appearing in raids and Field Research encounters
  • AR Mapping tasks rewarding Poffins
  • Sylveon inspired avatar items

Pokémon Go: Rivals Week and Banned Pokémon in GBL Remix Cup

The Rivals Week details and the banned list for the GL Remix cup (both coming next week) have been announced.

Great League Remix will take place between April 12th – 26th

Banned Pokémon in the Great League Remix Cup include the Following:

  • Venusaur
  • Raichu
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Marowak
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Azumarill
  • Umbreon
  • Skarmory
  • Swampert
  • Galvantula
  • Stunfisk
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Talonflame

Rivals Week: April 13th 10am – 18th 8pm

  • Skrelp, Clauncher, and Therian Forme Landorus will debut in game
  • Skrelp, Clauncher, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Makuhita, Meditite, Zangoose, Seviper, and more will begin appearing in the wild
  • Machop, Tyrogue, Elekid, Magby, Makuhita, Meditite, Zangoose, and Seviper will be added to the 5km egg pool
  • Skrelp, Clauncher, Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Zangoose, Seviper, and more will appear in raids
  • Themed Field Research tasks will be available and reward encounters with Skrelp, Clauncher, and more
  • A Global challenge to Win Raid Battles will unlock 2x Catch Stardust during the event
  • Rocket Grunts will take over stops and in balloons more frequently
  • More information at