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Pokemon GO in May - more free bundles and some Legendary events

Published: 07:54, 27 April 2021
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Pokemon GO is ramping up the action in May 2021. The players will get a chance to save Shadow Moltres from Giovanni, nab some Legendary Pokemon and enjoy a free bundle every week.

Save Shadow Moltres from Giovanni

 

Complete the latest Team GO Rocket Special Research, The Higher They Fly... to get your hands on a Super Rocket Radar. 

This will help you track down the Team GO Rocket Boss and save Shadow Moltres. You can also receive a Super Rocket Radar from Timed Research that’ll be available during the Luminous Legends X event.

 

May Research Breakthrough encounters

 

From Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 20:00 GMT to Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 20:00 GMT, you’ll encounter Galarian Ponyta in Research Breakthrough encounters.

 

Raids - Featured Pokemon

  • Incarnate Forme Tornadus, Incarnate Forme Thundurus, and Incarnate Forme Landorus will continue to appear in five-star raids until Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • From Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, Xerneas, the Life Pokemon, will be making its Pokemon GO debut.
  • From Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, Yveltal, the Destruction Pokémon, will be making its Pokemon GO debut.

The following Mega-Evolved Pokemon will be appearing in Mega Raids:

  • Mega Venusaur, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Abomasnow will continue to appear in Mega Raids until Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • From Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. local time, Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Lopunny will appear in Mega Raids.
  • From Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. to Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, Mega Ampharos, Mega Houndoom, and a surprise Mega-Evolved Pokemon will appear in Mega Raids.

Every Wednesday in May, a Raid Hour event featuring the Pokemon appearing in five-star raids that week will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. You’ll gain extra XP for completing five-star raids throughout the Season of Legends.

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Pokemon Spotlight Hours

Time and date: every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. Each of these will spotlight a different Pokemon as well as a special bonus.

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Cottonee will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokemon.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021: Dratini will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokemon.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Alolan Rattata will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokemon.
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Marill will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokemon.

May Community Day

 

Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time is reserved for a Pokemon GO Community Day event. More details about the monthly event will be shared soon.

 

New events

  • New Pokemon Snap Celebration: From Thursday, April 29, 2021, to Sunday, May 2, 2021.
  • Luminous Legends X: From Tuesday, May 4, 2021, to Monday, May 17, 2021, the Legendary Pokemon Xerneas will be making its Pokemon GO debut. With it, various Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokemon will also be appearing more often in the wild, including some that will be appearing in Pokemon GO for the first time. You will be able to complete challenges to unlock rewards during the second week of this event.
  • Luminous Legends Y: From Tuesday, May 18, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021, the Legendary Pokemon Yveltal will be making its Pokemon GO debut. Team GO Rocket will be on the case, providing their signature mischief. A certain Dark-type Pokemon will be appearing more often in the wild. You’ll be able to unlock rewards during the second week of the Luminous Legends Y event by completing select challenges.
  • More information on the Luminous Legends X and Luminous Legends Y events.

Weekly free bundles

 

Every Monday in May, a free one-time bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop.

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