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April 2020 Schedule of Events Announced!

Trainers, Niantic has just released the Pokémon GO events schedule for April 2020!

With the COVID-19 Crisis, this month will be quite a bit different and a little less jam-packed than previous months…but don’t worry, there is plenty of excitement in store!

  1. Save Shadow Entei from Giovanni no, this isn’t a mistake
  2. April Research Breakthrough:
    Alolan Exeggutor w/ bonus Stardust
  3. Landorus makes land-fall in GBL and five-star raids
  4. Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour

Also, a reminder that Niantic is going to incredible limits in order to provide exclusive individualized gameplay to all trainers. Be sure to check out our full-article on that announcement, here.

April will give us more time to track down Team GO Rocket and save Shadow Entei from Giovanni! The Shadowy Threat Grows will reward you with Shadow Entei upon defeating Giovanni. There will not be a new story line for April and if you have already nabbed your Entei, you will have to wait until May for the next TGR adventure!

For the month of April, Shadow Entei will still be available to save from Giovanni! There will not be a new set of Team GO Rocket Special Research in April. If you haven’t had a chance to finish The Shadowy Threat Grows yet, now you have until the end of April.

For more information, please see our help center article.

Alolan Exeggutor and Bonus Stardust are headed our way our 7-Day Reward for Research Breakthrough during the month of April.

NOTE: This Research Breakthrough is stated to only last ONE MONTH, not 2 months as some previous ones have been.

From Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), the Coconut Pokémon Alolan Exeggutor will be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter, and it’ll come with bonus Stardust.

Alolan Exeggutor Normal SpriteAlolan Exeggutor Shiny Sprite
EVENT DATE/TIME: Start: Tue., Mar. 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT
End: Tue. Apr. 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT
G2G’s Landorus Raid Guide


Landorus, the Abundance Pokémon, is coming to GO Battle League and five-star raids! This Ground- and Flying-type Legendary Pokémon, originally discovered in the Unova region, will be making its Pokémon GO debut.

Date + Time

From Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • For a limited time, Landorus will be coming to the GO Battle League as rare reward encounters, starting at rank 4!
  • Landorus will make its debut in five-star raids.

Landorus is also known as the Guardian of the Fields, as it grants bountiful crops to the lands it visits. Be sure to bring Water and Ice types to challenge this Legendary Pokémon in GO Battle League and in raids!

—The Pokémon GO team

Get ready to take it on with Pokémon that know Ice- and Rock-type attacks!

For the month of April, Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour will continue to occur! Stay tuned for more details.We are continuing to prioritize updates to Pokémon GO features and experiences that can be enjoyed in individual settings. Events may vary in certain areas until further notice.

Pokémon Spotlight Hour

You can expect a surprising amount of Pokémon appearing in the wild for one hour at 6:00 p.m. local time every Tuesday for the month of March.

Mystery Bonus Hour

This hour-long mini-event will return every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. local time during the month of March. You can expect bonuses for things like Candy, Stardust, or XP. Log in at 6:00 p.m. to see what the Mystery Bonus is!

April 2020 Infographics

April brings Exciting Changes

There are so many exciting things planned for how Pokémon GO is played…including a completely reworked GO Fest, according to Mr. John Hanke himself, and we cannot wait to see what is in store! Thank you all for working so hard and tirelessly for your fans!!

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