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April Events for Pokémon GO Announced

Trainers! Pokémon GO has just released the April events schedule! Included are the Research Breakthrough encounter, a Team GO Rocket Special Research, returning and new 5-Star Legendary Raid Bosses, Mega Raid Shakeups & a surprise Mega Raid Boss, Spotlight Hours, Snivy Community Day, new events, and Weekly FREE Bundles! Let’s dive in and take a deeper look at the announcement!

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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APRIL RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH

Trainers! Male Frillish, the Floating Pokémon, will be appearing as your April Research Breakthrough.

APRIL RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH ENCOUNTER
Thu., April 1, 2021 @ 1pm PST
until
Sun., May 1, 2021 @ 1pm PST
MALE FRILLISH

TGR SPECIAL RESEARCH

Giovanni and Team GO Rocket are back yet again during April and this month Giovanni will have Shadow Zapdos with him! 

This month, Giovanni will have Shadow Zapdos in his grasp! If you haven’t already, complete the latest Team GO Rocket Special Research, The Higher They Fly…, to earn a Super Rocket Radar. This will help you track down the Team GO Rocket Boss and save Shadow Zapdos! You can also receive a Super Rocket Radar from Timed Research that’ll be available during the first week of April.

5-STAR & MEGA RAIDS

The remaining two Therian Formes will make their debut during the month, Therian Forme Tornadus and Therian Forme Landorus! Then, at the end of the month, all 3 Incarnate Formes will return for a last chance at getting their shiny variants!

Alongside that lineup of legendaries, Mega Houndoom, Mega Manectric, Mega Abomasnow, Mega Gengar, Mega Venusaur, and a Surprise Mega Evolution will rotate through Mega Raids during the month (full schedule below).

5-STAR SCHEDULE:

MAR. 30th @ 10:00AM – APRIL 13th @ 10:00AM (Local)
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APRIL 13th @ 10:00am – APRIL 27th @ 10:00am (local)
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STARING APRIL 27th @ 10:00am (local)​
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MEGA RAID SCHEDULE:

UNTIL APRIL 4th @ 10:00am (local)
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SUN. APRIL 4th @ 10:00AM (local)
DEBUT of surprise Mega Raid Boss!
APRIL 5th @ 10:00am – APRIL 20th @ 10:00AM (local)
 
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STARTING APRIL 20th @ 10:00am (local)
 
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RAID HOURS:

  • April 7th – Therian Forme Tornadus
  • April 14th – Therian Forme Landorus
  • April 21st – Therian Forme Landorus
  • April 28th – Incarnate Forme Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus

APRIL EVENTS SPOTLIGHT HOURS

Date Featured Pokémon Bonus
April 6 Krabby Official Artwork 2x Transfer Candy
April 13 Drowzee Official Artwork 2x Evolve XP
April 20 Voltorb Official Artwork 2x Catch Stardust
April 27 Surskit Official Artwork 2x Catch XP
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SNIVY COMMUNITY DAY

Snivy Community Day will take place on Sunday, April 11, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Evolve Servine during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Serperior that knows the Charged Attack Move Frenzy Plant. For more information, be sure to check out our Announcement Article.

NEW EVENTS

Team GO Rocket Timed Research

From Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11:59 local time, be sure to complete Timed Research to get a Super Rocket Radar, which you can use to battle Giovanni!

Spring into Spring

From Sunday, April 4, 2021, to Thursday, April 8, 2021, you can look forward to a spring-themed event! Look out for Chansey, Blissey, and Happiny wearing flower crowns, as well as other spring- and Egg-themed surprises!

Rivals’ Week

From Tuesday, April 13, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021, Pokémon that are rivals will be featured, including some Pokémon making their Pokémon GO debut!

Sustainability Week

From Tuesday, April 20, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021, you can look forward to a sustainability-themed event! Pokémon like Grimer, Trubbish, and more will be appearing more often in the wild, and it’s up to all of us to catch them!

Friendship Day

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, celebrate friendship with a brand-new event!

END OF APRIL

April will end with a snappy event that will continue into May, so keep a lookout for more details later in April!

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WEEKLY FREE BUNDLES

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

APRIL EVENTS TL;DR

  • Research Breakthrough – Male Frillish.
  • TGR Special Research – Giovanni returns with Shadow Zapdos.
  • 5-Star Raids – Incarnate Forme Landorus, Thundurus, & Tornadus. Therian Forme Tornadus & Landorus.
  • Mega Raids – Mega Houndoom, Manectric, Abomasnow, Gengar, Venusaur, and a Surprise Mega Pokémon.
  • Spotlight Hours – 6th Buneary/Transfer Candy, 13th Mankey/Evolve XP, 20th Grimer/Catch Stardust, 27th Finneon/Catch XP.
  • March Community Day – Snivy, Sunday, April 11, 2021
  • New Events – TGR Timed Research (4/1 – 4/8), Spring Into Spring (4/4 – 4/8), Rivals’ Week (4/13 – 4/18), Sustainability Week (4/20 – 4/25), Friendship Day (4/24).
  • Free Bundles throughout the month.
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