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Xerneas, Yveltal, and More Coming to Pokémon GO

Xerneas, Yveltal, Spritzee, Swirlix, Goomy, and Pancham will all be making their Pokémon GO debut during May! Xerneas will be debuting; first, it will be featured in the Luminous Legends X event, with Yveltal featured in the Luminous Legends Y event later in the month! Let’s take a look at this massive announcement.

EVENT DATE/ TIME: Tue., May 4, 2021, @ 10:00am to Mon., May 17, 2021, @ 8:00pm (local time)
  FEATURES:  DEBUTS: Xerneas, Spritzee, Swirlix, and Goomy.
WILD: Goomy (rare), Spritzee, Swirlix, Dratini, Ralts, Bagon, Cottonee, and more.
RAINY LURE MODULES: Water-, Bug-, and Electric-type Pokémon.
GOOMY EVOLUTION: Evolve Sliggoo (the Evolution of Goomy) into Goodra when near a Rainy Lure Module or when in-game weather is Rainy.
7KM EGGS: Cleffa, Igglybuff, Azurill, Gible, Swirlix, and Spritzee.
RAIDS: Psychic-, Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon like Galarian Ponyta, Alolan Exeggutor, Xerneas, and more.
FIELD RESEARCH: Encounters with Psychic-, Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon, including Galarian Ponyta, Gible, Spritzee, and Swirlix.
TIMED RESEARCH: Encounter Fairy-type Pokémon, including Spritzee and Swirlix, as well as receive a Rainy Lure Module and other rewards.
AR MAPPING: Encounters with Galarian Ponyta!
EXCLUSIVE MOVES: Evolve or TM Dragonite & Salamence for their Exclusive Moves, Draco Metor & Outrage.
WORK TOGETHER: In addition, you can work with other Trainers to catch Fairy-type Pokémon—by doing so, you can unlock rewards during the second half of the event! From Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. UTC to Sunday May 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. UTC, you and other Trainers worldwide can work together to catch 500 million Fairy-type Pokémon in total. If the goal is met, special bonuses will be available from Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
SPECIAL BONUSES: A 3× Catch XP bonus will be active for the rest of the event.
Pancham will make its Pokémon GO debut, appearing in raids for the rest of the event.
If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Galarian Ponyta! Shiny Galarian Ponyta will continue to be available after the event.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

DEBUTS

Xerneas
Xerneas
Spritzee Swirlix Goomy
Spritzee Swirlix Goomy

WILD

SpritzeerSwirlixDratini
SpritzeeSwirlixDratini*
RaltsBagonCottonee
Ralts*Bagon*Cottonee
AND MORE!

RAINY LURE MODULE

This Lure Module will attract certain Pokémon that like rain, such as Water-, Bug-, and Electric-type Pokémon.

GOOMY EVOLUTION

Goomy>Sliggoo>Goodra
GoomySliggooGoodra
You can evolve Sliggoo (the Evolution of Goomy) into Goodra when close to a Rainy Lure Module. You can also evolve Sliggoo when the in-game weather is rainy.

7KM EGGS

Cleffa Igglybuff Azurill
Cleffa* Igglybuff* Azurill*
Gible Swirlix Spritzee
Gible* Swrilix Spritzee

RAIDS

Xerneas
Xerneas
Galarian Ponyta AlolanExeggutor
Galarian Ponyta AlolanExeggutor*
PLUS MORE!

FIELD/TIMED RESEARCH

FIELD RESEARCH

Event-exclusive Field Research will reward you with encounters with the following:

GalarianPonytaGibleSpritzee
Galarian PonytaGibleSpritzee
 Swirlix 
 Swirlix 

TIMED RESEARCH

Complete event-exclusive Timed Research to encounter Fairy-type Pokémon, including Spritzee and Swirlix, as well as receive a Rainy Lure Module and other rewards.

AR MAPPING

Event-exclusive AR Mapping tasks will lead to encounters with:

GalarianPonyta
Galarian Ponyta

EXCLUSIVE MOVES

You will be able to evolve or TM the following Pokémon to get their Exclusive Moves on their Evolutions.

DRACO METEOR
Dragoniar > Dragonite
Dragonair Dragonite
OUTRAGE
Shelgon > Salamence
Shelgon Salamence

WORK TOGETHER FOR SPECIAL BONUSES

In addition, you can work with other Trainers to catch Fairy-type Pokémon—by doing so, you can unlock rewards during the second half of the event! From Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. UTC to Sunday May 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. UTC, you and other Trainers worldwide can work together to catch 500 million Fairy-type Pokémon in total. If the goal is met, special bonuses will be available from Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, May 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

SPECIAL BONUSES

  • A 3× Catch XP bonus will be active for the rest of the event.
  • Pancham will make its Pokémon GO debut, appearing in raids for the rest of the event.
  • If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Galarian Ponyta! Shiny Galarian Ponyta will continue to be available after the event.

Luminous Legends Y

You can also look forward to the Luminous Legends Y event, coming soon! In this event, the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal, the Destruction Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut, and Pancham will be hatching from Strange Eggs. More details to come soon!

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