Pokemon Go's Season of Alola goes live with new Pokemon and events

Pokemon Go's Season of Alola goes live with new Pokemon and events
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It’s time for a vacation! Pokémon Go’s Season of Heritage has just ended and it has been quite a stressful one. Trainers were working constantly to unlock the mysterious door, finding new Pokémon, dealing with Team Rocket, saving two Legendary Pokémon from the dark side, and so much more. Everyone deserves a little break to rest and rejuvenate, and Pokémon Go’s new Season of Alola will do exactly that.

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Pokemon Go’s new Season of Alola begins today and will run until June 1st. It features Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Sun and Moon. To kick things off, Niantic is also hosting a Welcome to Alola event until March 9th, which will feature a few of the new Pokémon that are found in the Alola region. Players can expect to find Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, and Pikipek, and Yungoos more frequently in the wild. The same Pokémon will also be part of the Tropical Collection Challenge. Catching all of them will reward players with an Elite Collector Medal, 7,000 XP, and 15 Ultra Balls.

Alolan Pokémon will also make their way to raids. One-star raids will feature Rockruff, Bellsprout, Electrike, and more. Alolan Raichu, Nidoqueen, Wigglytuff, and Alolan Graveler will be found in three-star raids, Mega Venasaur in mega raids, and Alola’s guardian Tapu Koko in five-star raids. Players can also expect to find Pikipek and Yungoos in Field Research Task Encounters. March’s Community Day will also feature Alolan Sandshrew.

Additionally, the entire season contains multiple Special Research that can be completed over three months. They are based on the different islands of the Alola region. Check them out below:

  • Melemele Island Special Research (March 1st – June 1st)
  • Akala Island Special Research (March 22nd – June 1st)
  • Ula'ula Island Special Research (April 12th – June 1st)
  • Poni Island Special Research (May 10th – June 1st)
  • End-of-Season Special Research (May 25th – June 1st)

This time’s seasonal bonuses include increased Incense effectiveness, more damage for remote raids, guaranteed gifts, two free Raid Passes per day, and Incense lasting for 90 minutes. There is a tonne of events also coming over the next three months, which Niantic will reveal as time passes. Currently, we know everything happening in March. Be sure to check it out!

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Tanish Botadkar
Tanish Botadkar
Tanish is a freelance writer who's an absolute Marvel nerd. If he's not writing, he's probably rewatching anything related to Marvel so that he can spam his friends with theories. And if not that, he can be found gaming on his trusty PS4. While gaming is a passion for him, he also loves science and hopes to become a neuroscientist one day.