After a colorful celebration thanks to the Festival of Colors event, Trainers in Pokémon GO will now be exploring more of the Alola region. The Lush Jungle event, clearly inspired by Akala Island’s Lush Jungle area, will have Trainers catching more Pokémon from the Alola region as well as embarking on the next batch of this Season’s Special Research. See which Pokémon have just arrived to Pokémon GO and more with our guide.

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Alola – Lush Jungle event

Begins: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon Debuts – Formantis, Lurantis, and Tapu Lele

This Lush Jungle event will include more Pokémon from the Alola region. This time, we’ll see Formantis (the Sickle Grass Pokémon) and Lurantis (the Bloom Sickle Pokémon) be available in Pokémon GO!

 

 

Also, the event will also release the next part of the Season of Alola’s Special Research. This second batch of Special Research Tasks is focused on Akala Island which is home to Tapu Lele. As such, you’ll find this Legendary Pokémon available in 5-Star Raids.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Metapod, Paras*, Exeggcute*, Hoothoot*, Sudowoodo*, Fomantis, and Ferroseed*.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Pinsir* and Cottonee*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:

  • 1-Star Raids: Bellsprout*, Tangela*, Sewaddle, and Cottonee*.
  • 3-Star Raids: Butterfree, Vileplume, Parasect, and Exeggutor.
  • 5-Star Raids: Tapu Lele.
  • Mega Raids: Mega Charizard Y*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Timed Research

According to Niantic, “Timed Research focused on catching Grass-type Pokémon and exploring your area will be available throughout the event! Complete the research to earn items and encounters with various event-themed Pokémon, like Fomantis!” The Timed Research consists of four steps:

 

Lush Jungle Timed Research
Step 1/4Reward
Walk 1 km10 Poké Balls
Catch 10 Pokémon5 Razz Berries
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon5 Pinap Berries
Completion RewardCherrim Encounter, 5 Nanab Berries, and 500 XP
Step 2/4Reward
Walk 1 km10 Poké Balls
Catch 5 Grass-type PokémonChikorita Encounter
Use 10 Berries to help catch PokémonBellsprout Encounter
Completion RewardGloom Encounter, 5 Razz Berries, and 1,000 XP
Step 3/4Reward
Walk 1 km10 Poké Balls
Catch 10 Grass-type PokémonFoongus Encounter
Use 15 Berries to help catch PokémonShroomish Encounter
Completion RewardParas Encounter, 5 Pinap Berries, and 1,500 XP
Step 4/4Reward
Walk 1 km10 Poké Balls
Give your Buddy 3 treatsSunkern Encounter
Catch 7 different species of Grass-type PokémonChespin Encounter
Completion RewardFomantis Encounter, 1 Mossy Lure Module, and 2,000 XP

 

Field Research Tasks

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and the rewards this time around are a variety of Pokémon and Mega Energy. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active.

 

  • Task: Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon
    • Reward: Exeggcute*, Sunkern*, Seedot*, OR Ferroseed* Encounter
  • Task: Catch 5 different species of Grass-type Pokémon
    • Reward: Cottonee* Encounter
  • Task: Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    • Reward: Caterpie* OR Wurmple* Encounter
  • Task: Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    • Reward: Fomantis Encounter
  • Task: Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    • Reward: Paras* OR Parasect Encounter
  • Task: Walk 1 km
    • Reward: 3 Razz Berries OR 2 Pinap Berries

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Weekend Park Spotlight – Cottonee

Similar to Pokémon GO’s weekly Spotlight Hour, a special Weekend Park Spotlight will be happening during the Lush Jungle event. From Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, March 27th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time, you can find Cottonee more frequently in parks. This also coincides with Cottonee’s Shiny version being made available for the first time.

 

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)