For Trainers living in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s spring! And with Easter around the corner, Niantic is celebrating the season by releasing the next wave of Season of Alola’s Special Research as well as some spring and egg-themed Pokémon. Get ready to enjoy this budding season of new beginnings with the return of Pokémon wearing flower crowns and more. Here’s what you can look forward to with Pokémon GO’s Spring into Spring event for 2022.

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Alola – Spring into Spring event

Begins: Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Monday, April 18th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon Debuts – Flower Crown costumed Pokémon and Tapu Bulu

Flowers perfect for flower crowns are blooming! That means we’ll see the return of the spring season costume Pokémon as well as a few others. Debuting during this event and making their evolution lines complete, from the Costume Dex perspective, are Togetic, Togekiss, and Lopunny wearing flower crowns!

 

 

 

For the Season of Alola part, we’ll see the debut of Tapu Bulu in 5-Star Raids and the next release of the Season of Alola’s Special Research. This third Special Research is focused on Ula’ula Island which is home to Tapu Bulu. If you complete this Special Research by June 1st, 2022 at 9:59 a.m. your local time (along with the other Season of Alola Special Research lines), you’ll unlock a bonus Special Research.

For more info on all Special Research lines distributed during the Season of Alola, please visit our Season of Alola’s Special Research Guide.

 

Note: Niantic refers to the Spring into Spring Costumed Pokémon as “Pokémon wearing a flower crown”. In this guide, we’ve shorted it to “Flower Crown Pokémon”.

 

Event Bonuses

  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • 2× Lucky Egg Duration
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts will have more Shadow Whismur and Shadow Exeggcute in their parties

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Flower Crown Pikachu*, Nidoran ♀ (female)*, Nidoran ♂ (male)*, Jigglypuff*, Flower Crown Eevee*, Whismur*, Flower Crown Buneary*, and Bunnelby*.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Flower Crown Chansey* and Flower Crown Togetic*.

 

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:

  • 5-Star Raids: Tapu Bulu.

 

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

 

Eggs

The following Pokémon can hatch from Eggs that are obtained during the event:

  • 2 km Eggs
    • 1 Egg Rarity: Flower Crown Pichu*, Igglybuff*, Azurill*, and Munchlax.
    • 2 Egg Rarity: Flower Crown Happiny*, Flower Crown Togepi*, and Exeggcute*.
    • 3 Egg Rarity: Chingling and Riolu*.

 

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

 

Collection Challenge – A flowery Collection Challenge

Catch the following Pokémon: Bunnelby, Nidoran ♀ (female), Nidoran ♂ (male), Jigglypuff, Whismur, Flower Crown Pikachu, Flower Crown Eevee, Flower Crown Buneary, and Flower Crown Chansey

Reward: 2,000 XP, 2,000 Stardust, Flower Crown Togetic Encounter, and contribution (+1) to your Elite Collector medal.

 

Field Research Tasks

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and the rewards include Flower Crown Pokémon Encounters. 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: Hatch an Egg
    • Reward: Flower Crown Pikachu* OR Eevee* Encounter.
  • Task: Hatch 2 Eggs
    • Reward: Flower Crown Buneary* Encounter.
  • Task: Hatch 4 Eggs
    • Reward: Flower Crown Chansey* Encounter.

 

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

 

Special Research – An Ula’ula Adventure

The next wave of the Season of Alola’s Special Research story is available! The four-step Special Research is all about Ula’ula Island, where Tapu Bulu resides.

 

An Ula'ula Adventure
Step 1/4Reward
Catch 10 Pokémon10 Poké Balls
Complete 3 Field Research tasks5 Pinap Berries
Earn 5 hearts with your Buddy8 Razz Berries
Completion RewardWeepinbell Encounter, 500 XP, and 500 Stardust
Step 2/4Reward
Take 3 snapshots of Wild PokémonOddish Encounter
Use 7 Berries to help catch PokémonSeedot Encounter
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather BoostSunkern Encounter
Completion Reward1 Charged TM, 500 XP, and 500 Stardust
Step 3/4Reward
Walk 2 kmAlolan Geodude Encounter
Complete 5 Field Research tasks15 Poké Balls
Catch 5 different species of PokémonAlolan Sandshrew Encounter
Completion Reward1 Premium Battle Pass, 1,000 XP, and 1,000 Stardust
Step 4/4Reward
Send 5 Gifts to friends10 Great Balls
Catch 15 Pokémon7 Pinap Berries
Win a RaidAlolan Vulpix Encounter
Completion Reward15 Ultra Balls, 8,000 XP, and 3,000 Stardust

 

For the previous two Special Research lines distributed during the Season of Alola, please visit our Season of Alola’s Special Research Guide.

 

Limited Research Day: An Egg-citing Spring Surprise

Begins: Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at 11 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at 2 p.m. your local time.

 

Exeggcute* will be part of a special Limited Research Day event. While having at least one open slot in your Limit Research task tab, spin Photo Discs at PokéStops to get special Limited Research tasks.

 

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

 

Event Bonuses

In addition to the Event Bonuses that are active during the Spring into Spring event, the additional bonus will be available during the Limited Research Day:

  • 2× Catch XP

Evolve Exeggcute into Alolan Exeggutor that knows Draco Meteor

During the event, if you evolve an Exeggcute into Alolan Exeggutor, that Pokémon will know the Charged Attack Draco Meteor!

 

Draco Meteor (Charged Attack) Stats

  • Trainer Battles: 150 power
  • Gyms and Raids: 150 power

 

Wild Encounters

During all three hours of the Limited Research day, you can encounter the following Pokémon in the wild:

  • Bulbasaur*, Oddish*, Paras*, Bellsprout*, Tangela*, Chikorita*, Sunkern*, Treecko*, and Seedot*.

 

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

 

GO Battle Day: Beginner’s Paradise

Begins: Sunday, April 17th, 2022 at 12 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, April 17th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.

 

With the beginner-friendly Great League and Little Cup active, XP from Timed Research available, and an avatar item up for grabs, there’s never been a better time to try out the GO Battle League! More details can be found on the GO Battle League: Interlude Season blog post.

 

Great League Rule:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.

 

Little Cup Rules:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon that are able to evolve and have not evolved even once are eligible.

 

Event Stickers

Special, Spring into Spring-themed event stickers will be available by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop. This event’s collection features the following Pokémon: Flower Crown Pikachu, Flower Crown Chansey, Flower Crown Sylveon, Flower Crown Buneary, Flower Crown Eevee, Flower Crown Pichu, Flower Crown Happiny, and Flower Crown Togepi. These stickers will be available for the remainder of the Season!

 

 

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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?)