We’re quickly approaching Earth Day, which means it’s time for this year’s Sustainability Week in Pokémon GO! Get ready for Grass-type Pokémon to be appearing more frequently in the wild as well as a tree-planting campaign tasking Trainers to get their steps in. Plus, since it’s the Season of Alola, Sustainability Week 2022 will also introduce another Pokémon from the Alola region into the game – Oranguru!

Check out our guide below to see what’s on the itinerary for this year’s Sustainability Week.

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Alola – Sustainability Week 2022 event

Begins: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Monday, April 25th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon Debuts – Oranguru and Shiny Cherubi

 

 

Another Pokémon from the Alola region has been spotted in Pokémon GO! During Sustainability Week 2022, you can encounter Oranguru, the Sage Pokémon.

That isn’t all. While Cherubi may already be found in Pokémon GO, its Shiny version will be available for the first time.

 

Event Bonuses

  • 2× bonus XP from spinning a PokéStop for the first time

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Oddish*, Grimer*, Turtwig*, Grotle, Cherubi*, Trubbish*, Ferroseed*, and Oranguru.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Venusaur* Phantump.

 

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

 

Encounters via Lure Modules

  • The following Pokémon will be attracted to PokéStops that have an active Mossy Lure Module applied: Gloom, Weepinbell, Chikorita*, Grotle, Cherubi*, and Sewaddle.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Alolan Diglett*, Bellossom, and Nincada*.

 

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:

  • 7 km Eggs
    • 1 Egg Rarity: Alolan Diglett*, Larvitar*, Cherubi*, and Oranguru.

 

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

 

Collection Challenge – A Nature-inspired Collection Challenge

Catch the following Pokémon:  Cherubi, Grimer, Weepinbell, Gloom, Trubbish, and Grotle.

Reward: 10,000 XP, Meganium Encounter, 15 Great Balls, and contribution (+1) to your Elite Collector medal.

 

Note: Niantic previously advertised that one of the rewards for the Collection Challenge would be 1 Mossy Lure Module. With the event now live, there is no Mossy Lure Module listed in the rewards section.

 

Timed Research Tasks

During this period, there will be Timed Research available. Each phase will require you to adventure 1 km, and doing so will earn you an encounter with Cherubi.

 

Community Day: Complete five tasks and Niantic will plant a tree!*

Begins: Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. your local time.

 

During the entire day of April 23, 2022, for every Trainer who adventures 5 km during Community Day, Niantic will plant a tree (up to 100,000 trees). So get exploring!

 

Field Research Tasks

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and the rewards include Grass-type Pokémon Encounters 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: Turtwig*, Snivy*, OR Chespin* Encounter.
  • Task: Catch 3 Gimer.
    • Reward: Trubbish* Encounter.
  • Task: Catch 3 Trubbish.
    • Reward: 1 Silver Pinap Berry.
  • Task: Walk 1 km.
    • Reward: Cherubi* Encounter.
  • Task: Walk 3 km.
    • Reward: Phantump Encounter.
  • Task: Power up Pokémon 5 times.
    • Reward: 50 Mega Venusaur Energy OR Mega Abomasnow Energy.

 

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

 

Event Box

The following bundles will be available in the in-game shop at no cost throughout the event.

  • Event Box (free): 1 Mossy Lure Module

 

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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?)