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Every few months, the seasons change into spring, summer, fall, or winter. Inspired by these changes Niantic added Seasons to Pokémon GO back in December 2020. Each Season in the mobile game is three months long and features special events, certain Pokémon appearing more often in the wild (in certain areas and hemispheres), refreshed Egg pool, and more. Instead of being named after the spring, summer, fall, or winter seasons, each Season in Pokémon GO is named after an idea/theme.

For March 2024, a new Season has begun and it’s called World of Wonders.

 

What is the Season of World of Wonders?

 

The Season of World of Wonders is Pokémon GO’s 14th in-game Season and starts on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time. During this Season, Niantic will continue to introduce Pokémon from Paldea, the return of Ultra Wormholes (and more Ultra Beasts), and more.

Niantic is also promoting Routes, Showcases, and Party Play features that were added in the previous seasons (Season of Hidden Gems, Season of Adventures Abound, and Season of Timeless Travels).

 

When is the Season of World of Wonders?

 

The Season of World of Wonders takes place over three months – starting on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. and ending on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

What is the focus of the Season of World of Wonders?

 

The focus of the Season of World of Wonders is “a world of Pokémon”. Ultra Beasts, Pokémon from Paldea, and more will be featured. It is also, unfortunately, looking to be a season filled with paid tickets, so expect more event perks to be locked behind a paywall.

 

Are there any new features being added during the Season of World of Wonders?

 

On the official Season of World of Wonders site, Pokémon debuts and some permanent game changes are currently listed. There might be more features added as the season progresses.

 

Pokémon debuts – Paldea, Ultra Beasts, and Shiny Shadow Pokémon

 

Pokémon from Paldea

 

 

More Pokémon from Paldea are arriving in Pokémon GO! Charcadet, Armarouge, and Ceruledge are the first debuts of the Season of World of Wonders. Who knows what other Pokémon will debut during this season? (Please be Dachsbun…)

 

Pikachu, Ph.D. at your service

 

 

PokéStop Showcases now have some Pikachu-themed perks! Announced on the official Pokémon GO blog, PokéStop Showcase wins will reward Trainers with pieces from the Pikachu, Ph.D.-themed Avatar set and encountering this Costumed Pikachu via a reward catch encounter.

  • Bronze medal (10 Wins): Pikachu, Ph.D. Headband
  • Silver medal (25 Wins): Pikachu, Ph.D. Glasses
  • Gold medal (50 Wins): Pikachu, Ph.D. Pose
  • Platinum medal (100 Wins): Encounter with Pikachu, Ph.D.

 

Ultra Beast resurgence and debut

 

 

Ultra Beasts that were introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be making their way to Pokémon GO. Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon have been spotted in a new Ultra Beast trailer for this season. Kartana and Celesteela return in April, along with the debut of their shiny versions.

 

Shiny Shadow Pokémon debut

 

 

During this season, Five-Star Shadow Raids will feature Shadow Raikou, Shadow Entei, and Shadow Suicune. Each Legendary Beast will be featured for a month (Raikou kicks things off in March 2024) and, if you’re lucky, you might capture a shiny one (if you defeat them in the Raid). This will be the shiny debut for each Shadow version.

 

Reminders – Party Play, Pokémon Showcases, and Routes

 

Party Play: A new multiplayer feature that debuted during the Season of Adventures Abound, Party Play allows up to four Trainers (must be level 15 and above) to play together and tackle a variety of Party Play challenges. For more information about this feature, you can check out the official Pokémon GO Party Play feature page.

PokéStop Showcases: Debuting during the Season of Hidden Gems, PokéStop Showcases are Pokémon GO’s version of Pokémon Contests. Trainers can show off a Pokémon at PokéStops that are actively hosting Showcases (not all PokéStops will be hosting these events). There, a Showcase’s theme and rules can be viewed and Trainers can submit a Pokémon that qualifies for the Showcase (i.e.: the biggest Squirtle, the biggest Fire-type Pokémon, etc.). For more information about PokéStop Showcases, you can read the official Pokémon GO blog post detailing the feature.

Routes: Rolling out across the globe, Routes is a new gameplay feature that debuted during the Season of Timeless Travels. Take walking tours from Gyms and beyond to explore your hometown, cities, and more. Plus, you might just find some Zygarde Cells in your travels. For more information on Routes, you can check out the dedicated Routes info page on the official Pokémon GO website.

 

What is the Special Research Story for the Season of World of Wonders?

 

A season-long Special Research will be released during the Season of World of Wonders. The multi-step Special Research will be available for all Trainers to claim from Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 9:59 a.m. your local time. This Special Research will be released in parts, so all steps won’t be available until May 2024. The complete list of tasks and rewards will be included here as the Special Research is released.

 

World of Wonders
Step 1/5Reward
Catch 20 Pokémon10 Poké Balls
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms7 Pinap Berries
Transfer 10 Pokémon7 Razz Berries
Completion RewardsPoipole Encounter and 803 XP
Step 2/5Reward
Complete 7 Field Research tasksSkorupi* Encounter
Explore 10 kmQwilfish* Encounter
Make 20 Nice Throws15 Great Balls
Completion Rewards25 Poipole Candies and 803 XP
Step 3/5Reward
Catch 30 PokémonMareanie Encounter
Spin 15 PokéStops5 Hyper Potions
Power up Pokémon 20 times5 Revives
Make 20 Great Throws15 Ultra Balls
Completion Rewards50 Poipole Candies and 803 XP
Step 4/5Reward
Complete 15 Field Research tasksHisuian Qwilfish* Encounter
Explore 10 km7 Pinap Berries
Catch 25 different species of Pokémon5 Max Revives
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts2 Mysterious Components
Completion Rewards50 Poipole Candies and 803 XP
Step 5/5Reward
???Nidoran ♂* Encounter
???Nidoran ♀* Encounter
???2 Rare Candies
???2 Mysterious Components
Completion Rewards100 Poipole Candies and 803 XP

 

Will there be a Timed Investigation issued during the Season of World of Wonders?

 

No. If a Timed Investigation is released during the Season of World of Wonders, this section will be updated.

 

Will there be Timed Research issued during the Season of World of Wonders?

 

Yes, Timed Research in the form of the GO Battle League Timed Research will be available this season. Trainers can claim this Timed Research for free via the in-game shop for the first two weeks of March. Once claimed, Trainers have until the end of the Season of World of Wonders to complete it. The Timed Research has a total of five steps and each step has the same tasks and rewards.

 

  • Task: Win 10 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,000 Stardust
  • Task: Win 20 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,000 Stardust
  • Task: Win 30 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,000 Stardust
  • Task: Win 40 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,000 Stardust
  • Task: Win 50 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 2,500 Stardust
  • Task: Win 60 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,5000 Stardust
  • Task: Win 70 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,500 Stardust
  • Task: Win 80 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,500 Stardust
  • Task: Win 90 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 1,500 Stardust
  • Task: Win 100 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League
    • Reward: 2,500 Stardust
  • Completion Rewards: 5,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, and 2 Rare Candy XL

 

Will there be a seasonal Timed Research available for purchase during the Season of World of Wonders?

 

Yes, there will be a three-part paid Timed Research available during the Season of World of Wonders. Similar to the Eggs-pedition Access tickets released during the Season of Timeless Travels, the Wonder Ticket will reward Trainers with Pokémon encounters, an Avatar item, and more.

The ticket (for all three parts) costs US$9.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). If purchased via the Pokémon GO Web Store, Trainers will receive additional items (2 Premium Battle Passes). Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends whom they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. Sales for this ticket will end on Saturday, June 1st, 2024, at 9:59 a.m. your local time and the Timed Research will end on Friday, June 14th, 2024, at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Banner showcasing rewards from March 2024 and April 2024. May 2024’s section is a teaser, hinting at Poison-type Pokémon.

 

The bonuses and complete Timed Research tasks can be found on the individual guide pages for each month when they’re live in-game:

 

Is there a region-exclusive Timed Research issued during the Season of World of Wonders?

 

Currently, it doesn’t appear that a region-exclusive Timed Research has been released. If that changes during the Season of World of Wonders, this section will be updated.

 

Will there be a Partner Research available during the Season of World of Wonders?

 

Yes, Partner Research was made available via Prime Gaming starting on Friday, March 8th, 2024. Trainers that have an Amazon Prime membership can claim a code (which can be redeemed on the official Pokémon GO Offer Redemption page) until Friday, April 12th, 2024. This Timed Research (Partner Research – World of Wonders: Prime Gaming), will reward Trainers with “encounters with Drampa, Hisuian Growlithe, and more! Plus, you can earn XP, Stardust, and an Incubator.”

All rewards from this Partner Research must be claimed before Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Partner Research - World of Wonders: Prime Gaming
Step 1/4Reward
Make 20 Curveball ThrowsSmoliv Encounter
Catch 30 PokémonSmoliv Encounter
Send 5 Gifts and add a Sticker to eachSmoliv Encounter
Completion Rewards1 Incense, 1 Lucky Egg, and 2 Golden Razz Berries
Step 2/4Reward
Use 20 Berries to help catch PokémonMorelull* Encounter
Catch 12 different species of PokémonMorelull* Encounter
Explore 5 kmMorelull* Encounter
Completion Rewards1 Poffin, 3 Revives, and 10 Max Potions
Step 3/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 5 timesHisuian Growlithe* Encounter
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket GruntsHisuian Growlithe* Encounter
Earn 2 Candies walking with your BuddyHisuian Growlithe* Encounter
Completion Rewards1 Incense, 20 Great Balls, and 20 Ultra Balls
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!5 World of Wonders Stickers (Vespiquen)
Claim Reward!5 World of Wonders Stickers (Swadloon)
Claim Reward!5 World of Wonders Stickers (Jigglypuff)
Completion Rewards10,000 Stardust, 10,000 XP, and Drampa* Encounter

 

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

 

What are the bonuses for the Season of World of Wonders?

 

The following bonuses will be active during the entire Season of World of Wonders:

  • Increased damage dealt by Pokémon participating in Raids with Friends
  • One additional free Raid Pass per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Increased XP for defeating One-star and Three-star Raids, including One-star and Three-star Shadow Raids

 

What Seasonal Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and where?

 

During the Season of World of Wonders, the following Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild in the following areas:

  • Cities: Togetic*, Gardevoir*, Delcatty, Gulpin*, Stunky*, Purrloin*, Scraggy*, and more!
  • Forests: Jumpluff, Absol*, Elgyem*, Phantump*, Dewpider*, Fomantis*, Pawmi, and more!
  • Mountains: Magcargo, Phanpy*, Nosepass*, Medicham*, Duskull*, Carbink, Noibat*, and more!
  • Beaches & Water: Quagsire, Shuckle*, Surskit*, Clamperl*, Inkay*, Claunder*, Tadbulb, and more!
  • Northern Hemisphere: Hisuian Growlithe*, Mawile*, Bagon*, Snivy*, Tepig*, Oshawott*, Litleo*, and more!
  • Southern Hemisphere: Hisuian Voltorb*, Chikorita*, Cyndaquil*, Totodile*, Skarmory*, Larvitar*, Electrike*, and more!

 

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

 

What Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season?

 

Eggs obtained from PokéStops, Team GO Rocket Leaders, Gifts, Routes, or through Adventure Sync Rewards (weekly walking milestones that reset each Monday) during the Season of World of Wonders will contain the following Egg pools:

 

  • 2 km Eggs:
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Pichu*, Togepi*, Gothita*, Solosis*, Fletchling*, Lechonk*, and Smoliv.
    • 3-Egg Rarity: Smoochum*.
    • 5-Egg Rarity: Larvesta.
  • 5 km Eggs:
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Lickitung*, Sableye*, Roggenrola*, and Pawmi.
    • 3-Egg Rarity: Skrelp*, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.
    • 5-Egg Rarity: Larvesta.
  • 7 km Eggs: 
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Galarian Meowth*, Galarian Stunfisk*, Alolan Geodude*.
    • 2-Egg Rarity: Alolan Sandshrew*, Galarian Meowth*, Galarian Farfetch’d*, and Galarian Ponyta*.
    • 3-Egg Rarity: Alolan Vulpix*, Galarian Slowpoke*, and Paldean Wooper*.
    • 4-Egg Rarity: Galarian Zigzagoon* and Alolan Grimer*.
    • 5-Egg Rarity: Galarian Darumaka*.
  • 7 km Eggs from Routes Rewards:
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Hisuian Growlithe*, Paldean Wooper*, Hisuian Sneasel*, Pawniard*, Vullaby*, Carbink, and Goomy*.
  • 10 km Eggs:
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Tyrunt*, Amaura*, Carbink, Goomy*, and Turtonator*.
    • 3-Egg Rarity: Jangmo-0 and Charcadet (starting on March 11th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time).
    • 4-Egg Rarity: Frigibax.
    • 5-Egg Rarity: Larvesta.
  • 12 km Eggs:
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Sandile*, Pawniard*, Vullaby*, Deino*, Pancham*, and Salandit.
      • Note: Shiny Sandile available starting on Wednesday, March 27thm 2024 at 12 a.m. your local time.
    • 2-Egg Rarity: Larvitar*.
    • 3-Egg Rarity: Varoom.
  • 5 km Eggs from Adventure Sync Rewards:
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Tirtouga*, Archen*, Mantyke*, Gligar*, Phantump*, and Alomomola*.
  • 10 km Eggs from Adventure Sync Rewards:
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Turtonator*, Deino*, Goomy*, Jangmo-o, Dratini*, and Rockruff*.
    • 5-Egg Rarity: Rockruff* (can evolve into Lycanroc’s Dusk Form).

 

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

 

What Pokémon will be appearing in Raids this Season?

 

Currently, we know that the following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids during the Season of World of Wonders:

 

March 2024

  • 1-Star Raids:
    • Ekans*, Alolan Meowth*, Tynamo, Goomy*, and Dedenne* (Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Costumed Pikachu*, Rhyhorn*, and Rockruff* (Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Monday, March 11th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • ??? (Monday, March 11th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Poliwhirl, Gastly*, Hippopotas*, and Amaura* (Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Monday, March 18th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • Alolan Vulpix*, Spheal*, Bergmite*, Timburr*, and Vanillite (Monday, March 18th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Galarian Slowpoke*, Koffing*, Ralts*, Espurr*, and Croagunk* (Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 4th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
  • 1-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow Alolan Sandshrew, Shadow Murkrow*, Shadow Pineco*, and Shadow Croagunk (Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to ??? your local time)
    • Shadow Drowzee*, Shadow Poliwag*, Shadow Barboach, and Shadow Foongus (Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 12 a.m. to Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. your local time)
  • 3-Star Raids:
    • Nidoking, Clefable, Lickitung*, and Charjabug (Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Chansey*, Noctowl, and Metagross (Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Monday, March 11th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • ??? (Monday, March 11th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Charizard*, Lickitung*, and Drampa* (Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Monday, March 18th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • Machamp, Glalie, Cryogonal, and Drampa* (Monday, March 18th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Wigglytuff, Drapion, Gothorita, and Drampa* (Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to ??? your local time)
  • 3-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow Scyther*, Shadow Skarmory, and Shadow Golett (Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 12 a.m. your local time)
    • Shadow Hitmontop, Shadow Wobbuffet, and Shadow Sneasel* (Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 12 a.m. to Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. your local time)
  • 4-Star Raids:
    • Torracat (Saturday, March 16th, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time)
  • 5-Star Raids:
    • Cresselia* and Heatran* (February 26th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Tapu Koko* (Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Regice* (Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Tapu Lele* (Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 4th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time)
  • 5-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow Raikou* (Weekends only, except for Saturday, March 30th, 2024 and Sunday, March 31st, 2024)
    • Shadow Mewtwo* (Saturday, March 30th, 2024 and Sunday, March 31st, 2024 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. your local time each day)
  • Mega Raids:
    • Mega Garchomp* (Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Mega Sceptile* (Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Mega Tyranitar* (Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Mega Venusaur* (Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 4th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time)
  • Primal Raids:
    • Primal Kyogre* (Sunday, March 17th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time)
    • Primal Groudon (Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time)
  • Elite Raids:
    • There has been no mention of Elite Raids for March 2024.

 

Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Shadow Raids:
    • 1- and 3-Star Shadow Raids will be available daily.
    • If 5-Star Shadow Raids are active, they will be limited to Saturdays and Sundays (unless noted by Niantic).

 

April 2024

  • 1-Star Raids:
    • Galarian Slowpoke*, Koffing*, Ralts*, Espurr*, and Croagunk* (Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 4th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Foongus*, Klink*, Espurr*, and Tadbulb (Thursday, April 4th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • Galarian Meowth*, Hisuian Growlithe*, Alolan Grimer*, Darumaka*, and Ferroseed* (Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to Friday, April 12th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Pineco*, Shuckle*, Nincada*, and Skorupi* (Friday, April 12th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • ??? (Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to ??? your local time)
  • 1-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow Alolan Sandshrew, Shadow Murkrow*, Shadow Pineco*, and Shadow Croagunk (Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. to Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Shadow Drowzee*, Shadow Poliwag*, Shadow Barboach, and Shadow Foongus (Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to ??? your local time)
  • 3-Star Raids:
    • Wigglytuff, Drapion, Gothorita, and Drampa* (??? to Thursday, April 4th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Alolan Exeggutor*, Galarian Weezing*, Gyarados*, and Snorlax* (Thursday, April 4th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • Rapidash, Scyther*, Magmar*, and Golurk (Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to Friday, April 12th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Beedrill*, Pinsir*, and Kleavor* (Friday, April 12th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time)
    • ??? (Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 at 8 p.m. to ??? your local time)
  • 3-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow Scyther*, Shadow Skarmory, and Shadow Golett (Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. to Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Shadow Hitmontop, Shadow Wobbuffet, and Shadow Sneasel* (Monday, April 1st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to ??? your local time)
  • 4-Star Raids:
    • Weepinbell (Saturday, April 20th, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time)
  • 5-Star Raids:
    • Tapu Lele* (Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 4th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Kartana* and Celesteela* (Thursday, April 4th, 2023 at 10 a.m. to Friday, April 12th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
      • Kartana will be available in the Northern Hemisphere. Celesteela will be available in the Southern Hemisphere.
    • Tapu Bulu* (Friday, April 12th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Registeel* (Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
  • 5-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow Entei* (See Notes)
  • Mega Raids:
    • Mega Venusaur* (Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 4th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Mega Charizard X* (Thursday, April 4th, 2023 at 10 a.m. to Saturday, April 13th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Mega Heracross* (Saturday, April 13th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Mega Aggron* (Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
  • Elite Raids:
    • There has been no mention of Elite Raids for April 2024, yet.

 

Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Shadow Raids:
    • 1- and 3-Star Shadow Raids will be available daily.
    • If 5-Star Shadow Raids are active, they will be limited to Saturdays and Sundays (unless noted by Niantic).

 

May 2024

  • 1-Star Raids:
    • ???
  • 1-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow ???
  • 3-Star Raids:
    • ???
  • 3-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow ???
  • 4-Star Raids:
    • ??? (Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time)
  • 5-Star Raids:
    • Registeel* (Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • ??? (Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. to ??? at 10 a.m. your local time)
  • 5-Star Shadow Raids:
    • Shadow Suicune* (See Notes)
  • Mega Raids:
    • Mega Aggron* (Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time)
    • Mega ??? (Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. to ??? at 10 a.m. your local time)
  • Elite Raids:
    • There has been no mention of Elite Raids for May 2024, yet.

 

Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Shadow Raids:
    • 1- and 3-Star Shadow Raids will be available daily.
    • If 5-Star Shadow Raids are active, they will be limited to Saturdays and Sundays (unless noted by Niantic).

 

What Pokémon will be featured in PokéStop Showcases this Season?

 

Niantic has begun to announce when PokéStop Showcases will be happening and what Pokémon will be featured. Typically PokéStop Showcases ask Trainers to submit their biggest Pokémon (that’s currently being featured).

 

March 2024

  • Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: All Electric-type Pokémon
  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Friday, March 8th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly
  • Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Pikachu (including all Costumed Pikachus)
  • Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Castform (all forms)
  • Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, March 17th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Litten and Incineroar
  • Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Flabébé (any color variant)
  • Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, March 24th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: All Grass-type Pokémon
  • Saturday, March 30th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, March 31st, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: All Psychic-type Pokémon

 

April 2024

  • Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Friday, April 5th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Tynamo and Wailmer
  • Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, April 7th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Bagon and Salamence
  • Saturday, April 13th, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, April 14th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time: Heracross
  • Saturday, April 20th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time: Bellsprout and Victreebel
  • Sunday, April 28th, 2024 from ??? to ??? your local time: ???

 

May 2024

  • Saturday, May 11th, 2024 from ??? to ??? your local time: ???
  • Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time: May 2024 Community Day Pokémon

 

What events are happening in March 2024?

 

All events for March 2024 have yet to be announced. Based on currently available information, here’s what will be happening in March 2024:

 

 

What events are happening in April 2024?

 

All events for April 2024 have yet to be announced. Based on currently available information, here’s what’ll be happening in April 2024:

 

 

What events are happening in May 2024?

 

All events for May 2024 have yet to be announced. Based on currently available information, here’s what’ll be happening in May 2024:

 

  • March 1st, 2024 at 1 p.m. PT | 4 p.m. ET (GMT −8) to Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 1 p.m. PT | 4 p.m. ET (GMT −7) – May 2024 Research Breakthrough: Hisuian Sneasel, Furfrou, Goomy, Sandygast, Jangmo-o, and Dubwool
  • Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at 12 a.m. to Sunday, May 5th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. your local time – GO Battle Weekend: World of Wonders: This season’s GO Battle Weekend will include the usual – Stardust rewards, increased battle sets, and free Timed Research.
  • Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Raid Hour: Registeel
  • Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Spotlight Hour: ???
  • Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Raid Hour: ???
  • Saturday, May 11th, 2024 from ??? to ??? your local time – Unnamed event: Niantic announced before the start of this Season that an event would be starting/taking place on this day. Please stay tuned for more details.
  • Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Spotlight Hour: ???
  • Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Raid Hour: ???
  • Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time – May 2024 Community Day featuring ???: May’s Community Day event is all about ???!
  • Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time – Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day: ??? will appear in special Four-Star Raids after Community Day’s 3-hour block. Defeating ??? in these Raids will cause ??? to spawn nearby in the wild for 30 minutes afterward!
  • Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – SpotlightHour: ???
  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Raid Hour: ???
  • Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Spotlight Hour: ???
  • Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time – Raid Hour: ???
  • Thursday, May 30th, 2024 to Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 – Pokémon GO Fest 2024: Sendai: Pokémon GO Fest 2024 will be the focus of the game’s next Season, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start early. This year the event will be held globally and in three major cities (for in-person events). Sendai, Japan is the first city in Pokémon GO Fest 2024’s lineup. For more information about this paid ticketed event, you can check out the official event page on the official Pokémon GO website.

 

Are there any special Stickers for the Season of World of Wonders?

 

Themed Stickers that feature Oddish, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Cutiefly, Combee, Vespiquen, and Swadloon will be released during the Season of World of Wonders. You can get them from spinning PokéStops and/or Gyms, opening Gifts (from Friends and/or your Buddy Pokémon), and purchasing them for PokéCoins via the in-game shop.

 

 

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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?)