The Catch Mastery Event

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The first event of March is announced, and it'll be a bit of a... fight. Featured for one day, the Hitmon-trio and its pre-evolution, Tyrogue, are the featured spotlight.

Catch Mastery

March 5, 2023
Event Start Event End
10:00 a.m. local time 8:00 p.m. local time
  • Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan will appear more frequently in the wild and with an improved Shiny rate.
  • Field Research and a Timed Research line will be available to encounter Hitmontop
  • Tyrouge will be available from 7KM eggs obtained during the event
  • 2x XP for catches with Nice, Great, or Perfect throws

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Make like a Fighting-type Pokémon and give your skills a stretch during the Catch Mastery event, featuring Hitmontop, Hitmonlee, and Hitmonchan!

Catch Mastery

Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.





If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event Bonuses

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Hitmonlee, Shiny Hitmonchan, and Shiny Hitmontop.

2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, Excellent Throws, and Curveball Throws.

Field Research task encounters

Tasks focused on your Poké Ball throwing accuracy will be available!

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.



If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!


The following Pokémon will have a chance to hatch from 7 km Eggs collected during this event.


If you’re lucky, you may hatch a Shiny one!

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on your PokéBall throwing accuracy will be available throughout the event!

Complete 10 sets of research tasks to encounter 40 Hitmontop in total!

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—The Pokémon GO team