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Pokemon Air Adventures Event

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Article by Brian Tien

Here we go! Mega Evolution is now global, and we have the official announcement of Mega Latios and Mega Latias to... wait, this feels familiar...

Despite our being a bit late to post it here, this official announcement dropped literally minutes after our previous news post, and as such a lot of the data will have some overlap. Feel free to familiarize yourself with what we've already reported on for a bit more depth in areas than what we'll cover here:
 

Pokemon Air Adventures

Event Start Event End
May 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time May 8, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Time Until Start
  • Mega Latios and Mega Latias make their grand debut in Mega Legendary Raids
    • For those who understandably can't tell the difference between these two at a glance, Latios has red eyes and Latias has yellow eyes.


 

  • All Latios and Latias caught during this event will know their signature moves; Luster Purge and Mist Ball, respectively.
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be more commonly spawning in the wild
     
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via raids
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be hatching from 7km eggs
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via Field Research tasks
  • Eggs placed in an Incubator during event hours will hatch in 1/2 the normal distance

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Trainers,

Yesterday we announced some changes to how Mega Evolutionworks in Pokémon GO, and today we’re excited to announce that two Mega-Evolved Legendary Pokémon will soon make their Pokémon GO debuts!

Pokémon Air Adventures

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Mega Latias and Mega Latios make their Pokémon GO debuts in Mega Raids!

Mega Latias

Mega Latias*

Mega Latios

Mega Latios*

 

Mist Ball

  • Trainer Battles: 120 power and a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Attack
  • Gyms and raids: 105 power

 

Luster Purge

  • Trainer Battles: 120 power and a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Defense
  • Gyms and raids: 100 power

*Latias caught during this period will know the Charged Attack Mist Ball.

*Latios caught during this period will know the Charged Attack Luster Purge.

Wild encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon in the wild.

Flying Pikachu -- Shiny Icon On

Flying Pikachu

Jigglypuff -- Shiny Icon On

Jigglypuff

Meowth -- Shiny Icon On

Meowth

Psyduck -- Shiny Icon On

Psyduck

Doduo -- Shiny Icon Off

Doduo

Magikarp -- Shiny Icon On

Magikarp

Wingull -- Shiny Icon On

Wingull

Swablu -- Shiny Icon On

Swablu

Drifloon -- Shiny Icon On

Drifloon

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Image of Charizard - Shiny On

Charizard

Image of Mantine - Shiny On

Mantine

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

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on catching Pikachu and Flying-type Pokémon will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research to earn 50 Latias Mega Energy, 50 Latios Mega Energy, 3,000 XP, and an encounter with Flying Pikachu.

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

Three-Star Raids

Charizard -- Shiny Icon On

Charizard

Lapras

Lapras

Togekiss

Togekiss

Mega Raids

Mega Latias

Mega Latias

Mega Latios

Mega Latios

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

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Togepi -- Shiny Icon On

Togepi

Mantyke - Shiny Icon Off

Mantyke

Emolga

Emolga

Noibat

Noibat

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

Field Research task encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!

Flying Pikachu -- Shiny Icon Off

Flying Pikachu

Doduo -- Shiny Icon On

Doduo

Swablu -- Shiny Icon On

Swablu

Emolga

Emolga

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

Event bonuses

1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period

New stickers

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers from the in-game shop. Ticket holders of Pokémon Air Adventures live event from May 7th to May 8th will be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops and opening Gifts.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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