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Pokemon Go: Content Update for April 2021

Happen to notice the title image for this month? We're finally done with snowy box images, as the northern hemisphere is finally emerging from winter! April is right around the corner, and a new set of events and bonuses is coming with it. With the Season of Legends well underway, let's take a look at Pokemon Go in April 2021!

March 2021 Research Breakthrough

Research Start Research End
April 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST May 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST

Every week in April, Frillish will be available. This recently released Pokemon evolves into Jellicent, the latest big-name in PvP and a must-have for many players in the Go Battle League. Note that only the blue (male) Frillish will be available via breakthroughs, though the only difference in terms of genders is appearance.  

The Higher They Fly

Taking down Giovanni in April will grant the player Shadow Zapdos, a remarkably strong Electric Type Pokemon. Note that players who have not yet turned in their Super Rocket Radars for March can hold onto them into next month to be able to capture Shadow Zapdos and start the next line. Using this method, a second Shadow Zapdos can be caught, or that radar can also be held onto for May, which is when Shadow Moltres will take center stage.

Five Star and Mega Raid Bosses

Raids Start:  March 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raids End: April 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raids Start: April 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raids End: April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raids Start: April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raids End: TBA

Mega Raids

Raids Start: March 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raids End: April 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Raids Start: April 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Raids End: Early May


During this period, a currently unannounced Mega Evolution will be available in raids

Raids Start: April 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Raids End: April 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Raids Start: April 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Raids End: TBA

Spotlight Hours

Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Transfer Candy
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Evolution XP
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch Stardust
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch XP

April Events

Spring into Spring

A spring-themed event (obviously) that features Happiny, Chansey, and Blissey wearing the good-old flower crown. While it's nice that they're giving us the full line instead of a Chansey that can't evolve, this event is a bit of a reminder of just how far the gym defense meta has fallen...

Rivals' Week

An event that will focus heavily on rival Pokemon, a situation exemplified in Zangoose and Seviper, or Durant and Heatmor. This event will also feature not-yet released Pokemon, so hopefully it will be interesting!

Sustainability Week

With Pokemon like Trubbish and Grimer running amok, this event will have a focus on trash and polution.

Friendship Day

A brand new event will be available for one day on April 24. No details have been released yet.

Unnamed Event

Finally, another yet-to-be-announced event will finish out April and lead us into May.

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