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Pokemon Go: Content Update for May, 2022

It really feels like the Season of Alola just started, and already it's time to look at the season's final month. With events and debuts galore, this had been a particularly interesting season, so let's watch it go out with a bang as we prepare to say Alola to Alola.

March 2021 Research Breakthrough

Research Start Research End
May 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PST June 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PST

Alolan Muk is still a good Pokemon for PvP, so the ability to score this semi-rare little ball of grime and toxins is welcomed. However, it also comes with the 10/10/10 stat floor, so it's unlikely to be a truly great individual. Sitll, it's good for trades at the very least!

Five Star and Mega Raid Bosses

Raids Start: May 3

Raids End: May 10

Raids Start: May 10

Raids End: May 25

Spotlight Hours

Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch Candy
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Transfer Candy
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Evolution XP
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch Stardust
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch XP

May Events

While it's likely that this is not a complete list, Niantic has given us information on at least a few upcoming events:

Mega Moment
Event Start Event End
April 29, 2022 May 1, 2022

While we already have an article on this event, it does stretch into May and include a Kangaskhan raid day on May 1.

Pokemon Air Adventures
Event Start Event End
May 3 May 8

The continued celebration of the Mega Evolution system, this marks the debut of Mega Legendary raids.

Water Festival
Event Start Event End
May 12 May 20

Water is the single most common type for a Pokemon to have, so naturally let's celebrate this wide-spread and diverse type once again!

Alola to Alola
Event Day
May 21

Alolan Geodude gets its chance to shine in the last new Community Day of the Season of Alola

Alola to Alola
Event Start Event End
May 25 May 31

Alola means hello, but it also means goodbye. Let's give a fond Alola to Alola as the summer begins in earnest!

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