Spring Equinox Event Arrives March 19, New Moves and Research !! NEW INFO ADDED !!

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New Event: Spring Equinox

On March 15th, 2019, Niantic announced a new event that will begin today. The event features Grass-type Pokemon for the equinox and lasts until March 26. This event features: 

  • Grass-type Pokemon in Raids
  • Grass-type Pokemon in Research
  • Solrock and Lunatone will switch hemispheres
  • New moves Acid Spray and Leaf Tornado available for new Pokemon
    • Move parameters currently unknown. Expected to be added to the game during the event on the 19th
  • Shiny Oddish released!

Event Pokemon

See below for Full Announcement.

Full Announcement Text


With spring days arriving in the northern hemisphere and autumn quickly approaching in the southern hemisphere, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with some Grass-type Pokémon.

Date + Time Mar. 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Mar. 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features Grass-type Pokémon—like Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish—will appear more frequently in the wild. Lunatone and Solrock will switch hemispheres at the start of the event in celebration of the equinox! These Pokémon will stay in their new hemispheres after the event.


  • Grass-type Pokémon will be available to challenge in raids.

Field Research

  • Limited-time Grass-type Pokémon Field Research will be available during this event.

New moves will be permanently added to the game.

  • Acid Spray: Arbok, Victreebel, Tentacruel, Muk, Alolan Muk, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Octillery, and Swalot.
  • Leaf Tornado: Victreebel and Shiftry.

New seasons mean new adventures, Trainers! Let’s get out and GO!

—The Pokémon GO team