Pokemon Go event schedule May 2022: All current and upcoming events - Dexerto

Pokemon Go event schedule May 2022: All current and upcoming events

Published: 5/May/2022 15:33

by Daniel Megarry


Wondering what events are taking place in Pokemon Go in May 2022? We’ve got a full list of key dates to add to your calendar, from Community Days to Spotlight Hours and one-off special events.

Six years on from its launch, Pokemon Go still has a very loyal community of players around the world who log in every day to catch ’em all and battle with friends. A big reason for that is the regular events that Niantic hosts in the game.

As well as the monthly Community Days and weekly Spotlight Hours that focus on a specific Pokemon, there are always themed events happening that celebrate everything from Valentine’s Day to new mainline Pokemon games being released.


Below, you’ll find information on every major event happening in May 2022 in Pokemon Go, as well as details on the Spotlight Hours, Community Days, and Research Breakthroughs you can enjoy.


PokeStops in Pokemon Go that give out Field Research tasks
There are plenty of events happening in May.

All upcoming Pokemon Go events in May 2022

You can find information on every Pokemon Go event in May 2022 below, including details of Community Days, Spotlight Hours, and Raid Hours. We’ll be keeping it updated throughout the month.

A Mega Moment event (May 1 – 3)

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The A Mega Moment event focuses on Mega Kangaskhan.

To celebrate big changes to Mega Evolution, the Mega Moment event will feature a new Special Research story that lets you choose between Mega Venusaur, Mega Blastoise, or Mega Charizard.

Mega Kangaskhan will also make its debut during the event, and there will be a Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day on Sunday, May 1, to give players more chances to battle and catch this powerful creature.


You can find out more details with our A Mega Moment event guide.

Pokemon Air Adventures event (May 3 – 8)

A poster for Pokemon Go Air Adventures event
Mega Latios and Mega Latias are making their Pokemon Go debuts.

A global event will take place as part of the Pokemon Go x Air Adventures collaboration, featuring the debut of two Mega Evolved Legendaries in Mega Raids: Mega Latios and Mega Latias!

That’s not all, as there will also be Timed Research to complete, loads of Flying-themed wild spawns, new Field Research tasks to unlock, and a 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance bonus during the event.

You can find out more details with our Pokemon Air Adventures event guide.

Water Festival event (May 12 – 20)

During the Pokemon Go Water Festival event, loads of Water-type Pokemon will be appearing in the wild and in Raid Battles – with the final guardian deity, Tapu Fini, also making its debut.


We don’t know much information yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as more details are confirmed.

Alolan Geodude Community Day (May 21)

Alolan Geodude Community Day
Get ready to catch loads of Alolan Geodude.

This month’s main Community Day event stars Alolan Geodude! This regional form will appear more frequently in the wild and ‘A Rocky Road’ Special Research quest will appear in the Shop.

During the event, you can evolve Alolan Geodude to get an Alolan Golem that knows the brand new fast attack Rollout. You might also be able to encounter a Shiny Alolan Geodude if you’re lucky!

You can find out more details with our complete Community Day guide.


Alola to Alola event (May 25 – 31)

During the final event of May 2022, players will be able to celebrate and look back at all of the Alola region Pokemon they’ve met during the Season of Alola. Hopefully, there will be a final surprise or two!

Full details of the Alola to Alola event haven’t been confirmed yet, but we’ll update this page as soon as Niantic reveals more information.

Pokemon Go May 2022 Spotlight Hours

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour
Spotlight Hours are some of the most popular Pokemon Go events.

There are five Spotlight Hours to look forward to in Pokemon Go this month, which we’ve listed below alongside their bonuses:

  • May 3 – Wingull with Double Catch Candy bonus
  • May 10 –Numel with Double Transfer Candy bonus
  • May 17 – Magikarp with Evolution XP bonus
  • May 24 – Seel with Double Catch Stardust bonus
  • May 31 – Pikipek with Double Catch XP bonus

Spotlight Hours take place every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm local time. Prepare for them by stocking up on Poke Balls and clearing out your Pokemon storage.


You can find out more details with our complete Spotlight Hour guide.

Pokemon Go May 2022 Raid Hours

Pokemon Go
Taking part in Raid Hours is a great way to catch Legendaries.

There are four Raid Hours to look forward to in Pokemon Go this month, which we’ve listed below:

  • May 4 – Mega Latios and Mega Latias
  • May 11 – Tapu Fini
  • May 18 – Tapu Fini
  • May 25 – Tapu Fini, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, and Tapu Bulu

Raid Hours take place every Wednesday from 6 pm to 7 pm local time. During this hour, the featured Pokemon will appear more frequently in 5-Star Raid Battles.

You can find out more about Raid Battles with our Raid Boss schedule.

Pokemon Go May 2022 Research Breakthrough

A poster for the research breakthrough in Pokemon Go
Research Breakthroughs feature a new reward each month.

The Research Breakthrough reward for May is none other than the Poison/Dark-type Alolan Grimer!

To earn a Research Breakthrough, you’ll need to complete seven Field Research tasks during May. If you’re lucky, you might be able to encounter a Shiny Alolan Grimer.

You can see a complete list of this month’s Field Research tasks right here.

That’s everything you need to know about May’s events calendar for Pokemon Go!

For more tips and tricks, make sure to check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:

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