A complete guide to events taking place in Pokémon GO during April 2021. Highlights include new GO Rocket Special Research, Therian and Incarnate form legends in raids, a surprising Mega evolution and 5 as yet unspecified events.
New team GO Rocket Special Research
Giovanni and Team GO Rocket are back, and they’ve got more Shadow Pokémon – including Shadow Legendary Pokémon.
Giovanni will use the following Shadow Legendary Pokémon at different times:
The higher they fly special research
The new Team GO Rocket Special Research “The higher they fly …” becomes available it Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 local time. Play through this season’s new Team GO Rocket Special Research to earn a Super Rocket Radar and take down Giovanni!
Team GO Rocket Timed Research in April
From Thursday 1 April 2021 at 12.00 to Thursday 8 April 2021 at 11:59 local time, be sure to complete timed research to get a Super Rocket Radar, which you can use to fight Giovanni!
April Research Breakthrough Meeting
From Thursday 1 April 2021 at 13.00 to Saturday 1 May 2021 at 13 PDT, you will meet male Frillish in Research Breakthrough meetings.
April Pokémon Spotlight Hours
Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday at 6pm local time. Each spotlight hour has a different Pokémon and a special bonus.
Apri Legendary Pokémon in five-star raids
The following legendary Pokémon will appear in a five-star raid during April:
April Mega Raids
- Mega Houndoom, Mega Abomasnow and Mega Manectric will be featured in Mega Raids until Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 10:00 local time.
- ONE surprise Mega-Evolved Pokémon will appear in Mega Raids from Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 10:00 local time. It will continue to appear in Mega Raids for the rest of the month. Stay tuned for more details!
- Mega Gengar and Mega Manectric will be shown in Mega Raids from Monday 5 April 2021 at 10:00 to Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 10:00.
- Mega Venusaur and Mega Abomasnow appear in Mega Raids from Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:00 local time.
April Community Day
Join on Sunday 11 April 2021 from kl. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time for a community day event with Snivy the grass snake Pokémon.
Evolve Servine (The Evolution of Snivy) during the event or up to two hours afterwards to get a Serperior who knows the Frenzy Plant.
For more information, be sure to check out this article: Snivy Community Day April 2021
April Weekly Free Bundles
Every Monday in April, a free one-time package with Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the store.
Upcoming new events in April
Look for more details coming soon to these events.
- Team GO Rocket Timed Research – From Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 to Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:59 local time, be sure to complete timed research to get a Super Rocket Radar, which you can use to fight Giovanni!
- Spring into the spring – From Sunday 4 April 2021 to Thursday 8 April 2021, you can look forward to an event with a spring theme! Watch out for Chansey, Blissey and Happiny wearing flower crowns, as well as other spring and egg surprises.
- Rivals Week – From Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to Sunday, April 18, 2021, Pokémon who are rivals will be featured, including some Pokémon that make their Pokémon GO debut!
- Sustainability Week – From Tuesday 20 April 2021 to Sunday 25 April 2021 you can look forward to an event with a sustainability theme! Pokémon like Grimer, Trubbish and more will appear more often in the wild, and it’s up to all of us to catch them!
- Friendship Day – Saturday, April 24, 2021, celebrate friendship with a whole new event!
April ends with a snappy event which will continue into May, so keep an eye out for more details later in April!