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Whats coming to Pokémon GO in May 2024?

May is jam packed in Pokémon GO.

May 2024 looks set to be an exciting month in Pokémon GO! We're getting a debut for TWO new Ultra Beasts, and the continuation of more Tapu's releasing with Nature's Madness.

So, what should you be looking out for in Pokémon GO this May?

Pokémon GO May 2024 events

May 2024 will see a wide array of Pokémon GO events. Here are the dates for your calendars this month:

Event Name
Event Date
Event Time (Local)
GO Battle Weekend
May 4-5
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Rivals Week
May 4-9
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Flock Together Research Day
May 11
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Catching Wonders
May 14-19
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May Community Day
May 19
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ultra Space Wonders
May 23–28
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Incense Day
May 26
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 2024 brings several exciting Pokémon GO events. We have the already announced Battle Weekend and Rivals Week. In addition we're getting a Research Day, that seems to be bird themed, and an Incense Day.

We don't yet know the Pokémon for the May Community Day, but if rumours are to be believed we could see Popplio. This would round out the three starters, with Rowlet and Litten already having had Community Days.

Pokémon GO May 2024 Raids

Five Star Raids

Until May 2
Tapu Fini
May 2-16
May 16-23
Blacephalon (Western Hemisphere)
May 23 - June 1
Stakataka (Eastern Hemisphere)
May 23 - June 1

May 2024 is set to be an exciting month for trainers. We get Tapu Fini with the very powerful Natures Madness Charged Attack. Plus, trainers will also finally see the debuts of Blacephalon and Stakataka. Blacephalon is set to be a very very powerful Pokémon, so will be well worth grinding.

Mega Raids

Mega Aggron
Until May 2
Mega Alakazam
May 2-16
Mega Gyrados
May 16-23
Mega Pidgeot
May 23 - June 1

Nothing mind-blowing for May 2024 Mega Raids in Pokémon GO sadly. It has been a while since we've seen Mega Alakazam and Mega Pidgeot, so if you don't have Mega Energy for these Pokémon these will be worth battling.

Shadow Raids

Shadow Raids in May will see Shadow Suicune available, with the Shiny version released. This is a very strong Shadow Pokémon and if you can get a group together, another good use of your time in Pokémon GO this month.

Other highlights

As always, there will be a range of Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours in May 2024. May 7th's Spotlight Hour will have 2x Transfer Candy, a great chance to clear out your extra Pokémon.

Additionally, but all trainers will get the Diancie Special Research, at no cost, on May 1.

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