A Warm Welcome to the Season of Alola in Pokemon GO
We are excited to announce the arrival of a new season in Pokemon GO, and this time it’s the Season of Alola! Prepare yourself for the debut of Pokemon from the sunny and tropical Alola region.
Update 3/2/2022: Solgaleo, Lunala, Pyukumuku, Bruxish, Wishiwashi, Crabrawler, Palossand, and more incredible Alola Pokemon are scheduled to make their way to Pokemon GO during the Season of Alola. It’s worth mentioning that Comfey will be exclusively available in the regional Pokemon hotspot, Hawaii.
Discover the Pokemon of Alola
Starting from now until Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, you will have the opportunity to encounter Pokemon like Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio in the wild. This marks the beginning of the Tropical Collection Challenge. Make sure to catch all the Pokemon in the Collection Challenge to contribute to your Elite Collector medal. As an added bonus, you will earn 7,000 XP and receive 15 Ultra Balls. Don’t forget to stock up on malasadas, because the following Pokemon will be making appearances during the Season of Alola!
Pokemon Making Their Pokemon GO Debut
- Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye
- Litten, Torracat, Incineroar
- Popplio, Brionne, Primarina
- Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon
- Yungoos, Gumshoos
- Rockruff, Midday Forme Lycanroc, Midnight Forme Lycanroc
In Pokemon GO, you can evolve Rockruff into Midday Forme Lycanroc by using 50 Candy during the daytime, or into Midnight Forme Lycanroc at night. Additionally, shiny versions of Rockruff, Midday Forme Lycanroc, and Midnight Forme Lycanroc are now available.
- Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o
- Tapu Koko
While many of the Pokemon from Alola will appear in the wild, others can be found in raids or as reward encounters for completing themed Field Research tasks. It’s important to note that although these Alola Pokemon will continue to be available after the Season ends, the limited-time Tropical Collection Challenge adds a sense of urgency to your Pokemon-catching endeavors!
Pokemon Locations During the Season of Alola
If you’re wondering where you can find specific Pokemon during the Season of Alola, here’s a breakdown:
Pokemon Appearing in the Wild
Pokemon Appearing in Raids
- Alolan Raichu
- Alolan Graveler
- Tapu Koko
Pokemon Appearing in Field Research Reward Encounters
Lastly, to help you along your Pokemon-catching journey during the Season of Alola, here are the Pokemon you need to find for the Tropical Collection Challenge:
Alola, Trainers! Get ready to immerse yourself in the spirit of Alola with the Season of Alola in Pokemon GO. Catch new Pokemon, complete challenges, and explore the tropical wonders that await you. Enjoy your journey!
1. Can I catch Comfey outside of Hawaii during the Season of Alola?
No, unfortunately, Comfey will only be available as a regional exclusive in Hawaii during the Season of Alola.
2. Can I still encounter the Alola Pokemon after the Season of Alola ends?
Absolutely! The Alola Pokemon that debut during the Season will continue to be available even after the Season concludes. However, it’s important to prioritize catching them during the limited-time Tropical Collection Challenge.
3. What are malasadas, and why should I stock up on them?
Malasadas are a delicious treat from the Alola region, known for their warm, fluffy texture and sweet taste. In Pokemon GO, stocking up on malasadas is a fun way to immerse yourself in the Season of Alola and indulge in Alola’s tropical flavor.
4. How can I evolve Rockruff into Lycanroc?
To evolve Rockruff into Lycanroc, you will need 50 Candy. During the daytime, Rockruff will evolve into Midday Forme Lycanroc, while at night, it will evolve into Midnight Forme Lycanroc. Choose the time that suits you best and watch your Rockruff transform!
5. Are shiny versions of the Alola Pokemon available?
Yes! Shiny versions of Rockruff, Midday Forme Lycanroc, and Midnight Forme Lycanroc are now available. Keep an eye out for these special, rare variants while exploring during the Season of Alola.
Remember to always stay aware of your surroundings and follow the guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokemon GO. The Season of Alola brings new adventures, so be sure to keep up with us on social media, enable push notifications, and subscribe to our emails for the latest updates on in-game events and features. Good luck on your Alolan journey!