Mega Moment Event

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Article by Brian Tien
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April 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time May 1, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
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  • Mega Kangaskhan will enter raids for the first time, giving us global access to a new Mega Evolution, as well as a regional Pokemon.
  • A special Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day will be available globally on May 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • A special selection of Pokemon that just happen to be eligible for Mega Evolution upon their final evolutions
  • Field research will be available that can randomly reward Mega Energy for any currently available Mega Evolution in the game, save Mega Kangaskhan
  • Mega Evolutions will enjoy a CP boost throughout the event.

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Pokémon GO’s Mega Evolution update is now live globally! To celebrate this update, a new Special Research story, event, and Mega Raid will be available!

Pokémon GO’s Mega Update

Check out this video for a quick overview of all the changes!

Dev Diaries: Mega Evolution and Mega Raid updates

In case you missed it, our latest Dev Diary featured Ibe Owunwanne, a Pokémon GO Product Manager. Take a look to learn their thoughts on what went into this update!

Special Research

A new Special Research story with branching tasks is available to Trainers level 5 and up! Choose Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise, and try out Mega Evolution for yourself!

A Mega Moment event

Friday, April 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Mega Kangaskhan enters the fray!

For the first time, Mega Kangaskhan will be appearing in Mega Raids!

Mega Kangaskhan - Shiny On

Mega Kangaskhan

Mega Kangaskhan Raid Day

Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Mega Kangaskhan will be appearing more frequently in Mega Raids during this time!

You can receive up to five free Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs during the event and up to two hours afterward.

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Kangaskhan.

Wild Encounter IconWild encounters

Pokémon with Evolutions that can Mega Evolve in Pokémon GO will be appearing more frequently in the wild!

Image of Bulbasaur - Shiny On


Image of Charmander - Shiny On


Image of Squirtle - Shiny On


Image of Slowpoke - Shiny On


Image of Gastly - Shiny On


Image of Mareep - Shiny On


Image of Buneary - Shiny On


Image of Snover - Shiny On


If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research rewards

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available! Complete the tasks to receive a random reward of Mega Energy for any of the Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution currently available in Pokémon GO!*

*Kangaskhan Mega Energy will only be available by completing Mega Raids against Mega Kangaskhan.


CP Boost Icon

Mega-Evolved Pokémon will receive a CP boost.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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