Pokémon GO May Events: Darkrai, Battle League, Throwback and More

What Pokémon GO events can you look forward to in May?
What Pokémon GO events can you look forward to in May? / Photo by Niantic

Pokémon GO May events will keep your busy for the month, even from home. Here are all the known May Pokémon GO events.

Pokémon GO May Events: Darkrai Raid

Until May 5, you can take on Darkrai in five star Raids. You can use any kind of Raid Pass to challenge the Pitch-Black Pokémon. Be sure to bring your strongest Fighting type Pokémon to this Legendary Raid.

Pokémon GO May Events: Battle League Season 2

The second season of the Battle League is set to begin in May. It was supposed to have started May 1, but due to a technical issue it was postponed. We could expect to see it return soon.

Pokémon GO May Events: Throwback Challenge

The Throwback Challenge celebrates the first four generations of Pokémon. Each week in May, you can participate in Special Research themed around Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh Pokémon.

Pokémon GO May Events: Spotlight Hours

May's Spotlight Hours happen every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in your local time. For an hour, you'll find increased spawns of certain Pokémon.

  • May 5: Shellder
  • May 12: Sunkern
  • May 19: Poochyena
  • May 26: Bronzor

Pokémon GO May Events: Breakthrough Rewards

This month's Breakthrough rewards for completing Research tasks will be Shinx. It's a good opportunity to add a powerful Electric type to your team.