Niantic Labs revealed their upcoming list of events for Pokemon GO in April 2021 on Wednesday, March 24.
With April just a few days away, trainers are eager to figure out exactly when and where their time would be the most effectively spent. Fortunately, Niantic has always been diligent when it comes to letting its audience know about its ideas before the month begins. We've broken down their full announcement below with the most important heading into April.
Pokemon GO April 2021 Events Roadmap
Trainers who enjoy hunting down the franchise's main antagonists will have the chance to rescue Shadow Zapdos from Team GO Rocket Leader, Giovanni.
Meanwhile, those who would rather enjoy researching the Pokemon in their local environment will be able to encounter male Frillish in Research Breakthroughs starting April 1 through to May 1.
April's Community Day event will take place on April 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. The featured Pokemon this month is Snivy, the grass starter from Unova. Serperiors evolved during or immediately after the event will know "Frenzy Plant."
A free Remote Raid Pass bundle will be available in the Item Shop every Monday.
The following Pokemon will join five-star raids:
- Therian Forme Tornadus—March 30 - April 13
- Therian Forme Landorus—April 13 - 27
- Incarnate Forme Tornadus, Incarnate Forme Thundurus, and Incarnate Forme Landorus with shiny chance—April 27 onward
The following Pokemon will join mega-raids:
- Mega Houndoom—Now until April 4
- Mega Abomasnow—Now until April 4 / Resume April 20 onward
- Surprise Mega Pokemon—April 4 onward
- Mega Gengar—April 5 - 20
- Mega Manectric—Now until April 20
- Mega Venusaur—April 20 onward
As usual, Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time. The dates and featured Pokemon are:
- April 6—Buneary
- April 13—Mankey
- April 20—Grimer
- April 27—Finneon
Team GO Rocket Timed Research will run from April 1-8 and rewards a Rocket Radar to reveal and battle Giovanni.
The Spring into Spring event spans four days from April 4-8 and mainly features Chansey, Blissey, and Happiny wearing flower crowns.
Rivals' Week will focus on Pokemon who are known to be rivals of each other—including a handful who will be making their official debut. It will run from April 13-18.
Sustainability Week will run from April 20-25 and tasks trainers with "cleaning up" pollution-themed Pokemon such as Grimer and Trubbish who will be appearing more frequently for the duration of the event.
Friendship Day will occur on April 24 and feature an all-new event centered on the idea of friendship. No other details have been confirmed.
Finally, there will also be an unnamed "snappy" event that leads into May.
More information can be found on Niantic's official Pokemon GO news blog.