May is coming to town and Niantic – Pokemon Go’s developers have a lot of lined up events for the well-known mobile game. Apart from the Luminous Legends event that welcomes Xerbeas and Yveltal to the title, players will also experience Pokemon spotlight hours among many other events to anticipate.

Check out the rundown of the biggest Pokemon Go May 2021 events!

Pokemon Go May 2021 Events
What is the next Pokemon event in 2021? Check out the full list below.

1. Save Shadow Moltres

One of the first Pokemon Go May 2021 events is to save Shadow from the grasp of Giovanni. In case players have not already, finish The Higher They Fly… which is the newest Team GO Rocket Special Research to gain a Super Rocket Radar.

By this method, you will be able to hunt the Team GO Rocket Boss down and then save Shadow Moltres.

Shadow Moltres
Save Shadow Moltres from Giovanni!

Moreover, you can get a Super Rocket Radar by doing Timed Research. It will be available during the Luminous Legends X event.

2. May Research Breakthrough Encounters

What is the next Pokemon Go event? From 1 May 2021 at 1:00 pm to 31 May 2021 at 1:00 pm. PDT (GMT -7), players will come across Galarian Ponyta in Research Breakthrough encounters.

Among the Pokemon Go May 2021 events, these raids are the top anticipated events.

Legendary Raid

Thundurus, Landorus, and Incarnate Forme Tornadus will still be part of Raids for some more days. Incarnate Forme Thundurus, Incarnate Forme Landorus, Incarnate Forme Tornadus will remain five-star raids until 4 May 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Legendary Raids
New Legendary Raids will be introduced during the events.

When they are gone, two Legendaries of Gen 6 will debut in the title.

In the month’s first half, the Life Pokemon - Xerneas, will show up as a Raid boss. Meanwhile, the Destruction Pokemon Yveltal, the former’s counterpart, will appear in the second half.

  • Xerneas Raid introduction

From 4 May 2021 at 10 a.m to 18 May at 10 a.m local time, the Life Pokemon, Xerneas, will have its debut in Pokemon GO.

Apart from adding the Legendary Pokemon Xerneas to Pokemon Go, more Gen 6 are present such as Pokemon Spritzee, Goomy, and Swirlix. These three monsters will show up in the wild with other Fairy and Dragon types.

Luminous Legends X

Moreover, Niantic is welcoming a new item - Rainy Lure Module, which will enchant Pokemon that fancy rainy weather. The item will also allow Sliggoo (evolved form of Goomy) to develop into Goodra. This event is a chance to get rare Pokemons in the game.

  • Yveltal Raid introduction

One of the upcoming Pokemon Go May 2021 events also includes the debut of Yveltal, the Destruction Pokemon. It will have its debut in the game from 18 May at 10 a.m to 1 June 2021 at 10 a.m.

Yveltal Raid
Luminous Legends Y

Other details have hardly been announced as of now. However, Niantic discloses that there will be more Dark-type Pokemon spawns and increased activity for Team Go Rocket.

Mega Raids

In the meantime, the developers are also heating up the rotation of Mega Raid boss the next month. While Mega Charizard Y is coming back to Raids as soon as May starts, Mega Ampharos, Mega Houndoom, and a "surprise" Mega-Evolved Pokemon will be appearing from May 15.

Mega Ampharos Anf Charizard Y
Some Pokes will be back in the upcoming events.
  • Mega Venusaur, Mega Abomasnow, and Mega Lopunny will keep on appearing in Mega Raids until 4 May 2021, at 10:00 am. local time.
  • From 4 May 2021, at 10 a.m. to 15 May 2021, at 5:00 pm. local time: Mega Venusaur, Mega Lopunny, Mega Charizard Y will be seen in Mega Raids.
  • From 15 May 2021, at 5 p.m. to 1 June 2021, at 10 a.m. local time: Mega Houndoom, Mega Ampharos, as well as a surprise Mega-Evolved Pokémon are going to feature in Mega Raids.

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3. Weekly Raid Hour

What is the next Pokemon event in May? Every Wednesday, a Raid Hour event with a five-star raids Pokemon that same week will take place from 6 p.m to 7 p.m local time.

Reminder: Players will obtain extra XP if they complete five-star raids via the Season of Legends!

4. Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In May 2021, Pokémon Spotlight Hour is going to occur between 6 p.m to 7 p.m local time every Tuesday. Also, each of the hours will focus attention on a particular Pokemon with a special bonus.

Cottonee Dratini Marill
What is the next Pokemon Go event? Pokémon Spotlight Hours will give you life.

Gamers can check out the full schedule of Spotlight Hours in May below:

Date Spotlight Pokemon Special Bonus
4 May Cottonee 2x catch Candy
11 May Dratini 2x transfer Candy
18 May Alolan Rattata 2x evolution XP
25 May Marill 2x catch Stardust

5. May Community Day

Pokemon Go Community Day always trends among the events of the game. So join everyone on 15 May 2021 between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time to join May Community Day. New details, consisting of which Pokemon is going to get featured, will be introduced in our latest post.

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