A comprehensive guide to the events taking place in Pokémon GO during the month of March 2021. Highlights include new GO Rocket special research, Therian’s Raid Legends, a surprise Mega Evolution, and 4 events yet to be detailed.
Additionally, Niantic will be testing Bonus Hours throughout March as a new event format and there will be changes to XL Candy. Many of the events correspond to the beginning of a new season of Pokémon GO, Season of Legends, so be sure to read that as well.
New Team GO Rocket Special Investigation
Giovanni and Team GO Rocket are back, collecting more Shadow Pokémon, including Legendary Shadow Pokémon. Giovanni will use the following Legendary Shadow Pokémon at different times:
- March 2021: Shadow Articuno
- April 2021: Shadow Zapdos
- May 2021: Shadow Moltres
The new Team GO Rocket Special Research will be available on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:00 am local time. Play through this season’s new Team GO Rocket special investigation to earn a super rocket radar and defeat Giovanni! There will be other opportunities to earn Super Rocket Radars at the beginning of each month this season, so stay tuned for more information!
March Revolutionary Research Meeting
From Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. M. PST (GMT −8) through Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. M. PDT (GMT −7), you will find Gible in advanced research meetings.
March Pokémon Spotlight Hours
Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 pm local time. Each attention hour features a different Pokémon and a special bonus.
March Bonus Hours
Niantic will be testing Bonus Hours throughout the month of March. These tests will take place on the Thursdays listed at 6:00 pm local time, and each one will have a unique bonus:
New Legendary Pokémon in Five Star Raids
The following Legendary Pokémon will appear in five-star raids throughout March:
March Mega Raids
- Mega Blastoise, Mega Pidgeot and Mega Ampharos will appear in Mega Raids from Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:00 am to Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 am local time.
- Mega Houndoom, Mega Abomasnow, and a surprise Mega Evolved Pokémon will appear in Mega Raids starting Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 am local time.
March Community Day
Join us on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. M. At 5:00 p. M., Local Time, for a fiery Community Day with Fletchling.
Evolve into Fletchinder (the evolved form of Fletchling) during the event or up to two hours later to obtain a Talonflame that knows the Incinerate attack.
For more information, be sure to check out this article: Fletchling Community Day (March 2021)
Weekly Free Packages
Every Monday in March, a one-time free pack containing 10 Ultra Balls, 10 Razz Berries and a Remote Raid Pass will be available in the store.
Candy XL updates
Niantic presents some updates to Candy XL that will help make acquiring this resource in Pokémon GO more fun and accessible:
- Trading Pokémon will have the chance to reward a Candy XL for the Pokémon you have traded. The chance of receiving a Candy XL will increase the greater the distance between the Pokémon catching locations.
- Walking with your Buddy Pokémon will now have a chance to win you a Candy XL.
- Catching Legendary, Mythical, or Evolved Pokémon is now guaranteed to reward you with Candy XL.
Upcoming New Events in March
Stay tuned for more details coming soon for these events.
Looking for legends – From Tuesday, March 9, 2021 to Sunday, March 14, 2021, join us as we begin our journey to search for Legendary Pokémon. And what better way to sniff out these Legendary Pokémon than with the Compass Pokémon, Nosepass? Who knows, if you’re lucky, you might even come across a Shiny Nosepass!
Incense day: psychic type and steel type – We’re hearing reports that on Sunday, March 14, 2021, more Psychic-type and Steel-type Pokémon will be drawn to Incense, including Beldum!
Load! – From Tuesday, March 16, 2021 to Monday, March 22, 2021, get ready for an event where Electric-type Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debut!
Weather week – From Wednesday March 24, 2021 to Monday March 29, 2021, experience a whirlwind of weather-themed Pokémon appearing in the wild and new avatar items, all to celebrate the Therian forms of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus coming to Pokémon. WE GO.
A special raid weekend event with Legendary Pokémon will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021, through Sunday, March 28, 2021.