New Research Breakthrough and Spotlight Hours in Pokémon Go

New Research Breakthrough and Spotlight Hours in Pokémon Go 5

Team Go Rocket has gone dark, a revolutionary new research award and Spotlight hours for May 2020.

What would you like to know

  • Until the end of September, there will be no new special Team Go Rocket research.
  • Shinx will be meeting revolutionary awards for the month of May.
  • Shellder, Sunkern, Poochyena and Bronzor will see Spotlight Hours.

While Pokémon Go players will have a lot to do this month between the Throwback Challenge event and Season Two of the Go Battle League, Niantic has a some additional updates for the month of May. To begin with, the special Team Go Rocket search which runs every month has been postponed until the end of September. Although Professor Willow and his team find it unlikely that Team Go Rocket will be really quiet all summer, players can take a break to find Giovanni and his leaders for the time being. Given that this aspect of Pokémon Go was one of the most difficult, if not impossible, to complete while distancing yourself socially, it makes sense that Niantic would put the nasty team on hold for the summer.

While the Pokémon Spotlight hours and Mystery bonus hours continue to be combined into a single weekly event, the next four Pokemon Spotlight and bonuses have been revealed:

  • May 5 will feature Shellder and 2x Catch Stardust.
  • May 12 will present Sunkern and 2x Catch XP.
  • May 19 will feature Poochyena and 2x Catch Candy.
  • May 26 will feature Bronzor and 2x Transfer Candy.

As a reminder, these Spotlight Hours will take place every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. local time.

The last update for May 2020 is the meeting of revolutionary rewards. Starting May 1 at 1 p.m. PST, Shinx will take over as the new Research Breakthrough Rewards encounter, with bonus Shinx candies.

Are you relieved to learn that Team Go Rocket has gone dark for the moment? Which of the Spotlight Pokémon are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so that you too can become a Pokémon master!

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