May21

Say Alola to Alola in Pokémon GO's Season of Alola finale event

Alola to Alola.pngNiantic has announced the Alola to Alola event, the finale event for the Season of Alola in Pokémon GO, which will run from May 25th, at 10:00am to May 31st, at 8:00pm local time.

During the event, a 2× Stardust bonus from opening Gifts will be available. Additionally, Cubone that are evolved into Alolan Marowak during the event period will learn the Charged Attack Shadow Bone. Shadow Bone has 75 power in Trainer Battles, and 80 power in Gyms and raids.

Four different Special Research stories were available throughout the Season of Alola, each focusing on the different islands in the Alola region. If players have completed all four stories by June 1st, at 9:59am local time, they will unlock a bonus end-of-Season Special Research story. There will be four different bonus stories that players can choose from, each offering different tasks and rewards. Only 1 story can be chosen for free. Players who do not complete all four stories by the stipulated time, or who want to get more than one bonus story, can also purchase the stories in the shop for US$4.99.

Bonus Special Research options
  • Melemele Island focuses on spending time with friends by sending Gifts and taking snapshots. If completed, players will be rewarded with two Poffins, a Lure Module, four Lucky Eggs, a Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat avatar item, an encounter with Alolan Raichu ⁂, and more.
  • Akala Island focuses on adventuring by exploring a certain amount of kilometers or spinning PokéStops. If completed, players will be rewarded with an Incense, two Incubators, a Super incubator, a Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat avatar item, an encounter with Alolan Marowak ⁂, and more.
  • Ula’ula Island focuses on catching Pokémon by catching a certain amount of Pokémon or performing certain types of Throws. If completed, players will be rewarded with a Glacial Lure, a Magnetic Lure, four Incense, a Baile Style Oricorio Hat avatar item, an encounter with Alolan Vulpix ⁂, and more.
  • Poni Island focuses on battling by winning in Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League or defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders. If completed, players will be rewarded with a Rocket Radar, three Star Pieces, a Premium Battle Pass, a Sensu Style Oricorio Hat avatar item, an encounter with Alolan Exeggutor ⁂, and more.
Do note that players will not receive more than one of the same Oricorio Hat avatar item, even if they completed the same story more than once.

An Alolan-themed Collection Challenge will also be available during this event. Players can complete it to make progress toward the Elite Collector medal and earn 15,000 XP, 15 Ultra Balls, and an encounter with Rockruff.

Wild encounters
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:
  • Alolan Rattata ⁂
  • Cubone ⁂
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio
  • Pikipek
  • Yungoos ⁂
  • Alolan Meowth (rare) ⁂
  • Alolan Exeggutor (rare) ⁂
Raids
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:
  • One-Star Raids
    • Alolan Rattata ⁂
    • Alolan Geodude ⁂
    • Alolan Diglett ⁂
    • Alolan Grimer ⁂
    • Rockruff ⁂
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Alolan Raichu ⁂
    • Alolan Exeggutor ⁂
    • Alolan Marowak ⁂
  • Five-Star Raids
    • Tapu Koko
    • Tapu Lele
    • Tapu Bulu
    • Tapu Fini
Eggs
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs:
  • Common
    • Alolan Rattata ⁂
    • Dewpider
    • Fomantis
    • Oranguru
  • Uncommon
    • Alolan Meowth ⁂
    • Alolan Grimer ⁂
  • Rare
    • Alolan Sandshrew ⁂
    • Alolan Vulpix ⁂
    • Alolan Diglett ⁂
    • Stufful ⁂
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Field Research task encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when Field Research tasks are completed:
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio
  • Pikipek
  • Yungoos
New avatar items
The following avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during and after this event:
  • Rowlet Backpack
  • Litten Backpack
  • Popplio Backpack
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