It’s time to GO! It’s all hands on deck during the Let’s GO event—Professor Willow’s research is running wild, literally! Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour are appearing in the wild all over the world, and lucky Trainers using the Mystery Box might encounter Shiny Meltan! And some Trainers have noticed a shift in the wild Pokémon that Ditto is transforming into—better keep an eye out!
We’ve also received reports that Team GO Rocket might be planning to revamp their efforts and change more species of Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon in their schemes. Stay alert, Trainers!
The key to catching Meltan is the Mystery Box, which can be obtained by sending a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME or the Nintendo Switch titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
When you use the Mystery Box during this event, you might encounter Shiny Meltan—if you’re lucky! Trainers will also have an increased chance of finding XXS or XXL Meltan during the event.
In addition, you’ll be able to open the Mystery Box more frequently during the event. The cooldown will be reduced from 3 days to 2 days.
Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour appearing globally!
Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour will appear in Field Research and in the wild around the world during the event!
A Ditto changeup
Ditto appears to be transforming into different Pokémon in the wild!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild! Which ones are actually Ditto?
Team GO Rocket Takeover
Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 29, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Giovanni’s icy demeanor is as chilling as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Regice! A new Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar and chase down Giovanni!
You can claim this Special Research up to the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Find details here: Team GO Rocket Takeover
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
- Galarian Stunfisk
Appearing in 1- Star Raids
Appearing in 3- Star Raids
Appearing in 5- Star Raids
Incarnate Forme Thundurus will appear in raids from Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Lugia will appear in raids from Tuesday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, April 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Appearing in Mega Raids
Mega Venusaur will appear in raids from Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Mega Alakazam will appear in raids from Tuesday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, April 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
- Mega Venusaur
- Mega Alakazam
Field Research Tasks
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Catch 3 Ditto
POSSIBLE REWARDSPansageMax CP410Min CP377PansearMax CP410Min CP377PanpourMax CP410Min CP377
Catch 10 Pokémon
REWARD×10Poké Ball ×10
Transfer 15 Pokémon
REWARD×10Poké Ball ×10
Catch 20 Pokémon
REWARD×15Great Ball ×15
An event-themed Collection Challenge is coming!
Complete the Collection Challenge to receive an encounter with Meltan and 5,000 XP.
Seasonal Special Research
Throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes, free Special Research will be available for Trainers! Spend some time helping out Professor Willow and see what surprises you discover!
The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Note from Leek: The Special Research looks to be called “Let’s GO!” instead of “An Everyday Hero”.
Season 10 Ticketed Timed Research: Willow’s Wardrobe
Throughout Season 10, Ticketed Timed Research will be available for Trainers to purchase! This Season-long research will allow Trainers to unlock a new costume inspired by Professor Willow. It will also lead to an encounter with a Melmetal that knows the Charged Attack Double Iron Bash!*
Evolve Meltan during the Timed Research to get a Melmetal that knows the Charged Attack Double Iron Bash!
Double Iron Bash
- Trainer Battles: 70 power
- Gyms and raids: 50 power
Timed Research must be completed by June 1, 2023, to access all rewards
Note: This is not new for this event. This ticket has been available since the start of the season.
The following Shiny Pokémon have previously been available but they are featured in this event.