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Pokémon GO Announces April 2023 Content Including Shiny Tapu Bulu

Shiny Tapu Bulu and more come to Pokémon GO in April 2023 as Niantic announces new raids, events, and more arriving soon.

Niantic Labs has announced new Pokémon GO content including a Shiny release for the Alolan Legendary Guardian Tapu Bulu and more. Let's get into the details.

Pokémon GO logo. Credit: Niantic
Pokémon GO logo. Credit: Niantic

These are the Pokémon that will appear in Tier Five raids in Pokémon GO this April 2023:

  • March 28th – April 11th: Lugia
  • April 11th – April 17th: Incarnate Forme Landorus
  • April 17th – May 2nd: Tapu Bulu with a Shiny release

Tapu Bulu's Shiny release is the only new content here.

The Raid Hours for the month of April 2023 in Pokémon GO are:

  • April 5th, 2023: Lugia, can be Shiny
  • April 12th, 2023: Incarnate Forme Landorus, can be Shiny
  • April 19th, 2023: Tapu Bulu, can be Shiny
  • April 26th, 2023: Tapu Bulu, can be Shiny

Here are the Mega Pokémon that will appear in Mega Raids in Pokémon GO this April 2023:

  • March 28th – April 10th: Mega Alakazam
  • April 4th – April 11th: Mega Lopunny
  • April 11th – April 17th: Mega Blastoise
  • April 17th – May 2nd: Mega Slowbro

These are all returning Megas with no new content.

Here are the events that will go down in April 2023:

  • April 4th – April 10th, 2023: Spring into Spring
  • April 9th, 2023: Elite Raids, likely Regieleki
  • April 13th – April 17th, 2023: A Mystic Hero
  • April 15th, 2023: April Community Day featuring Togetic
  • April 20th – April 26th, 2023: Sustainability Week
  • April 23rd, 2023: Limited Research Day, focus not yet revealed
  • April 29th, 2023: Community Day Classic, focus not yet revealed

Stay tuned for more details regarding these events.

Regieleki, if it is indeed the Elite Raid feature, will be yet another new addition to the game.

These are the Spotlight Hours and bonuses coming to Pokémon GO in April 2023:

  • April 4th, 2023: Exeggcute with double Candy for catching, can be Shiny
  • April 11th, 2023: Shellder with double Candy for transferring Pokémon, can be Shiny
  • April 18th, 2023: Trapinch with double XP for evolving Pokémon, cannot be Shiny
  • April 25th, 2023: Tangela with double Stardust for catching, can be Shiny

Current Research Breakthrough encounters from March 2023 until June 1st, 2023:

  • Furfrou, can be Shiny
  • Goomy
  • Parasect
  • Pinsir, can be Shiny
  • Snorlax, can be Shiny
  • Gible, can be Shiny

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