The ongoing Pokémon Go World of Wonders season is full of new incentives to carry on playing Niantic's catch 'em all. You're also allowed to use it as an excuse to dive back into the game, we won't tell.


Initially kicking off in March, the new season has seen the dastardly Team Rocket return and cause havoc. It's up to us to stop them and Giovanni.

New Pokémon have been introduced, new Raids have been available to battle, and tons of XP has been earned and Poké Balls thrown. This isn't to mention new Community Days, Field Research, and events such as Bug Out.

Here's everything you need to know about the Pokémon Go World of Wonders end date, rewards, and events.

When does Pokémon Go: World of Wonders start and end?

Pokémon Go: World of Wonders will take place from 1st March 2024 to 1st June 2024.

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The exact timings of the event will begin and end at 10am local time on those specific dates, so that's three months of wonder to uncover.

You've still got some time to play through everything it has to offer!

Full list of Pokémon Go: World of Wonders research tasks and rewards

Team Rocket in Pokemon Go World of Wonders standing together in a gloomy environment
Team Rocket in Pokémon Go: World of Wonders. Niantic

There's plenty to do during the World of Wonders seasonal event, with new details being released weekly. We'll update this piece once we know more.

Wonder Ticket

A three-part ticketed experience that features Pokémon encounters, a new avatar item and seasonal Timed research. Players will need to purchase the ticket from the in-game shop.

The Wonder Ticket Part 2 began on 1st April.


The Poison-type Ultra Beast Poipole (code-named UB Adhesive) can be encountered by completing Special Research. The following steps need to be met:

  • Catch 20 Pokémon
  • Spin 10 PokéStop
  • Transfer 10 Pokémon

Team Rocket

From 27th March to 31st March, Team Rocket was appearing more frequently as they attempted to, once again, conquer the planet.

Battle Team Rocket grunts and their leader, Giovanni – who will be utilising Groudon in battles – for your shot to catch Shadow Groudon.

Bug Out Event

From 12th April 10am local time to 17th April 8pm local time, the Bug Out Event is on in Pokémon Go.

During Bug Out, the following Event Bonuses will be live:

  • 2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws or better
  • Increased Candy for Nice Throws or better
  • Increased Candy XL for Nice Throws or better for Trainers level 31 and up
  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Combee and Shiny Burmy

New Paldea Pokémon

To celebrate the launch of Pokémon Horizons: The Series, a new animated show based on the pocket monsters, Pokémon from the Paldea region will make their debut in the mobile game:

  • Charcadet
  • Armarouge
  • Ceruledge

A new costumed Pikachu wearing a hat will be up for grabs, too.

Shadow Pokémon

Shadow Raikou, Shadow Entei and Shadow Suicune will make up 5-Star Raid. Shiny versions of the legendary dogs will debut, as well.

1-Star and 3-Star Shadow Raids will additionally happen every day, while further 5-Star Shadow raids will happen on weekends.

Community Days

Several Community Days will take place during the seasonal event, providing opportunities to catch certain Pokémon.

  • 16th March – Litten
  • 7th April – Community Day Classic: Bagon
  • 20th April – Not yet announced
  • 19th May – Not yet announced

Themed stickers

Pokémon-themed stickers featuring the likes of Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Oddish, Vespiquen and more will be available by spinning PokéStops, opening gifts and purchasing from the in-game store.

Battle League

The Pokémon Go Battle League returns, with numerous competitions happening over the coming months.

This includes the Ultra Premier, Master Premier, Spring Cup, Jungle Cup Great League, Remix and more.

The full list of timings for each can be found on the Pokémon Go blog.

Field Research

By completing research, certain Pokémon encounters will happen, with a small chance of them being shiny. This includes:

  • Hisuian Sneasel
  • Furfrou
  • Goomy
  • Sandygast
  • Jangmo-o
  • Dubwool

Different Pokémon

Depending on the area and region, different Pokémon will pop up. There's a chance these Pokémon might be shiny and that others might appear.

  • Cities – Togetic, Gardevoir, Delcatty, Gulpin, Stunky, Purrloin, Scraggy
  • Forests – Jumpluff, Absol, Elgyem, Phantump, Dewpider, Fomantis, Pawmi
  • Mountains – Magcargo, Phanpy, Nosepass, Medicham, Duskull, Carbink, Noibat
  • Beaches/Water – Quagsire, Shuckle, Surskit, Clamperl, Inkay, Clauncher, Tadbulb
  • Northern Hemisphere – Hisuian Growlithe, Mawile, Bagon, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Litleo
  • Southern Hemisphere – Hisuian Voltorb, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Skarmory, Larvitar, Electrike


Finally, different Pokémon will hatch from eggs during the event. These have a chance of being shiny, and are not just limited to the below - however, these ones are confirmed to appear.

  • 2km Eggs – Togepi, Gothita, Solosis, Larvesta, Fletchling
  • 5km Eggs – Lickitung, Sableye, Roggenrola, Larvesta, Skrelp
  • 7km Eggs – Alolan Vulpix, Galarian Slowpoke, Galarian Farfetch'd, Paldean Wooper, Galarian Stunfisk
  • 10km Eggs – Larvesta, Goomy, Turtonator, Charcadet, Frigibax

Pokémon Go is available across iOS and Android devices.

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