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Pokémon GO March schedule: Featured Pokémon, events, raids, and more

With the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Pokémon coming to an end, the time has come to shift the focus to the Season of Legends.
During the last few days, Niantic has been announcing some of the events that will be present in the coming weeks on their mobile game, Pokémon GO, after a month full of celebration and nostalgia.

This time, we bring you all the details about everything that will take part in-game during the month of March, bringing with it the start of the Season of Legends.

Featured Pokémon and Pokémon Spotlight Hours

Pokemon Go March 2021 featured pokemon
(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

To start, Gible will be appearing within the research achievements throughout the month of March, plus each week different Pokémon from various regions will be appearing more frequently in the wild thanks to the Pokémon Spotlight Hours, these being:

  • Krabby: On 2nd March, and players will earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • Drowzee: On 9th March, and players will earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.
  • Voltorb: On 16th March, and players will earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
  • Surskit: On 23rd March, and players will earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
  • Slugma: On 30th March, and players will earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.

All the featured Pokémon will appear only each from 6 pm to 7 pm, local time.

Weekly Legendary Raids and Raid Hours

Pokemon Go March 2021
(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Certain Legendary Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids for a limited time, the well known Cloud Trio from the Unova region:

  • Incarnate Forme Landorus will be appearing in five-star raids from 1st March, at 8 am to 6th March, at 8 am local time.
  • Incarnate Forme Tornadus will be appearing in five-star raids from 6th March, at 8 am to 11th March, at 8 am local time.
  • Incarnate Forme Thundurus will be appearing in five-star raids from 11th March, at 8 am to 16th March, at 10 am local time.
  • Therian Forme Thundurus will be appearing in five-star raids from 21st March, at 10 am to 30th March, at 10 am local time.
  • Therian Forme Tornadus will be appearing in five-star raids starting 30th March, at 10 am local time.

In addition, all the Incarnate Forme raids will bring a chance to get any of them as Shiny Pokémon.

Also, there will be a number of featured Mega Raids during the whole month:

  • Mega Blastoise, Mega Pidgeot, and Mega Ampharos will be featured in Mega Raids from 1st March, at 8 am to 16th March, at 10 am local time.
  • Mega Houndoom, Mega Abomasnow, and a surprise Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids starting 16th March, at 10 am local time.

Along with this, every Wednesday in March will feature a Raid Hour event from at 6 pm to 7 pm local time. Raid Hours will feature the Pokémon appearing in five-star raids that week.

A bonus Raid Hour will be taking place on 15th March, from 6 pm to 7 pm local time. As a reminder, thanks to the Season of Legends you can gain extra XP for completing five-star raids.

Featured Events

March_4
(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Following the Team GO Rocket plot from February, a new Team GO Rocket Special Research will be available, where you will have to face Giovanni and fight against his Shadow Articuno. This will be starting on 28th February, at 12 am local time.

Players can also join for this month’s Community Day featuring Fletchling, on 6th March, from 11 am to 5 pm local time.

Pokemon GO March dates
(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Niantic has also announced the following events, with more information to be shared in the next few days:

  • Searching for Legends: From 9-14th March, begin your journey to search for Legendary Pokémon with the help of the Compass Pokémon, Nosepass.
  • Incense Day: Psychic-Type and Steel-Type: On 14th March, more Psychic-type and Steel-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense, including Beldum.
  • **Charge Up!**: From 16-22nd March, get amped for an event where Electric-type Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debut.
  • Weather Week: From 24-29th March, experience a whirlwind of weather-themed Pokémon appearing in the wild and new avatar items, all to celebrate the Therian Formes of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus coming to Pokémon GO.
  • A Special Raid Weekend event featuring Legendary Pokémon will take place on 27th March, through 28th March.

Weekly bundles and bonuses

Pokemon GO Community
(Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Every Monday in March, a free one-time bundle containing 10 Ultra Balls, 10 Razz Berries, and a Remote Raid Pass will be available in the shop.

These bonuses will be active on the listed days at 6 pm local time:

  • 4th March: GO Rocket Hour — Team GO Rocket Balloons will be appearing more frequently.
  • 11th March: Mega Bonus Hour: Candy — You’ll earn more Candy when you catch Pokémon that share a type with your active Mega-Evolved Pokémon.
  • 18th March: Mega Raid Hour — Mega Raids will be happening more frequently.

Finally, the following quality-of-life updates have been announced too:

  • Trading Pokémon will have a chance of rewarding a Candy XL for the Pokémon you’ve traded. The chance of receiving a Candy XL will increase the greater the distance between Pokémon catch locations is.
  • Walking with your Buddy Pokémon will now have a chance of earning you a Candy XL.
  • Catching Legendary, Mythical, or evolved Pokémon is now guaranteed to reward you with Candy XL.