Trainers! Help out Candela during the upcoming A Valorous Hero event!
When a friend needs a hero, will you rise to the occasion?
Candela may be a strong Trainer, but the Team Valor leader could use some research support! Get ready to enjoy an all-new event focused on powering up and battling Pokémon—A Valorous Hero!
Mega Pinsir will also make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Tapu Fini—if you’re lucky!
A Valorous Hero
Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Mega Pinsir debut
Mega Pinsir will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
The following Pokémon will appear in raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Tapu Fini—if you’re lucky!
Special Research story—A Valorous Hero
Special Research featuring the Team Valor leader, Candela, will be available! Trainers who complete the research will be rewarded with an encounter with Ponyta wearing a Candela-themed accessory! This is the only way to encounter Ponyta wearing a Candela-themed accessory during this Season.
Timed Research will be available throughout the event! Complete Timed Research to earn a Fast TM and a Charged TM.
Field Research task encounters
Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available. Complete Field Research to earn Stardust, Revives, Hyper Potions, and an encounter with Ponyta!
Reminder: Seasonal Special Research—An Everyday Hero
Free Special Research will be available for Trainers throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes! Spend some time helping out Professor Willow to see what surprises you can 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.
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—The Pokémon GO team