July 13, 2023

Riolu is the first star of a new Pokémon GO event—Hatch Day!

Riolu is the first star of a new Pokémon GO event—Hatch Day!


We’re excited to announce that Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon, will be featured during the upcoming Riolu Hatch Day event!

Wait, but what’s a Hatch Day? How can you participate? Read on to learn more about this exciting new event type coming to Pokémon GO for the very first time this July!

Riolu Hatch Day

Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Featured Pokémon

Riolu will hatch much more frequently from 2 km eggs. You’ll also have an increased chance of hatching Shiny Riolu!

If you’re lucky, you might hatch a Shiny one!

What is a Hatch Day?

Similar to Pokémon GO Community Days, Research Days, or Raid Days, Hatch Days are focused around specific featured Pokémon.

And with Hatch Days, it all comes down to hatching! You’ll have a greatly increased chance of hatching the featured Pokémon from 2 km Eggs and an increased chance of hatching a Shiny featured Pokémon—that’s pretty egg-citing!

The first Hatch Day will feature Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon. Get those Incubators ready and see just how many Riolu you can hatch in three hours during the event!

Event Bonuses

You'll have an increased chance of hatching Shiny Riolu!
2× Stardust from hatching Eggs.
2 km Eggs will drop much more frequently from PokéStops.

Field Research

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops. Complete the tasks to earn candy, Stardust, Berries, Great Balls, and XP.

Timed Research

Free event-exclusive Timed Research awarding a Super Incubator for will be available!

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Saturday, July 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. local time.

Pokémon GO Web Store Riolu Hatch Day bundle

Trying to hatch as many Riolu as possible? Stock up on extra Incubators and get ready for Hatch Day with the Ultra Hatch Box or the Great Hatch Box, only available on the Pokémon GO Web Store.

If you want the best deals on items, the web store offers special discounts and event boxes, so check back regularly to see what new items and surprises may be in store!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team