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Pokemon Go Alola to Alola Event Featuring Different Special Research

To celebrate the start of a Season, Niantic always has some kind of an event. To celebrate the end of a Season, Niantic also throws an event to honor it. In short, there are always events in Pokemon Go.

The latest event that will entertain Trainers is the Alola to Alola. Beginning on May 25th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Trainers will have the chance to take a peek at a new Special Research story with paths to choose from. Depending on which one Trainer chooses, they will get different tasks and rewards at the end of it.

If you complete all four of the event-exclusive Special Researches by June 1st, 2022, at 9:59 a.m. local time, you will unlock a bonus Special Research Story that will let you pick between Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula’Ula Island and Poni Island. A ticket for it will also be available in the in-shop for US$4.99.

If you decide to choose Melemele Island, you will get tasks that are focused on social challenges (sending Gifts, taking snapshots) and the rewards that you will get once completing it are Two Poffins, A Lure Module, Four Lucky Eggs, an encounter with Alolan Raichu, a Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat and more to come.

Special Research: Alola to Alola- Akala Island Path is a great match for you if you are an adventurist and the tasks that you will get revolve around challenges like exploring, spinning PokeStops and more. The rewards from this path are an Incense, two Incubators, a Super Incubator, an encounter with Alolan Marowak, a Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat and more.

Choosing the Ula’Ula Island path will be focused on catching Pokemon and will have tasks such as catching an X amount of Pokemon, completing several types of Throws and more. The rewards that you will get from this path are a Glacial Lure, a Magnetic Lure, four Incense, an encounter with Alolan Vulpix, a Baile Style Oricorio hat and more.

The last path in this Special Research is the Poni Island path. The fans of Pokemon Go Battles will be thrilled to choose this path, as the tasks will be focused on winning Trainer Battles, defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders and more. The rewards that will be available from completing this path are a Rocket Radar, three Star Pieces, a Premium Battle Pass, an encounter with Alolan Exeggutor, a Sensu Style Oricorio Hat and more.

What is a Pokemon Go event without a Collection Challenge? Nothing, right? Well for the sake of fun, Niantic will include a Collection Challenge for which you will get progress toward your Elite Collector medal, 15,000 XP, 15 Ultraballs and an encounter with Rockruff.

During the event that will end on May 31st, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, if you evolve Cubone, you will get an Alolan Marowak with the Charged Attack named Shadow Bone. Its power in Trainer Battles is 75, while in Gyms and Raids is 80.

As wild encounters during the Alola to Alola event, Trainers will see Alolan Rattata, Cubone, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Pikipek, Yungoos, Alolan Meowth and Alolan Exeggutor.

In One-Star Raids, Trainers will have the chance to battle with Alolan Rattata, Alolan Geodude, Alolan Diglett, Alolan Grimer and Rockruff. As Three-Star Raid Bosses there will be Alolan Raichu, Alolan Exeggutor and Alolan Marowak. For the most important Raids, which are the Five-Star Raids, Trainers can challenge Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini.

The 7km Egg list will be expanded with Alolan Rattata, Dewpider, Fomantis, Oranguru, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Grimer, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Diglett and Stufful.

The Pokemon that will be featured as Field Research task encounters are Rowlet, Litten, Poppli, Pikipek and Yungoos, and the bonus that will be active from May 25th (the start date of the event) until May 31st (the end date of the event) is the 2x Stardust from opening Gifts.

Last but not least, there will be new Avatar items available in the in-game shop and they are a Rowlet Backpack, Litten Backpack and Popplio Backpack.

What do you think about this event? Have you completed the Special Research stories?


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