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Pokémon GO May Content Update, Shadow Suicune to appear in Shadow Raids

It is that time of the month. Nope, not THE time, but it is the one where we start talking about what is coming in Pokémon GO next month.

April is a quite impressive month, and I am not really sure if I want it to end yet, but it is what is it. Out with the old, in with the new. Well, new is indeed coming to Pokémon GO, and I am really excited to share it with you all.

As you know, there are monthly updates in Pokémon GO, and usually they are shared with the community around every end of the month. Niantic didn’t disappoint with the timing, but did it disappoint with the May Content Update? It is up to you to tell. There has been a lot of talk going around for what May will bring Trainers in Pokémon GO, where we would see a lot of new stuff, new events and many things, and I truly do hope everything will be right after a certain fiasco. You know what I am talking about.

What is in store for us in May? Let’s see.

May Content Update Details


Five-Star Raids

  • Tapu Fini – May 2, 2024 to May 16, 2024
  • Regirock – May 16, 2024, to May 23, 2024
  • Blacephalon (Western Hemisphere) – May 23, 2024, to June 1, 2024
  • Stakataka (Eastern Hemisphere) – May 23, 2024, to June 1, 2024

Shadow Raids

Keep in mind that Shadow Raids will be available during weekends in May.

  • Shadow Suicune

Mega Raids

  • Mega Alakazam – May 2, 2024, to May 16, 2024
  • Mega Gyarados – May 16, 2024, to May 23, 2024
  • Mega Pidgeot – May 23, 2024, to June 1, 2024


  • GO Battle Weekend – May 4, 2024 to May 5, 2024
  • Rivals Week  May 4, 2024, to May 9, 2024
  • Flock Together Research Day – May 11, 2023
  • Catching Wonders – May 14, 2024, to May 19, 2024
  • May Community Day – May 19, 2024
  • Ultra Space Wonders – May 23, 2024, to May 28, 2024
  • Incense Day – May 26, 2024

Raid Hours

  • Registeel – May 1, 2024
  • Tapu Fini – May 8, 2024 and May 15, 2024
  • Regirock – May 22, 2024
  • Blacephalon – May 29, 2024 (Western Hemisphere)
  • Stakataka – May 29, 2024 (Eastern Hemisphere)

Spotlight Hours

  • Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee – May 7, 2024, with 2x Transfer Candy
  • Abra – May 14, 2024, with 2x Evolution XP
  • Elgyem – May 21, 2024, with 2x Catch Stardust
  • Mareanie – May 28, 2024, with 2x Catch XP

Last but not least, the Diancie Special Research will be available for free for all Trainers beginning May 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. but if you already accessed the Pokémon GO Fest 2023 Special Research, you will be rewarded Diancie Candy.

I guess I will be wearing those jewels in May, after all.

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Ivana Kachurova

Fresh out-of-uni writer, with a passion for gaming (a girl that likes games?!) and technology, as the newest addition to the FGR family, she will make sure to keep up with the latest news happening in the gaming community and report to you as fast as she can. Faster than The Flash. As an absolute fan of Shakespeare (the greatest human being, duh) you might find her where the gaming world and the literature world collide. The best of both worlds.

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