Pokémon GO x Pokémon Air Adventures Global Event Detail, Mega Latias and Mega Latios Debut
It’s been a busy week with multiple announcements for Pokémon GO and Niantic isn’t stopping. This time it’s the long-delayed Pokémon Air Adventures event and its new global event for 2022. As it’s been a year since it was originally announced, there are a few new changes to the event – to namely the addition of two Mega Evolved Pokemon. Thanks to the revamped mechanic of Mega Evolution, Trainers will soon come face-to-face with Mega Latias and Mega Latios.
To note: The trailer above contains incorrect event dates.
From Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. your local time, the Pokémon Air Adventures Global Event will feature a variety of “flying” and Flying-type Pokémon (and Meowth taking off at new) . Mega Latias and Mega Latios will be available through Mega Raids and if caught during the event (the standard non-Mega forms) these two will experience charged attack special moves.
Since this event is a promotion for Pokémon Air Adventures – a themed airplane experience set in Japan – a costumed Pokémon will be available. Flying Pikachu returns, but there are a few differences here. Worldwide, the Flying Pikachu with Pastel-Colored Balloons will be available in the wild and in Field Research Task encounters. However, trainers attending a special ticketed event in Okinawa, Japan will encounter a special flying Pikachu with red, yellow, and orange balloons. Things could change at the last minute, but so far this Flying Pikachu variant is only advertised as catchable on the official Japanese Pokémon GO blog (along with being featured in the Global Event banner). Additionally, participants in Japan will also have access to an additional exclusive costumed Pikachu (wearing a button down shirt) and an expanded Pokémon pool that includes Corsola.
Along with the revamped Mega Evolution mechanic and Mega Raids plus the addition of Mega Kangaskhan and then updates to this year’s Pokémon GO Fest 2022 in June… it’s been a really big Mega Raiding week for trainers and will not. stop by as we enter next week. Happy catching and raiding in Pokémon GO, Trainers!