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Pokémon Go: Alola to Alola event guide

Pokemon Go Tapu Koko Fini Lele Bulu
Pokemon Go Tapu Koko Fini Lele Bulu (Image credit: Niantic)

As the Season of Alola comes to a close, Pokémon Go is holding one more big event. Alola to Alola celebrates all things Alola and we here at iMore have all the details, from raids and eggs to all four Special Research branches. And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is the Alola to Alola event in Pokémon Go?

The Alola to Alola event is the final event in the Season of Alola. It returns players to each of the four islands of Alola and gives the chance to catch and battle all sorts of Alolan Pokémon. The event also features the final Special Research line of the season which lets players choose from one of the four islands to earn incredible rewards and a special Oricorio hat for their avatar.

When is the Alola to Alola event in Pokémon Go?

The Alola to Alola event runs from Wednesday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.

Wild Pokémon

Pokemon 728 Popplio (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 722 Rowlet (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 725 Litten (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

During the Alola to Alola event, the following Pokémon can be found more often in the wild:

  • Alolan Ratatta*
  • Alolan Meowth*
  • Alolan Exeggutor*
  • Cubone*
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio
  • Pikipek
  • Yungoos*

Eggs

Pokemon Go 7km Eggs Alolan Galarian Forms (Image credit: Niantic)

The following Pokémon can hatch from 7KM eggs collected from gifts during the event:

  • Alolan Ratatta*
  • Alolan Sandshrew*
  • Alolan Vulpix*
  • Alolan Diglett*
  • Alolan Meowth*
  • Alolan Grimer*
  • Dewpider
  • Fomantis
  • Stufful*
  • Oranguru

Raids

Pokemon Go Gyms Raids (Image credit: Niantic)

Players can battle the following Pokémon in raids during the Alola to Alola event:

  • Alolan Ratatta* (one star)
  • Alolan Diglett* (one star)
  • Alolan Geodude* (one star)
  • Alolan Grimer* (one star)
  • Rockruff* (one star)
  • Alolan Raichu* (three star)
  • Alolan Exeggutor* (three star)
  • Alolan Marowak* (three star)
  • Tapu Koko (five star)
  • Tapu Lele (five star)
  • Tapu Bulu (five star)
  • Tapu Fini (five star)
  • Mega Altaria* (Mega)

Collection Challenge

Pokemon Go Collection Challenges (Image credit: Niantic)

The Alola to Alola event also features the following Collection Challenge:

  • Evolve Yungoos into Gumshoos
  • Evolve Pikipek into Trumbeak
  • Evolve Rowlet into Dartrix
  • Evolve Litten into Torracat
  • Evolve Popplio into Brionne
  • Evolve Trumbeak into Toucannon
  • Catch a Cubone
  • Catch an Alolan Ratatta

Completion Rewards: Rockruff* encounter, 15 Ultra Balls, and 15,000 XP

Special Research: Alola to Alola

Pokemon Go Professor Willow (Image credit: Niantic)

The Alola to Alola event features a branched Special Research line with four possibilities to choose from. Players who completed all four event exclusive Special Research lines during the Season of Alola will automatically unlock this Special Research line; however, players can purchase it in the PokéShop. Players who unlocked the Special Research can also purchase additional tickets to earn more rewards.

Melemele Island path

The Melemele Island path focuses on friendship and includes social tasks like sending gifts and taking snapshots. Players who complete this path will earn an Alolan Raichu* encounter, two Poffins, a Lure Module, four Lucky Eggs, and a Pom-Pom style Oricorio hat.

Page one

  • Catch one Pokémon for a Rowlet encounter
  • Catch four Pokémon for a Litten encounter
  • Catch seven Pokémon for a Popplio encounter

Completion Rewards: 15 PokéBalls, 1,000 XP, 500 Stardust

Page two

Select your island path

Page three

  • Catch ten Pokémon for five Razz Berries
  • Make three nice throws for 15 Great Balls
  • Send five gifts to friends for a Poffin

Completion Rewards: three Silver Pinap Berries, 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust

Page four

  • Send 15 gifts to friends for a Poffin
  • Take five snapshots of wild Pokémon for 15 Ultra Balls
  • Trade Pokémon three times for a Star Piece
  • Earn ten hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for three Golden Razz Berries
  • Make a new friend for a Lure Module

Completion Rewards: Alolan Raichu* encounter, four Lucky Eggs, Pom-Pom style Oricorio hat

Akala Island path

The Akala Island path is all about adventure and has tasks like spinning PokéStops and covering a lot of distance. Players who complete this path will earn an Alolan Marowak* encounter, an Incense, two Incubators, a Super Incubator, and a Pa'u style Oricorio hat.

Page one

  • Catch one Pokémon for a Rowlet encounter
  • Catch four Pokémon for a Litten encounter
  • Catch seven Pokémon for a Popplio encounter

Completion Rewards: 15 PokéBalls, 1,000 XP, 500 Stardust

Page two

Select your island path

Page three

  • Catch ten Pokémon for five Razz Berries
  • Make three nice throws for 15 Great Balls
  • Walk 2KM for an Incense

Completion Rewards: three Silver Pinap Berries, 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust

Page four

  • Walk 7KM for an Incense
  • Spin ten PokéStops or Gyms for 15 Ultra Balls
  • Complete three Field Research tasks for a Star Piece
  • Take five snapshots of wild Pokémon for three Golden Razz Berries
  • Hatch three eggs for a Super Incubator

Completion Rewards: Alolan Marowak* encounter, two Incubators, P'au style Oricorio hat

Ula'ula Island path

The Ula'ula Island path will have players catching lots of Pokémon and making certain types of throws. If you complete this path you will earn an Alolan Vulpix* encounter, a Glacial Lure Module, a Magnetic Lure Module, four Incense, and a Baile style Oricorio hat.

Page one

  • Catch one Pokémon for a Rowlet encounter
  • Catch four Pokémon for a Litten encounter
  • Catch seven Pokémon for a Popplio encounter

Completion Rewards: 15 PokéBalls, 1,000 XP, 500 Stardust

Page two

Select your island path

Page three

  • Catch ten Pokémon for five Razz Berries
  • Make three nice throws for 15 Great Balls
  • Catch five different species of Pokémon for a Lure Module

Completion Rewards: three Silver Pinap Berries, 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust

Page four

  • Catch 30 Pokémon for a Glacial Lure Module
  • Make ten Curveball Throws for 15 Ultra Balls
  • Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon for a Star Piece
  • Make five Nice Curveball Throws in a row for three Golden Razz Berries
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon for a Super Incubator

Completion Rewards: Alolan Vulpix* encounter, four Incense, Baille style Oricorio hat

Poni Island path

Last but not least, the Poni Island path is for those who love to battle with tasks for completing Trainer Battles and beating Team GO Rocket. Players who finish this path will earn an Alolan Exeggutor* encounter, a Rocket Radar, three Star Pieces, a Premium Battle Pass, and a Sensu style Oricorio hat.

Page one

  • Catch one Pokémon for a Rowlet encounter
  • Catch four Pokémon for a Litten encounter
  • Catch seven Pokémon for a Popplio encounter

Completion Rewards: 15 PokéBalls, 1,000 XP, 500 Stardust

Page two

Select your island path

Page three

  • Catch ten Pokémon for five Razz Berries
  • Make three nice throws for 15 Great Balls
  • Defeat two Team GO Rocket grunts for a Rocket Radar

Completion Rewards: three Silver Pinap Berries, 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust

Page four

  • Battle in the Pokémon Go Battle League ten times for a Rocket Radar
  • Defeat four Team GO Rocket Grunts for 15 Ultra Balls
  • Power up Pokémon ten times for a Star Piece
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader for three Golden Razz Berries
  • Win three Trainer Battles in the Pokémon Go Battle League for a Premium Battle Pass

Completion Rewards: Alolan Exeggutor* encounter, three Star Pieces, Sensu style Oricorio hat

Field Research

Pokemon Go Wayfarer (Image credit: Niantic)

Trainers can spin PokéStops and Gyms to collect the following event exclusive Field Research tasks:

  • Send three gifts to friends for five PokéBalls
  • Send three gifts to friends with stickers for three Pinap Berries
  • Use seven Berries to catch Pokémon for seven Ultra Balls
  • Power up Pokémon seven times for a Rowlet encounter
  • Power up Pokémon seven times for a Litten encounter
  • Power up Pokémon seven times for a Popplio encounter
  • Walk 1KM for a Pikipek encounter
  • Walk 1KM for a Yungoos* encounter

Bonuses

Pokemon Go Pokecoin Update (Image credit: Niantic)

During the Alola to Alola event, players can enjoy the following bonuses:

  • Double Stardust from opening gifts
  • Alolan starter backpacks in the PokéShop
  • Cubone can evolve into Alolan Marowak
  • Alolan Marowak caught or evolved during the event know the event exclusive move Shadow Bone
  • Team GO Rocket now have Shadow Alolan Marowak
  • Alolan starter Pokémon photobombs

Questions about the Alola to Alola event in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about the Alola to Alola event in Pokémon Go? Which path will you be following in the season's end Special Research? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.

1 Comment
  • Hi in your article it states that those that complete research will get bonuses affiliated with whichever island the trainer picked, but we can also purchase a ticket for additional rewards...
    Where are these tickets available because they are not presently available in the pogo shop at all, I just checked! Will they become available AFTER said research is completed? Pls clarify how they can be attained exactly?
    Thx you very much...