Pokemon Go YveltalSource: Niantic

The Pokémon Go Season of Legends continues with the appearance of a new Legendary Pokémon, Yveltal, the Destruction Pokémon, during the Luminous Legends Y event running from May 18 to May 31, 2021. Fortunately, we here at iMore have everything you need to know to make the most out of the event. And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on the journey ahead!

What is the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event?

Following the conclusion of the Luminous Legends X event, the Luminous Legends Y event has introduced the mascot of Pokémon Y, Yveltal. The Destruction Pokémon is a Legendary Dark type that will be available in Five Star Raids for two weeks. Yveltal is joined by other Dark type Pokémon, as well as a handful of Pokémon from the Luminous Legends X event, and even Eevee, whose Fairy type Eeveelution, Sylveon will also be making its Pokémon Go debut in the second half of the event.

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Team GO Rocket is also making a big show during this event, with new line ups of Shadow Pokémon and the ability to use Charged TMs on Shadow Pokémon. Trainers have a Timed Research line and a Global Challenge centered around Team GO Rocket. Pancham has also showed up in Strange Eggs rescued from the executives of Team GO Rocket, so be sure to check our Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo guide for the best counters so you can add this Fighting panda Pokémon to your roster!

Wild spawns during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event

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The following Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild during part two:

  • Alolan Rattata*
  • Clefairy*
  • Jigglypuff*
  • Eevee*
  • Snubbull*
  • Houndour*
  • Poochyena*
  • Ralts*
  • Carvanha*
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix

The following Pokémon were appearing more often in the wild during part one:

  • Alolan Rattata*
  • Alolan Grimer*
  • Murkrow*
  • Houndour*
  • Poochyena*
  • Carvanha*
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix
  • Goomy

Eggs during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event

Pokemon 173 CleffaPokemon 298 AzurillPokemon 175 TogepiSource: The Pokémon Company

The following Pokémon are hatching from 7KM Eggs during part two:

  • Eevee*
  • Cleffa*
  • Igglybuff*
  • Togepi*
  • Azurill*
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix

The following Pokémon are hatching from 12KM Strange Eggs:

The following Pokémon were hatching from 7KM Eggs during part one:

  • Alolan Rattata*
  • Alolan Meowth*
  • Alolan Grimer*
  • Sneasel*
  • Poochyena*
  • Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Stunky
  • Purrloin

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

Raids during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event

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The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

Galarian Zigzagoon will have it's Shiny variant unlocked on May 25 if Trainers complete the Global Challenge.

New Shadow Pokémon during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event

With Team GO Rocket causing all sorts of trouble this event, a number of new Shadow Pokémon are now available:

  • Tangela
  • Horsea
  • Snubbull
  • Poochyena
  • Makuhita
  • Eletrike
  • Starly
  • Skorupi

Field Research during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends X event

Completing Field Research tasks will reward you with encounters with Dark type Pokémon, including Galarian Zigzagoon, Scraggy, and more during the first half of the event. During the second half of the event, event exclusive Field Research will reward encounters with Eevee and some of its Eeveelutions.

  • Catch five Shadow Pokémon for a Skorupi encounter
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader for a Galarian Zigzagoon encounter
  • Purify five Shadow Pokémon for a Spritzee encounter
  • Purify five Shadow Pokémon for a Swirlix encounter
  • Win two Raids for a Scraggy encounter

The following Event Exclusive Field Research is available during part two:

  • Defeat two Team GO Rocket Grunts for an Umbreon encounter
  • Earn three hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for an Eevee encounter
  • Earn five hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for a Clefairy encounter
  • Purify three Shadow Pokémon for an Espeon encounter
  • Take a snapshot of a Fairy type Pokémon for an Eevee encounter
  • Win a Raid for a Galarian Zigzagoon encounter

Timed Research during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends X event

Pokemon Go Team Rocket BalloonSource: Niantic

In the Today View, players can complete a Team GO Rocket themed Timed Research before the event concludes to encounter Dark type Pokémon like Galarian Zigzagoon.

Step One

  • Defeat five Team GO Rocket Grunts for 15 PokéBalls
  • Catch five Shadow Pokémon for a Meowth encounter
  • Catch five Dark type Pokémon for an Alolan Rattata encounter

Completion Rewards: Stunky encounter, 1,000 XP

Step Two

  • Purify three Shadow Pokémon for five Hyper Potions
  • Purify five Shadow Pokémon for three Revives
  • Catch seven Shadow Pokémon for a Mysterious Component

Completion Rewards: Alolan Rattata encounter, 2,000 XP

Step Three

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Executive Arlo for 2,000 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Executive Cliff for 2,000 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Executive Sierra for 2,000 XP

Completion Rewards: Murkrow encounter, 2,000 XP

Step Four

  • Purify eight Shadow Pokémon for a Mossy Lure Module
  • Evolve eight Pokémon for an Eevee encounter
  • Earn eight hearts with your Buddy Pokémon for a Glacial Lure Module

Completion Rewards: Mightyena encounter, 3,000 XP

Step Five

  • Defeat eight Team GO Rocket Grunts for seven Pinap Berries
  • Use an Incense for a Galarian Zigzagoon encounter
  • Catch 20 Dark type Pokémon for a Glacial Lure Module

Completion Rewards: Alolan Meowth encounter, 3,000 XP

Step Six

  • Complete seven Field Research Tasks for ten Great Balls
  • Win a Raid for a Houndoom encounter
  • Catch five different species of Dark type Pokémon for an Alolan Grimer encounter

Completion Rewards: Absol encounter, 4,000 XP

Step Seven

  • Purify ten Shadow Pokémon for a Poffin
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Executive three times for a Galarian Zigzagoon encounter
  • Catch 12 Shadow Pokémon for a Larvitar encounter

Completion Rewards: Deino encounter, 5,000 XP

Global Challenge during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event

Pokemon 263 ZigzagoonSource: The Pokémon Company

At the start of the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y Event, a Global Challenge was issued to every Pokémon Trainer around the world. Because players collectively defeated 25,000,000 Team GO Rocket Grunts, the following bonuses are available through May 31:

  • Triple Catch XP
  • Galarian Zigzagoon will be appearing in Raids
  • Galarian Zigzagoon's Shiny variant will be unlocked*

Shiny Galarain Zigzagoon will remain unlocked after the event.

Avatar Style items and Stickers during the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event

During part two of the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event, Trainers can collect new stickers for Eevee and each of its Eeveelutions and be sure to check out the PokéShop for new Sylveon themed Avatar Style items.

Questions about Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event?

Do you have any questions about the Pokémon Go Luminous Legends Y event? After waiting so long for the final Eeveelution, is the arrival of Sylveon casting a shadow over your excitement for Yveltal? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to check out our other Pokémon Go guides so you can be the very best like no one ever was.