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Pokémon Go: Lush Jungle event guide

Pokemon Go Lush Jungle Event
Pokemon Go Lush Jungle Event (Image credit: Niantic)

As the Season of Alola continues in Pokémon Go, the Lush Jungle event has arrived. This exciting new event will introduce Fomantis and Tapu Lele to Pokémon Go, as well as Cottonee's Shiny variant. We here at iMore have everything you need to know to make the most out of this new event. And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is the Lush Jungle event in Pokémon Go?

Pokemon 753 Fomantis (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 786 Tapu Lele (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 546 Cottonee (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

Exploring the Lush Jungle of Akala Island, the Lush Jungle event is introducing Pokémon Go players to the next Alolan island. This event focuses on Pokémon that can be found in the jungle, including Cottonee whose Shiny variant will be unlocked midway through the event. The event also introduces Fomantis and the next Alolan Legendary, Tapu Lele. Players can catch featured Pokémon; battle special raids; complete Field, Timed, and Special Research; and enjoy a mini event focused on parks.

When is the Lush Jungle event in Pokémon Go?

The Lush Jungle event began on Tuesday, March 22 and runs for one week, ending on March 29, 2022.

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

Wild Pokémon

Pokemon 163 Hoothoot (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 185 Sudowoodo (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 597 Ferroseed (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

During the Lush Jungle event, the following Pokémon are appearing more often in the wild:

  • Metapod
  • Paras*
  • Exeggcute*
  • Pinsir*
  • Hoothoot*
  • Sudowoodo*
  • Fomantis
  • Ferroseed*
  • Cottonee* Shiny available 3-26-22

Raids

Pokemon Go Gyms Raids (Image credit: Niantic)

The following raids are available to battle at Gyms during the Lush Jungle event:

  • Bellsprout* (one star)
  • Tangela* (one star)
  • Sewaddle (one star)
  • Cottonee* (one star)
  • Butterfree (three star)
  • Vileplume (three star)
  • Parasect (three star)
  • Exeggutor (three star)
  • Tapu Lele (five star)
  • Mega Charizard Y (Mega)

Special Research

Pokemon Go Professor Willow (Image credit: Niantic)

Players have access to the next Season of Alola Special Research line: Akala Island as of the start of the Lush Jungle event.

Page one

  • Catch ten Pokémon for ten Poké Balls
  • Complete three Field Research tasks for a Pikachu encounter
  • Catch seven different species of Pokémon for five Pinap Berries

Completion Rewards: Fomantis encounter, 500 XP, 500 Stardust

Page two

  • Use four berries to help catch Pokémon for a Parasect encounter
  • Catch two Water type Pokémon for an Alomomola encounter
  • Take three snapshots of wild Fire type Pokémon for an Alolan Marowak encounter

Completion Rewards: Charged TM, 500 XP, 500 Stardust

Page three

  • Power up Pokémon five times for seven Razz Berries
  • Walk 2KM for ten Poké Balls
  • Take three snapshots of wild Pokémon for ten Pinap Berries

Completion Rewards: Premium Battle Pass, 1,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust

Page four

  • Send five gifts to friends for ten Great Balls
  • Catch 15 Pokémon for seven Pinap Berries
  • Win a raid for an Alolan Diglett encounter

Completion Rewards: 15 Ultra Balls, 8,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust

Timed Research

The Lush Jungle event features a Timed Research line focused on catching Grass type Pokémon:

Page one

  • Walk 1KM for ten Poké Balls
  • Catch ten Pokémon for five Razz Berries
  • Use five berries to help catch Pokémon for five Pinap Berries

Completion Rewards: Cherrim encounter, five Nanab Berries, 500 XP

Page two

  • Walk 1KM for ten Poké Balls
  • Catch five Pokémon for a Chikorita encounter
  • Use ten berries to help catch Pokémon for a Bellsprout encounter

Completion Rewards: Gloom encounter, five Razz Berries, 1,000 XP

Page three

  • Walk 1Km for ten Poké Balls
  • Catch ten Pokémon for a Foongus encounter
  • Use 15 berries to help catch Shroomish for a Pokémon encounter

Completion Rewards: Paras encounter, five Pinap Berries, 1,000 XP

Page four

  • Walk 1KM for ten Poké Balls
  • Give three treats to your Buddy Pokémon for a Sunkern encounter
  • Catch seven different species of Grass type Pokémon for a Chespin encounter

Completion Rewards: Fomantis encounter, Mossy Lure Module, 2,000 XP

Field Research

Pokemon Go Wayfarer (Image credit: Niantic)

During the Lush Jungle event, players can spin PokéStops and Gyms to collect event exclusive Field Research tasks:

  • Catch five Grass type Pokémon for an Exeggcute encounter
  • Catch five Grass type Pokémon for a Sunkern encounter
  • Catch five Grass type Pokémon for a Ferroseed encounter
  • Catch five different species of Grass type Pokémon for a Cottonee encounter
  • Use three berries to help catch Pokémon for a Caterpie encounter
  • Use three berries to help catch Pokémon for a Wurmple encounter
  • Use ten berries to help catch Pokémon for a Fomantis encounter
  • Use 15 berries to help catch Pokémon for a Paras encounter
  • Use 15 berries to help catch Pokémon for a Parasect encounter
  • Walk 1KM for three Pinap Berries
  • Walk 1KM for three Razz Berries

Lush Jungle park spotlight mini event

On Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, there will be a mini event featuring Cottonee. During the event, Cottonee's Shiny variant will be unlocked and it will be taking over wild spawns in parks.

Questions about the Lush Jungle event in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about the Lush Jungle event in Pokémon Go? Will you be participating in the park spotlight mini event? 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.