The A Valorous Hero event in Pokemon GO is taking place from 10 AM Local time on May 11 to 8 PM local time on May 17.

This event has a new Mega Pokemon and an exciting selection of Raid bosses, in addition to some great bonuses and Research to complete!

A Valorous Hero Event Bonuses

Pokemon trainers will be able to earn more Candy during A Valorous Hero, thanks to these bonuses:

  • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon
  • 2x chance to obtain Candy XL from catching Pokemon

To boost your Candy collecting even more, find out the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO!

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New Mega Pokemon in A Valorous Hero

Mega Pinsir is making its Pokemon GO debut in 4-star Raids during the A Valorous Hero event.

While this is the only new Pokemon in this event, a Mega Pokemon coming to the game is always an exciting addition!

Mega Pinsir Pokemon GO

All Raid Bosses in A Valorous Hero Event

These are all of the Raid bosses that will be active in Pokemon GO throughout the A Valorous Hero event:

PokemonCan it Be Shiny?Raid Tier
Hisuain Growlithe
Hisuian Growlithe Pokemon GO
Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta Pokemon GO
Hoothoot Pokemon GO
Galarian Stunfisk
Pokemon GO Galarian Stunfisk
Druddigon Pokemon GO
Hisuian Braviary
Hisuian Braviary Pokemon GO
Hisuian Avalugg
Hisuian Avalugg Pokemon GO
Mega Pinsir
Mega Pinsir Pokemon GO
Tapu Fini
Tapu Fini Pokemon GO

In addition to the debut of Mega Pinsir and shiny Tapu Fini, this Raid boss selection also includes the return of Hisuian Braviary and Hisuian Avalugg. These Pokemon were previously only available during specific Raid Day events.

New Research

The A Valorous Hero event is also adding a new Special Research Story which rewards Pokemon GO players with an exclusive Candela-costumed Ponyta!

Additionally, there will be some new Timed Research to complete during the event. Finishing this will reward players with a Fast TM and a Charged TM so you can teach your Pokemon new attacks.

Make sure to finish the Seasonal Special Research too. There are only a few more weeks to do it!

A Valorous Hero Pokemon GO Special Research

There’s plenty more in store for Pokemon GO players this month, following A Valorous Hero. Check out the May 2023 Pokemon GO events schedule to find out more!

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