Pokemon GO has introduced the brand-new Hatch Day event, and the featured Pokemon for the first-ever Hatch Day is Riolu.

As the featured Hatch Day Pokemon, Riolu will be in 2km Eggs during the event, plus there will be an increased chance of hatching Riolu from these Eggs.

Moreover, there are some other great event bonuses, including an increased chance of hatching shiny Riolu and Research to complete!

When is Riolu Hatch Day? Date & Time

Riolu Hatch Day is taking place from 2 PM to 5 PM local time on July 22, 2023.

As it is just three hours long, make sure to clear your schedule so you can play for as much of this time as possible!

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Pokemon GO Riolu

Riolu Hatch Day Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active throughout the Riolu Hatch Day event in Pokemon GO:

  • Increased chance of hatching Shiny Riolu
  • 2× Stardust from hatching Eggs
  • 2 km Eggs will drop much more frequently from PokeStops
Normal and Shiny Riolu Pokemon GO
Rilou (left) and shiny Riolu (right)

Riolu Hatch Day Shiny Odds

The odds of hatching the shiny version of Riolu during the Riolu Hatch Day event will likely be 4%. This means that 1 out of every 25 Riolu you hatch should be shiny.

Niantic has not confirmed the shiny rate yet. However, this is the standard boosted shiny rate for Pokemon GO events.

Pokemon GO Riolu Hatch Day Info
Credit: Niantic

Riolu Hatch Day Research

During Riolu Hatch Day, all Pokemon GO players can claim some event-themed Timed Research, and completing it will award a Super Incubator. However, you only have until the end of the event, at 5 PM local time to finish it.

Additionally, Riolu Hatch Day will have new Field Research Tasks for players to complete, which will let players earn Candy, Stardust, Berries, Great Balls, and XP.

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