Pokémon GO Weather Week 2024 Announced (Details)

Weather boost getting some boosts! And lots of Stardust!
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Banner for Weather Week featuring all of the different forms of Castform in their respective weather.

Niantic has revealed details for Pokémon GO's Weather Week. The event features extra stardust, Shiny Castform, and a bunch of other boosted spawns of specific species depending on the weather. The most important part of this event is the constant 2x Stardust bonus for catching! The event runs from March 14, 2024 (10am local) to March 18, 2024 (8pm local).

Event Bonuses

Here are a bunch of the event bonuses! There are a good number of themselves

Pokémon Spawns

Castform and its forms will each be boosted in their respective weather (i.e. Rainy Form Castform while it's raining, Snowy Form Castform while it's snowing, Sunny Form Castform while it's sunny, and regular Castform in other weather).

Additionally, the following will be boosted in specific weather:

  • Cacnea (Sunny)
  • Lotad (Rainy)
  • Snover (Snowy)
  • Roggenrola (Partly Cloudy)
  • Spritzee (Cloudy)
  • Swablu (Windy)
  • Gastly (Fog)

Niantic also confirms that the following will appear more frequently regardless of the weather:

  • Paras
  • Drifloon
  • Helioptile
  • Amaura

With Lickitung as a rarer spawn.

Each of the spawns featured can be shiny, so go nuts hunting for them!


One-Star Raids:

  • Poliwhirl
  • Gastly
  • Hippopotas
  • Amaura

Two-Star Raids:

  • Charizard
  • Lickitung
  • Drampa

Five-Star Raids:

  • Regice

Mega Raids:

  • Mega Tyranitar

Is anyone going to be raiding Regice? I'll probably take the week off of Five-Star raids.

Field Research Task Encounters

Regardless of the weather, you can find Field Research quests that reward any of the following:

  • Paras
  • Castform (Normal)
  • Castform (Sunny)
  • Castform (Rainy)
  • Drifloon
  • Helioptile
  • Amaura
  • Castform (Snowy) (Rare)

Collection Challenges

There will also be some Collection Challenges to add to your badge. No word on how many there are or what will need to be done for completeion. However, you can get some Stardust and a free Incense for your troubles.

Event Thoughts

The event seems decent enough. The spawns are alright, and I know people are going to want to complete their shiny Castform collection if they haven't already. The biggest bonus is the constant increase of Stardust. A constant 2x Bonus during the week is a huge opportunity. Stardust is the most important resource in this game, so make sure you get as much of it as you can!

The raids are a bit on the boring side, but if you don't have Mega Tyranitar you should certainly get enough. Mega Tyranitar is an excellent Dark-type attacker that doesn't require Elite TMs, and with Shadow Mewtwo at the end of the month, you should certainly be prepared!

Source: Pokémon GO Live

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