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Alola Pokémon GO Challenge: Today we are going to be breaking down The alola to alola event in pokemon go as well as a special analysis on shadow alolan marowak, so before we get started as always if you guys do end up enjoying this piece of the article please make sure to smash that subscribe button down below helps us to send you notification for further Updates on the Pokémon GO

Event Details Alola Pokémon GO Challenge

First of all the Alola Pokémon GO Challenge event is currently ongoing and will end on may 31st at 8 pm your local time the special bonus during this event is going to be two-time stardust from opening gifts and you guys can actually open up to 30 gifts a day so definitely recommend doing that.

Event Details Alola Pokémon Go Challenge
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Everything you need to know about the event, all in one place.

Event Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time


  • End of season special research
  • Collection challenge
  • Evolve Cubone into Alolan Marowak who’ll learn Shadow Bone
  • 2x Stardust from opening gifts
  • Rowlet, Litten and Popplio avatar backpacks available for purchase
  • Surprised photobombs featured


New Pokemon in 7km eggs. We’ll add the relative rarities according to the egg transparency feature.

Rarity TierSpecies
1-eggAlolan Rattata (s), Dewpider, Fomantis, Oranguru
2-eggAlolan Meowth (s), Alolan Grimer (s)
3-eggAlolan Sandshrew (s), Alolan Vulpix (s), Alolan Diglett (s), Stufful (s), Alolan Geodude (s)

Boosted Spawns

Here’s what is listed in the announcement. Anything else to report?

  • Alolan Rattata (s)
  • Cubone (s)
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio
  • Pikipek
  • Yungoos (s)
  • Alolan Meowth (s)
  • Alolan Exeggutor (s)

Field Research

Task TextReward
Power up Pokemon 7 timesRowlet, Litten, Popplio
Walk 1kmYungoos (s)Pikipek
Send 3 gifts to friends5 Poke balls
Use 7 berries to catch Pokemon7 Ultra balls
Send 3 gift to friends and add a sticker to each3 Pinaps

Raid Bosses

TierRaid Bosses
1Alolan Rattata (s), Alolan Geodude (s), Alolan Diglett (s), Alolan Grimer (s), Rockruff (s)
3Alolan Raichu (s), Alolan Exeggutor (s), Alolan Marowak (s)
5Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini
MegaMega Altaria (s)

Collection Challenge

  • Gumshoos (evolve)
  • Trumbeak (evolve)
  • Dartrix (evolve)
  • Torracat (evolve)
  • Brionne (evolve)
  • Cubone
  • Alolan Rattata
  • Toucannon (evolve)
  • Rewards: 15000XP, 15x Ultra balls, Rockruff (s) encounter

Special Research

Available free when you complete all the previous island special researches, or for $4.99 or equivalent

Stage 1

  • Catch 1 Pokemon – Rowlet encounter
  • Catch 4 Pokemon – Litten encounter
  • Catch 7 Pokemon – Popplio encounter
  • Stage Reward: 1000XP, 500 stardust, 15 Pokeballs

Stage 2

Choose a path

Stage 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15 Great Balls
  • (Akala) Walk 2 km – Incense
  • (Melemele)
  • (Ula’ula)
  • (Poni) Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket grunts – Rocket Radar
  • Stage Reward: 1500 XP, 1500 Stardust, 3 Silver Pinaps

Stage 4 (Akala)

  • Walk 7km – Incense
  • Spin 10 Pokestops or gyms – 15x Ultra balls
  • Complete 3 field research tasks Starpiece
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild Pokemon – 3x Golden Razz berry
  • Hatch 3 eggs – Super Incubator
  • Stage Reward: Alolan Marowak (s), 2x Incubators, Pa’u style Oricorio hat


Stage 4 (Melemele)

  • Send 15 gifts to friends – 15x Ultra balls
  • Trade 3 Pokemon – Starpiece
  • Earn 10 hearts with your buddy – 3x Golden Razz berry
  • Make a bew friend – Lure Moduke
  • Stage Reward: encounter, 4x Lucky Egg, Pom-Pom style Oricorio hat

Stage 4 (Poni)

  • Battle in the GO Battle League 10 times – Rocket Radar
  • Defeat 4 Team GO Rocket grunts – 15x Ultra balls
  • Power up a Pokemon 10 times – Starpiece
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket leader – 3x Golden Razz berry
  • Win 3 trainer battles in the GO Battle League – Premium Pass
  • Stage Reward: encounter, 3x Starpiece, Sensu style Oricorio hat

Stage 4 (Ula’ula)

  • Catch 30 Pokemon – Glacial Lure
  • Make 10 curveball throws – 15x Ultra balls
  • Use 15 berries to help catch Pokemon – Starpiece
  • Make 5 nice curveball throws in a row – 3x Golden Razz berry
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokemon – Magnetic Lure
  • Stage Reward: Alolan Vulpix encounter, 4x Incense, Baile style Oricorio hat
Season Of Alola Pokémon Go
Season Of Alola Pokémon Go

How to get Special Research Quest

This is going to be an end of the season event so we’re going to have special research if you guys actually completed all the four other special research during the season of alola, We going to put those up on screen right now, if you didn’t actually go ahead and complete them or maybe you missed a week you guys can actually still buy this special research in the shop for five dollars in our opinion i really don’t feel like it’s worth it to pay the five dollars though you just don’t really get the value from it if you already completed the other special research quest, We mean of course there’s no reason not to do it, but the thing about this special research is that there are going to be four different paths you can pick.

Which Path Should You Pick in Pokémon GO: Alola to Alola Research?

There are going to be four different paths you can pick and these are going to be based on the 
four islands of alola so objectively speaking the poni island path is going to be the best 
value it gives you one rocket radar three-star pieces and a premium raid pass following that the next best path you guys could pick would be akala followed by melee melee and then finally ulaula but honestly i really would not go with that last one you just get similar modules and some incense and well incense are pretty much nerfed, to the ground recently so yeah,

There’s really no reason to go for that path now with that being said though you are going to get an exclusive hat depending on the path that you pick so if you really like the hat from melee melee island then, of course, it makes sense to go with that path but, we think the hat from Poni island is fine and the rewards are really good so that’s what we suggest.

‘Alola to Alola’ Step 1 of 4

  • Catch 1 Pokémon – Rowlet
  • Catch 4 Pokémon – Litten
  • Cach 7 Pokémon – Popplio

Rewards: 1000 XP, 500 Stardust and 15 Poké Balls

‘Alola to Alola’ Step 2 of 4

On this step, you’ll be asked to choose one of four paths – Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula’ula Island and Poni Island. You can’t change this choice once it’s been made.

The following four sections cover the challenges and rewards for each individual path.

Melemele Island Path Quest steps in Pokémon Go

Melemele Island Path Quest Steps In Pokémon Go
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‘Alola to Alola’ Step 3 of 4

  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15 Great Balls
  • Send 5 Gifts to friends – 1 Poffin

Rewards: 1500 XP, 1500 Stardust and 3 Silver Pinap Berries

‘Alola to Alola’ Step 4 of 4

  • Send 15 Gifts to friends – 1 Poffin
  • Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokémon – 15 Ultra Balls
  • Trade Pokémon 3 times – 1 Star Piece
  • Earn 10 hearts with your buddy – 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Make a new friend – 1 Lure Module

Rewards: Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat, 1 Lucky Egg, and an Alolan Raichu encounter

Alolan Raichu
Alolan Raichu

Akala Island Path quest steps in Pokémon Go

Akala Island Path Quest Steps In Pokémon Go
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‘Alola to Alola’ Step 3 of 4

  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15 Great Balls
  • Walk 2km – 1 Incense

Rewards: 1500 XP, 1500 Stardust and 3 Silver Pinap Berries

‘Alola to Alola’ Step 4 of 4

  • Walk 7km – 1 Incense
  • Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms – 15 Ultra Balls
  • Complete 3 Field Research tasks – 1 Star Piece
  • Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokémon – 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Hatch 3 eggs – 1 Super Incubator

Rewards: Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat, 2 Incubators and an Alolan Marowak encounter

Alolan Marowak
Alolan Marowak

Ula’ula Island Path quest steps in Pokémon Go

Ula’ula Island Path Quest Steps In Pokémon Go
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‘Alola to Alola’ Step 3 of 4

  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15 Great Throws
  • Catch 5 different species of Pokémon – 1 Lure Module

Rewards: 1500 XP, 1500 Stardust and 3 Silver Pinap Berries

‘Alola to Alola’ Step 4 of 4

  • Catch 30 Pokémon – 1 Glacial Lure Module
  • Make 10 Curveball Throws – 15 Ultra Balls
  • Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon – 1 Star Piece
  • Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon – 1 Magnetic Lure Module

Rewards: Baile Style Oricorio Hat, 4 Incense and an Alolan Vulpix encounter

Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix

Poni Island Path quest steps in Pokémon Go

Poni Island Path Quest Steps In Pokémon Go
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‘Alola to Alola’ Step 3 of 4

  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15 Great Balls
  • Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 1 Rocket Radar

Rewards: 1500 XP, 1500 Stardust and 3 Silver Pinap Berries

‘Alola to Alola’ Step 4 of 4

  • Battle in the Go Battle League 10 times – 1 Rocket Radar
  • Defeat 4 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 15 Ultra Balls
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – 1 Star Piece
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader – 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Win 3 Trainer Battles in the Go Battle League – 1 Premium Battle Pass

Rewards: Sensu Style Oricorio Hat, 3 Star Pieces and an Alolan Exeggutor

Alolan Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor

Raids in Pokémon GO: Alola to Alola Research

Now when it comes down to the raid battles that are going to be featured in five star raids we have all of the tapu legendaries, but really the only good one is going to be topu fini it’s also worth noting that none of these tapu legendaries are going to have their shiny forms available, so yeah now on top of the tabu legendaries we do also have one-star rates and three-star raids those are pretty much just for shiny hundreds there’s nothing really crazy that stands out among them

But we also have mega altaria and mega raids and in my opinion, this is more or less your best choice mega altaria is going to be good for the foreseeable future and they just recently announced that mega pokemon are going to be available and go battle league for a day so people have done some analysis swag tips yt has done some analysis and he said the mega all target is going to be the move so we trust him,

We would definitely focus on getting some mega energy for this pokemon i actually don’t have enough to even mega evolve at once so i’m gonna be doing these raids for sure get a little bit of a mega energy right there and try to work on that bonus.

Eggs & Research Tasks in Alola Event

We’ll move on for right now the egg pool is kind of looking okay it’s not terrible but in our opinion, the shiny baby pokemon are always going to be significantly better than some of these alolan pokemon that you get on a regular basis we mean, alolan will pick shiny that would be awesome alolan grammar shiny is pretty cool but we just had a calm day for low and sandshrew, alolan mouth isn’t really good for anything and yeah alolan diglett i think that speaks for itself,

The research tests are kind of whatever during this event nothing really stood out to me too much popplio did kind of stand out but the quest isn’t really that good for it because it’s combined with all the other starters so you’re going to have two other starters to go through and you’re not guaranteed a popplio which just makes it harder to hundred a hunt.

Why You Must Need Alolan Marowak

Let’s move on over to the Shadow alone marowak analysis, so this pokemon is specifically going to be good for the great league now the cool thing about this event is that you can evolve it from cubone to 
alola marowak
they’ve never done that before like in the entire time that alola marowak has been 
in game this has never been a thing,

Additionally, you also have shadow cubone available from the rocket leader cliff now whether or not you get it in a good iv spread is gonna be a little bit difficult given the time frame hopefully some of you already have some if you are a legend though and you already have frustration tamed off your shadow cue bone then that’s going to benefit you quite a bit because if you evolve shadow Luba marowak you’re going to get the exclusive moveset shadow bone which is really really good for PVP,

Alolan Marowak
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So when it comes down to it though i don’t expect that many people to have done this I definitely did not anticipate any of this happening so i don’t have the shadow cubone ready to go but uh you could still get shadow cubone during this event it will have frustration unfortunately but that still doesn’t take away 
from the fact that you’re going to be able to get shadow alola marowak which if i didn’t mention this already is ranked number 17 currently in the great league meta,

So yeah it’s definitely going to be worth giving an elite charge tm in the future if you end up getting a good iv spread right now on it i don’t know if they’re going to bring back this ability to evolve into shadow olympic again i’m gonna guess most likely so if you don’t get it right now it’s not the end of the world it’ll eventually come back i just don’t have a date to give you on that.

Shadow Alolan Marowak in Great League

Quickly taking a look at shadow lola marowak though on pv poke we can see that it picks up wins against key pokemon like deoxys in its defense form extra large metacham stunfisk in its gallerian form purified sableye and reggie steele just for comparison’s sake compared to regular lola marowak in the great league and this is also with shadow bone by the way it still has wins against meta champ defense deoxys and reggie steel while not as strong still has wins against them but it loses the purified stability and galerian sunfisk so picking up those two wins especially pokemon like that that are really common definitely a solid advantage for shadow gold and marowak right there i mean this pokemon definitely has a good leg up compared to its normal counterpart

Our Recommendations for Alola Pokémon GO Challenge

So if it wasn’t clear by now definitely put a bit of emphasis on trying to hunt this one down during this event with a good iv spread again guys sky is the limit when it comes down to battling cliff you can go through as many as you possibly can,

You also have a chance of getting a shadow shiny cue bone which you can then evolve to shadow shiny alolan marowak during this event i’m definitely going to be hunting shadow cubone during this event i highly recommend you

Guys do the same thing worry about the elite charge tm later just try to focus on getting a really good iv spread shadow q bone and possibly even a shadow shiny we’ll see what happens.

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