How to get Fomantis and evolution Lurantis in Pokémon Go

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Fomantis and Lurantis, its evolution, are two Gen 7 Pokémon which debuted in Pokémon Go during the Season of Alola.

Both Pokémon were released as part of the Lush Jungle event in March 2022 and, if you want to get a Lurantis, you must meet a special evolution requirement.

Below you'll learn how to get Fomantis and evolve it into Lurantis in Pokémon Go.

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How to get Fomantis in Pokémon Go

Fomantis first appeared in Pokémon Go during the Lush Jungle event on Tuesday, 22nd March 2022.

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Fomantis can be obtained through a variety of methods both during and out of this event:

  • In the wild - appearing more frequently during the Lush Jungle event
  • Lush Jungle field research task - Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon
  • An Akala Adventure special research quest - Complete Step 1

Thanks to the methods listed above, you're guaranteed to catch at least one Fomantis in Pokémon Go by completing Step 1 of An Akala Adventure.

When it comes to catching Fomantis during the Lush Jungle event, we recommend searching for them in the wild due to their spawn rate being increased. Keep an eye on your Pokémon radar, so you know when a Fomantis is nearby!

At the time of writing, we don't know what Fomantis' spawn rate will be once the Lush Jungle event ends, but there's a chance, like most of the recently released Pokémon, it will be quite well.

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If you want to catch Fomantis by completing the Lush Jungle field research task, it's important to remember that the tasks offered by PokéStops change on a day-to-day basis, which can make it hard to find the task. For this method, we recommend finding a Pokémon Go group for your local area, because someone else might have already found the right PokéStop.


The Season of Alola is here and it begins with the Welcome to Alola event! A host of Gen 7 Pokémon, including Tapu Koko and Rockruff, can now be found. You can also complete the A Melemele Adventure special research quest. Elsewhere, off the back of the Go Tour Johto event is Masterwork Research Apex to complete.


How to evolve Fomantis into Lurantis in Pokémon Go

To evolve Fomantis into Lurantis in Pokémon Go, you need 50 Fomantis Candy and to conduct the evolution during the day.

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Image credit: pokemon.com

You can easily collect enough Fomantis candy by using Pinap Berries when catching it or walking with Fomantis as your buddy Pokémon.

It's very easy to figure out this time of day in Pokémon Go, because it follows the current time of your region. This means if it's daytime in your current reality, then it will also be daytime in Pokémon Go.

A little tick mark will also appear next to the sun symbol on Fomantis' evolution button to inform you it's possible to evolve it into Lurantis.

This evolution method is similar to how Yungoos evolves into Gumshoos and Rockruff evolves into either its Midday or Midnight form. It's also a lot easier than evolving Eevee into either Umbreon or Espeon thanks to the lack of buddy and walking requirements.

Good luck adding Fomantis and Lurantis to your Pokédex!

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