Niantic announces the Season of Mischief in Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go Season Of Mischief
Pokemon Go Season Of Mischief (Image credit: Niantic)

What you need to know

  • The theme for the next Pokémon Go Season will be Mischief.
  • A Season long Special Research will feature Hoopa, the Mischief Pokémon.
  • New wild spawns, eggs, Mega Evolution bonuses, and more were also announced.

Pokémon Go players will see a new Season beginning on September 1, 2021 and the theme is Mischief! After Hoopa, the Mischief Pokémon made a surprise appearance during Pokémon Go Fest 2021 and then again in the third Ultra Unlock event, Niantic has announced that player will be able to catch Hoopa by completing a new Season long Special Research story. Although Hoopa has two different formes, players will be able to catch the Confined Hoopa by completing this Special Research. Niantic added that players who do not catch Hoopa this Season may have a chance to catch it again in the future.

In addition to introducing Hoopa, new Pokémon found in the wild this Season include:

  • Cities: Shuppet, Trubbish, Gothita, and more
  • Forests: Teddiursa, Shelmet, Karrablast, and more
  • Mountaints: Geodude, Rhyhorn, Slugma, and more
  • Water: Krabby, Horsea, Mantine, and more
  • Northern Hemisphere: Jigglypuff, Slowpoke, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Bidoof, Deerling (Autumn), and more
  • Southern Hemisphere: Clefairy, Roserade, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Tympole, Deerling (Spring), and more

New Pokémon appearing in Eggs include:

  • 2KM Eggs: Nidoran♂, Nidoran♀, Barboach, Drifloon, and more
  • 5KM Eggs: Seel, Pineco, Sableye, Chingling, and more
  • 10KM Eggs: Audino, Mienfoo, and more
  • 5KM Adventure Sync: Shieldon, Cranidos, Frillish, and more
  • 10KM Adventure Sync: Riolu, Deino, Noibat, and more

The following Mega Evolved Pokémon will be boosted during the Season of Mischief:

Ditto will be hiding as the following Pokémon during the Season of Mischief:

  • Gastly
  • Drowzee
  • Remoraid
  • Teddiursa
  • Gulpin
  • Numel
  • Stunky
  • Dwebble
  • Foongus

More details will be released throughout the Season of Mischief which runs from September 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022. In the meantime, be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.