Pokémon Go Seasons are fairly massive, spread out across three whole months. Keeping track of everything that will be happening in a Pokémon Go Season is a real challenge, but we here at iMore have all the details available for what to expect each Season. From new eggs to raid battles, Seasonal events and more, you can find it all here, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you're fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!
What are Pokémon Go Seasons?
Introduced with the Go Beyond update, Pokémon Go Seasons not only coincide roughly with the four seasons of the real world, but each have a theme that encompasses events throughout the three month period. During the course of a Season, you can expect to find more of specific species of Pokémon in the wild and in Eggs, as well as a new Pokémon Go Battle League Season.
What is the current Pokémon Go Season?
The seventh Pokémon Go Season, the Season of Go has arrived. During this Season, players will have the opportunity to participate in Pokémon Go Fest 2022, during which Rhi appeared along with the first Ultra Wormholes of Pokémon Go. The season also features several real world Go Fest events, each with their own Ultra Unlock bonuses and will conclude with the Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Finale event on August 22.
This Season also coincides with Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to Deerling and Sawsbuck changing their forms to match the real world seasons, you can expect a handful of seasonally appropriate Pokémon in their respective hemispheres.
The Season of Go runs from June 1, 2022 at 10 AM local time to September 1, 2022 at 10 AM local time.
Pokémon shifting with the Seasons
Pokémon spawning in the specific geographic areas, including cities, forests, mountains, and bodies of water, this Season will include:
- Galarian Stunfisk*
Hemisphere specific wild Pokémon
As the seasons are reversed between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the Hemisphere you play in will have different Pokémon spawning in the wild. While each Season will include the Deerling forme corresponding to that Hemisphere, there will be a bunch of other Pokémon specifically boosted.
The Northern Hemisphere will feature the following Pokémon:
- Deerling (Summer)
The Southern Hemisphere will feature the following Pokémon:
- Deerling (Winter)
Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.
While Pokémon in eggs will shift with events as well, during the Season of Go there will be changes to egg contents. Remember though, egg contents are determined when you pick up the egg so if you want these Pokémon, you'll need to pick up new eggs!
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 2KM Eggs:
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5KM Eggs:
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 10KM Eggs:
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5KM Adventure Sync reward Eggs:
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 10KM Adventure Sync reward Eggs:
Throughout the Season of Go, the following Mega Evolved Pokémon will be available in Mega Raids:
- Mega Steelix
- Mega Aerodactyl
- Mega Venusaur
- Mega Charizard X
- Mega Charizard Y
- Mega Blastoise
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While there will be all the usual holiday based events, we can also look forward to the following Season based events:
- Pokémon Go Fest 2022: June 4-5
- Adventure Week: June 7-12
- Pokémon TCG crossover event: June 16-30
- Deino Community Day: June 25
- Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Berlin: July 1-3
- July Community Day: July 17
- Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Seattle: July 22-24
- Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Sopporo: August 5-7
- August Community Day: August 13
- Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Finale: August 27
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Other bonuses you can look forward to in the Season of Go include:
- One hour Lure Module duration
- Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
- Increased friendship damage during raids
- Increased remote damage during raids
- Bonus candy when trading
- Guaranteed XL candy when trading
- Guaranteed gifts from PokéStop spins
- Bonus Special Trade per day
- New stickers
What were the past Pokémon Go Seasons?
Wondering what past Pokémon Go Seasons looked like? Here are the highlights:
- March 1, 2022 through June 1, 2022: Season of Alola: the sixth Pokémon Go season focused on the Alola region of Gen VII, exploring each of the four islands and encountering the Guardian Deities of Alola. The season featured limited Special Research lines focused on each island leading up to Pokémon Go Fest 2022. Seasonal events included the Festival of Colors, Spring into Spring, A Mega Moment, and more. And just when players thought the Alolan fun had concluded, Nihilego appeared through Ultra Wormholes during Pokémon Go Fest, promising more Gen VII excitement to come in the form of Ultra Beasts.
- December 1, 2021 through March 1, 2022: Season of Heritage: the fifth Pokémon Go season focused on the past, with the discovery of a Mysterious Door that Professor Willow discovered. Trainers helped the professor all season long to unlock the door, but at the very end, Team GO Rocket beat them to the punch and stole the Apex Ho-Oh and Apex Lugia from behind the door during the Pokémon Go Tour: Johto. The Pokémon Go Tour Johto also unlocked the remaining Gen II Shiny Pokémon, as well as provided players with the chance to catch, trade, hatch, or evolve every single Gen II Pokémon in a single day.
- September 1, 2021 through December 1, 2021: Season of Mischief: the fourth Pokémon Go Season focused on Hoopa, after the Mythical Pokémon made a suprprise appearance at the end of the previous season. Trainers were able to complete a Season long Special Research to catch Hoopa and another Special Research to unlock Hoopa's ability to change forms. Speaking of which, form changing made its Pokémon Go debut during the Fashion Week event with the introduction of Furfrou. The Psychic Spectacular returned, as did Halloween, and holiday events for both Dia de Muertos and Diwali expanded to include the entire world. Team GO Rocket returned, with Giovanni having captured Shadow Lugia, and players were treated to an event to celebrate the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.
- June 1, 2021 through September 1, 2021: Season of Discovery: the third Pokémon Go Season focused on Pokémon Go's fifth anniversary and Pokémon Go Fest 2021. The Regi Trio returned, along with fun new Avatar Style items themed off the titans. The global Pokémon Go fest 2021 brought back every single Legendary Pokémon for a full day of Raids, and players were rewarded with three Ultra Unlock events, including the introduction of Zacian and Zamazenta, thanks to Hoopa's mischief.
- March 1, 2021 through June 1, 2021: Season of Legends: the second Pokémon Go Season celebrated Legendary Pokémon and featured tons of Raids. This Season kicked off with the Forces of Nature trio and double trouble from Team GO Rocket. The Kalos region continued to make its way into Pokémon Go with Xerneas and Yveltal starring in the Luminous Legends X and Luminous Legends Y events and bringing an end to the Season.
- December 1, 2020 through March1, 2021: Season of Celebration: the first Pokémon Go Season celebrated each of the regions in the Pokémon world, as well as introduced the Kalos region to Pokémon Go. The Go Beyond update was highlighted, along with the expansion of the Pokémon Go Battle League. The Season of Celebration wrapped up with the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event, Kanto Celebration, and the 25th anniversary of Pokémon.
Questions about Pokémon Go Seasons?
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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.