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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 Pokémon 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.

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What is the current Pokémon Go Season?

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The second Pokémon Go Season, the Season of Legends is about to begin. During this Season, we will be exploring Legendary Pokémon, starting off with the Forces of Nature Trio, Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus. While these three were introduced in Pokémon Go starting in February of 2020, their Therian formes will be introduced during the Season of Legends. They will be featured in Special Research, as well as Legendary Raids.

This Season also coincides with Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to Deerling and Sawsbuck changing their forms to match the real world seasons, you can expect


The Season of Discover runs from June 1, 2021 at 8 AM local time to September 1, 2021 at 10 AM local time.

Pokémon shifting with the Seasons

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Pokémon spawning in the specific geographic areas, including cities, forests, mountains, and bodies of water, this Season will include:

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.

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The Northern Hemisphere will feature the following Pokémon:

  • Alolan Diglett
  • Staryu
  • Barboach
  • Petilil
  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Deerling (Summer forme)
  • Sableye
  • Scyther
  • Combee

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The Southern Hemisphere will feature the following Pokémon:

  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Shellder
  • Turtwig
  • Chimchar
  • Piplup
  • Deerling (Winter forme)
  • Lickitung
  • Chimecho
  • Cubchoo

Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.


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While Pokémon in Eggs will shift with events as well, during the Season of Discovery 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:

  • Meditite
  • Buizel
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5KM Eggs:

  • Togepi
  • Gligar
  • Skarmory
  • Bonsly

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:

Seasonal events

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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 2021: The biggest event of the year, Pokémon Go Fest will remain a global, virtual event this year and will include many surprises, including unexpected guests and new Raid Pokémon.

Season exclusive Special Research

The Season of Legends included a Season specific Special Research line. We don't yet know what Special Research will look like for the Season of Discovery, but check back soon for more details!

Additional Bonuses

Other bonuses you can look forward to in the Season of Discovery include:

  • Field Research Breakthrough rewards will include double XP all season
  • Field Research Breakthrough rewards will include a Remote Raid Pass through the month of June

What were the past Pokémon Go Seasons?

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Wondering what past Pokémon Go Seasons looked like? Here are the highlights:

  • 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?

Do you have any questions about Pokémon Go Seasons? What Season theme would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments below

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