This week in Pokemon Go: 11-17th September 2023

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This week, starting on the 11th of September, a wave of Paldean Pokemon will debut in GO. Oddish Research Day also takes place.

Oddish Research Day

  • Oddish

Oddish Research Day is September 17th, 2023 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm (local time). Oddish encounters can be earned by spinning PokeStops and completing special research tasks.

Adventures Abound Special Research

Choose your Paldean partner Pokemon! The Trainers will have access to a new Special Research Story with multiple branching paths! Pokemon GO Adventures Abound allows you to bond and adventure with your partner Pokemon.

This Special Research is free from Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 at 10:00 am to Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at 9:59 am local time.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball

Pokemon GO master ball

Pokemon GO master ball

Trainers, start on your path to mastery. Timed Investigations are a series of challenging tasks that can be completed within a certain time frame. This journey will reward you with some of the most rare rewards in Pokemon GO.

Master Ball is available in Pokemon GO Adventures: Abound. Timed Investigation: Master Ball will be available throughout Pokemon GO: Adventures Abound.

It will capture any Pokemon encountered in Pokemon GO, regardless of whether you are in the Wild, using Lure Modules or Daily Adventure Incense, or after a Raid Battle.

  • For Trainers who are unable to complete Timed Investigation: Master Ball by November 21, 2023, a Special Research ticket that awards a Master Ball will be available to purchase.

GO Battle League 16

GO Battle League will begin on September 1, 2023 at 12 noon PT.

At the start of Season, the following things will happen:

  • End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior
September 8 – September 15
  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Element Cup Remix: Little Edition
September 15 – September 22
  • 🟣 Master League
  • 🔵 Psychic Cup: Great League Edition*

Spotlight Hour

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Mankey will be the Pokemon of choice for our spotlight hour on Tuesday, September 12th from 6pm to 7pm (local time), along with two times as much candy when catching Pokemon.


Raid Hour

  • Kartana

  • Celesteela

On Wednesday, September 13, from 6pm to 7pm (local time), Kartana will be appearing in five-star raids in regions outside their usual areas. Kartana is in the Southern Hemisphere and Celesteela, in the Northern Hemisphere.

Mega Raids

Manectric (Mega)

Mega Raids will debut Mega Manectric from September 1 through September 16.

Gardevoir (Mega)

Mega Gardevoir appears in Mega Raids from September 16 through October 6.

Five Star Raids

  • Kartana

  • Celesteela

Kartana will be appearing in raids with five stars from September 8 through September 16. Celesteela will appear temporarily in different places around the globe!

Genesect (Burn Drive)

Genesect Burn Drive will be featured in raids of five stars from September 16 through September 23.

Shadow Raids

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

Shadow Raids of one-star, three-star, and five-star will be offered daily. Five-star Shadow Raids are only available on Sundays and Saturdays, except where otherwise stated. Shadow Zapdos are also swooping into the five-star Shadow Raids for Adventures Abound!

Zapdos (Shadow)

If you are lucky, for the first time ever in Pokemon GO you might even come across a Shiny Shadow Zapdos!

Season of Adventures is Abound

Adventures Abound: Seasonal Bonuses

These bonuses apply to Adventures Abound Season 12.

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Every day, trainers will receive up to 40 gifts.

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Trainers are able to carry up to 40 gifts in their bags

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Damage increases when raiding with friends

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Increased XP when you go up in Friendship Level

Field Research

Season of Adventures Research Breakthrough

  • From September 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Sableye, Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Furfrou, Bagon and Goomy.

  • Sableye

  • Farfetch’d (Galarian)

  • Larvitar

  • Furfrou

  • Bagon

  • Goomy

Season of Adventures Field Research Tasks

Field Research Tasks that rotated monthly will be rotated Seasonally starting this season. Field Research Tasks that reward an encounter with Spinda continue to rotate on a monthly basis. Check out the list below for a complete list of all season-specific field research tasks.

Seasonal Rotations

Wild spawns

Wild Spawns

As the seasons change, different Pokemon will be seen in nature! Different Pokemon will be seen in various areas around the globe as the seasons change!


  • Gengar

  • Gulpin

  • Beldum

  • Tranquill

  • Scraggy

  • Gothita

  • Dedenne


  • Chansey

  • Staravia

  • Lopunny

  • Croagunk

  • Shelmet

  • Morelull

  • Oranguru


  • Onix

  • Sableye

  • Aggron

  • Darumaka

  • Golett

  • Fletchinder

  • Togedemaru

Beaches & Water

  • Slowbro

  • Shellder

  • Pelipper

  • Karrablast

  • Goomy

  • Dewpider

  • Sandygast

Northern Hemisphere

  • Chikorita

  • Cyndaquil

  • Totodile

  • Larvitar

  • Deerling (Autumn)

  • Tyrunt

  • Amaura

Southern Hemisphere

  • Snivy

  • Tepig

  • Oshawott

  • Tirtouga

  • Archen

  • Deerling (Spring)

  • Deino

If you are lucky, you might even encounter one that is Shiny!



These Pokemon are hatching from eggs this season. This is just a small selection of Egg Hatches, many more Pokemon are possible from every egg group.

2 km Eggs

  • Chinchou

  • Meditite

  • Larvesta

  • Fomantis

  • Lechonk

5 km Eggs

  • Lickitung

  • Gligar

  • Larvesta

  • Sprigatito

  • Fuecoco

  • Quaxly

Sprigatito and Quaxly will be available after the Pokemon GO launch on 15 September at 8:00 p.m.

7 km Eggs

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

  • Voltorb (Hisuian)

  • Qwilfish (Hisuian)

  • Sneasel (Hisuian)

10 km Eggs

  • Larvesta

  • Carbink

  • Goomy

  • Jangmo-o

  • Frigibax

After its Pokemon GO launch on 15 September at 8:00 p.m., local time.

Adventure Sync Rewards

These Pokemon are hatching from Adventure Sync Eggs in this season. This is just a small selection of highlighted egg hatches. More Pokemon may hatch from every group.

5 km Eggs

  • Cranidos

  • Shieldon

  • Happiny

  • Munchlax

  • Alomomola

10 km Eggs

  • Gible

  • Goomy

  • Rockruff

  • Jangmo-o

If you are lucky, you might even encounter one that is Shiny!

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