This week in Pokemon Go: 18-24 September, 2023

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This week, Pokemon GO will see the return of the Psychic Spectacular, Grubbin Community Day, as well as more.

Psychic Spectacular
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  • Solosis

The Psychic Spectacular will return from September 20, 2023 at 10:00am until September 24, 2023 at 8:00pm (local time). Shiny Solosis debuts and Psychic-type pokemon appear in more places, including the 7km egg, in raids and in the wild.

Grubbin Community Day
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  • Grubbin

Grubbin Community Day will be held on September 23, from 2pm until 5pm (local time). Vikavolt can learn Volt Switch with triple XP and brand-new shiny.

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

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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.

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GO Battle League : Adventures Abound begins on September 1, 2023 at 12 p.m. 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 22 – September 29
  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔵 Psychic Cup: Great League Edition
September 29 – October 6
  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour
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Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Girafarig will be the Pokemon of choice for Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, September 19, from 6 pm to 7 pm local time. Catching Pokemon earns you 2x your XP.

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This week, the following PokeStops will be featured:

Date and Time Showcase
September 20 – September 22
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time


September 23
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. local time

  • Grubbin

  • Vikavolt

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Raid Hour
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Genesect (Burn Drive)

Genesect Burn Drive will be in the five-star raid on Wednesday, September 20, from 6pm to 7pm (local time).

Mega Raids
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Gardevoir (Mega)

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

Five-Star Raids
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Genesect (Burn Drive)

Genesect Burn Drive will be available in raids with five stars from July 16 through September 23.

  • Entei

  • Suicune

  • Raikou

Entei Suicune Raikou can shine from September 23 through October 6.

Shadow Raids
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Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

Shadow Raids of one- and three-stars are available every day, and five-star Shadow Raids 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 Abound

Season of Adventures: Abundant 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

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Research Breakthrough: Season of Adventures Abundant

  • 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
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Wild Spawns
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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

7 km Eggs

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

  • Voltorb (Hisuian)

  • Qwilfish (Hisuian)

  • Sneasel (Hisuian)

10 km Eggs

  • Larvesta

  • Carbink

  • Goomy

  • Jangmo-o

  • Frigibax

Adventure Sync Rewards
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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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