This week in Pokemon Go: 25 September to 1 October 2023

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Start your week with Pokemon GO on September 25th. The Hisuian Growlithe is making its debut as a shiny Pokemon and you can expect to see more Kecleons at PokeStops in the “Out to Play Event”.

Azurill will hatch more often from eggs of 2km on September 30, giving you a chance to catch a shining! Discover the secrets of “Adventures Abound Special Research”. Choose your Paldean companion for an unforgettable bonding experience.

Those aiming to master the game will have to race against the clock in order complete the Timed Investigation, and receive the unrivaled Master Ball. Battle enthusiasts will be able to prepare for GO Battle League Season 16 while raiders can get ready for epic battles with legends such as Entei Suicune and Raikou.

Keep your eyes open for Shiny Shadow Zapdos. Trainers are in for a world of adventure, so get ready and go!

This event is called Out of Play

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

  • Kecleon

The Out to Play Event will take place from September 27th, 2023 at 10:00am to the 2nd of October, 2023, 8pm local time. Hisuian growlithe will make their debut and Kecleon is more likely to appear at PokeStops.

Azurill Hatch Day
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  • Azurill

Azurill Hatch Day is September 30th, 2023 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm (local time). Azurill eggs will hatch at a higher rate from 2km distances, and there is a greater chance that they’ll be 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, after a Raid Battle, etc.

  • 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 Adventures Abound begins 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 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


Growlithe will be the Pokemon of spotlight hour on Tuesday, September 26th from 6pm to 7pm (local time) along with two times as much Stardust.

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This week, the following PokeStops will be featured:

Date and Time Showcase
September 27 – September 29
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Growlithe

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

September 30 – October 2
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Growlithe

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

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Raid Hour
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  • Entei

  • Suicune

  • Raikou

On Wednesday, September 27, from 6pm to 7pm (local time), Entei Suicune Raikou and five-star raids will be conducted.

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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  • 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-, three-, and five-stars are available every day, while Shadow Raids with five stars will only be offered 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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A friend level increase will give you more XP

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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
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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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