This week in Pokemon GO – October 9-15 2023

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Pokemon GO is launching a week of action on October 9, with Detective Pikachu and Slowpoke in hats.

Harvest Festival begins on 12th October, and the new Paldean Pokemon “Smoliv” debuts! Timburr Community Day is on October 15, and the muscly Pokemon Conkeldurr will have access to the Dark Type move Brutal Swing. The Ticket of Treats is available for Halloween lovers, and gives Timed Research each Thursday in October.

For those who are aiming to master, it’s time to finish the Timed Investigation in order earn the Master Ball. Battle enthusiasts will be able to prepare for the GO Battle League Season 16 while raiders are preparing for epic battles with the shiny Guzzlord.

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

Detective Pikachu Returns
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  • Pikachu
    Wearing a Detective Hat

  • Slowpoke
    wearing a hat

Detective Pikachu will return from October 5, 2020 10:00 am to October 9, 2020 8:00 pm local time.

Harvest Festival Event
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  • Smoliv

  • Dolliv

  • Arboliva

Harvest Festival is October 12, 2023, 10:00am through October 17, 2023 at 8:00pm (local time). Smoliv, a new Pokemon GO character will debut. Other grass type Pokemon are also expected to spawn.

Timburr Community Day
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  • Timburr

Timburr Community Day is October 15th, 2023 from 2pm to 5pm local time! Conkeldurrs that know the exclusive move Brutal swing can be obtained by evolving.

Barcelona City Safari

  • Gogoat

  • Eevee
    Wearing an Explorer Hat

Barcelona City Safari, Spain will take place on Saturday, October 13th, 2023 from 10:00am until 6:00pm and Sunday, October 14th, 2023, 10:00am till 6:00pm. Gogoats make their Pokemon GO debut, they can even be shiny. Eevee wears a special explorer hat.

Ticket of Treats
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Trainers will be able purchase the new “Ticket of Treats” starting in October. This ticket grants them a spooky, Halloween-themed Timed Research for the entire month. The ticket unlocks a Timed Research every Thursday, and you have until October 31 to finish them. Every research includes Premium Items, encounters themed around events, and much more.

Tickets will only be sold until November 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (local time), and they must be claimed and completed by October 31, 20,23 at 11:59pm.

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.

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
October 6 – October 13
  • 🔵 Great League*
  • 🟡 Ultra League*
  • 🟣 Master League*
October 13 – October 20
  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔵 Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour
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Pokémon Spotlight Hour


On Tuesday, October 10, from 6 pm to 7 pm local time, we will be featuring Shroomish for the spotlight hour. We’ll also have 2x XP available for Pokemon that are evolving.

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This week, the following PokeStops will be featured:

Date and Time Showcase
October 5 – October 9
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Pikachu

October 12 – October 13
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Smoliv

  • Pumpkaboo

  • Gourgeist

October 15
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. local time

  • Timburr

  • Conkeldurr

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Raid Hour

  • Guzzlord

On Wednesday, October 11, from 6pm to 7pm (local time), Guzzlord is going to appear on five-star raids.

Mega Raids

Gengar (Mega)

Mega Gengar appears in Mega Raids from October 6 through October 20.

Five-Star Raids

  • Guzzlord

Guzzlord can shine for the very first time from October 6 through October 20!

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 unless stated otherwise. Shadow Moltres is also swooping into the five-star Shadow Raids for Adventures Abound!

Moltres (Shadow)

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

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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