This Week in Pokémon GO: 2-8 October 2023

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO beginning October 2nd! Encounter the glistening Hisuian Growlithe making its shiny debut and revel in elevated sightings of Kecleon at PokéStops throughout the “Out to Play” occasion.

Detective Pikachu returns on the fifth of October, with their new pal Slowpoke, to have a good time the discharge of the brand new Nintendo Change recreation!

A particular GO Battle Weekend will happen, the proper likelihood to work in your GBL ranking and full further battles.

For these aiming for mastery, the race is on to finish the Timed Investigation and earn the unmatched Grasp Ball. However that's not all – battle lovers can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 16, whereas raiders put together for epic confrontations towards legends like Entei, Suicune, and Raikou, adopted by the discharge of shiny Guzzlord!

And hold your eyes peeled for the elusive Shiny Shadow Moltres! There's a plethora of adventures ready, so trainers, gear up and set out!

Out to Play Occasion

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

  • Kecleon

September 27, 2023 from 10:00am to October 2, 2023, 8:00pm native time a brand new occasion, the Out to Play occasion takes place. Hisuian Growlithe makes their shiny debut, and Kecleon will seem extra steadily at PokéStops.

Detective Pikachu Returns

  • Pikachu
    carrying a detective hat

  • Slowpoke
    carrying a hat

Detective Pikachu returns from October 5, 2023 10:00am to October 9, 2023 8:00pm native time.

Metropolis Safari: Seoul, South Korea

  • Gogoat

  • Eevee
    carrying an explorer hat

Metropolis Safari: Seoul, South Korea happens Saturday October 7, 2023 10:00am to six:00pm, and Sunday October 8, 2023 10:00 to six:00pm. Gogoat makes their debut in Pokémon GO, and it may be shiny, together with Eevee carrying a particular explorer hat.

GO Battle Weekend

GO Battle Weekend: Geeta

October 7, 2023 12:00am to October 8, 11:59pm native time is GO Battle Weekend: Geeta! The utmost variety of units you may play per day can be elevated from 5 to twenty—for a complete of 100 battles—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. native time every day and free battle-themed Timed Analysis can be accessible.

Shadow Zapdos Make-up Raid Day

A make-up day occasion can be held on October 6 2023, with Shadow Zapdos that includes in Shadow Raids after an error meant the shiny was beforehand not accessible.

Adventures Abound Particular Analysis

Select your Paldean associate Pokémon! A brand new Particular Analysis story with branching paths can be accessible to Trainers! All through Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound, you’ll be capable to journey collectively and bond along with your chosen associate Pokémon.

You'll be able to declare this Particular Analysis without charge from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9:59 a.m. native time.

Timed Investigation: Grasp Ball

Pokemon GO master ball
Pokemon GO grasp ball

Embark on the trail to mastery, Trainers. A Timed Investigation is a prolonged collection of challenges accessible throughout a set time period. Seeing this journey by way of will provide a few of the rarest rewards you may acquire in Pokémon GO.

Timed Investigation: Grasp Ball can be accessible all through Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound. Full the Timed Investigation by Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. native time to obtain the perfect Poké Ball with the final word stage of efficiency—the Grasp Ball.

When used, it can catch any Pokémon you encounter in Pokémon GO with out fail, whether or not or not it's within the wild, by way of Lure Modules, after Raid Battles, or whereas utilizing your Each day Journey Incense.

  • For Trainers who're unable to finish Timed Investigation: Grasp Ball by November 21, 2023, a Particular Analysis ticket that awards a Grasp Ball can be accessible to buy.

GO Battle League Season 16
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GO Battle League: Adventures Abound will begin on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

The next will happen initially of the Season:

  • Finish-of-Season rewards can be accessible on the battle display.
  • Your GO Battle League rank can be reset.
  • Rank-up necessities will stay the identical because the prior
September 29 – October 6
  • Extremely League
  • Sunshine Cup: Nice League Version
October 6 – October 13
  • 🔵 Nice League*
  • 🟡 Extremely League*
  • 🟣 Grasp League*

Highlight Hour

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday October third 6pm until 7pm native time we've got Slowpoke because the featured Pokémon for highlight hour, together with 2x Sweet for transferring Pokémon.


The next PokéStop showcases will happen throughout this week:

Date and Time Showcase
September 30 – October 2
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. native time

  • Growlithe

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

October 5 – October 9
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. native time


Raid Hour

  • Entei

  • Suicune

  • Raikou

Wednesday October 4th 6pm until 7pm native time Entei, Suicune and Raikou will seem in five-star raids.

Mega Raids

Gardevoir (Mega)

From September 16 to October 6 Mega Gardevoir will seem in Mega Raids.

Gengar (Mega)

From October 6 to October 20 Mega Gengar will seem in Mega Raids.

5-Star Raids

  • Entei

  • Suicune

  • Raikou

From September 23 to October 6 Entei, Suicune and Raikou will seem in five-star raids, and they are often shiny.

  • Guzzlord

From October 6 to October 20 Guzzlord will seem in five-star raids, and they are often shiny for the primary time!

Shadow Raids
Raid icon

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids
Crew GO Rocket Shadow Raids

One-star and three-star Shadow Raids can be accessible every day, whereas five-star Shadow Raids will happen on Saturdays and Sundays, except in any other case famous. Additionally, Shadow Moltres will swoop into five-star Shadow Raids throughout Adventures Abound!

Moltres (Shadow)

For the primary time in Pokémon GO, it's possible you'll even encounter a Shiny Shadow Moltres—if you happen to’re fortunate!

Season of Adventures Abound
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Season of Adventures Abound: Bonuses
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The next bonuses are particular to Season 12: Adventures Abound.

Trainers can divulge heart's contents to 40 Items every day

Gift icon

Trainers can maintain as much as to 40 Items of their bag

Elevated injury when collaborating in raids with a buddy

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Elevated XP from going up a Friendship stage


Season of Adventures Abound Analysis 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)
  • Full Discipline Analysis duties throughout the entire season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, together with Sableye, Galarian Farfetch'd, Larvitar, Furfrou, Bagon and Goomy.

  • Sableye

  • Farfetch'd (Galarian)

  • Larvitar

  • Furfrou

  • Bagon

  • Goomy

Season of Adventures Abound Discipline Analysis Duties
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Beginning this Season, Discipline Analysis duties that beforehand rotated on a month-to-month foundation will now rotate Seasonally. Discipline Analysis duties that award an encounter with Spinda will nonetheless rotate month-to-month. For a full checklist of the season discipline analysis duties take a look at our checklist right here.

Seasonal Rotations

Wild Spawns
Pokemon Encounter icon

Totally different Pokémon will seem within the wild! Because the Season adjustments, completely different Pokémon will seem in several areas the world over!


  • Gengar

  • Gulpin

  • Beldum

  • Tranquill

  • Scraggy

  • Gothita

  • Dedenne


  • Chansey

  • Staravia

  • Lopunny

  • Croagunk

  • Shelmet

  • Morelull

  • Oranguru


  • Onix

  • Sableye

  • Aggron

  • Darumaka

  • Golett

  • Fletchinder

  • Togedemaru

Seashores & 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 happen to’re fortunate, it's possible you'll encounter a Shiny one!


The next Pokémon hatch from Eggs this Season. These are just a few highlighted Egg hatches, extra Pokémon can hatch 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

Journey Sync Rewards
Egg icon

The next Pokémon hatch from Journey Sync Eggs this Season. These are just a few highlighted Egg hatches, extra Pokémon can hatch from every egg group.

5 km Eggs

  • Cranidos

  • Shieldon

  • Happiny

  • Munchlax

  • Alomomola

10 km Eggs

  • Gible

  • Goomy

  • Rockruff

  • Jangmo-o

*If you happen to’re fortunate, it's possible you'll encounter a Shiny one!

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