A Paldean Adventure is a special in-game event that welcomes the first ever Generation 9 Pokémon to Pokémon GO! Celebrate the Paldean region with new starter Pokémon, new shinies and more. Event runs from September 5 through September 10, 2023.
A Paldean Adventure is part of the new Adventures Abound season in Pokémon GO, which starts on September 1, 2023. Check out our September 2023 Event guide for more events taking place this month in Pokémon GO.
Author note: this event is very similar to the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event that runs from September 10 through September 15, 2023. Eerily similar.
Date & Time
|Tuesday, September 5, 2023
at 10:00 AM local time
|Sunday, September 10, 2023
at 10:00 AM local time
A Paldean Adventure Bonuses ⭐
- 4x XP for catching Pokémon
- 4× Stardust for catching Pokémon
- Gimmighoul won't appear at Golden PokéStops unless a Golden Lure is used, but trainers may still find Gimmighoul Coins when they spin a Golden PokéStop event without a Golden Lure!
- PokéStops may turn Golden without the use of a Golden Lure
- Enter your chonkiest Lechonk into showcases at PokéStops!
- Houndour, Hoppip, Buizel and Fletchling will be more likely to be shiny during the event
The following Pokémon will debut in Pokémon GO for the first time:
Here are all the evolution requirements for debuting Pokémon:
|Lechonk||50 Candy and female||Oinkologne (Female)|
|Lechonk||50 Candy and male||Oinkologne (Male)|
When the event ends, Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly may hatch from 5km eggs, and Lechonk may hatch from 2km eggs.
Shiny Lechonk will debut with the event!
|Lechonk Sprites||Oinkologne (female) Sprites||Oinkologne (male) Sprites|
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter in the wild during the event:
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter from field research tasks during the event:
|Catch 3 Pokémon||Lechonk 285 CP - 314 CP|
|Catch 9 Pokémon|
|Hatch an Egg||750× Stardust|
Lechonk’s Adventure Timed Research featuring Lechonk will be available during the event. Not only will it debut, it can be shiny! Lechonk’s Adventure is available from Sep 5, 10:00 AM – Sep 15, 2023, 8:00 PM Local Time.
|Catch 9 Pokémon||Lechonk 285 CP - 314 CP|
|Catch 1 Pokémon||Lechonk 285 CP - 314 CP|
|Catch 5 Pokémon||Lechonk 285 CP - 314 CP|
|Use 9 Berries to help catch Pokémon||Lechonk 285 CP - 314 CP|
|Send 9 Gifts to Friends||Lechonk 285 CP - 314 CP|
Rewards for completing:
- Lechonk 285 CP - 314 CP
- 900× XP
- 900× Stardust
The following Pokémon will be available to hatch from 7km eggs during the event:
An event themed Collection Challenge will be available during the event. Complete it for Stardust rewards, and additional encounters with Lechonk.
Sprigatito Collection Challenge
Fuecoco Collection Challenge
The following Pokémon will appear in 1-Star Raids:
The following Pokémon will appear in 3-Star Raids:
The following Pokémon will appear in 5-Star Raids:
The following Pokémon will appear in Mega Raids:Manectric (Mega)
Related raid guides: Mega Manectric.
To celebrate the release of the first DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, The Teal Mask, avatar items inspired by the main characters will be available to all trainers starting September 13th.
- Paldea Set (Kitakami)
- Paldea Backpack (Kitakami)
- Paldea Sandals (Kitakami)
Choose your Paldean partner Pokémon! A new Special Research story with branching paths will be available to Trainers! Throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound, you’ll be able to adventure together and bond with your chosen partner Pokémon.
You can claim this Special Research at no cost from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9:59 a.m. local time.