Season of Light

Pokémon GO's Season of Light brings Cosmog, the Legendary Nebula Pokémon, GO Battle League Season 12, new Seasonal Spawns, Eggs and a variety of bonuses lasting from September 1, 2022 to December 1, 2022.

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Welcome to the Season of Light, a new Pokémon GO Season that lasts from September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – December 1, 2022, 10:00 AM. Season of Light starts with Professor Willow returning from a Ultra Wormhole, and this return has led to a discovery of a new Legendary Pokémon… Cosmog!

Season of Light Features

  • 📅 Duration
  • Event icon From September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - December 1, 2022, 10:00 AM
  • ⭐ Meet Cosmog
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Cosmog, the Legendary Nebula Pokémon, debuts in Pokémon GO
  • Research icon Season long Special Research featuring Cosmog, with a new chapter releasing every month
  • ⭐ Bonuses
  • Raid icon Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Raid icon Up to two free Raid Passes per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Stardust icon Increased Stardust reward for Research Breakthroughs
  • Stardust icon Increased Stardust from Gifts
  • Pokestop icon Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Incense icon Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Research icon Additional items from Research Breakthroughs
  • 🛍️ Shop
  • Shop icon Cosmog Hat avatar item available in the in-game shop
  • Shop icon Season-themed stickers available from Gifts, PokéStops and the in-game shop

Season of Light Special Research

Cosmog season of light

A Cosmic Companion Special Research

Special Research Guide: A Cosmic Companion Special Research (Season of Light)

Cosmog

Professor Willow’s return led to a discovery of a mysterious Pokémon called Cosmog. Throughout the Season of Light, you’ll be able to adventure and bond with Cosmog, through a series of Special Research quest lines available on September 1, October 5 and November 23, 2022.

Professor Willow

Season of Light Special Research is available to claim from Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 9:59 a.m. local time. 

New parts of the Special Research will unlock over the course of the Season, so be sure to follow along!

Season of Light Special Research Schedule
Special Research Unlocks at
Part 1 September 1, 2022
Part 2 October 5, 2022
Part 3 November 23, 2022

Season of Light Wild Spawns

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during the Season, including iconic Pokémon from all generations. As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world.

Cities

Forests

Mountains

Beach & Water

Hemisphere exclusive

Northern Hemisphere

Some Pokémon will appear only in the northern hemisphere.

Southern Hemisphere

Some Pokémon will appear only in the southern hemisphere.

Season of Light Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season.

2km Eggs

5km Eggs

10km Eggs

5km Adventure Sync Eggs

10km Adventure Sync Eggs

Season of Light Research Breakthroughs

Completing Field Research tasks leads to Research Breakthroughs, which now reward Trainers with different items in addition to encounters with specific Pokémon. Check out the Research Breakthrough rewards you can look forward to this Season!

September Research Breakthroughs

Medicham
  • From September 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to October 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks in September to earn a Premium Raid Pass and an encounter with Medicham!

Check out Pokémon GO September 2022 Guide for more info.

October Research Breakthroughs

Shedinja
  • From October 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to November 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks in October to earn an Incense and an encounter with Shedinja!

November Research Breakthroughs

Starmie
  • From November 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8)
  • Complete Field Research tasks in November to earn a Star Piece and an encounter with
    Starmie!

Season of Light Raids

September 1 – 13

From September 1 to September 13, 2022, Deoxys and all of its Forms return to Five-Star Raids.

September 13 – 27

  • Raid icon Mystery Raid ???
  • Raid icon Mystery Raid ???

From September 13 to September 27, 2022, two unknown mysterious ???? Pokémon will be in Five-Star Raids.

September 27 – October 8

From September 27 to October 8, 2022, Yveltal Pokémon will be in Five-Star Raids.

Yveltal

GO Battle League Season 12

GO Battle League Season of Light
GO Battle League Season of Light

The GO Battle League is back with Season 12! Hot off the heels of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, Season 12 will feature competitions like the Psychic Cup, the Weather Cup, and the Halloween Cup: Ultra League Edition!

We’ve made quite a few changes to the GO Battle League this season, so we encourage new and veteran Trainers alike to check it out and test their battling skills!

Visit our GO Battle League Season 12 page for more info!

Season of Light Events

Event Date and Time
Inkay Research Day Inkay Limited Research September 3, 2022,
from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. local time
Psychic Spectacular 2022 Psychic Spectacular 2022 September 6 – September 12, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
Clefairy Commotion Clefairy Commotion September 10, 2022,
from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. local time
Deoxys Deoxys Raid Day September 11, 2022,
from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
Test Your Mettle September 16 – September 21, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
September 2022 Community Day: Roggenrola September Community Day September 18, 2022,
from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
Fashion Week September 27 – October 3, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time

Additional Season of Light Bonuses

Season of Light Avatar items, stickers and skybox

  • Nebula Sky will be showing up periodically during the Season of Light.
  • Cosmog hat avatar item will be available in the in-game shop during the Season of Light.
  • Themed stickers featuring Pokémon drawn in the style of Autumn will be available by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts and purchasing them from the in-game shop

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