This Week in Pokémon GO: 1-7 August 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 1st August we have the end of the Hisuian Discoveries event, GO Fest Sapporo, and a new month!

Hisuian Discoveries Event

Get ready for a Hisui themed event that features the debut of brand new Pokémon, and new adventures! Taking place from Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 to Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, a variety of Hisuian Pokémon will be making their in-game debut, and Panpour will be available globally.

GO Fest Sapporo

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 continues its world tour with a stop in Sapporo, JapanNakajima Park and the city of Sapporo will host this special event from August 5, 2022, to August 7, 2022. Xurkitree will debut at GO Fest Sapporo 2022, and will appear globally later in the Season of GO. Shiny Pansage and Shiny Swirlix will be making their Pokémon GO debuts.

There is likely to be a Collection Challenge and Global Challenge for trainers around the world to take part it to achieve the Ultra Unlock, much as there has been for the other in-person GO Fests in Berlin and Seattle.

GO Battle League Season 11

GO Battle League Season 11 will start on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

The following will occur at the beginning of the season:

• 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 in Season 10.

July 27Aug 3

Aug 3Aug 10

Spotlight Hour

Voltorb (Hisuian)

Tuesday 2nd August 6pm till 7pm local time we have Hisuian Voltorb as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 3rd August 6pm till 7pm local time Palkia will be appearing in 5-star raids for raid hour.

August Research Breakthrough Encounters

Stunfisk (Galarian)

From Monday, August 1st, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Thursday, September 1st, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Galarian Stunfisk will be featured in the weekly research breakthrough box. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Mega Raids

Abomasnow (Mega)

From Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids


From Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Palkia will be appearing in 5 star raids.

August Research Tasks

For a full list of August 2022 research tasks and rewards we will publish an article ASAP!

Save Shadow Latios!

Giovanni doesn’t do anything half way! After trainers around the world saved Shadow Latias, the Team GO Rocket Boss has managed to get his hands on a Shadow Latios. It needs your help! Get ready to face off against Giovanni and save Shadow Latios.

Season of GO!

Seasonal Bonuses

  • Increased friendship bonus damage for Raids
  • Lure Module duration extended to one hour
  • One extra Special Trade per day
  • One extra Pokémon Candy when trading Pokémon
  • Guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Earlier XL Candy Access: From the Season of GO onward, we are reducing the level requirement necessary to obtain Candy XL. Now, all Trainers level 31 and above will be able to get Candy XL as a reward!

Seasonal Rotations

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world:


The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season!

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