This Week in Pokémon GO: 12-18 September 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 12th September, we have the end of the Psychic Spectacular event, Test Your Mettle event, Community Day and more!

Test Your Mettle Event

From September 16 – September 21, 2022, from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time we have the Test Your Mettle event! We don’t have information for this event just yet, but it looks likely to bring with it a new Mega Pokémon! We’re speculating that it could be Mega Aggron.

Roggenrola September 2022 Community Day


On September 18, 2022, from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time we have September 2022 Community Day, featuring Roggenrola.

  • Attack icon Evolve Boldore (Roggenrola's Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterwards to get a Gigalith that knows the Charge Attack Meteor Beam
  • Egg icon 1/4 Hatch Distance when eggs are placed into incubators during the event
  • Candy icon 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Candy XL icon 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokémon.
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise
  • Trade icon One additional special trade can be made during the event and up to five hours afterward for a maximum of two for the day. This bonus will last until 10:00 p.m.
  • Trade icon Trades made during the event and up to five hours afterward will require 50% less Stardust. This bonus will last until 10:00 p.m.

Psychic Spectacular Event

From September 6 – September 12, 2022, from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time the Psychic Spectacular event returns!

  • Event icon Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • Evolve icon Alakazam evolved or caught during the event will know the Charged Attack Psychic
  • General icon Mega Alakazam makes its Pokémon GO debut in Five-Star raids
  • General icon Shiny Elgyem makes its Pokémon GO debut in Wild encounters, Field and Timed Research
  • Research icon Event Exclusive Field and Timed Research will be available, featuring multiple encounters with Elgyem
  • Raid icon Unown letters E, P and S in One-Star Raids, not shiny eligible

GO Battle League Season 12

  • Event icon GO Battle League: Season of Light will start on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7)
  • Gift icon End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Battle icon Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Battle icon Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

Sep 8-Sep 15

Sept 16-Sept 22

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • ☁️ Weather Cup

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 13th September 6pm till 7pm local time we have Ralts as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Raid icon Mystery Mega Raid ???

Wednesday 14th September 6pm till 7pm local time a mystery Pokémon will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

September 2022 Research Breakthrough


During the month of September, Medicham will be available as a Research Breakthrough reward encounter! In addition, Trainers will receive 1 Premium Raid Pass for every completed Research Breakthrough during the month.

Mega Raids

Alakazam (Mega)

From Tuesday, September 6, 2022, to Friday, September 16, 2022 Mega Alakazam will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Raid icon Mystery Mega Raid ???

From Friday, September 16, 2022 to Tuesday, September 27, a mystery Mega Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

From September 1, 2022 to September 13, 2022, all forms of Deoxys will be appearing in 5 star raids.

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

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

September Research Tasks

For a full list of September 2022 research tasks and rewards check out our article here.

Season of Light Special Research


Full guide here: A Cosmic Companion Special Research (Season of Light)

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!

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 Light

Season of Light Bonuses

  • Event icon From September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - December 1, 2022, 10:00 AM
  • 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
  • Raid icon Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Pokestop icon Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Incense icon Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Raid icon Up to two free Raid Passes per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Shop icon Additional items from Research Breakthroughs
  • Stardust icon Increased Stardust reward for Research Breakthroughs
  • Gift icon Increased Stardust from Gifts
  • 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

Seasonal Rotations

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.




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