This Week in Pokémon GO: 19-25 September 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 19th September, we have the Test Your Mettle event, 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! Mega Aggron and Togedemaru are making their debut, with Kartana and Celesteela featuring in 5 star raids.

  • Increased spawns of Steel-type Pokémon, including Togedemaru
  • Increased Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
  • Increased chance to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.

Goyang Safari Zone

Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Goyang (South Korea)
Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Goyang (South Korea)

Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Goyang (South Korea) takes place on Friday, September 23, 2022, to Sunday, September 25, 2022 at the beautiful Ilsan Lake Park.

Shiny Spritzee is being released a this Safari Zone, a gorgeous purple shiny!

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.

Sept 16-Sept 22

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • ☁️ Weather Cup

Sept 22-Sept 29

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🟡 Ultra Premier Classic

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 20th September 6pm till 7pm local time we have Aron as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x Candy for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Wednesday 21st September 6pm till 7pm local time Celesteela and Kartana will be appearing in raids for raid hour. Celesteela will appear in the Southern Hemisphere, Kartana will appear in the Northern Hemisphere.

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

Aggron (Mega)

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

Five Star Raids

From September 13 to September 27, 2022, Celesteela and Kartana 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.




Beach & Water

Northern Hemishpere

Southern Hemishpere


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Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub Editor and Writer.

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