This Week in Pokémon GO: 20-26 November 2023

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO starting November 20th!

Party Up! with a brand new event celebrating the Paldea region and the new Party Play feature.

Go Baaaaaack in time to Mareep Community Day Classic, and catch some pink candyfloss sheeps.

For those aiming for mastery, the race is on to complete the Timed Investigation and earn the unrivaled Master Ball. You only have until 21st November to complete it, and claim! But that’s not all – battle enthusiasts can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 16, while raiders prepare for epic confrontations with Cobalion who (iron) wills their way into tier 5 raids. Terrakion will takeover from Cobalion to complete the trio of the Swords of Justice midweek!

And keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Shiny Shadow Articuno! There’s a plethora of adventures waiting, so trainers, gear up and set out!

Party Up! Event icon

November 22, 2023, from 10:00am to November 27, 8:00pm local time is the Party Up! event. Pokémon from the Paldean region will appear, and there are amazing bonuses, including 5 special trades per day!

Mareep Community Day Classic Event icon


November 25, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time is Mareep Community Day Classic! Evolve Flaafy into an Ampharos that knows the charged attack Dragon Pulse.

Adventures Abound Special Research Research icon

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.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball Research icon

Pokemon GO master ball
Pokemon GO master ball

Embark on the path to mastery, Trainers. A Timed Investigation is a lengthy series of challenges available during a set period of time. Seeing this journey through will offer some of the rarest rewards you can obtain in Pokémon GO.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball will be available throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound. Complete the Timed Investigation by Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time to receive the very best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance—the Master Ball.

When used, it will catch any Pokémon you encounter in Pokémon GO without fail, whether it be in the wild, through Lure Modules, after Raid Battles, or while using your Daily Adventure Incense.

  • For Trainers who are unable to complete Timed Investigation: Master Ball by November 21, 2023, a Special Research ticket that awards a Master Ball will be available to purchase.

GO Battle League Season 16 Battle icon

GO Battle League: Adventures Abound will start on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

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 the prior
November 17 – November 24
  • 🔵 Catch Cup: Adventures Abound Edition*
November 24 – December 1
  • 🔵 Great League*
  • 🟡 Ultra League*
  • 🟣 Master League*

*4× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end-of set rewards)

Spotlight Hour Pokemon Encounter icon

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday November 21st 6pm till 7pm local time we have Dunsparce as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x stardust for catching Pokémon.

Showcases Pokemon Encounter icon

The following PokéStop showcases will take place during this week:

Date and Time Showcase
November 22-27
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. local time
November 25
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. local time

Raids Raid icon

Raid Hour Raid icon

Wednesday November 22nd 6pm till 7pm local time Cobalion will appear in five-star raids, and it can be shiny!

Mega Raids Raid icon

Kangaskhan (Mega)

From November 16 to November 30 Mega Kangaskhan will appear in Mega Raids.

Five-Star Raids Raid icon

From November 16 to November 23 Cobalion will appear in five-star raids, and they can be shiny.

From November 23 to November 30 Terrakion will appear in five-star raids, and they can be shiny.

Shadow Raids Raid icon

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids
Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

One-star and three-star Shadow Raids will be available daily, while five-star Shadow Raids will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Also, Shadow Moltres will swoop into five-star Shadow Raids during Adventures Abound!

Articuno (Shadow)

You may even encounter a Shiny Shadow Articuno—if you’re lucky!

Season of Adventures Abound Event icon

Season of Adventures Abound: Bonuses Bonus icon

The following bonuses are specific to Season 12: Adventures Abound.

Gift icon Trainers can open up to 40 Gifts daily
Gift icon Trainers can hold up to to 40 Gifts in their bag
Battle Friend icon Increased damage when participating in raids with a friend
Battle Friend icon Increased XP from going up a Friendship level

Research Research icon

Season of Adventures Abound Research Breakthrough Research icon

  • From September 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Sableye, Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Furfrou, Bagon and Goomy.

Season of Adventures Abound Field Research Tasks Research icon

Starting this Season, Field Research tasks that previously rotated on a monthly basis will now rotate Seasonally. Field Research tasks that award an encounter with Spinda will still rotate monthly. For a full list of the season field research tasks check out our list here.

Seasonal Rotations Pokemon Encounter icon

Wild Spawns Pokemon Encounter icon

Different Pokémon will appear in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will appear in different areas across the world!




Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!


The following Pokémon hatch from Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group!

2 km Eggs

5 km Eggs

7 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

Adventure Sync Rewards Egg icon

The following Pokémon hatch from Adventure Sync Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group.

5 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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