This Week in Pokémon GO: 22-28 August 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 22nd August we have the end of the Pokémon Worlds event and the GO Fest Finale!

2022 Pokémon World Championships Event

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will feature Pokémon GO for the very first time, and we’re holding an in-game celebration from Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Tuesday, August 23, 2022!

  • Battle icon The maximum number of GO Battle league sets you can play per day will be increased from 5 to 10, for a total of 50 battles per day
  • Pokestop icon Challengers with teams inspired by the ones used by trainers who won Pokémon Regional Championships will appear at PokéStops
  • Stardust icon 3x Stardust from GO Battle League wins

GO Fest Finale

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time is the GO Fest Finale event! The four Ultra Beasts discovered at all Pokémon GO Fest events will be available globally. You will be able to encounter Nihilego, Xurkitree, Buzzwole, and Pheromosa during the event. There will be a free aspect to event, with more exclusive spawns and research for ticket holders.

During the event, Trainers will be able to encounter Pokémon they may not normally see in the wild, and shiny Munna will be released for the first time!

Ticket-holders will receive a Special Research where you can catch the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin in its Sky Forme.

All Trainers who purchase tickets for the global event in June will be granted a ticket for the GO Fest Finale event at no extra charge.

Tickets for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 finale event will be available for purchase in the in-game shop for US$10.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees).

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.

Aug 18Aug 24

Aug 24Sept 1

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League

Spotlight Hour

Nidoran (M)

Tuesday 23rd August 6pm till 7pm local time we have Nidoran♂ as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Zacian (Hero)

Wednesday 24th August 6pm till 7pm local time Zacian 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

Slowbro (Mega)

From Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Thursday, August 25, 2022 Mega Slowbro will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Ampharos (Mega)

From Thursday, August 25, 2022, to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Mega Ampharos will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

From Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Zacian and Zamazenta will be appearing in 5 star raids.

August Research Tasks

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

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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