This Week in Pokémon GO: 26 September – 2 October 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 26th September, we have the Fashion Week event, Guzma GO Battle Day, and more!

Fashion Week

From September 27 10a.m local time, to October 3, 2022, 8 P.M. local time, Fashion Week is back!

Mareanie and Toxapex, the Brutal Star Pokémon, and shiny Furfrou, will make their Pokémon GO debut.

Diglett, Dugtrio, Absol and Toxicroak wearing fashionable costumes will also make their debut in Pokémon GO.

GO Battle Day: Guzma

A GO Battle Day featuring part of the Guzma Avatar Item Set!

Season of Light Guzma Outfit
Season of Light Guzma Outfit


  • Event icon Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time
  • Stardust icon 4x Stardust from win rewards.
  • Battle icon The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20 for a total of 100 battles from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.

Timed Research

Timed Research Focused on battling will be available for the whole day! Complete the research to earn:

  • XP
  • Rare Candy
  • A watch and bracelet for your avatar inspired by Guzma
  • An Elite Charge TM

*Trainers who have already received the watch and bracelet from the rank 20 rewards will not receive another.

GO Battle Days are an excellent opportunity to put your skills to the test. You are able to play 100 battles in a day and while that may sound gruelling to some, others see this as a perfect chance to be able to rank up and cash in on the enticing rewards.

Active Leagues

The following league will be active.

  • 🟣 Master League
  • 🟣 Master Premier Classic

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 22-Sept 29

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🟡 Ultra Premier Classic

Sep 29-Oct 6

  • 🟣 Master League
  • 🟣 Master Premier Classic*

(*) 3x Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 27th September 6pm till 7pm local time we have Minccino as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 28th September 6pm till 7pm local time Yveltal 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.

October 2022 Research Breakthrough


From October 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to November 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
PDT (GMT -7) Shedinja will be the weekly research breakthrough box reward.

Mega Raids

Aggron (Mega)

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

Lopunny (Mega)

From Friday, September 27, 2022 to Friday, October 8, 2022 Mega Lopunny 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.


From September 27 to October 8, 2022, Yveltal will be appearing in Five-Star Raids. It will be making their shiny debut!

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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