This Week in Pokémon GO: 27 November – 3 December 2023

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO starting November 27th! We see the end of the Season of Adventures Unbound and move into a brand new season. We don’t yet have the information for the new season, but we’ll post as soon as we do!

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

Battle enthusiasts can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 16, while raiders prepare for epic confrontations with Terrakion, the Cavern Pokémon.

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!

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.

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 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 28th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Lechonk as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x XP 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 28
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

Raids Raid icon

Raid Hour Raid icon

Wednesday November 29th 6pm till 7pm local time Terrakion 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 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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