This Week in Pokémon GO: 28 August – 3 September 2023

Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 28th August we have the end of the Season of Hidden Gems, the start of a whole new season, and more! It looks to be a slightly more relaxed week post-GO Fest, with the only announced event a Community Day Classic.

Adventures Abound

The new season of Pokémon GO starting September 1st is called ‘Adventures Abound’! A teaser has been released on social media showing Quaquavel, one of the first partner Pokémon final evolutions, dancing in silhouette. We’ll share more information as soon as we have it!

Community Day Classic

Niantic Community Day

Saturday September 2nd is a Community Day Classic! At present we do not know which Pokemon will feature, so fingers crossed it is announced soon.

August Bonuses

XP icon 20,000 XP for seven day Pokémon catch streak
Stardust icon 10,000 Stardust for seven day Pokémon catch streak
XP icon 20,000 XP for seven day PokéStop spin streak

GO Battle League Season 15

GO Battle League: Hidden Gems will start on Thursday, June 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 Season.
August 18 – August 25
  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🟡 Fantasy Cup: Ultra League Edition*
August 25 – September 2
  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🔵 Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition*

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

Spotlight Hour

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday August 29th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Tentacool as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon.


Raid Hour


Wednesday August 30th 6pm till 7pm local time Yveltal will appear in five-star raids.

Mega Raids

Salamence (Mega)

From August 27 to September 1, Mega Salamence will appear in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

From August 27 to September 1, both Xerneas and Yveltal will appear in five-star raids. They can be shiny! Xerneas caught during this time period will learn Geomancy and Yveltal will learn Oblivion Wing.

Season of Hidden Gems

Seasonal bonuses: Hidden Gems

The following bonuses are specific to Season 11: Hidden Gems.

  • Trade icon One additional special trade per day
  • Trade icon One additional Pokémon candy when trading
  • Trade icon For trainers level 31 and above, one guaranteed XL Candy when trading

Field Research

Season of Hidden Gems Research Breakthrough

  • From June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to September 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, Beldum, Audino, Furfrou, Noibat and Goomy.

Season of Hidden Gems Field Research Tasks

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

Wild spawns

Wild Spawns

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

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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