This Week in Pokemon GO: 8-14 August 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 8th August we have the Bug Out! event, and Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day!

Bug Out!

Creepy and crawly? Or cute and cuddly? Decide for yourself when this event featuring Bug-type Pokémon returns from Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Tuesday, August 16, 2022. The Bug Out! event will see the debut of the Grubbin family, Mega Scizor, and shiny Venipede!

If we complete certain challenges over the GO Fest Sapporo weekend, we will add the Ultra Unlock for this event.

Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day

galarian zigazgoon community day

Join us for August Community Day on Saturday, August 13, 2022! Galarian Zigzagoon, the Tiny Raccoon Pokémon, will appear in the wild!

If we complete certain challenges over the GO Fest Sapporo weekend, we will add the Ultra Unlock for this event.

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.

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Spotlight Hour

Nidoran (F)

Tuesday 9th August 6pm till 7pm local time we have Nidoran♀ as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Genesect (Chill Drive)

Wednesday 10th August 6pm till 7pm local time Genesect 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

Abomasnow (Mega)

From Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Scizor (Mega)

From Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022 Mega Scizor will be making their debut in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Palkia

From Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Palkia will be appearing in 5 star raids.

Genesect (Chill Drive)

From Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022 Genesect will be appearing in 5 star raids with their Chill Drive.

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:

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season!

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