This Week in Pokémon GO: September 5-11, 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 5th September, we have the Psychic Spectacular event, Deoxys Raid Day, Clefairy Commotion and more! We’re currently in the Season of Light in Pokémon GO.

Trainers should be aware that event spawns will take over regular seasonal spawns for the duration of the event.

You can find the full list of September Field Research Tasks and Rewards (2022) in a separate article.

Psychic Spectacular Event

From September 6 – September 12, 2022, from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time the Psychic Spectacular event returns!

  • Event icon Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • Evolve icon Alakazam evolved or caught during the event will know the Charged Attack Psychic
  • General icon Mega Alakazam makes its Pokémon GO debut in Five-Star raids
  • General icon Shiny Elgyem makes its Pokémon GO debut in Wild encounters, Field and Timed Research
  • Research icon Event Exclusive Field and Timed Research will be available, featuring multiple encounters with Elgyem
  • Raid icon Unown letters E, P and S in One-Star Raids, not shiny eligible
  • Raid icon Deoxys Raid Day on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Clefairy Commotion Event

Event icon Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time

During all three hours of the Clefairy Commotion event, you can encounter increased spawns of Clefairy in the wild.

Deoxys Raid Day

Event icon Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

As part of the Psychic Spectacular event, we’re holding a special Raid Day to celebrate the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys! Deoxys will be appearing in Five-Star Raids in all of its forms-and if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

  • All forms of Deoxys appearing more frequently in raids
  • Earn up to five additional daily Raid Passes by spinning Gyms
  • An increased chance of encountering Shiny Deoxys

GO Battle League Season 12

Full details here: GO Battle League Season 12: Season of Light

  • 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.

Sep 1-Sep 8

Sep 8-Sep 15

  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔮 Psychic Cup

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 6th September 6pm till 7pm local time we have Munna as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Wednesday 7th September 6pm till 7pm local time Normal Deoxys, Attack Deoxys, Defense Deoxys and Speed Deoxys will be appearing in 5-star 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.

Mega Raids

Ampharos (Mega)

From September 1, 2022, to Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Mega Ampharos will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Alakazam (Mega)

From Tuesday, September 6, 2022, to Friday, September 16, 2022 Mega Alakazam will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

From September 1, 2022 to September 13, 2022, all forms of Deoxys will be appearing in 5 star raids.

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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