Pokémon GO Secrets of the Jungle Event 2021

Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 27th September, we have the end of the Fashion Week event, and the start of the new Secrets of the Jungle event!

Season 9 GO Battle League

GO Battle League Season 9 will start on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

The following will occur at the beginning of the season:

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  • 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 8.

Between September 13 – September 27 the following leagues will be featured:

  • Ultra League
  • Ultra League Remix

Between September 27 – October 11 the following leagues will be featured:

  • Master League
  • Master League Classic
  • Little Jungle Cup

Season of Mischief

When Hoopa summoned Legendary Pokémon to Pokémon GO during Pokémon GO Fest 2021, time and space were distorted. Hoopa has also brought Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region to Pokémon GO for the first time! Be sure to follow along during the Season to see what else might happen! The Season of Mischief will run from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Beginning September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, you’ll be able to access a season-long Special Research story. Throughout the Season of Mischief, you’ll gain access to different sets of tasks in this Special Research story. For instance, you’ll be able to encounter Confined Hoopa by completing a set of tasks that’ll unlock beginning September 5.

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild! As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!

  • Cities: Shuppet, Trubbish, Gothita, and more
  • Forests: Teddiursa, Shelmet, Karrablast, and more
  • Mountains: Geodude, Rhyhorn, Slugma, and more
  • Bodies of water: Krabby, Horsea, Mantine and more
  • Northern hemisphere: Jigglypuff, Slowpoke, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Bidoof, Autumn Form Deerling, and more.
  • Southern hemisphere: Clefairy, Roselia, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Tympole, Spring Form Deerling, and more.

Different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs! The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season.

  • Female Nidoran, Male Nidoran, Barboach, Drifloon, and more will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.
  • Seel, Pineco, Sableye, Chingling, and more will be hatching from 5 km Eggs.
  • Audino, Mienfoo, and more will be hatching from 10 km Eggs.
  • Shieldon, Cranidos, female Frillish, and more will be hatching from 5 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync rewards.
  • Riolu, Deino, Noibat, and more will be hatching from 10 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync rewards.

Fashion Week

Furfrou will be making its Pokémon GO debut! Some of its different forms will be available in certain regions around the world. Strut your stuff with these fashionable Pokémon, new avatar items, and more during Fashion Week, taking place from Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Shiny Blitzle will also be making their debut!

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Look forward to Pokémon like Butterfree, Sneasel, and Blitzle wearing fashionable costumes for the first time! Costumed Pokémon that starred during last year’s Fashion Week event—like Smoochum, Kirlia, Shinx, and Croagunk—will return as well!

In addition to Furfrou, costumed Pokémon like Kirlia, Blitzle, and Croagunk will be appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might also encounter costumed Butterfree!

Secrets of the Jungle Event

Zarude

From Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, the Secrets of the Jungle promo event will take place, introducing a new limited-time Special Research story will be available that will lead to an encounter with the Grass and Dark type Mythical Pokémon Zarude.

Encounter Pokémon related to ‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’! Hoothoot, Combee, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Larvitar!

Explorer Pikachu will be making its return to Pokémon GO, appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!

Spotlight Hour

Meowth (Alola)

Tuesday 28th September 6pm till 7pm local time we have Alolan Meowth as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour

On Wednesday 29th September 6pm till 7pm local time we have raid hour for Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland), depending on what appears in your local area.

September Research Breakthrough Encounters

From Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Ditto in Research Breakthrough encounters. For the first time ever outside of Special Research, you might encounter a Shiny Ditto, if you’re lucky! You might also find a Shiny Ditto in the wild during and after this period.

Ditto

October Research Breakthrough Encounters

Yamask

From Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Yamask in Research Breakthrough encounters. Yamask can be shiny! Yamask is only ever seen at Halloween, so be sure to get your weekly breakthrough to catch this elusive Pokémon.

Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in September, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

Mega Raids

During September Mega Slowbro will receive a CP boost when mega evolved.

Houndoom (Mega) DarkFire

Mega Houndoom will be appearing in Mega Raids from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Gengar (Mega) GhostPoison

Mega Gengar will be appearing in Mega Raids from Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Five Star Raids

Depending on your region, Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland) will be appearing in five-star raids from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. For the first time ever in Pokémon GO, you might find a Shiny one, if you’re lucky!

Genesect (Douse)

The Mythical Pokémon Genesect holding a Douse Drive will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m to Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. This will be this particular Genesect’s Pokémon GO debut! It will not be appearing as a Shiny Pokémon at this time.

September Research Tasks

For a full list of the September Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our article here.

October Research Tasks

For a full list of the October Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our article here.

Giovanni is Missing

Super Rocket Radars won’t be able to track down Giovanni during the Season of Mischief, so no need to keep them equipped.

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