Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 4th October, we have the Secrets of the Jungle event, releasing Zarude into Pokémon GO for the very first time, as well as Duskull Community Day!

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).

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

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  • 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.

Niantic’s Birthday

In celebration of Niantic’s birthday on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, log in to Pokémon GO to obtain a free box between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time on that day!

Duskull Community Day

Duskull

Join us on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a Community Day event featuring Duskull, the Requiem Pokémon! Duskull will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Evolve Dusclops (Duskull’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.

Secrets of the Jungle Event

Zarude

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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

Drifloon

Tuesday 5th October 6pm till 7pm local time we have Drifloon as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP for evolving Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Genesect (Douse)

Wednesday 6th October 6pm till 7pm local we have the Mythical Pokémon Genesect holding a Douse Drive featured for Raid Hour. This will be this particular Genesect’s Pokémon GO debut! It will not be appearing as a Shiny Pokémon at this time.

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

Mega Raids

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

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.

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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