Pokémon GO

Season of Discovery is the next Season that takes place in Pokémon GO, lasting from June 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021, and picking up where Season of Legends left off with the release of Yveltal and Xerneas.

From encountering Pokémon that have never appeared in Pokémon GO before, to discovering new things about the ones we’ve grown to know and love, this Season will be all about the spirit of discovery in Pokémon GO.

Season of Discovery executive summary

  • The next season in Pokémon GO is called the Season of Discovery, and it will be all about the spirit of discovery in Pokémon GO
  • Runs from June 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • New Pokémon will be available from Wild encounters, Eggs and Raids, and new Field Research tasks will be available from PokéStops
  • Different biomes in GO will feature more appropriately themed Pokémon (cities, forests, mountains and water bodies)
  • Summer and Winter Form Deerling in Northern and Southern Hemisphere
  • Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time during this season
  • Throughout the entire Season, you’ll earn twice the XP from Research Breakthroughs

Raid changes in the Season of Discovery

The Season of Discovery kicks off with Regirock, Regice, and Registeel returning to five-star raids!

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They will be appearing from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

After Regis leave the five-star raids, a surprise Pokémon will appear in five-star raids. No word on which Pokémon this will be.

Future raid bosses

  • Unexpected guests will be making an appearance in five-star raids, including exciting encounters during Pokémon GO Fest 2021. Look out for more raid updates in Pokémon GO’s monthly event blogs.

Mega raid changes

  • This Season, Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time. Stay tuned for further details each month.

Wild spawns during the Season of Discovery

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During the Season of Discovery, Niantic is bringing in quite a few changes to Pokémon that will be available in Wild Encounters. This time around, the focus is on biomes and spawning Pokémon that are thematically tied to a biome:

  • In cities, Pokémon such as Alolan Rattata, Magnemite, and Porygon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • In far-off forests, Bellsprout, Doduo, Skorupi, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • The mountains are seeing shifts in Pokémon as well, with Rhyhorn, Nosepass, Dwebble, and more appearing more frequently.
  • Magikarp, Marill, Wailmer, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild near bodies of water.

New wild Pokémon will be tossed into the mix on top of this change. More biomes could be affected as well.

Hemisphere-exclusive Pokémon

Northern Hemisphere

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Southern Hemisphere


Egg hatches during the Season of Discovery

Some different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs! Here’s a look at which Pokémon you might find.

  • Meditite, Buizel, Spritzee, Swirlix, and more will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.
  • Togepi, Gligar, Skarmory, Bonsly, and more will be hatching from 5 km Eggs.
  • Timburr, Rufflet, Goomy, Noibat, and more will be hatching from 10 km Eggs.
  • Cranidos, Shieldon, Skrelp, Clauncher, and more will be hatching from 5 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync rewards.
  • Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Riolu, and more will be hatching from 10 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync rewards.

Note: During the Season, you can check each type of Egg to see a list of which Pokémon can hatch from it.


Additional changes and bonuses

  • This Season, you’ll receive different Field Research from PokéStops than before, including new tasks and new rewards!
  • There’ll also be monthly changes to select Field Research tasks.
  • To kick off the Season of Discovery, you’ll receive a free Remote Raid Pass from Research Breakthrough rewards throughout June.
  • Throughout the entire Season, you’ll also earn twice the XP from Research Breakthroughs as well!
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