Season of Heritage Guide

A complete guide to Season of Heritage bonuses, spawns, Team Leader Timed Research and a hint of GO Tour Johto.

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Season of Heritage is a new Pokémon GO season that lasts from December 1, 2021, until March 1, 2022. During the Season of Heritage, Trainers will help Professor Willow unlock a strange giant door and uncover the mystery of our own heritage.

After witnessing the power of Hoopa Unbound, Professor Willow’s exploration brought him to a historical cave site, where he stumbles upon a large door bearing a set of strange unlocking mechanisms. How does it open? What lies beyond?

Special Research this Season will see you collaborating with both Professor Willow and the Team Leaders to help uncover this historic site’s mysteries.

Welcome to the Season of Heritage

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Ends: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Community Days 🌟

The Season of Heritage will have Community Day on the following days. This schedule is subject to change.

Seasonal Bonuses 🎁

During the Season of Heritage, the following bonuses will be active.

  • Increased effectiveness of Incense while stationary
  • Added Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • One extra Pokémon Candy when trading Pokémon
  • Guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon

The Journey to Pokémon GO Tour: Johto 🎟️

The events that unfold during the Season of Heritage will come to a conclusion during Pokémon GO Tour: Johto! What lies in store at the end of the journey?

Save the Date: Feb. 26 – 27

More details about Pokémon GO Tour: Johto will be released in months leading up to February 26 and 27.

Monthly Seasonal Bonuses and Timed Research

  • A different Seasonal Bonus will be featured every month during the Season of Heritage.
  • Timed Research will be available every month and will reward Trainers with exclusive avatar items.
  • December’s Timed Research will be available to all Trainers, while the Timed Research in January and February will be available to those who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto.


Team Leader: Blanche

Work alongside Blanche and Professor Willow to activate the first portion of the mysterious door’s unlocking mechanism.

Blanche has been able to decipher that it requires Stardust and the help of Ice- and Ground-type Pokémon to do so—and that’s where you come in!

Monthly tasks

Stardust Pokemon GO

Monthly Bonus 🎁

  • 2× Stardust for first catch of each day

Deino Hat Avatar Item

  • Collect 120,000 Stardust Total to Unlock!

Timed Research: Stardust Challenge

  • Earn Stardust during the month of December to make progress on Blanche’s Timed Research and unlock rewards like the Deino Hat avatar item!
  • The Deino Hat avatar item will be available for purchase in the shop after the Season ends.

Rewards Track

Total Stardust Rewards
500 Total Stardust 10× Poké Ball
1,000 Total Stardust 10× Razz Berry
3,000 Total Stardust Rhyhorn
6,000 Total Stardust 15× Pinap Berry
10,000 Total Stardust Onix
15,000 Total Stardust 25× Poké Ball
20,000 Total Stardust 15× Nanab Berry
30,000 Total Stardust Staryu
40,000 Total Stardust 20× Great Ball
50,000 Total Stardust 2× Silver Pinap Berry
60,000 Total Stardust Exeggutor (Alola)
70,000 Total Stardust 25× Ultra Ball
85,000 Total Stardust Deino
100,000 Total Stardust 5,000 XP
120,000 Total Stardust Lucky Egg icon 1× Lucky Egg


During Swinub Incense Day 2021, Trainers joined Professor Willow and Blanche to unlock a mysterious door with the help of both Ice-type and Ground-type Pokémon.

After unlocking the door, the events of Dragonspiral Descent Event take place as we awaken the ancient Dragon-type Druddigon, who was sleeping in the Cave.


Team Leader: Spark

Team Instinct's leader Spark

Monthly Bonus 🎁

  • 2× XP for first catch of each day

Timed Research: XP Challenge

  • Pokémon GO Tour pre-purchase exclusive
    Note: January’s Timed Research will be available to Trainers who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto prior to January 10, 2022.
  • Earn XP during the month of January to make progress on Spark’s Timed Research and unlock rewards like the Goomy Hat avatar item!
  • The Goomy Hat avatar item will be available for purchase in the shop after the Season ends.

Goomy Hat Avatar Item

  • Earn 240,000 XP Total to Unlock!

Rewards Track

Total XP Rewards
1,000 Total XP 15× Poké Ball
6,000 Total XP 1× Lure Module
15,000 Total XP Cranidos
25,000 Total XP 15× Razz Berry
35,000 Total XP 25× Poké Balls
47,500 Total XP Porygon
60,000 Total XP 20× Great Ball
75,000 Total XP 15× Pinap Berries
90,000 Total XP Shedinja
110,000 Total XP 25x Ultra Ball
130,000 Total XP Togetic
150,000 Total XP 3× Golden Razz Berry
175,000 Total XP Goomy
200,000 Total XP 2,500 Stardust
240,000 Total XP 1× Star Piece


Team Leader: Candela

Candela Team Valor

Pokeball Pokemon GO

Monthly Bonus 🎁

  • Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs
  • 2× XP from hatching Eggs

Timed Research: Catch Challenge

  • Pokémon GO Tour prepurchase exclusive 
    Note: February’s Timed Research will be available as a pre-purchase bonus for Trainers who purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto prior to February 10, 2022.
  • Catch Pokémon during the month of February to make progress on Candela’s Timed Research and unlock rewards like the Noibat Hat avatar item!
  • The Noibat Hat avatar item will be available for purchase in the shop after the Season ends.

Noibat Hat Avatar Item

  • Catch 600 Total Pokémon to Unlock!

Rewards Track

Total Pokémon Caught Rewards
15 Total Pokémon Caught PokeBall icon 20× PokeBall
35 Total Pokémon Caught Incense icon 1× Incense
55 Total Pokémon Caught Krabby
80 Total Pokémon Caught Razz Berry icon 15× Razz Berry
105 Total Pokémon Caught Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
135 Total Pokémon Caught Gligar
165 Total Pokémon Caught Nanab Berry icon 15× Nanab Berry
200 Total Pokémon Caught Primeape
235 Total Pokémon Caught Silver Pinap Berry icon 2× Silver Pinap Berry
275 Total Pokémon Caught Zigzagoon (Galarian)
315 Total Pokémon Caught Pupitar
365 Total Pokémon Caught Golden Razz Berry icon 3× Golden Razz Berry
425 Total Pokémon Caught Noibat
500 Total Pokémon Caught 5,000 XP
600 Total Pokémon Caught 1x Remote Raid Pass

Season of Heritage Spawns

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild!

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




Bodies of Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season.

2km Eggs

5km Eggs

10km Eggs

5 km Eggs from Adventure Sync Rewards

10 km Eggs from Adventure Sync Rewards

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