Pokémon GO September 2022 Guide

Raids, Events, Research Breakthrough, Spotlight and Raid Hours

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Pokémon GO September 2022 brings the return of Deoxys into Five-star Raids, the start of Season of Light and GO Battle League Season 12, and a variety of small events, Deoxys Raid Day, and interesting Spotlight and Raid Hours.

During this month, you can start progressing the new A Cosmic Companion Special Research, which introduces Cosmog to the world of Pokémon GO. Cosmog Special Research is available from September 1, 2022 to December 1, 2022.

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September 2022 in Pokémon GO

September Community Day: Roggenrola

Roggenrola
Event icon Roggenrola Community Day takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

September Community Day featured Pokémon is Roggenrola! Evolve Boldore (Roggenrola’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterwards to get a Gigalith that knows the Charge Attack Meteor Beam.

Roggenrola will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

September 2022 Research Breakthrough

Medicham

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.

September 2022 Raids

September 1 – 13

From September 1 to September 13, 2022, Deoxys and all of its Forms return to Five-Star Raids.

  • Deoxys Raid Hour takes place on September 7, 2022, at 6 – 7 P.M. local time.
  • Deoxys Raid Day takes on place September 11, 2022, from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
  • Our Tips for Shiny Hunting Deoxys can help you get a shiny Deoxys!

Our Deoxys Raid Counters Guide (Normal Forme), Deoxys Speed Forme Raid GuideDeoxys Attack Form Raid GuideDeoxys Defense Form Raid Guide are all up to date with best Deoxys counters.

September 13 – 27

From September 13 to September 27, 2022, two new Ultra Beast Pokémon will be in Five-Star Raids. Kartana and Celesteela will be appearing as part of the Test Your Mettle Pokémon GO event, followed by Mega Aggron!

Mystery Raid Hours take place on September 14 and September 21, 2022, at 6 – 7 P.M. local time.

September 27 – October 8

From September 27 to October 8, 2022, Yveltal Pokémon will be in Five-Star Raids.

Yveltal

Yveltal Raid Hour takes place on September 28, 2022, at 6 – 7 P.M. local time.

September 2022 Raid Hours

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured in increased numbers in Five Star Raids during these dates in September:

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

September 2022 Mega Raids

Dates Mega Raid
September 1 – September 6 Ampharos (Mega)
September 6 – September 16 Alakazam (Mega)
September 16 – September 27 Aggron (Mega)
September 27 – October 8 Lopunny (Mega)

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in September:

September 6

  • Munna
  • Stardust icon 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon

September 13

  • Ralts
  • XP icon 2× XP for catching Pokémon

September 20

  • Aron
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon

September 28

Season of Light Special Research

Cosmog

Full guide here: A Cosmic Companion Special Research (Season of Light)

Professor Willow

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!

September 2022 Events

The following events take place during the month of September in Pokémon GO. All times are local times. Click on the event image or name to learn more about the event bonuses, features and gameplay experience.

Event Date and Time
Inkay Research Day Inkay Limited Research September 3, 2022,
from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. local time
Psychic Spectacular 2022 Psychic Spectacular 2022 September 6 – September 12, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
Clefairy Commotion Clefairy Commotion September 10, 2022,
from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. local time
EX Raid Deoxys Deoxys Raid Day September 11, 2022,
from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
Test Your Mettle September 16 – September 21, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
September 2022 Community Day: Roggenrola September Community Day September 18, 2022,
from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
Fashion Week 2022 Fashion Week 2022 September 27 – October 3, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time

Live events in September 2022

Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Goyang (South Korea)
Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Goyang (South Korea)

Pokémon GO Safari Zone: Goyang (South Korea) takes place on Friday, September 23, 2022, to Sunday, September 25, 2022 at the beautiful Ilsan Lake Park.

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