This Week in Pokémon GO: 13-19 November 2023

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO starting November 13th!

Fashion Week is back! Strut the catwalk with Mareanie and Gothita, and feel fashion baby! New costume Pokémon are serving face, with Dragonite, Wooper and Quagsire getting special Fashion Week outfits.

For those aiming for mastery, the race is on to complete the Timed Investigation and earn the unrivaled Master Ball. But that’s not all – battle enthusiasts can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 16, while raiders prepare for epic confrontations with Virizion staggering into raids! When Virizion leaves it is time for their fellow Swords of Justice member, Cobalion (iron) wills their way into tier 5 raids.

Mega Garchomp also roars into Mega Raids post their special raid day, giving trainers who didn’t get a chance at the weekend to collect that Mega Energy.

And keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Shiny Shadow Articuno! There’s a plethora of adventures waiting, so trainers, gear up and set out!

Fashion Week Event Event icon

November 15, 2023 from 10:00am to November 19, 8:00pm local time is Fashion Week 2023! Do a little turn on the catwalk with new costume Pokémon Wooper, Quagsire and Dragonite, and Gothita gets extra snazzy with their shiny release!

Adventures Abound Special Research Research icon

Choose your Paldean partner Pokémon! A new Special Research story with branching paths will be available to Trainers! Throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound, you’ll be able to adventure together and bond with your chosen partner Pokémon.

You can claim this Special Research at no cost from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9:59 a.m. local time.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball Research icon

Pokemon GO master ball
Pokemon GO master ball

Embark on the path to mastery, Trainers. A Timed Investigation is a lengthy series of challenges available during a set period of time. Seeing this journey through will offer some of the rarest rewards you can obtain in Pokémon GO.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball will be available throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound. Complete the Timed Investigation by Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time to receive the very best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance—the Master Ball.

When used, it will catch any Pokémon you encounter in Pokémon GO without fail, whether it be in the wild, through Lure Modules, after Raid Battles, or while using your Daily Adventure Incense.

  • For Trainers who are unable to complete Timed Investigation: Master Ball by November 21, 2023, a Special Research ticket that awards a Master Ball will be available to purchase.

GO Battle League Season 16 Battle icon

GO Battle League: Adventures Abound will start on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

The following will occur at the beginning of the Season:

  • 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 the prior
November 10 – November 17
  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Electric Cup: Great League Edition
November 17 – November 24
  • 🔵 Catch Cup: Adventures Abound Edition*

*4× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end-of set rewards)

Spotlight Hour Pokemon Encounter icon

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday November 14th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Yamask as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x XP for evolving Pokémon.

Showcases Pokemon Encounter icon

The following PokéStop showcases will take place during this week:

Date and Time Showcase
November 15 – November 19
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

Raids Raid icon

Raid Hour Raid icon

Wednesday November 15th 6pm till 7pm local time Virizion will appear in five-star raids, and it can be shiny!

Mega Raids Raid icon

Garchomp (Mega)

From November 12 to November 16, Mega Garchomp will appear in Mega Raids.

Five-Star Raids Raid icon

From November 9 to November 16 Virizion will appear in five-star raids, and they can be shiny.

From November 16 to November 23 Cobalion will appear in five-star raids, and they can be shiny.

Shadow Raids Raid icon

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids
Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

One-star and three-star Shadow Raids will be available daily, while five-star Shadow Raids will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Also, Shadow Moltres will swoop into five-star Shadow Raids during Adventures Abound!

Articuno (Shadow)

You may even encounter a Shiny Shadow Articuno—if you’re lucky!

Season of Adventures Abound Event icon

Season of Adventures Abound: Bonuses Bonus icon

The following bonuses are specific to Season 12: Adventures Abound.

Gift icon Trainers can open up to 40 Gifts daily
Gift icon Trainers can hold up to to 40 Gifts in their bag
Battle Friend icon Increased damage when participating in raids with a friend
Battle Friend icon Increased XP from going up a Friendship level

Research Research icon

Season of Adventures Abound Research Breakthrough Research icon

  • From September 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Sableye, Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Furfrou, Bagon and Goomy.

Season of Adventures Abound Field Research Tasks Research icon

Starting this Season, Field Research tasks that previously rotated on a monthly basis will now rotate Seasonally. Field Research tasks that award an encounter with Spinda will still rotate monthly. For a full list of the season field research tasks check out our list here.

Seasonal Rotations Pokemon Encounter icon

Wild Spawns Pokemon Encounter icon

Different Pokémon will appear in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will appear in different areas across the world!




Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!


The following Pokémon hatch from Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group!

2 km Eggs

5 km Eggs

7 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

Adventure Sync Rewards Egg icon

The following Pokémon hatch from Adventure Sync Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group.

5 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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