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Season 9: Mythical Wishes

📅 Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. → Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

As the Season of Light in Pokémon GO comes to an end, Trainers will see their wish for an exciting new Season granted: Mythical Wishes! This new Season will bring new events, spawn rotations, changing bonuses, and more to the world of Pokémon GO!

Upcoming Events

Mythical Wishes: Make a wish!

  • There will be three different events during the Season which will allow Trainers to choose their own bonuses from three Timed Research tasks.

  • Trainers will receive all standard Season bonuses, and will also be able to choose between XP, Egg Hatch, or Stardust bonuses.

Other Announced Events

  • Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day

  • Winter Holiday Part 1

  • Winter Holiday Part 2

  • Lunar New Year

  • Valentine's Day

  • Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn

Community Days

  • December 17-18: 2021-2022 recap

  • January 7 - TBA

  • January 21 - Community Day Classic (TBA)

  • February 5 - TBA

GO Battle League: Season 13

  • The start of the Season of Mythical Wishes also signals the start of season 13 of GO Battle League

  • This season will feature rotating Cups and Leagues, GO Battle Days, and much more! Full details here.

Seasonal Changes

This upcoming Season will also bring changes to spawns, egg hatches, and more. A new feature for Pokémon spawns will be the appearance of XXS and XXL Pokémon! These new Pokémon sizes will appear visually smaller or larger than their standard-sized counterparts.

Research Breakthrough

This Season, weekly Research Breakthroughs will have a set of potential Pokémon that Trainers may encouter: Galarian Mr. Mime, Delibird, Bagon, Deino, Furfrou, and Goomy. This will be the first time Trainers have had the opportunity to encounter a shiny Galarian Mr. Mime!

Wild Spawns

Biome-specific spawns - these Pokémon (and more!) will be spawning in certain real-world habitats:

  • Cities: Pidgey, Meowth, Granbull, Alolan Grimer, Gulpin, Patrat, Lillipup

  • Forests: Venonat, Victreebel, Scyther, Trash Cloak Burmy, Cottonee, Formantis, Morelull

  • Mountains: Ponyta, Rhydon, Pupitar, Makuhita, Drilbur, Rufflet, Archen

  • Beaches + Water: Poliwhirl, Goldeen, Clamperl, Vaporeon, Tirtouga, Inkay, Mareanie

Hemisphere-specific spawns - these Pokémon (and more!) will be spawning in each real-world region:

  • Northern Hemisphere: Spinarak, Snowy Form Castform, Beldum, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Pidove

  • Southern Hemisphere: Ledyba, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Sunny Form Castform, Starly, Gible

Egg Hatches

The following Pokémon (and more!) will be hatching from each type of egg:

  • 2 km 🥚: Smoochum, Azurill, Budew, Mantyke, Bergmite

  • 5 km 🥚: Chingling, Snover, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mareanie

  • 10 km 🥚: Tirtouga, Archen, Noibat, Rockruff, Togedemaru, Jangmo-o

  • 5 km Adventure Sync 🥚: Shinx, Cranidos, Shieldon✨, Happiny

  • 10 km Adventure Sync 🥚: Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Deino, Rockruff, Goomy

(✨= shiny form available)

Seasonal Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active during the entire Season of Mythical Wishes:

  • Increased Incense effectiveness while moving

  • Guaranteed Gifts from Poké Stop spins (up to bag limit)

  • Continuing increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely

  • One additional Candy per trade for all Trainers

  • One guaranteed Candy XL per trade for Trainers level 31+

  • Open 40 Gifts from friends per day

  • Send 125 Gifts to friends per day

  • Seasonal stickers will be available from spinning Poké Stops, opening Gifts, and the in-game shop.


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