Season of Heritage
Trainers, ready for a blast from the past? “While visiting a historical cave site, I discovered a giant door equipped with a set of strange unlocking mechanisms! The team leaders and I have some hypotheses as to how to unlock it, but we’re still unsure as to what may lie beyond. Pretty exciting, wouldn’t you say? Let’s explore this relic from the past as we ponder our own heritages!
I have a feeling we’ll learn much more about this particular location over the coming months as we seek to solve these mysteries together. What can we learn from the histories of places, Pokémon, and even our fellow Trainers that will shed light on our future? Let’s GO find out!"
Welcome to the Season of Heritage! Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time. After witnessing the power Hoopa Unbound was able to unleash during the Season of Mischief, Professor Willow has become intrigued by what other mysterious powers may be lying dormant in the world. His research brings 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? Your research this Season will see you collaborating with both Professor Willow and the team leaders to help uncover this historic site’s mysteries.
Swinub Incense Day Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time “Professor Willow recruits Blanche to help investigate the mysterious door’s mechanisms. After some analysis of the faded symbols adorning the door, Blanche determines that the first of the door’s mechanisms requires Stardust and the help of Ice- and Ground-type Pokémon to activate. In order to continue their research on the door, Professor Willow and Blanche begin to modify Incense to specifically attract Ice- and Ground-type Pokémon like Swinub for a short period of time.”
Monthly Seasonal Bonuses and Timed Research
A different Seasonal Bonus will be featured every month during the Season of Heritage. In addition, 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 Bonus: 2× Stardust for the first catch of each day
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. Collect 120,000 Stardust Total to Unlock a Deino Hat Avatar Item!
500 Total Stardust → 10× Poké Ball 1,000 Total Stardust → 10× Razz Berry 3,000 Total Stardust → Rhyhorn encounter 6,000 Total Stardust → 15× Pinap Berry 10,000 Total Stardust → Onix encounter 15,000 Total Stardust → 25× Poké Ball 20,000 Total Stardust → 15× Nanab Berry 30,000 Total Stardust → Staryu encounter 40,000 Total Stardust → 20× Great Ball 50,000 Total Stardust → 2× Silver Pinap Berry 60,000 Total Stardust → Alolan Exeggutor encounter 70,000 Total Stardust → 25× Ultra Ball 85,000 Total Stardust → Deino encounter 100,000 Total Stardust → 5,000 XP 120,000 Total Stardust → 1× Lucky Egg
January Team Leader: Spark What does January have in store for the Season of Heritage? Stay tuned!
Monthly Bonus: 2× XP for the 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. Earn 240,000 XP Total to Unlock a Goomy Hat Avatar Item!
1,000 Total XP → 15× Poké Ball 6,000 Total XP → 1× Lure Module 15,000 Total XP → Cranidos encounter 25,000 Total XP → 15× Razz Berry 35,000 Total XP → 25× Poké Balls 47,500 Total XP → Porygon encounter 60,000 Total XP → 20× Great Ball 75,000 Total XP → 15× Pinap Berries 90,000 Total XP → Shedinja encounter 110,000 Total XP → 25x Ultra Ball 130,000 Total XP → Togetic encounter 150,000 Total XP → 3× Golden Razz Berry 175,000 Total XP → Goomy encounter 200,000 Total XP → 2,500 Stardust 240,000 Total XP → 1× Star Piece
February Team Leader: Candela What does February have in store for the Season of Heritage? Stay tuned! 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. Catch 600 Total Pokémon to Unlock a Noibat Hat avatar Item!
15 Total Pokémon Caught → 20× Poké Ball 35 Total Pokémon Caught → 1× Incense 55 Total Pokémon Caught → Krabby encounter 80 Total Pokémon Caught → 15× Razz Berry 105 Total Pokémon Caught → 15× Great Balls 135 Total Pokémon Caught → Gligar encounter 165 Total Pokémon Caught → 15× Nanab Berries 200 Total Pokémon Caught → Primeape encounter 235 Total Pokémon Caught → 2× Silver Pinap Berries 275 Total Pokémon Caught → Galarian Zigzagoon encounter 315 Total Pokémon Caught → Pupitar 365 Total Pokémon Caught → 3× Golden Razz Berry 425 Total Pokémon Caught → Noibat encounter 500 Total Pokémon Caught → 5,000 XP 600 Total Pokémon Caught → 1x Remote Raid Pass
Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild! As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!
Porygon Snubbull Glameow Bronzor Lillipup Trubbish Solosis and many more
Caterpie Taillow Croagunk Joltik Ferroseed Karrablast Shelmet and many more
Clefairy Aerodactyl Teddiursa Meditite Numel Hippopotas Munna and many more
Bodies of Water
Psyduck Lapras Wingull Barboach Finneon Feebas Bidoof and many more
Delibird Turtwig Chimchar Piplup Cottonee Vanillite Winter Form Deerling and many more
Tangela Treecko Torchic Mudkip Carvanha Combee Summer Form Deerling and many more
The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season.
Poliwag Bellsprout Swinub Meditite Barboach Swablu Bunnelby and more
Onix Azurill Happiny Munchlax Snover Froakie Hippopotas and more
Audino Darumaka Mienfoo Rufflet Espurr Goomy Noibat and more
5km Eggs from Adventure Sync Rewards
Cranidos Shieldon Frillish Skrelp Clauncher Dedenne and more
10km Eggs from Adventure Sync Rewards
Dratini Bagon Beldum Riolu Deino Noibat and more
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
Community Days The Season of Heritage will have Community Day on the following days. This schedule is subject to change.
2021 Recap - Dec 18 - 19
? - Jan 16
? - Feb 12
The Journey to Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Save the Date: Feb. 26 - 27 “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?”