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Season of Light

📅Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. → Thursday, December 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

Meet the Nebula Pokémon Cosmog

Professor Willow has returned , and he has discovered a mysterious Pokémon! Throughout the Season of Light, you will be able to adventure and bond with the Legendary Pokémon Cosmog. Let's learn about this child of Stars!

Season of Light Special Research

Available to claim from Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 1, 2022, 9:59 a.m. (local time).

New parts of the Special Research will unlock over the course of the Season.

Seasonal Bonuses

During the Season of Light, the following bonuses will be active:

  • Increased damage for Pokémon parcipating in raids remotely

  • Guaranteed gifts from spinning Pokéstops

  • Increased Incense effectiveness while moving

  • Up to 2 free Raid passes per day

  • Additional Items from Research Breakthroughs

  • Increased Stardust Reward for Research Breakthroughs

  • Extra Stardust from gifts

Nebula Sky

Keep an eye on the Horizon! Galaxy skies will be showing up periodically during the Season.

Themed avatar Items

  • Cosmog Hat

  • Cosmog Jacket

Themed Stickers

You will be able to get season-themed Stickers by spinning Pokéstops, opening gifts and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Seasonal Changes

As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world.

Wild spawns

  • Cities: Jigglypuff✨, Machop✨, Magnemite✨, Muk, Voltorb✨, Umbreon, Litwick and more!

  • Forrests: Mareep✨, Sunkern✨, Yanma✨, Espeon, Pineco✨, Burmy (Plant Cloak)✨, Hisuian Voltorb and more!

  • Mountains: Sandslash, Clefairy✨, Diglett✨, Snorlax✨, Sneasel✨, Stantler✨, Deino✨ and more!

  • Beach/Water: Seel✨, Staryu✨, Mantine✨, Pelipper, Carvanha✨, Wailmer✨, Feebas✨ and more!

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

  • Northern Hemisphere: Scyther✨, Dratini✨, Chikorita✨, Cyndaquil✨, Totodile✨, Teddiursa✨, Shroomish✨ and more!

  • Southern Hemisphere: Paras✨, Chansey✨, Skitty✨, Bagon✨, Snivy✨, Tepig✨, Oshawott✨ and more!

Egg Hatches

The following Pokémon will be hatching from each type of egg:

  • 2 km 🥚: Pichu, Cleffa, Munna, Fomantis, Wimpod and more!

  • 5 km 🥚: Tyrogue, Elekid, Magby, Miltankand more!

  • 10 km 🥚: Tirtouga, Archen, Noibat, Rockruff, Jangmo-o, and more!

Adventure Sync Rewards:

  • 5 km 🥚: Cranidos, Shieldon, Happiny, Munchlax, Karrablast, Shelmet

  • 10 km 🥚: Dratini, Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Riolu, Goomy

(✨= shiny form available)


  • Go Battle League: Season of Light Update

  • September 3: Limited Research: Inkay

  • September 6 - September 12: Psychic Spectacular

  • September 10: Clefairy Commotion

  • September 11: Deoxys Raid Day

  • September 16 - September 21: Test your Mettle

  • September 18: Community Day

  • September 23 - 25: Safari Zone: Goyang

  • September 27 - October 3: Fashion Week


The following Pokémon will appear in 5 Star Raids:

Which Pokémon?


Shiny available?

Normal forme Deoxys

Sep 1 - Sep 13


Attack Forme Deoxys


Defense Forme Deoxys


Speed Forme Deoxys



Sep 13 - Sep 27


Sep 27 - Oct 8

✨Yes ✨

Mega Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in Mega raids:

Which Pokémon?


Shiny available?

Mega Ampharos

Sep 1 - Sep 6



Sep 6 - Sep 16


Sep 16 - Sep 27

Mega Lopunny

Sep 27 - Oct 8


Spotlight Hours

📅 Every Tuesday 6:00 7:00 p.m. (local time)




Shiny available?

September 6


2x Catch Stardust


September 13


2x Catch XP

✨Yes ✨

September 20


2x Catch Candy

✨Yes ✨

September 27


2x Transfer Candy

✨Yes ✨

Research Breakthrough

September 1 October 1


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