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The Season of Mischief

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

As the Season of Discovery comes to an end, it's time to prepare for a new Season in Pokémon GO: The Season of Mischief! After distorting time and space in the Ultra Unlock by unleashing Legendary Pokémon at Pokémon GO Fest 2021, Hoopa will be ushering in the Season of Mischief.

Special research

Hoopa, the Mischief Pokémon, will not only bring in the changes of a new Season, but you will also be able to encounter Hoopa in a new Special Research available soon!

Misunderstood Mischief

Available from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m (local time)

This Special Research story will last all Season, and will unlock in parts at the beginning of certain events. A special event will be unlocked at the end of the Season for trainers who complete the Special Research. Will this have to do with Hoopa too?

  • September 1: Welcome to the Season of Mischief

  • September 5: Hoopa’s Arrival

  • September 8 - Psychic Spectacular

  • September 21 - Fashion Week

  • October ?? -

  • October ?? -

  • November ?? -

  • November ?? -

*Please note that Hoopa may NOT be transferred to Pokémon HOME at this time.*

Hoopa's Arrival

Sunday, September 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time)

Strange things will be happening in Pokémon GO... could this be Hoopa's work? During event hours on September 5th, certain Ghost-, Dark-, and Psychic-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense:

  • Psychic-type - Exeggcute, Jynx, Natu, Girafarig, Spoink, Beldum, Munna

  • Ghost- and Dark-type - Alolan Rattata, Poochyena, Sableye, Carvanha, Duskull, Drifloon, Purrloin

Types attracted by Incense will rotate hourly on the following schedule (in local time):

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Psychic

  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Ghost and Dark

  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Psychic

  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Ghost and Dark

  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Psychic

  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ghost and Dark

Other bonuses during event hours will include:

  • A Collection Challenge for the featured Pokémon listed above, with additional Hoopa candy and an avatar pose (Poké Ball Lift) as rewards

  • Double transfer candy

  • A free bundle with an Incense in the in-game shop

  • Exclusive field research tasks awarding Rare Candies and various types of Poké Balls

Seasonal Changes

This upcoming Season will also bring changes to spawns, egg hatches, and more.

Wild Spawns

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

  • City - Shuppet, Trubbish, Gothita

  • Forest - Teddiursa, Shelmet, Karrablast

  • Mountain - Geodude, Rhyhorn, Slugma

  • Water - Krabby, Horsea, Mantine

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

  • Northern - Jigglypuff, Slowpoke, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Bidoof, Autumn Form Deerling

  • Southern - Clefairy, Roselia, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Tympole, Spring Form Deerling

Egg hatches

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

  • 2 km - Nidoran , Nidoran , Barboach, Drifloon

  • 5 km - Seel, Pineco, Sableye, Chingling

  • 10 km - Audino and Mienfoo

  • 5 km Adventure Sync - Shieldon, Cranidos, female Frillish

  • 10 km Adventure Sync - Riolu, Deino, Noibat

mega evolution CP bonuses

The following Pokémon will receive a CP boost when Mega Evolved each month this season:

  • September - Mega Slowbro

  • October - Mega Gengar

  • November - Mega Houndoom

Ditto disguises

The Season of Mischief brings a new list of Pokémon that Ditto may be hiding as:

  • Gastly

  • Drowzee

  • Remoraid

  • Teddiursa

  • Gulpin

  • Numel

  • Stunky

  • Dwebble

  • Foongus

If you encounter one of these Pokémon, there is a chance it will turn into a Ditto and the Ditto can be shiny.


If you encounter one of these Pokémon AND that specific one is already shiny, it will NOT turn into a Ditto.


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