Trainers! Pokémon GO has just released the September events schedule! Included is the return of Lugia, the debut of the shiny variants of the Lake Trio, a new Research Breakthrough encounter, new Mega Raid Bosses, Spotlight Hours, and new events! Let’s dive in and take a deeper look at the announcement!
Trainers! Ditto, the Transform Pokémon, will be appearing as your Research Breakthrough this month. Shiny Ditto can also be found in the wild for the first time ever!
Note: If you click a Pokémon that can be Ditto and it shows up as Shiny, it will NOT transform into a Shiny Ditto. Transversely, if you click a Pokémon that can be a Ditto and is NOT shiny, it CAN transform into a Shiny Ditto.
|SEPTEMBER RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH ENCOUNTER|
|Wed., Sept. 1, 2021 @ 1pm PDT|
Fri., Oct. 1, 2021 @ 1pm PDT
WEEKLY 1-POKÉCOIN BUNDLES
Every Monday in September, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.
5-STAR & MEGA RAIDS
Lugia, which will know Aeroblast, will start the month off, then Uxie, Azelf, or Mesprit, which are making their shiny debut, (depending on where you live) will take over to close it out!
Alongside that lineup of Legendaries, Mega Slowbro and Mega Houndoom will rotate through Mega Raids during the month (full schedule below).
*Note: Only one Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids at a time.
|SEPT. 1st @ 10:00AM – SEPT. 14th @ 10:00AM (Local)|
|SEPT. 14th @ 10:00AM – OCT. 1st @ 10:00AM (Local)|
|Raid Guide||Raid Guide||Raid Guide|
MEGA RAID SCHEDULE
|SEPT. 1st @ 10:00AM – SEPT. 14th @ 10:00AM (local)|
|SEPT. 14th @ 10:00AM – OCT. 1st @ 10:00AM (local)|
- September 1st – Lugia
- September 8th – Lugia
- September 15th – Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf
- September 21st – Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf
- September 28th – Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf
SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT HOURS
|September 7||2x Catch Stardust|
|September 14||2x Catch XP|
|September 21||2x Catch Candy|
|September 28||2x Transfer Candy|
Join us on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a Community Day event featuring Oshawott, the Sea Otter Pokémon! Oshawott will be appearing more frequently in the wild and near PokéStops with Rainy Lure Modules. Evolve Dewott (Oshawott’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Samurott that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon. Samurott will also be able to learn its signature attack, Razor Shell, via Charged TM during and after this event.
NEW SEPTEMBER EVENTS
SEASON OF MISCHIEF
As the Season of Discovery ends, the story of Pokémon GO continues with mischief! Hoopa, the Mischief Pokémon, will be able to be caught for the first time ever in Pokémon GO! To celebrate Hoopa’s arrival, a one-day event will take place on Sunday, September 5, 2021, featuring various strange phenomena happening all around the world—maybe these events have something to do with Hoopa? There will also be a season-long Special Research story available, with parts of the story only being unlocked during certain events throughout the season.
This event featuring Psychic-type Pokémon returns from Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time! Some familiar faces will be returning, and another Pokémon will be making its Pokémon GO debut. Which will it be? Here’s a hint: be careful of revolving too much of your life around one thing—you might find that it could overturn at a moment’s notice!
Stylishly dressed Pokémon will be making their debuts, along with a fluffy and fashionable friend! Strut your stuff with these fashionable Pokémon, new avatar items, and more during Fashion Week, taking place from Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Where has Giovanni gone? We hope he’s not planning something in the shadows! Be sure to keep an eye out for updates throughout the season. Super Rocket Radars won’t be able to track down Giovanni during this time, so no need to keep them equipped.
EVOLUTION PREVIEW FEATURE
Soon you will be able to preview what your evolved Pokémon’s CP will be before you evolve it! This new Evolution preview screen will display the following.
- The current Pokémon and its CP
- The Pokémon’s Evolution and its new CP
- The leagues the Evolved Pokémon would qualify for
This feature will go live sometime this month.