During the second Season in Pokémon GO Seasons, the Season of Legends, we celebrated some new, and some returning Legendary Pokémon to the world of Pokémon GO, culminating in the releases of Xerneas and Yveltal in May.
Niantic has just announced the third Season, the Season of Discovery! This Season will feature, the fifth-anniversary celebrations and Pokémon GO Fest 2021! Let’s take a look at what was announced.
|EVENT DATE/TIME:||Tue., June 1, 2020, @ 10:00am (local time)
Wed., September 1, 2021, @ 10:00am (local time)
|LEGENDARY & MEGA DEBUTS: Surprise Legendary debuts and a new Mega!|
|WILD: Different Pokémon in the wild and some will be hemisphere dependent!|
|EGGS: Different Pokémon will be hatching from 2km, 5km, and 10km Eggs!|
|MEGA RAIDS: Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time.|
|FIELD RESEARCH: Different Field Research from PokéStops than before, including new tasks and new rewards!|
|BONUSES:||XP: Double XP from Research Breakthroughs.|
|REMOTE RAID PASSES: Free Remote Raid Pass from Research Breakthrough rewards throughout June.|
|OFFICIAL BLOG POST|
LEGENDARY AND MEGA DEBUTS
The Season of Discovery will have a colossal kickoff with Regirock, Regice, and Registeel returning to five-star raids! They will be appearing from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. After that, a surprise Pokémon will appear in five-star raids.
Unexpected guests will be making an appearance in five-star raids, including exciting encounters during Pokémon GO Fest 2021!
A new Mega Evolved Pokémon will debut in June, and this Season, Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time.
SEASON OF DISCOVERY WILD SPAWNS
As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!
In cities, Pokémon such as Alolan Rattata, Magnemite, and Porygon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, while in far-off forests, Bellsprout, Doduo, Skorupi, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. The mountains are seeing shifts in Pokémon as well, with Rhyhorn, Nosepass, Dwebble, and more appearing more frequently, while Magikarp, Marill, Wailmer, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild near bodies of water.
|Alolan Sandshrew*||Alolan Vulpix*||Shellder*|
The 2km, 5km, 10km Egg Pools will receive a shakeup during the Season of Legends!
5KM ADVENTURE SYNC EGGS
10KM ADVENTURE SYNC EGGS
FIELD RESEARCH / BONUSES
This Season, you’ll receive different Field Research from PokéStops than before, including new tasks and new rewards! There’ll also be monthly changes to select Field Research tasks.
To kick off the Season of Discovery, you’ll receive a free Remote Raid Pass from Research Breakthrough rewards throughout June. Throughout the entire Season, you’ll also earn twice the XP from Research Breakthroughs as well!