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Pokémon Go Adventures Abound hemisphere Pokémon, seasonal spawns and end date

Everything you need to know about the Season of Adventures Abound.

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The Season of Adventures Abound is the twelfth game-wide season in Pokémon Go.

The highlight of Adventures Abound is the true release of Gen 9 Pokémon from Paldea into Pokémon Go. Before we even reach the halfway point of September, 20 new Pokémon will be released so make sure you’re stocked up on Poké Balls!

Like past seasons, the Season of Adventures Abound includes changes to the egg pools, seasonal spawns and which Pokémon are appearing in the northern and southern hemisphere.

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Pokémon Go Season of Adventures Abound end date: When will the Season of Adventures Abound end?

The Season of Adventures Abound has a start time of Friday 1st September at 10am (local time) and it will end on Friday 1st December at 10am (local time).

Season 16 of the Go Battle League will be running throughout this time period, and, as is tradition, it will contain the three leagues and a selection of special cups.

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Season of Adventures Abound bonuses in Pokémon Go

There are four bonuses running throughout the Season of Adventures Abound in Pokémon Go and they all relate to activities you can do with your friends. Not only will you receive increased XP from going up a Friendship Level, but you can open and send up to 40 Gifts daily.

You will also deal increased damage when fighting alongside a friend in a raid!

The Pokémon encounters available through Research Breakthroughs have also changed and, like last Season, there are multiple Pokémon on offer.

From Friday 1st September to Friday 1st December, you’ll have the chance to earn an encounter with either Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Sableye, Bagon, Furfrou and Goomy.

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It’s important to note that, like last Season, Field Research Tasks now change on a seasonal basis with the only exception being the Spinda field research task. So get ready for some new Field Research Tasks!

Season of Adventures Abound roadmap in Pokémon Go

Below you’ll find everything we currently know about the Season of Adventures Abound in Pokémon Go.

Let’s begin with the new Pokémon arriving this Season and there’s a lot of them, because Adventures Abound is the true debut of Gen 9 Pokémon from Paldea. Sure Gimmighoul and Gholdengo were released back in February, but now you can properly start filling in the Paldea Pokédex.

The Gen 9 Pokémon releases are divided into two waves, with the first occurring on Tuesday 5th September brings:

  • Sprigatito
  • Floragato
  • Meowscarada
  • Fuecoco
  • Crocalor
  • Skeledirge
  • Quaxly
  • Quaxwell
  • Quaquaval
  • Lechonk
  • Oinkologne - both male and female forms

The second wave on Sunday 10th September sees the release of:

  • Nymble
  • Lokix
  • Pawmi
  • Pawmo
  • Pawmot
  • Bombirdier
  • Frigibax
  • Arctibax
  • Baxcalibur

To help you add these new Pokémon to your Pokédex, there will be a new Special Research available throughout the Season. It will let you choose one of the Gen 9 starter Pokémon - Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly - and will be available from Tuesday 5th September at 10am (local time) until Friday 1st December at 9:59am (local time). So make sure you log into Pokémon Go at least once during this period to unlock this quest!

This isn’t the only research quest running throughout the Season of Adventures Abound though. Timed Investigation: Master Ball will give you another chance to collect a Master Ball in Pokémon Go!

You have until Tuesday 21st November at 8pm (local time) to complete this set of challenges if you want to earn the best Poké Ball there ever was. Once you have the Master Ball, you can use it to ensure a guaranteed catch on a Pokémon be it found in the wild, a raid or via Daily Adventure Incense.

Pokémon Go's Master Ball.

The first event of the Season is A Paldean Adventure, which is running from Tuesday 5th September at 10am (local time) to Sunday 10th September at 10am (local time). This event will see the first set of Gen 9 Pokémon arrive in Pokémon Go, along with Unowns A, D, E, L and P appearing globally as part of an Ultra Unlock.

There will also be a timed research quest which will reward with Lechonk encounters, alongside event-exclusive field research tasks, bonuses and a Collection Challenge.

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The second event, Ultra Unlock: Paldea, is running between Sunday 10th September at 10am (local time) to Friday 15th September at 8pm (local time). This is when the second wave of Gen 9 Pokémon will arrive, alongside event-exclusive field research tasks rewarding Pawmi encounters and a pay-to-play special research quest.

You’ll also still be able to catch the Unowns in the wild and complete the Lechonk-themed timed research quest.

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Below lies all of the currently confirmed events for the Season of Adventures Abound so far:

  • Charmander Community Day Classic - Saturday 2nd September
  • A Paldean Adventure - Tuesday 5th September to Sunday 10th September
  • Ultra Unlock: Paldea - Sunday 10th September to Wednesday 13th September
  • Oddish Research Day - Sunday 17th September
  • Psychic Spectacular - Wednesday 20th September to Sunday 24th September
  • September Community Day - Saturday 23rd September (Pokémon unknown at the time of writing)
  • Out to Play - Wednesday 27th September to Monday 2nd October
  • Azurill Hatch Day - Saturday 30th September
  • October Community Day - Sunday 15th October (Pokémon unknown at the time of writing)
  • First November Community Day - Sunday 5th November (Pokémon unknown at the time of writing)
  • Second November Community Day - Saturday 25th November (Pokémon unknown at the time of writing)

Remember - at the time of writing, we don’t know some of the Pokémon which will be appearing during the Community Day events. They will be announced closer to the release dates.

Season 16 of the Go Battle League will also be running throughout the Season of Adventures Abound.

There are also three in-person Pokémon Go City Safari events running during this Season in the following locations:

  • Seoul, South Korea - Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October
  • Barcelona, Spain - Friday 13th October and Saturday 14th October
  • Mexico City, Mexico - Saturday 4th November and Sunday 5th November

Meanwhile, the following Pokémon have been confirmed for raids so far:

  • Kartana (Northern Hemisphere) - Friday 1st September to Friday 8th September
  • Celesteela (Southern Hemisphere) - Friday 1st September to Friday 8th September
  • Kartana (Southern Hemisphere) - Friday 8th September to Saturday 16th September
  • Celesteela (Northern Hemisphere) - Friday 8th September to Saturday 16th September
  • Genesect (Burn Drive) - Saturday 16th September to Saturday 23rd September
  • Raikou, Entei and Suicune - Saturday 23rd September to Friday 6th October

You’ll also be able to battle Shadow Zapdos in Shadow Raids over the weekends. During the weekdays, Pokémon will be appearing in one-star and three-star Shadow Raids.

The following Mega Raids have been confirmed:

  • Mega Manectric - Friday 1st September to Saturday 16th September
  • Mega Gardevoir - Saturday 16th September to Friday 6th October

We also know the Spotlight Hour Pokémon for September:

  • Wooper and double evolution XP - Tuesday 5th September
  • Mankey and double catch candy - Tuesday 12th September
  • Girafarig and double catch XP - Tuesday 19th September
  • Growlithe and double catch Stardust - Tuesday 26th September

Finally, as always, there will be a new selection of stickers for you to collect throughout the Season of Adventures Abound.


The World of Wonders Season is coming to an end in Pokémon Go. Enjoy the last event - Ultra Space Wonders - and complete the final stage of World of Wonders, so you can evolve Poipole into Naganadel! You can also work on the Masterwork Research: Catching Wonders quest for a Master Ball and Glitz and Glam quest for a Diancie. Don't forget to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.


Season of Adventures Abound hemisphere Pokémon, seasonal and biome spawn changes

The Season of Adventures Abound brings changes to which Pokémon spawn in the northern and southern hemisphere, including which creatures appear in the Pokémon Go biomes:

AreaPokémon
Northern HemisphereChikorita
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Larvitar
Autumn Deerling
Tyrunt
Amaura
Southern HemipshereSnivy
Tepig
Oshawott
Tirtouga
Archen
Spring Deerling
Deino
CitiesGengar
Gulpin
Beldum
Tranquill
Scraggy
Gothita
Dedenne
ForestsChansey
Staravia
Lopunny
Croagunk
Shelmet
Morelull
Oranguru
MountainsOnix
Sableye
Aggron
Darumaka
Golett
Fletchinder
Togedemaru
Beaches and WaterSlowbro
Shellder
Pelipper
Karrablast
Goomy
Dewpider
Sandygast

It will also include a number of changes to the egg pool, but it should be noted that the lists below do not show the complete Pokémon list for each egg pool during the Season of NAME and certain in-game events may change the egg pools too:

EggPokémon
2kmChinchou
Meditite
Larvesta
Fomantis
Lechonk (From 15th September at 8pm local time)
5kmLickitung
Gligar
Larvesta
Sprigatito (From 15th September at 8pm local time)
Fuecoco (From 15th September at 8pm local time)
Quaxly (From 15th September at 8pm local time)
5km Adventure SyncCranidos
Shieldon
Happiny
Munchlax
Alomomola
7kmHisuian Growlithe
Hisuian Voltorb
Hisuian Qwilfish
Hisuian Sneasel
10kmLarvesta
Carbink
Goomy
Jangmo-o
Frigibax (From 15th September at 8pm local time)
10km Adventure SyncGible
Goomy
Rockruff
Jangmo-o

What are seasons in Pokémon Go?

Originally introduced in December 2021, seasons are in-game periods which last for three months and tie together various events with a theme. During this time, a selection of new features and quality of life changes can also be added to Pokémon Go.

This includes:

  • Changes to how Pokémon spawn season-to-season, which may see some creatures appearing more regularly or become rarer in the wild for limited periods of time.
  • Changes to the egg pools and raids.
  • Northern and southern hemisphere-specific spawning, coinciding with the real world seasons themselves.
  • Highlight specific Mega Evolutions, giving them a power boost throughout the season.
  • Change to Deerling forms.
  • A new Go Battle League season, which will be the same length as the season itself.
  • XP boosts for completing specific activities, such as five-star raids for example.
  • Introduce other general quality of life improvements.
  • A range of in-game events.
  • New Pokémon.

If you’d like to learn more about the past Pokémon Go seasons, visit our pages on the Season of Hidden Gems, Season of Rising Heroes and Season of Mythical Wishes.

Hope you enjoy Pokémon Go during the Season of Adventures Abound!

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