The Season of Mischief is the fourth game-wide season in Pokémon Go and, this time, it's focusing on trickster Pokémon.
During the Season of Mischief, you'll find different Pokémon spawning in the wild depending on which hemisphere you live in. Exclusive to this season, however, is the Hoopa-inspired special research quest Misunderstood Mischief, which will be gradually released across three months.
Below you can find the hemisphere Pokémon spawns, along with the Season of Mischief end date.
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What is the Season of Mischief in Pokémon Go?
Seasons are themed in-game periods which bring new updates and events to Pokémon Go and the Season of Mischief is the fourth to occur.
Throughout the Season of Mischief you'll be able to complete a season-long special research quest, entitled Misunderstood Mischief, centred around Hoopa. The challenges for this quest will be released gradually as the Hoopa storyline progresses throughout the season. If you complete the special research story, then you'll unlock access to a special event at the end of the Season of Mischief!
This special research storyline will be available from the very beginning of the season - Wednesday, 1st September at 10am (local time) - and you don't have to wait long for the first Hoopa themed event!
Although Hoopa has been causing mischief in the world of Pokémon Go since Go Fest 2021, it will make its true debut on Sunday, 5th September. This event is currently known as Hoopa's Arrival and, if you complete a specific set of challenges, you'll be able to encounter the Confined form of Hoopa!
According to the official Pokémon Go blog post, the next Hoopa-related events will occur on Wednesday, 8th September and Tuesday, 21st September; followed by two events in October and two in November.
The Season of Mischief begins with Lugia appearing in five-star raids from Wednesday, 1st September to Tuesday, 14th September. Afterwards, from Tuesday, 14th September to Friday, 1st October, you'll be able to battle Uxie, Mesprit or Azelf depending on your region, due to these legendaries being regionally exclusive.
Hemisphere Pokémon and seasonal spawns for the Season of Mischief in Pokémon Go explained
As in previous Seasons, the Season of Mischief in Pokémon Go marks a change to which Pokémon appearing specifically in the north or southern hemisphere:
Northern hemisphere Season of Mischief spawns:
- Autumn Deerling form
Southern hemisphere Season of Mischief spawns:
- Spring Deerling form
Alongside the changes to the hemisphere Pokémon, there are also a number of seasonal spawns for certain habitats, which you should be aware of.
These Pokémon, including their habitats, are:
Remember - both the seasonal spawn and hemisphere Pokémon will be available till Wednesday 1st December at 10am (local time), which is when the new season will start.
Pokémon Go Season of Mischief end date: When will the Season of Mischief end and how long will it be?
The Season of Mischief is running from Wednesday, 1st September at 10am (local time) to Wednesday, 1st December at 10am (local time).
During this time period, you can expect to see new Pokémon being released, in-game events and, possibly, new game features. Season 9 of the Go Battle League also shares the above dates, with various special leagues and cups running throughout this time period.
What are Seasons in Pokémon Go?
Introduced in December 2020, Seasons are in-game periods - three months in length- which tie together various events to a theme and add a number of new features and quality of life changes.
- 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 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
- Changes to Deerling forms
- A new Go Battle League season, which will be the same length as these seasons
- XP boosts for completing specific activities, such as five-star raids for examples
- Introduce other general quality of life improvements
- A range of in-game events
- New Pokémon
Hope you enjoy the Season of Mischief!