The latest season in Pokémon GO will soon be upon us! Starting next week, the Season of Mischief will begin with the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa at its helm. Trainers will be able to take part in a special season long special research to encounter this mythical Pokémon alongside themed spawns & events.

Welcome to the Season of Mischief!


The strange events of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 continue in the Season of Mischief! This Season will focus on an adventure featuring Hoopa, the Mischief Pokémon, which you’ll be able to encounter early on in this Season’s Special Research story: Misunderstood Mischief!

When Hoopa summoned Legendary Pokémon to Pokémon GO during Pokémon GO Fest 2021, time and space were distorted. Hoopa has also brought Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region to Pokémon GO for the first time! Be sure to follow along during the Season to see what else might happen!

The Season of Mischief will run from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.


Hoopa is arriving

Beginning September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, you’ll be able to access a season-long Special Research story. Throughout the Season of Mischief, you’ll gain access to different sets of tasks in this Special Research story. For instance, you’ll be able to encounter Confined Hoopa by completing a set of tasks that’ll unlock beginning September 5.

Read on to learn more!

Learn Hoopa’s secrets during the Season!

You’ll be able to access parts of this Season’s Special Research story when certain events begin. The Special Research story will focus on discovering more about Hoopa and the strange occurrences happening throughout the Season, so stay tuned to follow along with the story.

If you complete this Season’s Special Research story, you’ll gain access to a special event at the end of the Season that might have something to do with Hoopa!

Hoopa can’t be transferred to Pokémon HOME for now. For Trainers unable to play during this Season, Confined Hoopa may be available again in the future.

9/1 Welcome to the Season of Mischief

Available beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

The Season of Mischief begins! Hoopa has been playing pranks on the team leaders and Professor Willow—it’s taken his glasses?!— and it’s up to us to learn more about the Mischief Pokémon. Why is it so mischievous? What else does it have in store for us this Season?

9/5 Hoopa’s Arrival

Available beginning Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time

Complete the seasonal Special Research tasks for an opportunity to catch Hoopa! On Sunday, September 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, various strange phenomena will be happening all around the world —maybe this has something to do with Hoopa?!

The following types of Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and attracted to Incense at the listed local times.

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Other event bonuses

  • There will be a Collection Challenge available featuring Pokémon attracted to Incense during the event hours. The Collection Challenge will reward Hoopa Candy and the Poké Ball Lift avatar pose!
  • You’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • A free bundle containing an Incense will be available in the shop.
  • Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to earn Rare Candies and a variety of Poké Ball types!

This is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what you can expect in the Season of Mischief! Full season details can be found here. What are you looking forward to? Let us know!

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