Hoopa Debuts during Pokémon GO’s Season of Mischief
Enjoy new Special Research, discover different Pokémon in the wild, and more during a new Season of fun.
The Season of Discovery has come to an end, and so begins a new era of mystery, wonder, and mischief! From Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, the Season of Mischief will offer Trainers tons of opportunities to catch Pokémon, complete research, and take part in exciting events. The Mythical Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokémon Hoopa will also make its Pokémon GO debut, and Trainers can encounter it by completing a new Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief.
The hoopla will kick into high gear with a special event commemorating Hoopa’s arrival on Sunday, September 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Throughout the day, Trainers can complete a Collection Challenge, earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon, obtain an item bundle at no cost from the in-game shop, and complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to receive Rare Candy and Poké Balls.
Incense activated during this magical event will attract different types of Pokémon during each hour. Below is a breakdown of which types of Pokémon will be attracted when.
- 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Psychic-type Pokémon will be attracted
- 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Ghost-type Pokémon and Dark-type Pokémon will be attracted
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Psychic-type Pokémon will be attracted
- 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Ghost-type Pokémon and Dark-type Pokémon will be attracted
- 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Psychic-type Pokémon will be attracted
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Ghost-type Pokémon and Dark-type Pokémon will be attracted
During Psychic-type hours, Pokémon like Exeggcute, Jynx, Natu, Girafarig, Spoink, Beldum, and Munna will be appearing. If you’re very lucky, you might even encounter a Galarian Ponyta or an Espeon! Pokémon appearing during Ghost- and Dark-type hours will include Alolan Rattata, Poochyena, Sableye, Carvanha, Duskull, Drifloon, and Purrloin. Lucky Trainers might even find a Scraggy or a Litwick!
As the Season changes, different Pokémon will begin appearing in the wild, including some that will appear only in specific landscapes and hemispheres. Trainers in cities and other urban environments can expect to encounter Pokémon such as Shuppet, Trubbish, and Gothita. Teddiursa, Karrablast, Shelmet, and others will soon be found frolicking through forests. In mountainous landscapes, you can expect to see an abundance of Geodude, Rhyhorn, Slugma, and others. Wander near water and you may soon find Krabby, Horsea, Mantine, and other Water-type Pokémon.
Trainers in the northern hemisphere can expect to encounter Jigglypuff, Paras, Slowpoke, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Larvitar, Bidoof, Autumn Form Deerling, and Stunfisk. Trainers in the southern hemisphere will soon see Clefairy, Chansey, Dratini, Roselia, Combee, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Tympole, and Spring Form Deerling appearing in the wild.
Making the most of this mischievous season, Ditto will be appearing disguised as several different Pokémon, such as Gastly, Drowzee, Teddiursa, Remoraid, Gulpin, Numel, Stunky, Dwebble, and Foongus.
The Season of Mischief also offers egg-cellent opportunities to earn and hatch Eggs. Certain Pokémon will hatch more frequently from certain Eggs.
- Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Barboach, Drifloon, and more will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.
- Seel, Pineco, Sableye, Chingling, and more will be hatching from 5 km Eggs.
- Audino, Mienfoo, and more will be hatching from 10 km Eggs.
- Cranidos, Shieldon, female Frillish, and more will be hatching from 5 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync.
- Riolu, Deino, Noibat, and more will be hatching from 10 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync.
But that’s not all. Mega-Evolved Pokémon will make mega mischief in the coming months: a different Mega-Evolved Pokémon will receive a CP boost during each month of the Season! In September, Mega Slowbro will get a CP boost. In October, Mega Gengar will enjoy a CP boost. And finally, in November, Mega Houndoom will benefit from a CP boost.
Enjoy making magical mischief, Trainers!
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.
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
Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild!
Different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs!
Eggs earned from Adventure Sync Rewards
Mega Evolution bonuses!
There’s much to look forward to this Season as we journey with Hoopa and learn all about what makes the Mischief Pokémon tick.
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog