Raid Hour event featuring Genesect (Chill Drive) available in Pokémon GO tomorrow, August 17, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time

Niantic has announced new events for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

August Content Update: Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo and Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale, Zacian and Zamazenta return to raids, the Bug Out! event, and more!

August Content Update: Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo and Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale, Zacian and Zamazenta return to raids, the Bug Out! event, and more!
 

Pokémon GO Fest 2022

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale – Stay tuned for more details on the global finale event taking place on August 27.

August Community Day

Join us for August Community Day on Saturday, August 13, 2022! Galarian Zigzagoon, the Tiny Raccoon Pokémon, will appear in the wild!

For more details, check out the August Community Day blog.

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these exciting events.

  • Bug Out!: Creepy and crawly? Or cute and cuddly? Decide for yourself when this event featuring Bug-type Pokémon returns from Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

  • 2022 Pokémon World Championships event: The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will feature Pokémon GO for the very first time, and we’re holding an in-game celebration from Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Tuesday, August 23, 2022! Keep an eye out for more details.

Don’t forget—because there are multiple Pokémon GO Fest celebrations happening this year, Trainers all over the world will have multiple chances to earn Ultra Unlock bonuses. Learn more here.

To see what else is happening in August, head over to the Season of GO website.

New anti-cheat measures

New enforcement of our player guidelines and terms of service is coming to all Niantic games, including Pokémon GO. Learn more in this note.

Image of a Raid Icon - TealFeatured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout August.

Image of a Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids

The Legendary Pokémon Palkia, Zacian, and Zamazenta and the Mythical Pokémon Genesect will return to five-star raids this August!

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Palkia
Palkia

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022

Genesect (???)
Genesect* (Chill Drive)

Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Zacian
Zacian
Zamazenta
Zamazenta
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
*During this period, Genesect will have a different Drive than it had in its past Pokémon GO appearances. Stay tuned for more information!

Image of a Mega Raid EggMega Raids

Mega Slowbro, Mega Ampharos, and Mega Abomasnow will appear in Mega Raids! But more surprises are in store…

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Mega Abomasnow
Mega Abomasnow

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022

???
???

Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Thursday, August 25, 2022

Mega Slowbro
Mega Slowbro
 

Thursday, August 25, 2022, to Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mega Ampharos
Mega Ampharos
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid Hours

Every Wednesday in August, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

Articuno
Wednesday, August 3, 2022: Palkia
Zapdos
Wednesday, August 10, 20222: Genesect* (???)
Genesect - Shock Drive - Shiny Icon Off
Wednesday, August 17, 2022: Genesect* (???)
Zacian
Wednesday, August 24, 2022: Zacian
Zamazenta
Wednesday, August 31, 2022: Zamazenta
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
*During this period, Genesect will have a different Drive than it had in its past Pokémon GO appearances. Stay tuned for more information!

August Research Breakthrough encounters

Monday, August 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

Galarian Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of August, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

Ledyba
August 2: Hisuian Voltorb | 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
Nidoran♀
August 9: Nidoran♀ | 2× XP for catching Pokémon
Joltik
August 16: Joltik | 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
Nidoran♂
August 23: Nidoran♂ | 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
Axew - one star raid
August 30: Pidove | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Language selection will be rolling out this month!

Soon, Trainers will be able to change their language settings in Pokémon GO! Trainers will be able to play Pokémon GO in their language of choice, regardless of the language used on their device. The following languages will be available when this setting launches.

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Traditional Chinese

Trainers will need to close and reopen Pokémon GO for any language changes to take effect.

 

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/status/1552775907831603200

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