Niantic has revealed details on the next season of Pokémon GO, simply titled ‘Season of GO.’

The changeover begins on June 1 at 10 AM local time and finishes on September 1 at 10 AM local time, during which there are a bunch of new events happening, community days and more.

Game Changes

Beginning on June 1, players who are level 31 and above will earn be able to earn Candy XL. It’s a significant change, meaning when those players reach level 40, they’ll have some ready to use on their Pokémon. 

Klink is your June research breakthrough encounter. 

Seasonal Bonuses

  • Increased friendship bonus damage for raids

  • Lure Module duration extended for one hour

  • One extra Special Trade per day

  • One extra Pokémon Candy when trading Pokémon

  • Guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon

  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins

  • Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely.

Community Days

The next three community days have been locked in for June 25, July 17 and August 13, but no Pokémon has been announced.


The following Pokémon will be in five-star & mega raids soon

  • June 1 – June 7: Kyogre & Mega Steelix

  • June 7 – June 16: Groudon & Mega Aerodactyl

  • June 16 – June 23: Mewtwo with Shadow Ball & Mega Venasaur

  • June 23 – Jule 1st: Mewtwo with Pystrike & Mega Blastoise

Spotlight Hours

  • June 7: Nosepass with a 2x candy bonus for catching Pokémon

  • June 14: Mantine with a 2x candy bonus for transferring Pokémon

  • June 21: Spinarak with a 2x XP bonus for evolving Pokémon

  • June 28: Not yet announced

Pokémon In The Wild & Eggs

In the Southern hemisphere where I am, Winter Form Deerling will be in the wild along with Larvitar, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup and more. Sandshrew with that sweet shiny chance is back in Mountain locations and Galarian Stunfisk in city locations for those seeking good PVP IVs. Riolu, Emolga, Axew, Rufflet, Noibat, Goomy and Jangmo-o will be in 10km eggs as well. 

For the complete list of Pokémon appearing in the wild over this season:


Adventure Week is back between June 7 and June 12, which will see the return of fossil and rock-type Pokémon. A Pokémon TCG Crossover Event is also planned between June 16 and June 30 for the upcoming release of the Pokémon GO themed Pokémon TCG set. 

Ticketed Events

Of course, the worldwide Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is happening next weekend on both June 4 and June 5 between 10 AM and 6 PM local time each day. You can buy a ticket for that right now in the game, although there will be F2P elements to the weekend if you don’t want to pay for the ticket. Three in-person events are coming up over the next few months, with exact dates yet to be confirmed. They’re for Berlin, Sapporo and Seattle. 

GO Battle League: Season 11

GO Battle League Season 11 starts on June 2 at 6 AM AEST. The full list of the league events coming over this season is below.

June 2 – June 9

  • Great League

  • Great League Remix

June 9 – June 16

  • Ultra League

  • Catch Cup — GO Fest Edition

June 16 – June 23

  • Master League

  • Fossil Cup

(3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

June 23 – June 30

  • Great League

  • Retro Cup

June 30 – July 7

  • Ultra League

  • Kanto Cup

July 7 – July 14

  • Great League

  • Ultra League

  • Master League

July 14 – July 21

  • Great League

  • Flying Cup

July 21 – July 28

Ultra League

  • Little cup Remix

July 28 – August 4

  • Master League

  • ???

(3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

August 4 – August 11

  • Great League

  • Element Cup

August 11 – August 18

  • Ultra League

  • Summer Cup

August 18 – August 25

  • Great League

  • Fighting Cup

August 25 – September 2

  • Great League

  • Ultra League

  • Master League

GO Battle Day: Mankey

On June 18, from 12 AM until 11:59 PM local time, you can compete in 20 sets of battles instead of 5, and there will be 4x Stardust awarded for wins. Mankey will also be guaranteed to appear as a reward encounter between 11 AM and 2 PM local time, and if you evolve it to Primeape up to two hours after it ends, it’ll learn the charged attack Cross Chop.  

GO Battle Weekend

On July 9 from 12 AM until July 10 at 11:59 PM, it’ll be GO Battle Weekend, but full details are yet to be revealed.

Pokémon GO World Championships Event

An event will feature the Great League and Fighting Cup, with more details to come. 

Guaranteed Rank-Up Encounters

  • Rank 1: Machamp

  • Rank 6: Mienfoo

  • Ace Rank: Axew

  • Veteran Rank: Noibat

  • Legend Rank: Pikachu Libre

Good luck trainers!