Announced on August 27, Pokemon Go’s new Season of Mischief will center around the mythical Pokemon Hoopa. The event will last for three months, from September 1 to December 1.
On September 5, players can capture Hoopa once they have completed the special research missions. Said that Mythical Pokemon will also wreak havoc by causing more “strange phenomena” all over the world. Psychic, Ghost and Dark type Pokemon will be attracted to incense at different hours from 11am to 5pm local time. If players complete the Collection Challenge, they will receive a Hoopa candy and a Poke Ball Lift avatar bag. Double the amount of Hoopa candy will be awarded for the transfer of Pokemon.
There will also be a change of season in wild Pokemon appearances. In the northern hemisphere, Jigglypuff, Slowpoke, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Autumn Form Deerling and more will appear. In the southern hemisphere, Clefairy, Roserade, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Spring Form Deerling and more will wander around in nature.
During each month of the event, another Pokémon will receive a CP boost when Mega Evolved. September is Mega Slowbro, October is Mega Gengar, and November is Mega Houndoon.
Ditto will also receive new disguises in the coming season. If players catch a Ghastly, Drowzee, Teddisura, Remoraid, Gulpin, Numel, Stunky, Dwebble or Foongus, it may instead be a lump-like pokemon.
Hoopa’s appearance was part of the story of the Pokemon Go Fest in 2021. It did not debut physically then, but instead sowed indirect mischief by bringing back the legends.
In other Pokemon Go news, Niantic overturned its previous decision, bringing the Pokestop and Gym Interaction distance back to 80m. This is how it will remain “from now on”, Niantic stated. Fans were concerned when Niantic previously shortened the interaction distance to 40 meters in the US and New Zealand, and asked that the increased interaction distance be returned.
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