Here’s What’s Happening In Pokémon Go This September

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A lot of new events.
A lot of new events. Niantic

The month of August is almost at an end, which means there’s going to be new month coming with a bunch of activities for Pokémon Go. Today we look at the different events happening for September in Pokémon Go.

For starters, beginning September 1 and all the way to October 1, the mouse Pokémon Alolan Raichu is set to be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter. Those lucky enough may even have the chance to encounter the Shiny one.

For September, Trainers should look forward to challenging a different Legendary Raid Boss each week. These are the Pokémon that are available to challenge in five-star raids:

  • Heatran
    • Start: August 21 at 4:00 PM EDT
    • End: September 10 at 4:00 PM EDT
  • Cresselia
    • Start: September 10 at 4:00 PM EDT
    • End: September 18 at 4:00 PM EDT
  • Articuno
    • Start: September 18 at 4:00 PM EDT
    • End: September 25 at 4:00 PM EDT
  • Zapdos
    • Start: September 25 at 4:00 PM EDT
    • End: October 2 at 4:00 PM EDT

There’s also going to be a Raid Hour event each Wednesday at 6:00 PM (local time), featuring that week’s Legendary Raid Boss in five-star raids.

For September as well, there’s going to be a Pokémon Spotlight Hour which spotlights a different Pokémon and a special bonus. The Spotlight Hour is going to take place each Tuesday at 6:00 PM (local time). These are:

  • Pokémon: Eevee
    • Date: September 1
    • Bonus: Earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon
  • Pokémon: Houndour
    • Date: September 8
    • Bonus: Earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Pokémon: Tentacool
    • Date: September 15
    • Bonus: Earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon
  • Pokémon: Spearow
    • Date: September 22
    • Bonus: Earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon
  • Pokémon: Skitty
    • Date: September 29
    • Bonus: Earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon

There’s going to be a Go Battle Night on September 24 starting at 6:00 PM and running to 11:59 PM (local time). During this time, Trainers receive twice the Stardust for winning battles, completing sets of battles, and ranking up in the Go Battle League. Trainers can also complete 20 sets of Go Battle league battles, for a total of 100 battles.

Once the month ends, Trainers can look forward to helping Professor Willow uncover the mysteries of the Mythical Pokémon Victini in a new Special Research Story dubbed Mysterious Energy. For those who managed to access the exclusive Pokémon Go Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory Special Research, finishing this Special Research earns them Victini Candy.

Finally, it’s no question that everyone is doing great when it comes to holding back Team GO Rocket. However, it appears that Jessie and James are going to be leaving the game starting September 30. For those who haven’t had the chance to take them on, keep a look out for their Meowth balloon.

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