Pokemon Go Announces Discovery Season
Pokemon go has announced its next themed season, which will focus on the game’s “spirit of discovery”. The season of discovery will begin on June 1 and run through the end of August. Like previous seasons in the game, the Season of Discovery is not as much of an event as it is a backdrop that provides an overall theme for the events. This season will come with several notable changes, including only one Mega Evolved Pokémon appearing in Mega Raids at a time. Players will also receive twice as much XP for completing Research Breakthroughs throughout the month.
Pokemon go will also change which Pokémon will appear in the game as part of the season change. Pokemon confirmed for Discovery Season includes Alolan Rattata, Magnemite, Porygon, Bellsprout, Doduo, Skorupi, Rhyhorn, Nosepass, Dwebble, Magikarp, Marill, and Wailmer. The two hemispheres will also see different Pokémon appearing more frequently. Northern Hemisphere players will see Alolan Diglett, Staryu, Barboach, Petilil, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and Summer Form Deerling, with Sableye, Scyther, and Combee appearing as rare appearances.
Meanwhile, players in the Southern Hemisphere will see Pokémon like Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Shellder, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, and Winter Form Deerling, with Lickitung, Chimecho, and Cubchoo appearing as rare appearances.
Egg Pools will also receive a new mix, with the following Pokémon included:
- 2 KM eggs: Meditite, Buizel, Spritzee, Swirlix
- Eggs 5 KM: Togepi, Gligar, Skarmory, Bonsly
- Eggs 10 KM: Timburr, Rufflet, Goomy, Noibat
- Adventure Sync 5 km Eggs: Cranidos, Shieldon, Skrelp, Clauncher
- Adventure Sync 10K Eggs: Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Riolu
The Season of Discovery follows the “Season of Legends” which added the legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal to the game. The in-game seasons began last November as part of a major game overhaul that also added Mega Evolutions and other new mechanisms.
In addition to its change of discovery season, Pokemon go also announced its first June Adventure List, which includes a Slowpoke-themed event and the return of its Solstice event. Pokemon go also recently announced additional details on its upcoming Pokemon Go Fest, which will be a global event and will have a lower ticket price.