Season of the Hidden Gems is the eleventh season of the game Pokémon Go.
The highlight of this season is of course Go Fest 2023, but it also promises to bring a selection of new features to Pokémon Go. Several new Pokémon have already been announced, along with some of the game’s upcoming events.
Like previous seasons, the Season of Hidden Gems includes changes to the egg charts, seasonal spawns, and which Pokémon spawn in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
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Pokémon Go Season of the Hidden Gems End Date: When will the Season of the Hidden Gems end?
Hidden Gems Season has a start time of Thursday, June 1 at 10am (local time) and an end date of Friday, September 1 at 10am (local time).
Go Battle League Season 15 will take place during this time period and will, as usual, contain all three leagues and a selection of special cups.
Hidden Gem Season Bonuses in Pokémon Go
There are three bonuses throughout the Hidden Gem Season and they are all related to trading Pokémon. The former gives each player the opportunity to perform one additional Special Trade per day, which means that, during this season, you can perform two Special Trades per day.
Meanwhile, the second and third bonuses are related to the candy you receive when trading: you’ll get an extra candy when you trade Pokemon, and if you’re level 31 or higher, you’ll get a guaranteed XL candy per trade.
It’s also important to note that one of the bonuses from the previous season (that the damage dealt by Pokémon attending the raid remotely is the same as that of Pokémon participating in the raid in person) is now a permanent characteristic.
Finally, several Pokémon are available as Research Breakthrough rewards in Hidden Gem Season!
From Thursday, June 1 to Friday, September 1, you’ll have a chance to win an encounter with Sableye, Beldum, Audino, Furfrou, Goomy, or Noibat.
However, this is not the only change in field research tasks. Since the start of the Season of Hidden Gems, those that rotated monthly will now change depending on the season. The only exception is Spinda’s field research task.
Hidden Gem Season Roadmap in Pokémon Go
Below you’ll find everything we currently know about the Season of Hidden Gems roadmap in Pokémon Go.
Let’s start with the new Pokémon that will come to Pokémon Go, because, so far, three have been confirmed.
The first two are Sandygast and its evolution, Gen 7 Palossand. Both Pokémon will debut in Pokémon Go during the Water Festival: Beach Week event, which begins on Tuesday, June 6 at 10 am (local time).
The third is Carbink, the fairy and rock type Pokémon from the sixth generation. As of this writing, we do not know when this new Pokemon will debut in the game. However, we will let you know when it arrives, so keep an eye out!
Sandygast, Palossand and Carbink.
In addition to new Pokémon, Hidden Gem Season will focus on bringing new features to Pokémon Go. So far we’ve had Shadow Raids and the Pokémon Go web store, but there are four ‘Coming Soon’ slots left on the official Pokémon Go blog. It will be interesting to see what comes next! (A sticker book would be nice…)
In terms of events, Season of the Hidden Gems contains the biggest event of the year: Go Fest 2023. As of this writing, we don’t know much about Go Fest 2023, but promotional material does hint at its upcoming release. of the mythical Pokémon, Diancie.
The Go Fest 2023 celebrations will begin with three in-person events, which you can find below:
- London, England: Friday August 4, Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6
- Osaka, Japan: Friday, August 4, Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6
- New York City, USA: Friday, August 18, Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20
Pokémon Go Fest 2023: Global will take place on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27.
The Hidden Gem Season will, of course, contain a regular selection of in-game events to keep you busy, the first being the Gold Research Day event.
The Gold Digging Research Day event will take place on Saturday, June 3 between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm (local time). During this event, PokéStops can turn gold without the use of a gold decoy module, and when this happens you will be able to collect Gimmighoul Coins. However, it is important to note that the roaming form Gimmighoul will not appear at these PokéStops.
The event will also include event-exclusive Field Research tasks, a selection of Pokémon that appear most frequently in the wild, and a paid Timed Research Mission.
Next up is the Water Festival: Beach Week event from Tuesday, June 6 at 10am (local time) to Monday, June 12 at 8pm (local time). This event sees the release of Sandygast and Palossand in Pokémon Go.
You’ll also be able to participate in a global challenge, complete event-exclusive field research tasks, catch a variety of Water-type Pokémon that appear more frequently in the wild, new avatar items in the in-game store, and Water-type Pokémon in raids. There will also be a paid timed research mission.
Below are all the events currently confirmed for the Season of Hidden Gems:
- Gold Panning Day: Saturday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time)
- Water Festival: Beach Week – Tuesday June 6 to Monday June 12
- Axew Community Day: Saturday June 10
- Solstice Horizons + Team Go Rocket Takeover: Friday June 16 to Sunday June 25
- First Community Day of July: Sunday, July 9 (Pokémon unknown at the time of writing)
- Second Community Day of July: Sunday, July 30 (Unknown Pokemon at time of writing)
- August Community Day: Sunday, August 13 (Unknown Pokémon at time of writing)
Remember: As of this writing, we don’t know which Pokémon will appear during the Community Day events. They will be announced closer to the release dates.
Go Battle League Season 15 also takes place during the Hidden Gems Season.
So far the following Pokémon have been confirmed for raids:
- Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf: from Thursday June 1 to Thursday June 15
- Nihilego – Thursday June 15 to Thursday June 29
- Heatran – Thursday June 29 to Thursday July 6
- Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres – Thursday, July 6 to Thursday, July 13
- Regieleki – Thursday July 13 to Tuesday July 25
- Regidrago – Tuesday, July 25 to Friday, August 4
- Cresselia – Friday, August 4 to Wednesday, August 16
- Unannounced Pokémon: Wednesday, August 16 to Wednesday, August 23
You’ll also be able to battle Shadow Articuno in Shadow Raids on weekends starting Monday, June 5. During the weekdays, you will be able to fight in one and three star Shadow Raids.
Meanwhile, the following Mega Raids have been confirmed:
- Mega Swampert – Thursday June 1 to Thursday June 15
- Mega Sceptile – Thursday June 15 to Thursday June 29
- Unannounced Mega Evolution: Thursday, June 29 to Thursday, July 6
We also know the Pokémon from the June Spotlight:
- Krabby, Kabuto, Corphish, Clauncher, Crabrawler and Capture XP x3: Tuesday, June 6
- Binacle and Double Catch Candy – Tuesday June 13
- Sunken candy and double transfer – Tuesday, June 20
- Doduo and XP double evolution – Tuesday June 27
Finally, there will be a selection of new stickers that you can collect during the Hidden Gem Season.
The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! Their first event is A Paldean Adventure, which sees the true release of Gen 9. You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in the Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
Pokémon in the Season of Hidden Gems hemisphere, seasonal and biome generation changes
Hidden Gem Season brings changes to the Pokémon that appear in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, including creatures that appear in Pokémon Go biomes:
|North Hemisphere||ParasAlolan ExeggutorDratiniTreeckoTorchicMudkip|
|southern hemisphere||MeowthAlolan MarowakBeldumTurtwigChimcharPiplup|
|Cities||Alolan MeowthKadabraMagnetonKoffingAipomGalarian ZigzagoonPatrat|
|Beaches and water||Galarian SlowpokeShellderStaryuPelipperAlomomolaBinacleBruxish|
It will also include a number of changes to the egg pool, but as always, it should be noted that the lists below do not show the full list of Pokemon for each egg pool during Hidden Gem Season and certain in-game events may change as well. egg groups:
|5K Adventure Sync||CranidosShieldonMantykeStunfisk|
|7 km||Hisuian GrowlitheHisuian VoltorbHisuian QwilfishHisuian Sneasel|
|10K Adventure Sync||RioluYamask by GalarGoomyRockruff|
What are seasons in Pokémon Go?
Originally introduced in December 2021, Seasons are in-game periods (three months long) that tie together various events with a theme and add a selection of new features and quality of life changes to Pokémon Go.
- Changes in the way Pokémon appear from season to season, which may cause some creatures to appear more regularly or become rarer in the wild for limited periods of time.
- Changes to egg pools and raids.
- Spawning specific to the northern and southern hemispheres, coinciding with real-world seasons.
- Highlights specific Mega Evolutions, giving them a power boost throughout the season.
- Switch to Deerling forms.
- A new season of Go Battle League, which will have the same duration as the season itself.
- XP boosts by completing specific activities, like five-star raids, for example.
- Introduce other general improvements in the quality of life.
- A variety of events in the game.
- New Pokémon.
If you want to learn more about some of the past seasons of Pokémon Gos, visit our Season of Rising Heroes, Season of Mythical Wishes, and Season of Light pages.
Good luck during the Season of the Hidden Gems!
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