Brilliant Regional Legendary Pokémon, New Events and Hoopa Highlight Pokémon Go September Update
Along with the announcement of content related to Season of Mischief and Hoopa, Niantic also shared their global update for Pokémon Go September content lineup.
With some big changes in Five Star Raids, Hoopa appearing with more mischievous intentions and hinting at a bigger Team Go Rocket-centric event on the horizon, there’s a lot to dig into.
Starting with the New Events, the Season of Mischief will have a one-day event on September 5th that is related to Hoopa and the weird phenomena that happened in Pokémon Go over the past few months. It will also fuel the Special Research story throughout the season, which will run throughout the Mischief Season from September 1 to December 1.
From September 8 to 13, players will be involved in a new Psychic Show, with the main event bringing in some returning faces and the debut of a Pokémon known to turn things around. Niantic has yet to confirm this, but it’s likely that means Inkay and Malamar will be available for the first time.
Fashion Week returns from September 21-28, with the debuts of several “smartly dressed” Pokémon, new avatar items and more. But the most important thing Niantic is hinting at is a bigger Team Go Rocket event coming up.
Super Rocket Radars will not be able to track down Go Rocket boss Giovanni throughout the season, according to the September update. There is also no other information available on the reason for the boss’s disappearance.
With the timing of this move, Niantic could potentially lead to a Team Go Rocket refresh at the end of the year. This could involve Team Rainbow Rocket and the inevitable introduction of the seventh generation of Pokémon from Sun and Moon.
For raids, players will now be able to encounter shiny regional exclusive Legendary Pokémon in five-star raids. It will start with Uxie, Mespirit and Azelf from September 14th to October 1st. Lugia will lead the charge of the raid’s normal rotation, with an Aeroblast-aware variant appearing from September 1 to 14.
Ditto will also be available in shiny form while being billed as September’s groundbreaking research meetup.
Niantic is also adding a cool Quality of Life feature in September, for players who participate in Coach Battles or the Go Battle League.
A new Evolution Overview window will appear soon as you evolve your Pokémon, showing how your Pokémon is evolving and your post-evolution Pokémon CP. It will also let you know if that Pokémon is eligible to compete in the Great, Ultra, or Master leagues based on those stats.
Season of Mischief already seems like a lot to deal with, but stick with it and you’ll likely unravel the mysteries surrounding Hoopa and finally have the chance to catch him at an event towards the end of the season.