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What to do in Pokemon GO this weekend: September 16-19

Published: 18:10, 16 September 2022
Updated: 18:12, 16 September 2022
Pokemon Go - Roggenrolla
Pokemon Go - Roggenrolla

Dust off your raincoats and goloshes, and get ready to dive into some Pokemon GO fun this weekend. Ultra Beasts Celesteela and Kartana await those ready to enter five-star raids, regardless of which hemisphere you call home. 

It's another weekend and Pokemon GO players can count on their favourite AR game to bring fun to the increasingly dreary days of September. This weekend, we'll have some fresh faces taking their first steps on the GO runway, a Community Day event for the ages and more. Read on to get the details:

Test your mettle in Pokemon GO

From Friday, September 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Take this opportunity to face Celesteela, the Launch Pokemon, in five-star raids occurring in the Southern Hemisphere. Make sure to hurry though, as the Launch Pokemon will only hang around until Tuesday, September 27, 2022. 

Kartana, the Drawn Sword Pokemon will appear in five-star raids in the Northern Hemisphere until Tuesday, September 27, 2022. 

Mega Raids 

Today kicks off a fresh Mega Raid with Mega Aggron making its Pokemon GO debut. Make sure you swing by before Tuesday, September 27, 2022, for a chance to encounter this Pokemon's Shiny version.

Event Bonuses

Play Pokemon GO this weekend to get the following bonuses:

  • Increased chance to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokemon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
  • Increased Candy for successfully catching Pokemon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.

Wild encounters

The following Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild:

  • Magnemite*
  • Pineco*
  • Nosepass*
  • Aron*
  • Beldum*
  • Bronzor*
  • Drilbur
  • Ferroseed*
  • Togedemaru
  • You might also encounter the following:
  • Prinplup
  • Galarian Stunfisk*

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The following Pokemon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Scyther
  • BeldumShieldon
  • Klink
  • Togedemaru

Three-Star Raids

  • Magneton
  • Skarmory
  • Mawile
  • Lairon

Five-Star Raids

  • Celesteela - in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Kartana - in the Southern Hemisphere

Mega Raids

  • Mega Aggron

Don't forget to check out this month's Community Day on Sunday,  September 18, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. 

*Lucky trainers should keep their eyes peeled for a Shiny version of this Pokemon.

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