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Pokemon GO September Research encounters and Spotlight Hour schedule

Published: 07:44, 30 August 2021
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Pokemon GO: September 2021 Research Breakthrough encounters, Spotlight Hours and Raids
Pokemon GO: September 2021 Research Breakthrough encounters, Spotlight Hours and Raids

Summer may be winding down but Pokemon GO's September calendar is looking extra busy. Here's your schedule for the September Research Breakthrough encounters, Raids and Spotlight Hours.

September Research Breakthrough encounters

Pokemon GO's Research Breakthrough encounters will feature Ditto, starting from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 20:00. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 20:00 GMT. A Shiny Ditto will be available for the first time ever (outside of Special Research). The Shiny will also pop up in the wild after the event.

Weekly 1 PokeCoin bundles
  • Available every Monday in September: a one-time-purchase bundle in exchange for one (1) PokeCoin. The bundle contains a Remote Raid Pass and various other items.
Pokemon featured in raids

Five-star raids in September:

  • Lugia with Aeroblast from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Depending on your region, Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland) will be appearing from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. A Shiny version will be making its Pokemon GO debut.

Mega-Evolved Pokemon in Mega Raids:

  • Mega Slowbro: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. until Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Mega Houndoom: from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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Pokemon GO - Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos region
Pokemon Spotlight Hours - September 2021

One Pokemon Spotlight Hour will happen each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. 

Pokemon and bonuses:

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021: Spoink; twice the Stardust for catching Pokemon.
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Baltoy; earn twice the XP for catching Pokemon.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Skitty; twice the Candy for catching Pokemon.
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Alolan Meowth; earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokéemon.
Pokemon GO Raid Hours in September

Every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. 

Featured Pokemon:

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021: Lugia with Aeroblast.
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021: Lugia with Aeroblast.
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021: Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland).
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021: Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland).
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland).
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