Season of Mischief is the fourth season of the game Pokémon Go, and this time it focuses on cheating Pokémon.
During the Season of Mischief, you will find different Pokémon appearing in the wild depending on which hemisphere you live in. Exclusive to this season, however, is the Hoopa-inspired special research mission Misunderstood Mischief, which will be released gradually over three months. .
Below you can find the appearance of Pokémon in the hemisphere, along with the end date of the Season of Mischief.
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What is the Season of Mischief in Pokémon Go?
Seasons are themed periods of the game that bring new updates and events to Pokémon Go, and the Season of Mischief is the fourth to occur.
Hoopa in his confined form.
Throughout the Season of Mischief you will be able to complete a season-long special research quest, titled Misunderstood Mischief, focused on Hoopa. Challenges for this mission will be released gradually as Hoopa’s story progresses throughout the season. Completing the special research story will unlock access to a special event at the end of the Season of Mischief!
This special investigation story will be available from the beginning of the season, Wednesday, September 1 at 10 am (local time), and you won’t have to wait long to see the first Hoopa-themed event!
Although Hoopa has been causing mischief in the world of Pokémon Go since Go Fest 2021, he will make his true debut on Sunday, September 5. This event is currently known as Hoopa’s Arrival and if you complete a specific set of challenges you will be able to encounter Hoopa’s confined form.
According to the official Pokémon Go blog post, the next Hoopa-related events will take place on Wednesday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 21; followed by two events in October and two in November.
Hoopa’s current special research schedule.
In addition to Hoopa’s story, the Season of Mischief will also see changes to the egg pool, different Mega Pokémon in Mega Raids, and certain Legendary Pokémon returning to five-star raids.
The Season of Mischief begins with Lugia appearing in five-star raids from Wednesday, September 1 to Tuesday, September 14. Then, from Tuesday, September 14 to Friday, October 1, you can fight Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf depending on your region, since these legendaries are regional exclusives.
Depending on your region, you can fight Uxie, Mesprit or Azelf.
Finally, in keeping with the theme of mischief, the Ditto Pokémon can disguise itself if it has changed and you can even catch a shiny Ditto.
Hemisphere Pokémon and seasonal spawns for Season of Mischief in Pokémon Go explained
As in previous seasons, the Season of Mischief in Pokémon Go marks a change in the appearance of Pokémon specifically in the northern or southern hemisphere:
The Northern Hemisphere Season of Mischief generates:
- Autumn Deerling Form
The Southern Hemisphere Season of Mischief generates:
- Spring Deerling Form
Clefairy, Cyndaquil, and Bidoof can now spawn in specific hemispheres.
In addition to the changes to the hemisphere’s Pokémon, there are also a number of seasonal spawns for certain habitats, which you should be aware of.
These Pokémon, including their habitats, are:
Near the water:
Remember: Both seasonal and hemisphere Pokémon will be available until Wednesday, December 1 at 10 a.m. local time, which is when the new season will begin.
Pokémon Go Season of Mischief End Date: When will the Season of Mischief end and how long will it last?
The Season of Mischief will run from Wednesday, September 1 at 10 a.m. (local time) to Wednesday, December 1 at 10 a.m. (local time).
During this time period, you can expect to see the release of new Pokémon, in-game events, and possibly new game features. Go Battle League Season 9 also shares the above dates, with several special leagues and cups during this period.
What are seasons in Pokémon Go?
Introduced in December 2020, Seasons are periods of the game (three months long) that tie together various events with a theme and add a number of new features and quality of life changes.
- Changes to 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.
- Deerling Form Changes
- A new season of Go Battle League, which will have the same duration as these seasons.
- XP boosts for 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’d like to learn more about past seasons in Pokémon Go, visit our Season of Celebration, Season of Legends, and Season of Discovery pages.
I hope you enjoy the Season of Mischief!