Pokemon go is about to move into its next season of events with the launch of the Season of Discovery on Tuesday, June 1.
It’s the next step in Season of Legends, which introduced powerful Legendary Pokémon like Xerneas and Yveltal, along with the totem forms of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus.
The Season of Discoveries is all about “the spirit of discovery” and will include both the fifth anniversary of Pokemon go like Go Fest 2021, and runs from June 1 to September 1. And for starters, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel will return to the five-star raids until June 17.
On June 17, a “Surprise Pokémon” will be added to the five-star raids, and there will be more surprises throughout the season, including during Go Fest in July.
One of the most important changes to be implemented on June 1 is the switch to Mega Raids. Starting with the new season, only one Pokémon will appear per Mega Raid at a time, allowing players to know exactly which Mega Pokémon they will be facing.
Niantic also changes the way Pokémon spawn in specific areas, such as Alola Rattata, Magnemite, and Porygon that appear more frequently in cities, while Rhyhorn, Nosepass, and Dwebble will appear in mountainous areas.
You will also see the following egg hatching changes at the start of the event:
- Meditite, Buizel, Spritzee, Swirlix and more will hatch from 2 km eggs.
- Togepi, Gligar, Skarmory, Bonsly and more will hatch from 5km eggs.
- Timburr, Rufflet, Goomy, Noibat and more will hatch from 10 km eggs.
- Cranidos, Shieldon, Skrelp, Clauncher and more will hatch from 5 km eggs in Adventure Synchro.
- Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Riolu, and more will hatch from 10 km eggs in Adventure Synchro.
Things are also changing with the exclusive Pokémon of each hemisphere depending on the season in those areas.
In the Northern Hemisphere, Pokémon such as Alolan Diglett, Staryu, Barboach, and Petilil will appear more frequently in the wild alongside the summer forms of Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and Deerling. Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Shellder, and more will appear in the southern hemisphere, with the winter forms of Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, and Deerling.
New Field Research will be coming out of PokéStops more frequently over the next several months. We will know more details of the Season of Discovery when the content is published in Pokemon go June 1 at 10:00 local time.