Pokemon GO August Content Update

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Pokémon GO Fest 2022

  • Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo – From Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7, 2022, Pokémon GO Fest comes to Sapporo, Japan!
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale – Stay tuned for more details on the global finale event taking place on August 27.

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these exciting events.

  • Bug Out!: Creepy and crawly? Or cute and cuddly? Decide for yourself when this event featuring Bug-type Pokémon returns from Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
  • August Community Day: Join us for August Community Day on Saturday, August 13, 2022! Galarian Zigzagoon, the Tiny Raccoon Pokémon, will appear in the wild!
  • 2022 Pokémon World Championships event: The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will feature Pokémon GO for the very first time, and we’re holding an in-game celebration from Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Tuesday, August 23, 2022! Keep an eye out for more details.

New anti-cheat measures

New enforcement of our player guidelines and terms of service is coming to all Niantic games, including Pokémon GO.

Featured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout August.

Five-Star Raids

Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022

  • Palkia

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022

  • Genesect (with a different Drive)

Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta

Mega Raids

Sunday, July 31, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022

  • Mega Abomasnow

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Thursday, August 18, 2022

  • To be announced

Thursday, August 18, 2022, to Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • Mega Slowbro

Thursday, August 25, 2022, to Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  • Mega Ampharos

Raid Hours

Every Wednesday in August, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022: Palkia
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022: Genesect (with a different Drive)
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022: Genesect (with a different Drive)
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022: Zacian
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022: Zamazenta

August Research Breakthrough encounters

Monday, August 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

Galarian Stunfisk

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of August, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

  • August 2: Hisuian Voltorb & 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • August 9: Nidoran♀ & 2× XP for catching Pokémon
  • August 16: Joltik & 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
  • August 23: Nidoran♂ & 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
  • August 30: Pidove & 2× XP for evolving Pokémon

Language selection will be rolling out this month!

Soon, Trainers will be able to change their language settings in Pokémon GO! Trainers will be able to play Pokémon GO in their language of choice, regardless of the language used on their device. The following languages will be available when this setting launches.

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Traditional Chinese

Trainers will need to close and reopen Pokémon GO for any language changes to take effect.

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