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Pokémon Go Season of Mischief – All You Need to Know

Pokémon Go’s Fourth Season has come, one that focuses on the Mythical mischievous Pokémon Hoopa.

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From September 1st, Pokémon Go players will be immersed into the seasonal event called Season of Mischief. As a result, this new season comes new events, bonuses and games for the next three months!

At the heart of this new season is the teleporting psychic/ghost mythical Pokémon, Hoopa.  The mischievous Pokémon has been toying and pranking the team leaders. Professor Willow’s not been exempt either, with Hoopa having taken his glasses! 

Players are encouraged to learn more about the Mischief Pokémon through Research Tasks and earn rewards. 

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Misunderstood Mischief Special Research 

In order to learn more about Hoopa and maybe even confront it, players can take part in the Misunderstood Mischief event. They can do this by completing research tasks and earning rewards. 

As the season continues, more will be added onto the Misunderstood Mischief Research Event.

Misunderstood Mischief Research Tasks and Rewards 

Wednesday, 1st September:

  • Make 10 Nice Throws – 1 Incense
  • Use an Incense – 10 Pokeballs
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokémon – 10 Pinap Berries 

Rewards: 1,000xp, 500 Stardust and a Gothita encounter. 

Next steps awaiting release!

However, players should bare in mind that The Special Research tasks must be completed for the opportunity to catch Hoopa. On Sunday, September 5th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Hoopa will be making a grand entrance!

Psychic Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Various psychic Pokémon will be showing themselves in the wild and attracted to Incense at specific times. 

Throughout these hours of the day, the following list of Pokémon can be lured to Incense:

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Exeggcute, Jinx, Natu, Spoink, Beldum, Girafarig, Munna and more…

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Ghost-type and Dark-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

As with the psychic type Pokémon, ghost and dark types will also be attracted to Incenses at specific hours of the day.

The hours and Pokémon are as follow:

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Alolan Rattata, Poochyena, Duskull, Purrloin, Sableye, Carvanha, Drifloon and more…

New Pokémon in the Wild during the Season of Mischief

As well as new Pokémon being lured by Incense, new Pokémon will be appearing in different areas and regions.

Giving players the chance to catch Pokémon that might not have been native to their areas before.


Cities and Urban Areas

Shuppet, Trubbish, Gothita are among some of the Pokémon you might see on your city-walks!


Forest Areas

Tediursa, Shelmet, Karrablast are among some of the Pokémon you might see on your forest ventures!


Mountain Areas

Goedude, Ryhorn, Slugma might be seen on a mountain hike.


Waterside Areas

Krabby, Horsea, Mantine might be spotted if you’re near the water.


Northern Hemisphere

Jigglypuff, Slowbro, Chiqorita, Cyndaquil, Totadule, Bidoof, Deerling and others have paid the northern hemisphere a visit.


Southern Hemisphere

Clefairy, Roselia, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Tympole, Deerling and others have come down to the southern hemisphere.


New Pokémon in Eggs during the Season of Mischief

During the Season of Mischief, different Pokémon will now be hatching from eggs in this season. But make note, the hatched Pokémon will depend on the egg’s colour.

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Green Egg: Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Barboach, Drifloon and more…

Orange Egg: Seel, Pineco, Sableye, Chingling and more…

Purple Egg: Audino, Mienfoo and more…


Eggs earned from Adventure Sync Rewards

These eggs also have new Pokémon that can be hatched.

Orange Egg: Shieldon, Cranidos, Frillish and more…

Purple Egg: Riolu, Deino, Noibat, and more…

Mega Evolution Bonuses in the Season of Mischief 

As part of the Season of Mischief, each month a different Pokémon will receive a different CP boost when mega evolved. 

Mega Pokemon


September: Slowbro

October: Gengar 

November: Houndoom 


Ditto Disguises during the Season of Mischief

Ditto is also getting some special treatment with the new season, having new disguises. Furthermore, players can also catch a shiny ditto in the wild, see here for more.

Ditto Disguises

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