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Pokemon Go August 2022 Events Announced

Trainers, August 2022 is right around the corner, and Niantic and Pokemon Go revealed everything that will be happening this month.

Here is the official announcement, thanks to the Pokemon Go blog:

Pokemon GO Fest: Sapporo – From Friday, August 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 7, 2022, Pokemon GO Fest comes to Sapporo, Japan! Explore the city and Nakajima Park – tickets are on sale now.

Pokemon GO Fest 2022: Finale – Stay tuned for more details on the global finale event taking place on August 27.

August Community Day

Join us for August Community Day on Saturday, August 13, 2022! Galarian Zigzagoon, the Tiny Raccoon Pokemon, will appear in the wild!

For more details, check out the August Community Day blog.

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 Pokemon returns from Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

2022 Pokemon World Championships event: The 2022 Pokemon World Championships will feature Pokemon 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.

Don’t forget – because there are multiple Pokemon GO Fest celebrations happening this year, Trainers all over the world will have multiple chances to earn Ultra Unlock bonuses. Learn more here.

To see what else is happening in August, head over to the Season of GO website.

New anti-cheat measures

New enforcement of our player guidelines and terms of service is coming to all Niantic games, including Pokemon GO. Learn more in this note.

Featured Pokemon in raids

The following Pokemon will be appearing in raids throughout August.

The Legendary Pokemon Palkia, Zacian, and Zamazenta and the Mythical Pokemon Genesect will return to five-star raids this August!

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed unless otherwise noted.

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

  • Palkia

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

  • Genesect with different Drive

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

  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta

Mega Raids

Mega Slowbro, Mega Ampharos, and Mega Abomasnow will appear in Mega Raids! But more surprises are in store.

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

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

  • Mega Abomasnow

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

  • ???

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 Pokemon will be featured.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022: Palkia
  • Wednesday, August 10, 20222: Genesect* (???)
  • Genesect – Shock Drive
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022: Genesect* (???)
  • 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

Pokemon Spotlight Hours

In the month of August, Pokemon 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 Pokemon and a special bonus!

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

Language selection will be rolling out this month!

Soon, Trainers will be able to change their language settings in Pokemon GO! Trainers will be able to play Pokemon 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 Pokemon GO for any language changes to take effect.


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