Niantic announces the change of seasons in Pokémon Go

Today, Niantic announced a new event to celebrate the change of seasons. Starting Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. until Monday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. local time, there will be a variety of bonuses, new research, and new Pokémon to encounter.

Bonuses include:

  • Berries given to Buddy Pokémon will be twice as effective.
  • Pinap Berries will earn twice as many candies as usual.
  • More berries will drop from PokéStops and Gyms.

There will also be a number of Pokémon appearing more in the wild and in 5K eggs. Shiny Vulpix will debut and have increased its prices. Deerling, the Pokemon of the Season, will also be available for the first time, especially the Fall Coat. For those unfamiliar with Deerling, this Normal and Grass-type Pokémon changes coats every season.

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The following Pokémon will appear more in the wild:

  • Weird *
  • Vulpix *
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo *
  • Combustion*
  • Pineco *
  • Zigzagoon *
  • Seedot *
  • Shroomish
  • Burmy * (vegetable cape)
  • Foongus
  • Deer (fall coat)

Potential Shiny Pokémon are marked with an asterisk.

After this event concludes, Pokémon Eggs will also see a change in potential Pokémon hatching.

Are you excited by the change of seasons? Which version of Deerling is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so you can become a Pokémon Master too!


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