Pokemon Go Adventures Abound: Start date, debuts, events, more

Lucas Simons
Pokemon Go Adventures Abound Season 12

The Pokemon Go Adventures Abound Season is about to enter its last month, with many events approaching for November 2023 and still lots of content to explore. Here’s all you need to know about the Adventures Abound Season, including key dates, Raids, debuts, events, and more.

The current season of Pokemon Go called Adventures Abound is about to enter its last month, and Pokemon Go trainers are excited about its many rewards and the myriad of new content drops hitting the game during what remains of the season.

The devs have laid out the full roadmap, so here’s all you need to know about Pokemon Go Adventures Abound, including key dates, debuts, rotations, and more.

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season start & end date

Pokemon Go Season, Adventures Abound runs from September 5 to December 1, 2023.

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season debuts

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound featured the debut of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starter trio: Quaxly, Sprigatito, and Fuecoco on September 5, during the Paldean Adventure event.

Marked Pokemon indicate shiny availability.

  • Sprigatito
  • Floragato
  • Meowscarada
  • Fuecoco
  • Crocalor
  • Skeledirge
  • Quaxly
  • Quaxwell
  • Quaquaval
  • Lechonk*
  • Oinkologne* (Two forms)

Following the event’s conclusion, Sprigatito, Quaxly, and Fuecoco entered the 5 km Egg rotations. While Lechonk entered the 2 km Egg rotation and can be hatched in its shiny version.

Other Paldean Pokemon also made their debut from Sunday, September 10 at 10 AM, to September 15, 2023, at 8 PM local time, during the Ultra Unlock: Paldea event.

The following Pokemon will made their debut during this event. The Pokemon that are marked can appear as shiny:

  • Lechonk* (Timed Research encounter)
  • Nymble
  • Lokix
  • Pawmi
  • Pawmo
  • Pawmot
  • Bombirdier*
  • Frigibax*
  • Arctibax*
  • Baxcalibur*
Ultra Unlock Event Paldea
Many Pokemon from the Paldea region are making their debuts at the same time during this Season.

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound Special Research

A new Special Research will come with Pokemon Go Adventures Abound. Throughout the season, players can complete a branching Path Research alongside their preferred partner Pokemon.

Players can choose one of the three Paldean starters to complete the tasks for the Special Research.

Pokemon Go players can able to claim this Special Research from Tuesday, September 5, at 10 AM, until Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9:59 AM local time.

Paldean Starters Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go players will have to choose one of these starters to complete the Special Research.

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound Season Bonuses

During the Adventures Abound season of Pokemon Go, trainers can able to enjoy the following bonuses:

  • Trainers can open up to 40 gifts daily
  • Trainers can hold up to 40 gifts in their Item Storage
  • Increased damage when participating in a raid with friends
  • XP from Friendship levels increased by 1.5:
    • Good Friends: 4500 XP
    • Great Friends: 15000 XD
    • Ultra Friends: 75000 XP
    • Best Friends: 150000 XP

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound Timed Investigation Master Ball

A new Timed Investigation to claim a Master Ball is available and will remain active until the last week of Pokemon’s Go Adventures Abound. Trainers are now able to claim the ultimate ball to catch any Pokemon with a 100% success rate.

Pokemon Go players can to claim and complete this Timed Investigation from the beginning of Adventures Abound, until Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 8 PM local time.

Master Ball Pokemon Go
Trainers can obtain another Master Ball during the Adventures Abound Season.

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound Raids

Pokemon Go players can able to participate in several Raids during Season 12, Adventures Abound. Here’s a list of the Raids that will be available during this season:

Shadow Raids

1-Star and 3-Star Shadow Raids are available daily, while five-star Shadow Raids will only be available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Shadow Lugia will be coming soon during the Team Rocket Takeover from Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10 AM to Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 8 PM local time.

4-Star Raids:

Mega Gardevoir

From September 16 at 10 AM to October 6 at 10 AM local time.

Mega Gengar

From October 6 at 10 AM to October 20 at 10 AM local time.

Mega Banette

From October 20 at 10 AM to November 3 at 10 AM local time.

Mega Houndoom

From November 2 to November 12

Unrevealed Mega Pokemon

From November 12 to November 16

Mega Kangaskhan

From November 16 to November 30

5-Star Raids:

Suicune, Raikou, Entei

From September 23 at 10 AM to October 6 at 10 AM local time.

Raid Hour event: October 4 from 6 PM to 7 PM local time.


From October 6 at 10 AM to October 20 at 10 AM local time.

Raid Hour event: October 11 and October 18 from 6 PM to 7 PM local time.


From October 20 at 10 AM to November 3 at 10 AM local time.

Raid Hour event: October 25 from 6 PM to 7 PM local time.

Genesect Douse Drive

From November 2 to November 9.


From November 9 to November 16.


From November 16 to November 23.


From November 23 to November 30.

Pokemon Go Season 12 Raids
Mega Manectric, Kartana, and Celesteela were the first raids to come to Pokemon Go in Season 12.

Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season encounters

Pokemon Go players will be able to encounter new Pokemon during the Adventures Abound season. From Research encounters to Wild encounters, we will cover everything you need to know about this season’s rotations.

Research encounters

Players that complete Research during Season 12, will have a chance to encounter the following Pokemon. Those marked can also be encountered in their shiny forms.

  • Galarian Farfetch’d*
  • Larvitar*
  • Sableye*
  • Bagon*
  • Furfrou*
  • Goomy*

Wild encounters

During the new season of Pokemon Go, Adventures Abound, there will be new Pokemon rotations appearing in the Wild. Different species of Pokemon can be found depending on their habitats, and here’s a rundown on every Pokemon appearing in Wild encounters during Season 12. Those that are marked can be shiny as well.

City habitat:

  • Gengar*
  • Gulpin*
  • Beldum*
  • Tranquill*
  • Scraggy*
  • Gothita
  • Dedenne*

Forest habitat:

  • Chansey*
  • Staravia
  • Lopunny*
  • Croagunk*
  • Shelmet*
  • Morelull
  • Oranguru*

Mountain habitat:

  • Onix*
  • Sableye*
  • Aggron*
  • Darumaka*
  • Golett*
  • Fletchinder
  • Togedemaru

Beaches/Water habitat:

  • Slowbro*
  • Shellder*
  • Pelipper
  • Karrablast*
  • Goomy*
  • Dewpider*
  • Sandygast
Research Encounters Season 12 Pokemon Go
Sableye, Goomy, Furfrou, Bagon, Galarian Farfetch’d, and Larvitar are the Research Encounter rewards.

Region exclusives

Pokemon Go players can find the following Pokemon during Season 12: Adventures Abound, depending on their region. Those marked can also be found in their shiny form.

Northern Hemisphere:

  • Chikorita*
  • Cyndaquil*
  • Totodile*
  • Larvitar*
  • Deerling (Autumn form)
  • Tyrunt*
  • Amaura*

Southern Hemisphere:

  • Snivy*
  • Tepig*
  • Oshawott*
  • Tirtouga*
  • Archen*
  • Deerling (Sping form)
  • Deino*

Egg Encounters

The following Pokemon will hatch from Eggs during Pokemon Go’s Adventures Abound season. Keep in mind that those marked can also be hatched as shiny.

2km Eggs

  • Chinchou*
  • Meditite*
  • Larvesta
  • Fomantis*
  • Lechonk*

5km Eggs

  • Lickitung*
  • Gligar*
  • Larvesta
  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • 7km Eggs

    • Hisuian Growlithe
    • Hisuian Voltorb
    • Hisuian Qwilfish
    • Hisuian Sneasel

    10km Eggs

    • Larvesta
    • Carbink
    • Goomy*
    • Jangmo-o
    • Frigibax*

    Adventure Sync 5km Eggs

    • Cranidos*
    • Shieldon*
    • Happiny*
    • Munchlax*
    • Alomomola*

    Adventure Sync 10km Eggs

    • Gible*
    • Goomy*
    • Rockruff*
    • Jangmo-o

    Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season events

    Pokemon Go Adventures Abound will have plenty of seasonal events, including community days and the already mentioned Ultra Unlock event.

    Here’s a list with all the expected dates for the events:

    • September 2: Community Day Classic Charmander
    • September 5 to September 10: A Paldean Adventure event
    • September 10 to September 15: Ultra unlock event
    • September 17: Oddish Research Day
    • September 23: Community Day Grubbin
    • September 27 to October 2: Out to Play event
    • September 30 to October 2: Growlithe PokeStop Showcases
    • October 5 to October 9: Detective Pikachu Returns! Event
    • October 7 to October 8: Pokemon Go City Safari / Go Battle Weekend
    • October 12 to October 17: Harvest Festival
    • October 15: Community Day (Timbur) / PokeStop Showcases
    • October 16 to October 17: Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist PokeStop Showcases
    • October 19 to October 26: Pokemon Go Halloween 2023 Part I Event
    • October 20 to October 22: Shuppet and Banette PokeStop Showcases
    • October 21: Incense Day
    • October 26 to October 28: Phantump PokeStop Showcases
    • October 26 to October 31: Pokemon Go Halloween 2023 Part II Event / Team Rocket Takeover
    • October 29 to October 31: Gastly and Gengar PokeStop Showcases
    • November 5: Community Day
    • November 7 to November 12: Festival of Lights Event
    • November 11: Raid Day
    • November 15: Community Day
    • November 22 to November 27: Party Up! Event
    • November 25: Community Day Classic

    That’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Adventures Abound. We will keep you informed as soon as we know more details about the full list of Season 12 events. In the meantime, you can check out more Pokemon Go content right here:

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