Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes: Start date, new features, Timed Research, events, more

Gholdengo. Melmetal and trainers in a Pokemon Go posterNiantic

Pokemon Go is celebrating its tenth season of content titled Rising Heroes so here is everything there is to know, including dates, events, new features, and more.

Pokemon Go Season 10 titled Rising Heroes is here with a lot of new content for players to enjoy. After a busy season with Pokemon Go Tour: Hoenn and many new features, trainers around the world can become heroes thanks to new events, research, recently added features, and more.

Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Season 10: Rising Heroes.

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes start & end dates

Pokemon Go Season 10 titled Rising Heroes will run from March 1, 2023, at 10 AM local time to June 1, 2023, at 10 AM local time. For three months, players will be able to participate in many different events and catch Pokemon that weren’t available in other seasons, among other things.

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes new features

Season 10 of Pokemon Go introduced a new feature ahead of time on Pokemon Day and will be one of the key features during the next few months. Players can get their hands on a new item, the Coin Bag, to increase their chances of catching Roaming Form Ghimmighoul and Ghimmighoul coins.

Trainers that collect 999 Ghimmighoul coins will be able to evolve it into Gen 9 Pokemon Gholdengo. You can check our Pokemon Go and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet connectivity guide to know everything you need to do to reach that goal.

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Another new feature introduced players to new Pokemon sizes. Now trainers can find Pokemon in XXS and XXL sizes, something that will probably factor in battles. For now, only Poochyena, Mightyena, and Mawile can be found in XXS and XXL forms and a new notification message will appear when players break size records.

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes Elite Raids

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes will bring back the not-so-popular Elite Raids with Legendary Pokemon Regieleki and Regidrago. “Elite Raids are a challenging type of Raid Battle that Trainers take on in person”, states the Pokemon Go official website.

Players will be able to participate in Elite Raids on March 11 and April 9. For more information regarding these Elite Raids be sure to check our Pokemon Go Raid schedule and our Regidrago and Regieleki Elite Raid guide.

Regieleki and Regidrago forms in Pokemon GoElite Raids are coming back to Pokemon Go with Regieleki and Regidrago.

The schedule for 5-Star and Mega Raids for the season was also revealed:

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  • March 1 – 8: Incarnate Forme Tornadus and Mega Charizard Y
  • March 8 – 21: Ho-Oh and Mega Medicham
  • Marc 21 – 28: Incarnate Forme Thundurus and Mega Venusaur
  • March 28 – April 4: Mega Alakazam
  • March 28 – April 11: Lugia
  • April 4 – 11: Mega Lopunny
  • April 11 – 17: Incarnate Forme Landorus and Mega Blastoise
  • April 17 – May 2: Tapu Bulu and Mega Slowbro

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes Events

Pokemon Go will celebrate these events during Season 10, Rising Heroes:

  • Catch Mastery on March 5
  • Festival of Colors from March 8 to March 14
  • March Community Day on March 18
  • An Everyday Hero + Team Go Rocket Takeover from March 21 to March 29
  • Spring into Spring from April 4 to April 10
  • A Mystic Hero from April 13 to April 17
  • April Community Day on April 15
  • Sustainability Week from April 20 to April 26
  • Limited Research on April 23
  • Community Day Classic on April 29

While Community Day takes place from 2 PM to 5 PM local time, the other events will start at 10 AM and finish at 8 PM local time.

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes Ticketed Timed Research

Pokemon Go players will get a chance to dress like Professor Willow with a new Ticketed Timed Research in Season 10: Rising Heroes. The season-long Special Research will reward players with a new costume inspired by Professor Willow and a special encounter.

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Players will be able to catch a Melmetal that knows the Charged Attack Double Iron Bash as long as they clear all tasks before the season ends. Niantic noted that Melmetal outside this Research will be able to learn Double Iron Bash with an Elite Charged TM at a later date.

Melmetal takes the spotlight in the new Ticketed Timed Research.

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes encounters

The new Pokemon Go seasonal rotation will increase the chance to encounter these Pokemon during Season 10, Rising Heroes:


  • Voltorb
  • Porygon
  • Togetic
  • Gardevoir
  • Purrloin
  • Trubbish
  • Elgyem


  • Mankey
  • Exeggutor
  • Shuckle
  • Zorua
  • Stunfisk
  • Formantis
  • Morelull


  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Whismur
  • Mawile
  • Aron
  • Medicham
  • Woobat

Beach and Water

  • Psyduck
  • Slowpoke
  • Hisuian Qwilfish
  • Mantine
  • Lumineon
  • Frillish
  • Goomy

Northern Hemisphere

  • Skarmory
  • Swablu
  • Snivy
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • Deino
  • Helioptile

Southern Hemisphere

  • Chikorita
  • Cyndaquil
  • Totodile
  • Larvitar
  • Scraggy
  • Alomomola
  • Stufful

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes Egg Pool

Pokemon Go players will be able to hatch these Pokemon from Eggs during Season 10, Rising Heroes:

2 Km Eggs

  • Bellsprout
  • Igglybuff
  • Trapinch
  • Cottonee

5 Km Eggs

  • Machop
  • Gligar
  • Bonsly

7 Km Eggs

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

10 Km Eggs

  • Tyrunt
  • Amaura
  • Togedemaru
  • Jangmo-o

Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising Heroes bonuses

Pokemon Go will feature these special bonuses during all of Season 10, Rising Heroes:

  • Increased damage dealt by Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokeStops
  • Extra Stardust earned from Team GO Rocket encounters

For more Pokemon, make sure to check our other guides and useful tips:

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