Pokémon GO Season of Light – Raids, Wild Encounters, and Seasonal Bonuses

A new stary season.

Niantic has announced the next season of Pokémon GO. The Season of Light, which follows on the heels of the previous Season of GO, will run from September 12022, to December 12022. This event will bring new Pokémon to Raids, Eggs, and Wild Encounters and will also feature new events and research for players to complete.

Pokémon GO Season of Light Debut Pokémon

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Cosmog is the new featured Pokémon in Pokémon GO's Season of Light. Cosmog is a legendary Pokémon that works a bit differently than others. Unlike the typical legendary Pokémon, Cosmog evolves into Cosmoem and then into the box legendaries Lunala and Solgaleo. If Cosmog is being introduced, we're sure to see the other three Pokémon soon, likely during the Season of Light.

Related: Pokémon GO Mega Ampharos Raid Guide - Mega Ampharos Counters and Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Season of Light Raids

While there will likely be more new and interesting Raid bosses during the Season of Light, the most notable announcement so far is the return of Deoxys. All Formes of Deoxys, and their respective shiny forms, will be available from September 1, 2022, to September 13, 2022.

Pokémon GO Season of Light Wild Encounters

Loads of new Pokémon are making their rounds in Wild Encounters during this event. Below, players can find a list of Wild Encounters broken down into their Habitat.

*Pokémon marked with an asterisk can be shiny upon encounter.


  • Jigglypuff*
  • Machop*
  • Magnemite*
  • Muk
  • Voltorb*
  • Umbreon
  • Litwick


  • Mareep*
  • Sunkern*
  • Yanma*
  • Espeon
  • Pineco*
  • Plant Cloak Burmy*
  • Hisuian Voltorb


  • Sandslash
  • Clefairy*
  • Diglett*
  • Snorlax*
  • Sneasel*
  • Stantler*
  • Deino*

Beach & Water

  • Seel*
  • Staryu*
  • Mantine*
  • Pelipper
  • Carvahna*
  • Wailmer*
  • Feebas*

Northern Hemisphere

  • Scyther*
  • Dratini*
  • Chikorita*
  • Cyndaquil*
  • Totodile*
  • Teddiursa*
  • Shroomish*

Southern Hemisphere

  • Paras*
  • Chansey*
  • Skitty*
  • Bagon*
  • Snivy*
  • Tepig*
  • Oshawott*

Pokémon GO Season of Light Egg Hatches

There will be both new and returning Pokémon featured in Egg Hatches during the Season of Light. Players can find all Hatches broken down by tier below.

2km Eggs

  • Pichu*
  • Cleffa*
  • Munna*
  • Fomantis
  • Wimpod

5km Eggs

  • Tyrogue*
  • Elekid*
  • Magby*
  • Miltank*

10km Eggs

  • Tirtouga*
  • Archen*
  • Noibat
  • Rockruff
  • Jangmo-o

5km Eggs (Adventure Sync Rewards)

  • Cranidos*
  • Shieldon*
  • Happiny*
  • Munchlax
  • Karrablast*
  • Shelmet*

10km Eggs (Adventure Sync Rewards)

  • Dratini*
  • Bagon*
  • Beldum*
  • Gible*
  • Riolu*
  • Goomy

Pokémon GO Season of Light Seasonal Bonuses

There will be plenty of Seasonal Bonuses for players to take advantage of during this event.

  • Increased damage in Raids when playing remotely
  • Gifts from PokéStops will be guaranteed if there are empty Gift spaces
  • Incense will have an increased effect while moving
  • Research Breakthroughs will grant an increased amount of Stardust
  • Two free Raid Passes per day, rather than one, when spinning Gyms
  • Research Breakthroughs will provide bonus items
  • Gift provide players with extra Stardust when opened

Interested in other helpful Pokémon GO guides and want to read more? Check out Pokémon GO Tyranitar Raid Guide - Tyranitar Counters and Weaknesses on Pro Game Guides!

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