Pokémon GO: Content Update (August 2022)

We have a snapshot of the content coming to Pokémon GO in August 2022! Here are the details about the raids, research breakthrough encounters, and spotlight hours.

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Here's everything coming to Pokémon GO in August 2022! | © Niantic

Niantic has revealed everything that's coming to Pokémon GO in August 2022! As always, we have an incredible mix of both in-person and in-game events that will see the level of fun taken to a whole new level. This month's content update is something you definitely don't want to miss!

In addition to this content update, we also saw Niantic reveal the new Daily Adventure Incense that will be coming to Pokémon GO in the coming week. Anyway, let's take a look at all the new content coming in August 2022!

Pokémon GO Fest 2022

Pokémon GO Fest 2022 will continue in August 2022. However, there will be two separate events occurring this month before it ends. These are:

  • Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo: Held from August 5-7, 2022, Pokémon GO Fest will come to Nakajima Park in Sapporo, Japan.
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Finale: More details will be revealed soon on the global finale event taking place on August 27, 2022.

August Community Day

A Pokémon GO August Community Day will be held on August 13, 2022! Pokémon such as Galarian Zigzagoon will appear in the wild.

Read more details about the August Community Day in the Pokémon GO blog.

Upcoming Events

Two other Pokémon GO events will be coming in August 2022. These are:

  • Bug Out!: Bug-type Pokémon will return between August 10-16, 2022.
  • 2022 Pokémon World Championships event: The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will feature Pokémon GO for the very first time, and an in-game celebration will be held between August 18-23, 2022!

Five-Star Raids

Four Pokémon will feature in August's five-star raids: Palkia, Genesect, Zacian, and Zamazenta. These are all the details:

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Palkia will be in the first August five-star raid in Pokémon GO! | © Niantic

Palkia will be in five-star raids between July 31 and August 10, 2022.

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Genesect will be in the second five-star raid in Pokémon GO! | © Niantic

Genesect will be in five-star raids between August 10 and August 18, 2022.

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Zacian and Zamazenta will be in the third five-star raid in Pokémon GO! | © Niantic

Zacian and Zamazenta will be in five-star raids between August 18-31, 2022.

Mega Raids

Four Pokémon will feature in August's Mega Raids: Mega Abomasnow, an unknown Pokémon, Mega Slowbro, and Mega Ampharos. These are all the details:

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Mega Abomasnow will be in Mega Raids! | © Niantic

Mega Abomasnow will appear in Mega Raids between July 31 and August 10, 2022.

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An unknown Pokemon will appear in Mega Raids! | © Niantic

An unknown Pokémon will appear in Mega Raids between August 10-18, 2022.

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Mega Slowbro will appear in Mega Raids in Pokémon GO! | © Niantic

Mega Slowbro will appear in Mega Raids between August 18-25, 2022.

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Mega Ampharos will appear in Mega Raids in Pokémon GO! | © Niantic

Mega Ampharos will appear in Mega Raids between August 25-31, 2022.

Raid Hours

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These are the August raid hours in Pokémon GO! | © Niantic

Every Wednesday in August, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6 pm to 7 pm local time. These are the Pokémon that will be appearing in Raids:

  • August 3: Palkia.
  • August 10: Genesect.
  • August 17: Genesect.
  • August 24: Zacian.
  • August 31: Zamazenta.

Research Breakthrough Encounters

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Galarian Stunfisk will appear in Research Breakthrough Encounters! | © Niantic

Galarian Stunfisk will appear in August's Research Breakthrough encounters between August 1 (1 pm local time) and August 31, 2022 (1 pm local time).

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

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Five Pokémon will be appearing in August's Pokémon Spotlight Hours! | © Niantic

Five Pokémon will be appearing in August's Pokémon Spotlight hours. These are:

  • August 2: Hisuian Voltorb (2x Stardust for catching this Pokémon).
  • August 9: Nidoran ♀ (2x XP for catching this Pokémon).
  • August 16: Joltik (2x Candy for catching this Pokémon).
  • August 23: Nidoran ♂ (2x Candy for transferring Pokémon).
  • August 30: Pidove (2x XP for evolving Pokémon).

You can read the full August content update coming to Pokémon GO at the official site.

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