Trainers! Niantic has just released the September schedule! Included is the September Research Breakthrough encounter, Legendary Raid Bosses, GO Battle Night, Victini’s arrival to the world, Spotlight Hours, and more! Let’s take a closer look at what all was announced!
September Research Breakthrough
Alolan Raichu, the Mouse Pokémon, will be the Research Breakthrough Encounter during September! Trainers will have the opportunity to to catch Pancake Boi and if they are lucky, encounter its shiny form! Did we mention that you get 5,000 Stardust too? 🥳
|September RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH ENCOUNTER|
|Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT|
Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT
Legendary Raid Boss Roulette!
Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Legendary Raid Bosses will be rotating through 5-Star Raids this month! Heatran, Cresselia, Articuno, and Zapdos will all have their time on top of the raiding universe.
|Heatran: Friday, August 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Raid Guide|
|RAID HOUR(S): Aug. 26th, Sep. 2nd, and Sep. 9th|
|Cresselia: Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, September 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Raid Guide|
|RAID HOUR: Sep. 16th|
|Articuno: Friday, September 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, September 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Raid Guide|
|RAID HOUR: Sep. 23rd|
|Zapdos: Friday, September 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, October 2, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) Raid Guide|
|RAID HOUR: Sep. 30th|
GO BATTLE NIGHT
The first ever GO Battle Night will be held on September 24, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 11:59 PM (local time). During GO Battle Night you will receive 2x the normal Stardust for winning battles, completing sets of battles, and ranking up in GO Battle League.
In addition, you will be able to complete a full 20 sets of GO Battle League matches, rather than the normal 5 sets, meaning you can participate in up to 100 battles!
Investigate a Mysterious Energy
Professor Willow needs our assistance again! This time the good professor is attempting to uncover the mysteries of the Mythical Pokémon Victini, the Victory Pokémon. To help him out we will need to complete a new Special Research Story, “Investigate a Mysterious Energy.” For Trainers who completed the “Rocket Straight to Victory” Special Research during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, this new Special Research Story will reward Victini candy instead of Victini itself.
Sept. Pokémon Spotlight Hours
|Sept. 1||2x Catch XP|
|Sept. 8||2x Catch Candy|
|Sept. 15||2x Transfer Candy|
|Sept. 22||2x Evolving XP|
|Sept. 29||2x Catch Stardust|
Porygon COMMUNITY DAY
Although Porygon Community Day is not specifically mentioned in the official September events blog post, it is scheduled to happen Sunday, September 20th per the voting post found here. Here is all the info that is known so far.
|Sunday, September 20, 2020|
|Porygon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.|
|If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Porygon.|
|Evolve Porygon2 (the evolved form of Porygon) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Porygon-Z that knows Tri-Attack.|
|The bonus has yet to be announced.|
J&J Blasting off again
TL;DR Sept Events
- Sep. Research Breakthrough: Alolan Raichu
- Sep. Spotlight Hours: 1st Eevee/Evo XP; 8th Houndour/Catch Candy; 15th Tentacool/Transfer Candy; 22nd Spearow/Evo XP; 29th Skitty/Catch Stardust
- Sep. Legendary Raids: Aug. 21 – Sep. 10: Heatran; Sep. 10 – Sep. 18: Cresselia; Sep. 18 – Sep. 25: Articuno; Sep. 25 – Oct. 2: Zapdos
- GO Battle Night: Sep. 24
- September CD: Porygon
- Victini Special Research: Investigate A Mysterious Energy