Pokemon Go events schedule for September 2023: All current and upcoming events

A poster for the Pokemon Go events schedule in September 2023Niantic

There’s a huge event schedule lined up for Pokemon Go in September 2023, so we’ve put together a full list of dates from Community Days to Spotlight Hours and special events like the Paldean Adventure.

Despite being seven years since it launched on mobile devices, Pokemon Go still has a huge community of players around the world who log in every day to catch ’em all and battle with friends. A big reason for that is the events that Niantic hosts in the game.

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As well as the monthly Community Days and weekly Spotlight Hours that focus on a specific Pokemon, there are always themed events happening that celebrate everything from Halloween to new mainline Pokemon games like Scarlet & Violet being released.

Below, you’ll find information on every major event happening in September 2023 in Pokemon Go, as well as details on the Spotlight Hours, Community Days, and Research Breakthroughs you can enjoy.


PokeStops in Pokemon Go that give out Field Research tasksNiantic
There are plenty of events happening in September.

All upcoming Pokemon Go events in September 2023

You can find information on every Pokemon Go event in September 2023 below, including details of Community Days, Spotlight Hours, and Raids. We’ll keep this page updated throughout the month.

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Charmander Community Day Classic (September 2)

Charmander in the Pokemon Go Community Day Classic event

Niantic kicked off the month of September with a new Community Day Classic that featured the beloved Kanto region starter Charmander.

As well as boosted wild spawns and increased Shiny chances, Trainers who fully evolved Charmander were able to receive a Charizard that knew the featured attacks Dragon Breath and Blast Burn.

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A Paldean Adventure (September 5 – 10)

Paldea starters in Pokemon Go

The A Paldean Adventure event will feature the debuts of the three starters from Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Quaxly, Fuecoco, and Sprigatito. This event will also introduce Lechonk, which can be Shiny!

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Alongside these new Pokemon, you’ll be able to enjoy a Collection Challenge, Unown appearing in Raid Battles, and a Special Research quest where you choose your favorite Paldean starter to adventure with.

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Ultra Unlock: Paldea event (September 10 – 15)

Pokemon Go debuts Ultra Unlock event

Another Paldea-themed event that’s coming to Go in September is Ultra Unlock: Paldea. A number of notable Pokemon including Bombirdier, Nymble, and Frigibax will make their debut in the mobile game.

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This event will also feature 4x Catch Stardust and 4x Catch XP bonuses. If you use a Star Piece and a Lucky Egg while catching new Pokemon, you’ll be swimming in Stardust and XP!

Check out our Ultra Unlock: Paldea event page for more information.

Oddish Research Day (September 17)


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The next Pokemon to get a limited-time Research Day is the Kanto region’s Grass-type Oddish! While it’s called a Research Day, it will actually take place from 2PM-5PM, so there’s not long to get involved.

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Full details of this event haven’t been revealed yet, but previous Research Days have featured themed wild spawns and event-exclusive Field Research tasks leading to encounters with the headline Pokemon.

We’ll update this page once more information about Oddish Research Day has been revealed.

Other events taking place in September 2023

Here’s a look at additional events that are slated to be launched in September:

  • September 20 – September 24 – Psychic Spectacular event
  • September 23 – September Community Day
  • September 27 – October 2 – Out to Play event
  • September 30 – Azurill Hatch Day

We’ll update this page when more details on these events are released.

Pokemon Go September 2023 Spotlight Hours

Pokemon Go Spotlight HourNiantic
Spotlight Hours are some of the most popular Pokemon Go events.

There are four Spotlight Hours to look forward to in Pokemon Go this month, which we’ve listed below alongside their bonuses:

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  • September 5 – Wooper with Double Evolution XP bonus
  • September 12 – Mankey with Double Catch Candy bonus
  • September 19 – Girafarig with Double Catch XP bonus
  • September 26 – Growlithe with Double Catch Stardust bonus

Spotlight Hours take place every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm local time. Prepare for them by stocking up on Poke Balls and clearing out your Pokemon storage.

You can find out more details with our complete Spotlight Hour guide.

Pokemon Go September 2023 Raid Hours

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Taking part in Raid Hours is a great way to catch Legendaries.

There are four Raid Hours to look forward to in Pokemon Go this month, which we’ve listed below:

  • September 6 – Kartana (Northern Hemisphere) and Celesteela (Southern Hemisphere)
  • September 13 – Kartana (Southern Hemisphere) and Celesteela (Northern Hemisphere)
  • September 20 – Genesect with Burn Drive
  • September 27 – Entei, Raikou, and Suicune

Raid Hours take place every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm local time. During this hour, the featured Pokemon will appear more frequently in Raid Battles at Gyms.

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You can find out more about Raid Battles with our Raid Boss schedule.

Pokemon Go September 2023 Research Breakthrough

A Research Breakthrough reward in Pokemon GoNiantic
Research Breakthroughs feature a new reward each month.

There are six potential Research Breakthrough rewards for September 2023: Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Sableye, Bagon, Furfrou, and Goomy. You’ll be given one of these Pokemon encounters at random.

To earn a Research Breakthrough, you’ll need to complete seven Field Research tasks during September. If you complete one every day, you could earn up to four encounters during the month.

You can see a complete list of this month’s Field Research tasks right here.

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That’s everything you need to know about September’s events calendar for Pokemon Go!

For more tips and tricks, make sure to check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:

Pokemon Go type chart | How to catch a Ditto in Pokemon Go | Best Eeveelutions | Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go promo codes for free items | How to get Pinap BerriesHow to defeat Giovanni | Rarest Pokemon | Best Mega Evolutions | Community Day schedule | How to get Remote Raid Passes | Team Go Rocket Grunt guide | Sierra counters | Arlo counters | Cliff counters

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