Pokemon Go events schedule September 2022: All current and upcoming events

Daniel Megarry
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Wondering what events are taking place in Pokemon Go in September 2022? We’ve got a full list of key dates to add to your calendar, from Community Days to Spotlight Hours and one-off special events.

Six years on from its launch, Pokemon Go still has a very loyal 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 regular events that Niantic hosts in the game.

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 Valentine’s Day to new mainline Pokemon games being released.

Below, you’ll find information on every major event happening in September 2022 in Pokemon Go, as well as details on the Spotlight Hours, Community Days, and Research Breakthroughs you can enjoy.


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There are plenty of events happening in September.

All upcoming Pokemon Go events in September 2022

You can find information on every Pokemon Go event in September 2022 below, including details of Community Days, Spotlight Hours, and Raids. We’ll keep this page updated throughout the month.

Inkay Limited Research event (September 3)

Pokemon Go Limited Research Shiny Inkay Date Time Encounters

Between 11am and 2pm local time on Saturday, September 3, 2022, there will be a Limited Research event in Pokemon Go that’s all about the Psychic-type Revolving Pokemon, Inkay!

During this event, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Inkay for the first time, enjoy a double Catch Candy bonus, and get Field Research tasks leading to encounters with Inkay from PokeStops.

Check out our Inkay Limited Research event page for more details.

Psychic Spectacular event (September 6 – 12)

A poster for the Psychic Spectacular event in pokemon go

The Psychic Spectacular event returns to Pokemon Go on September 6! Nothing has been revealed yet, but we’d expect a boost in Psychic-type spawns and some event-exclusive Field Research tasks.

We’ll update this page when more details get confirmed.

Test Your Mettle event (September 16-21)

Not much is known about the upcoming Test Your Mettle event right now, but the name makes us think of Fighting-type or Steel-type Pokemon…

We’ll keep you updated when we find out more information.

September Community Day (September 18)

A logo for the Pokemon Go Community Day

The headliner for the Pokemon Go September 2022 Community Day event hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we do know it will take place on September 18.

In the meantime, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest headliner rumors and predictions.

Fashion Week (September 27 – October 3)

Fashion Week returns to Pokemon Go at the end of September! Last year saw the debut of Furfrou and its many forms, so we’d expect something similarly as exciting during this year’s edition.

We’ll update this page when more details are revealed.

Pokemon Go September 2022 Spotlight Hours

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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:

  • September 6 – Munna with Double Catch Stardust bonus
  • September 13 – Ralts with Double Catch XP bonus
  • September 20 – Aron with Double Catch Candy bonus
  • September 27 – Minccino with Double Transfer Candy

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 2022 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 7 – Deoxys (Normal, Attack, Defense & Speed Formes)
  • September 14 – Currently unconfirmed Pokemon
  • September 21 – Currently unconfirmed Pokemon
  • September 28 – Yveltal

Raid Hours take place every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm local time. During this hour, the featured Pokemon will appear more frequently in 5-Star Raid Battles.

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

Pokemon Go September 2022 Research Breakthrough

A poster for Pokemon Go research breakthrough in July 2022Niantic
Research Breakthroughs feature a new reward each month.

The Research Breakthrough reward for September 2022 is none other than the Fighting/Psychic-type Medicham!

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

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

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:

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