Pokemon Go Hidden Gems: Wild Spawns, Sandygast & Carbink debut, bonuses

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Pokemon Go has just revealed details of the next season, Hidden Gems. Here’s everything we know about it, including dates, times, wild spawns, and more.

After three months of Rising Heroes, Pokemon Go has revealed Season 11 of the popular mobile game.

Titled Hidden Gems, the season will introduce Sandygast, Carbink, and more into the game alongside new wild spawns and features.

Here’s everything we know about it, including dates, times, and more.


Pokemon Go Hidden Gems season start & end date

Pokemon Go’s Hidden Gems season begins on Thursday, June 1, 2023, and ends on Friday, September 1, 2023.

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Sandygast and Carbink will debut in Pokemon Go

Sandygast and its evolution Pallosand will make its Pokemon Go debut during the Water Festival: Beach Week event that begins on June 6, 2023.

Pokemon Go has also confirmed the addition of Carbink but has yet to reveal when the Jewel Pokemon from Gen 6 will make its debut.

Articuno will make its way into Shadow Raids

Shadow Raids will be available during the Hidden Gems season beginning Monday, June 5, 2023, at 10 am local time. One & Three-star raids will be available daily, while Five-Star Shadow Raids will be exclusively on Saturday and Sunday.

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To celebrate the new season, Hidden Gems will introduce Shadow Arcticuno in Five-Star raids — and it’ll be available in its shiny form.

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Community Days

Here are the four Community Day events that will take place during the season:

  • June 10
  • July 9
  • July 30
  • August 13

The headliners for these events have yet to be announced, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as Niantic reveals each Community Day.

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Pokemon Go Hidden Gems season Wild encounters

Here are the Pokemon that will spawn during the Hidden Gems season:

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CitiesAlolan Meowth*, Kadabra, Magneton, Koffing*, Aipom*, Glarian Zigzagoon*, Patrat*, and more
ForestsParas*, Exeggutor, Scyther*, Cacnea*, Swaddle, Phantump, and more
MountainsOnix*, Dunasparce*, Loudred, Boldore, Ferroseed*, Stunfisk, Helioptile*, and more
Beach & WaterGalarian Slowpoke*, Shellder*, Staryu*, Pelipper, Alomomola*, Binacle*, Bruxish, and more
Northern HemisphereParas*, Alolan Exeggutor*, Dratini*, Treecko*, Torchic*, Mudkip*, and more
Southern HemisphereMeowth*, Alolan Marowak*, Beldum*, Turtwig, Chimchar*, Piplup*, and more

Pokemon marked with an * may appear as shiny.

Niantic doesn’t usually reveal the full list of Pokemon that can spawn in each area, so you’ll have to do some exploring to find them all.

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems egg pool

Here are the Pokemon that trainers can encounter by hatching eggs during the Hidden Gems season:

Egg TypePokemon
2km EggsStaryu*, Celffa*, Igglybuff*, Magby*, Azurill*, and more
5km EggsOmanyte*, Kabuto*, Shuckle*, Sableye*, Roggenrola*, Mareanie, and more
7km EggsHisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Voltorb, Hisuian Qwilfish, Hisuian Sneasel, and more
10km EggsMawile*, Bagon*, Emolga, Deino*, and more
5km Eggs from Adventure SyncCranidos*, Shieldon*, Mantyke*, Stunfisk*, and more
10km Eggs from Adventure SyncRiolu*, Galarian Yamask*, Goomy, Rockruff*, and more

Pokemon marked with an * may appear as shiny.

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Research Breakthrough Rewards

During the Hidden Gems season, trainers will be able to earn encounters with the following Pokemon:

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  • Sableye*
  • Beldum*
  • Audino*
  • Furfrou*
  • Goomy
  • Noibat*

Pokemon marked with an * may appear as shiny.

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems season bonuses

Throughout the Hidden Gems season, trainers will have access to the following bonuses:

  • One additional Special Trade per day
  • One additional Pokemon Candy when trading
  • Trainers level 31 and above will receive Candy XL when trading

That’s everything you need to know about the Hidden Gems season, check out our Pokemon section for more news and other guides.

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