Pokemon Go Rising Heroes: Wild spawns, Regieleki & Regidrago debut, new features

A poster for Pokemon Go Rising Heroes Season 10Niantic

Niantic has revealed that Season 10 of Pokemon Go will be called Rising Heroes, featuring the debut of Regieleki and Regidrago in Elite Raids as well as the usual wild spawn and egg pool changes.

The current Mythical Wishes season is finally coming to a close, which means Pokemon Go players are looking ahead to Season 10 – which we now know is called Rising Heroes.

As well as Elite Raids starring Pokemon Sword & Shield Legendaries Regieleki and Regidrago, there will be a season-long ticketed Timed Research, four Community Day events, and season bonuses to enjoy.

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A poster for Pokemon Go Season 10 Rising HeroesNiantic

Pokemon Go Rising Heroes season start & end date

Pokemon Go’s Rising Heroes season begins on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 10AM local time and ends on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

New features in Pokemon Go Rising Heroes season

A new feature of the Rising Heroes season is that Roaming Form Gimmighoul is now available to catch when you link your Pokemon Go account to your copy of Pokemon Scarlet or Violet on Switch.

When you send a postcard to Pokemon Scarlet or Violet, you’ll be able to use the Coin Bag in Pokemon Go which attracts wild Roaming Form Gimmighoul to your location for a limited amount of time.

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Catching wild Gimmighoul or exploring with one as your Buddy will earn you Gimmighoul Coins. Collect 999 and you can evolve a Gimmighoul into Gholdengo! We’ve for more information about this here.

While this isn’t entirely new, Niantic have highlighted in the new season blog post that all Pokemon can now be found in XXS and XXL sizes. You’ll see a special animation when you encounter these sizes.

Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Go Rising Heroes seasonNiantic

Regieleki and Regidrago will debut in Elite Raids

The Legendary Regieleki and Regidrago from Pokemon Sword & Shield will make their Pokemon Go debuts in Elite Raids taking place on March 11, 2023, and April 9, 2023.

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It’s been confirmed that Elite Raids will be the only way to encounter these Legendaries during this season. Remember that Elite Raids can only be done in person, so you can’t use Remote Raid Passes.

Willow’s Wardrobe Timed Research

A season-long ticketed Willow’s Wardrobe Timed Research quest will be available to purchase from the in-game shop during Pokemon Go Season 10: Rising Heroes.

Completing this Timed Research will allow trainers to unlock a new costume inspired by Professor Willow as well as an encounter with a Melmetal that knows the Charge Attack Double Iron Bash.

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The outfit reward for the Pokemon Go Rising Heroes Willows Wardrobe Timed ResearchNiantic

Pokemon Go Rising Heroes Community Days

There are four Community Day events expected to take place during the Rising Heroes season:

  • March 18 – Community Day
  • April 15 – Community Day
  • April 29 – Community Day Classic
  • May 25 – Community Day

We don’t know what any of the Community Day headliner Pokemon are yet, but Niantic will most likely announce them gradually throughout the season.

Pokemon Go Rising Heroes wild spawns

During the Rising Heroes season, the following Pokemon will spawn in these areas:

CitiesVoltorb, Porygon, Togetic, Gardevoir, Purrloin, Trubbish, Elgyem, and more
ForestsMankey, Exeggutor, Shuckle, Zorua, Stunfisk, Fomantis, Morelull, and more
MountainsAerodactyl, Snorlax, Whismur, Mawile, Aron, Medicham, Woobat, and more
Beach & WaterPsyduck, Slowpoke, Hisuian Qwilfish, Mantine, Lumineon, Frillish, Goomy, and more
Northern HemisphereSkarmory, Swablu, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Deino, Helioptile, and more
Southern HemisphereChikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Larvitar, Scraggy, Alomomola, Stufful, and more

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.

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Pokemon Go Rising Heroes egg pool

During the Rising Heroes season, the following Pokemon will appear in the egg pool:

Egg TypePokemon
2km EggsBellsprout, Igglybuff, Trapinch, Cottonee, and more
5km EggsMachop, Gligar, Bonsly, and more
7km EggsHisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Voltorb, Hisuina Qwilfish, Hisuian Sneasel, and more
10km EggsTyrunt, Amaura, Togedemaru, Jangmo-o, and more
5km Eggs from Adventure SyncShinx, Cranidos, Sheildon, Happiny, Frillish, and more
10km Eggs from Adventure SyncDratini, Beldum, Gible, Goomy, Rockruff, and more

Niantic hasn’t revealed the full list of Pokemon that can hatch from each Egg type yet, but we’ll update this page when we find them out.

Pokemon Go Rising Heroes Research Breakthrough rewards

During the Rising Heroes season, you’ll be able to earn encounters with Parasect, Pinsir, Snorlax, Gible, Furfrou, and Goomy by completing seven Field Research tasks and getting a Research Breakthrough.

Pokemon Go Rising Heroes season bonuses

The following bonses will be available throughout the Rising Heroes seasom:

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  • Increased damage dealt by Pokémon participating in raids remotely.
  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops.
  • Extra Stardust earned from Team Go Rocket encounters.

That’s everything you need to know about the Rising Heroes season! Check out our Pokemon page for the latest news and guides.

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