Pokémon GO: Season Of Light Guide

An exciting season to look forward to!

September will be marking the beginning of the highly anticipated Season of Light in Pokemon Go, which will be making a plethora of changes to the game.

After a successful season ending with the Go Fest Finale, Niantic seems to have in store some more exciting stuff for fans. The next season will be kicking off in style with a Special Research focused on the Nebula Pokémon, Cosmog. Throughout the course of the season, players will be periodically getting quests related to the Special Research which will award them with a plethora of rewards. But that’s not all. There are bonuses, new Pokemon, and a lot more to look forward to in the season. Here’s all you need to know.


Season of Light Bonuses

As with every season, we have a number of bonuses that players will be getting when it kicks off. It is quite crucial that you keep a note of these bonuses as these can help you get some rewards that can help you throughout the course of the game. Here are the bonuses for this Season.

  • Extra Stardust from Gifts
  • Increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Up to two free Raid Passes per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Additional Items from Research Breakthroughs
  • Increased Stardust reward for Research Breakthroughs

The Go Battle League Season 12

This iteration of the Go Battle League focuses on Guzma, as players will be encountering the various Pokemon he uses as they level up in the tournament. Along with that, there is also a Go Battle Day dedicated to Guzma which will award players with the Guzma Avatar Item Set. Here are the rewards for each rank.

  • Pinsir – Rank 1
  • Mienfoo- Rank 6
  • Axew- Ace Rank 2000
  • Noibat- Veteran Rank 2500
  • Goomy-Exper Rank 2750
  • Pikachu Libre- Legend Rank 3000

There is also GO Battle Day for Miltank, the Milk Cow Pokemon. Players will be getting a chance to catch the Pokemon, as well as its shiny variant during the event. Last but not the least, there are various leagues that will take place throughout the course of the season, including Great League, Little Jungle Cup Remix, Great Cup, Halloween Cup and much more!

Season of Light – Wild Pokemon


The following Pokemon will spawn in cities.

  • Jigglypuff (shiny variant available)
  • Machop (shiny variant available)
  • Magnemite (shiny variant available)
  • muk
  • Voltorb (shiny variant available)
  • Umbreon
  • Litwick and more!


The following Pokemon will spawn in forests.

  • Mareep (shiny variant available)
  • Sunkern (shiny variant available)
  • Yanma (shiny variant available)
  • Espeon
  • Pineco (shiny variant available)
  • Plant Cloak Burmy (shiny variety available)
  • Hisuian Voltorb and more!


The following Pokemon will spawn in mountains.

  • Sandslash (shiny variant available)
  • Clefairy (shiny variant available)
  • Diglett (shiny variant available)
  • Snorlax (shiny variant available)
  • Sneasel (shiny variant available)
  • Stantler (shiny variant available)
  • Deino (shiny variant available) and more!

Beach and Water

The following Pokemon will spawn near beaches and water bodies.

  • Seel (shiny variant available)
  • Staryu (shiny variant available)
  • Mantine (shiny variant available)
  • pelipper
  • Carvanha (shiny variant available)
  • Wailmer (shiny variant available)
  • Feebas (shiny variant available) and more!

Northern Hemisphere

The following Pokemon will spawn only in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Scyther (shiny variant available)
  • Dratini (shiny variant available)
  • Chikorita (shiny variant available)
  • Cyndaquil (shiny variant available)
  • Totodile (shiny variant available)
  • Teddiursa (shiny variant available)
  • Shroomish (shiny variant available) and more!

Southern Hemisphere

The following Pokemon will spawn only in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Paras (shiny variant available)
  • Chansey (shiny variant available)
  • Skitty (shiny variant available)
  • Bagon (shiny variant available)
  • Snivy (shiny variant available)
  • Tepig (shiny variant available)
  • Oshawott (shiny variant available) and more!

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