Now that the summer months are passing by, the Season of Light is set to take the stage in Pokémon GO. Fall is primed for content across the board in the Pokémon franchise, and the mobile branch is no exception.
Soon enough, Trainers can start getting their hands on all kinds of Sun and Moon content. The Season of GO brought plenty of debuts like the Ultra Beasts to the game, but it looks like Niantic wants to keep the Generation VII Alolan region going before the next era begins later this year.
Pokémon GO - When does the Season of Light start?
There are only a couple of days left in the Season of GO before the theme changes entirely. September is the final date for the Season of GO, and it's the first day for the Season of Light. Like most events in Pokémon GO, the starting times will roll out on a local basis. So each region will have to wait for their own local times to begin playing in the new season.
Most events and seasons begin at 10 am local time, and the same rule will most likely apply to the Season of Light in September. Whether that date brings new challenges along with it remains to be seen. Based on leaks, it seems more than likely that we're going to get a Battle Pass for the new season.
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Battle Passes are a new concept for Pokémon GO, but groups such as PokeMiners have confirmed that assets and photos for the pass have already been pushed. Most of the new content for the start of the Season of Light is already present in the files. If you look at your app icon, it should already have the new galaxy theme for the game.
Along with the new pass, we can expect a theme that is set around Lunala and Solgaleo. These two Legendary Pokémon represent the two different Sun and Moon games like Zacian and Zamazenta. However, the latter set of legendaries has already been introduced in the game.
The Season of Light promises more additions from the Alolan Pokédex along with more of the missing Mega Evolutions. These months in 2022 are a great opportunity for Niantic to fill out more of the roster before Scarlet and Violet release. Of course, we'll learn much more about the plans Niantic has for the game once the new season begins in Pokémon GO.
Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.