The cooler air and beautiful, rich tree colors
have arrived to let us know autumn is here. And through October 12 at 1:00 p.m.
PDT (GMT −7), Pokémon GO will be celebrating this transition of seasons with a
cornucopia of themed activities and Pokémon.
Since autumn is the season of harvest, Berries are playing a
central role in this three-day event. You can expect to find more Berries when
you spin PokéStops. Berries will be twice as effective when you give them as
treats to your Buddy Pokémon, and you’ll earn twice the usual Candy you
normally would when catching a Pokémon that you’ve given a Pinap Berry to! There
will also be Berry-themed Field Research during this event that you can
complete to earn special rewards.
Pokémon also appear to be responding to the changing seasons.
While you might not spot any wandering the map with a pumpkin spice latte,
certain species of Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Most
notably, the adorable Deerling—known as the Season Pokémon—will be making its
Pokémon GO debut. Additionally, you can expect to see more Oddish, Bayleef, Yanma,
and Burmy (in its Plant Cloak form), among other Pokémon. Also, autumn-themed
Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs!
And if you happen to be reading this from south of the
equator, where spring has sprung instead, you’ll enjoy the same
opportunities. So no matter where you’re enjoying this Pokémon GO event, don’t
forget to pause for a moment to appreciate either the gourdgeous autumn
landscape or the blooming flowers.