GO Beyond Seasons: Pokémon in the Real World

New seasons in Pokémon GO are set to bring major changes to the game every three months.
New seasons in Pokémon GO are set to bring major changes to the game every three months. / Photo courtesy of Niantic

The GO Beyond Seasons system is primed to bring a whole new level of immersion to the world of Pokémon GO.

As described in a blog post, Niantic wants the world of Pokémon GO to change every three months as the real world rotates through the seasons of autumn, winter, spring and summer.

GO Beyond Seasons: Pokémon in the Real World

Here are the list of changes trainers can expect to see with the new Seasons system.

  • Different Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids. Some Pokémon will be more difficult to find depending on the Season.
  • Based on what hemisphere you’re in, you can find different Pokémon appearing in the wild each Season. You might notice other differences in the Pokémon you can find in the wild.
  • In-game events will be themed based on the Season they occur in.
  • Seasons will be continually updated with more features and content.
  • Different new Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in raids each Season.
  • Certain Mega-Evolved Pokémon will have limited periods where they will have increased total CP and Trainers will have more opportunities to use these Mega-Evolved Pokémon more easily.
  • The GO Battle League will expand from 10 to 24 ranks, and the top four ranks will have all-new names and corresponding badges. The expanded ranks will be accompanied by a totally new reward structure, which gives Trainers more opportunities to earn exclusive rewards through ranking up. GO Battle League seasons will occur in tandem with the overarching Seasons and will rotate formats on the same three-month schedule.

The new Seasons system in Pokémon GO is set to be a part of a massive content drop Niantic is planning to push with its GO Beyond campaign at the end of the month.

Starting on Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. local time, the inaugural Season of Celebration will kick off with Kalos region Pokémon entering the fray, as well a series of in-game events featuring Pokémon first discovered in other regions.

In anticipation of the GO Beyond update, Niantic has started a community-wide celebration with its 12 Days of Friendship special event. Feel free to check out more details of the special event here.