Pokemon GO September Research Breakthrough Encounters

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Research Breakthrough Encounters have always been a staple within Pokemon GO, giving select Pokemon opportunities to be featured during a month so that players may have a chance to obtain them and their candies. Here is who will be featured in September’s Research Breakthrough Encounters.

This September in Pokemon GO will already mark the beginning of the Season of Mischief, an in-game event featuring the Mythical Pokemon Hoopa, that’s set to last from September to December. A plethora of changes are already set to occur in the game, such as Pokemon encountered in the wild and hatched being changed, as well as events featuring Hoopa scheduled to occur over the Season’s timespan.

Pokemon GO September Research Breakthrough encounters

September’s Research Breakthrough encounters will be featuring Ditto: the Transform Pokemon. From Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. to Oct. 1 at  3 p.m. ET, players will be able to encounter Ditto, with a few lucky Trainers having the chance to score a Shiny Ditto. Players might also be able to encounter Ditto in the wild during and after this period, also having a chance to find a Shiny variant. 

Dittos will already be plentiful during the Season of Mischief, as in addition to these Research Breakthrough Encounters, players might catch a Ditto disguised as a normal wild Pokemon. It’s unknown if players will be able to obtain shinies through this method.

September’s Research Encounters will begin on Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. and will end on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. ET.