Pokemon Go Season of Legends: Therian Forme Legendaries, New Events, and More

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 2:00 pm

Here's what we know about the game's next Season so far.

Pokemon Go debuted its major “Seasons” feature in December of 2020. This feature causes the game to be updated in a variety of ways every three months.

The first in-game Season was called the Season of Celebration. It focused on a series of region-themed events that celebrated the different regions of the Pokemon universe (like the Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn regions).

The Season of Celebration will end on March 1 at 8 a.m. local time. At that point, the next in-game Season will begin, bringing with it a series of gameplay changes and updates.

The next Pokemon Go Season is called the Season of Legends. It will run from March 1 at 8 a.m. local time until June 1 at 10 a.m. local time.

In a news post, Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, offered a preview of some of the features and changes that will be included in the Season of Legends:

— Therian Forme Tornadus, Therian Forme Thundurus, and Therian Forme Landorus will appear in Legendary Raids.

— Additional Legendary Pokemon will make their in-game debut during the Season of Legends.

— Different Pokemon will begin appearing in Mega Raids on March 1.

— Throughout the Season, new Mega-Evolved Pokemon will be added to the game.

— Different kinds of Pokemon will appear in the wild. Niantic said certain Pokemon may appear in different real-world habitats. As a few examples, Niantic said Mantine or Frillish may appear near water, while Voltorb or Glameow may appear in the city, and Hoppip may be found in grassy and forested areas.

— The Season of Legends will feature Hemisphere-exclusive Pokemon that will only appear in the wild in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. For instance, players in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to encounter Pokemon like Tangela, Combee, Croagunk, Ducklett, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, and Spring Form Deerling, among others. Scyther, Dratini, and Cottonee will also have the chance to appear in the wild in the Northern Hemisphere, though Niantic said they’ll be rare.

— Players in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to encounter Pokemon like Mankey, Yanma, Buizel, Woobat, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Autumn Form Deerling. Pineco, Bagon, and Ferroseed will also have the chance to appear, though they will be rare.

— Pokemon like Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and Budew (among others) will hatch from 2 km Eggs that are collected during the Season of Legends, while Drowzee, Azurill, and Munna will hatch from 5 km Eggs. Finally, Nincada, Alomomola and other Pokemon will have the chance to hatch from 10 km Eggs that are collected during this Season.

— Near the beginning of the Season of Legends, a new line of Special Research tasks will be released that allows players to earn Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus Candy, among other rewards.

— Players will earn more experience points than normal for completing Tier-5 Raids throughout the Season of Legends.

— Free Remote Raid Passes will be given away in the in-game item shop at various points during the Season.

— A variety of in-game events and Go Battle League Season 7 will take place during the Season of Legends. You can learn more about Season 7 of the Go Battle League in our coverage.

Niantic will reveal more information about the Season of Legends in the coming days. Keep checking back with SuperParent, as we’ll bring you more details about the Season as they’re revealed.

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Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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