Rising Heroes Pokemon GO: Dates, times, new pokemon, raids & events

Rising Heroes Pokemon GO: Dates, times, new pokemon, raids & events
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Written by 

Ben Williams


1st Mar 2023 16:40

Season 10 of Pokemon GO, Rising Heroes, has begun. From dates and times to new pokemon, raids, events, and more, here is all you need to know in this Rising Heroes Pokemon GO guide. 

Rising Heroes Pokemon GO: Dates, times, new pokemon, raids & events

Dates and Times

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Rising Heroes Pokemon GO is running right now from Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 10AM local time to Thursday, 1 June 2023 at 10AM local time. Over the course of this three-month season, many exciting events - including the inclusion of new raids and Pokemon - will be taking place. 

New pokemon

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As a Pokemon GO exclusive, the Rising Heroes Pokemon GO season will allow you not only to catch a Roaming Form Gimmighoul, but to evolve into the Ghost-Steel type Gholdengo as well. To do this, you'll need to perform a specific connection method with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as instructed in the linked article below.

Elite raids

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The Rising Heroes Pokemon GO season will also mark the return of Elite Raids, a special type of raid that allows you to opportunity to catch rare Pokemon that are even more powerful than regular raids. Specifically, these Raid Bosses will be the legendary Pokemon, Regieleki and Regidrago. 

According to the official Rising Heroes Pokemon GO blog, the Elite Raids will be taking place on Saturday, 11 March 2023 and Sunday, 9 April 2023. 


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The Rising Heroes Pokemon GO season is already kicking off with some major events, with more coming all the way to its end in June 2023.

First off, there's the seasonal update to the GO Battle league, aptly named GO Battle League: Rising Heroes, which is already underway. According to the GO Battle: League: Rising Heroes blog post, there are leagues scheduled all throughout the 3-month season - along with specific Go Battle Days and other bonuses for extra rewards. 

Then, there's the Catch Mastery event - taking place on Sunday, 5 March 2023 from 10AM to 8PM local time. Catch Mastery is essentially a triple Community Day, allowing you the chance to catch more of Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, and Hitmontop, along with being able to catch Tyrogue from 7KM eggs. 

In addition to the chance to get Shiny versions of all four Fighting-type Pokemon, the Catch Mastery blog post also confirms the bonus of getting 2 x XP when catching Pokemon with Nice Throws, Great Shows, Excellent Throws, and Curveball Throws. 

Along with other events and raids; Festival of Colors 8-14 March, Ho-Oh Raid Hour, Team GO Rocket Takeover 21-29 March, exclusive Timed Research, extra rewards, and so much more; there's lots of exciting content to keep Pokemon players fully immersed in the Rising Heroes Pokemon GO season. 

That's all you need to know with our Rising Heroes Pokemon GO guide. For more tips on the game, find out how to get the different coloured Flabebe. Better yet, find out if you can get Shiny Blitzle in Pokemon GO

For even more Pokemon GO guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon.

Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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