Pokemon Go Hidden Gems: All player Need To Know

The Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Season started on 1st June 2023 and continued until 1st September 2023. During Pokemon Go Hidden Gems players can encounter several Pokemon through raid battles, hatching eggs, and rewards, many Pokémon will debut in Pokemon Go.

This gonna be a wholesome season, Team Rocket is introduced in the game again and they aim, to take over the Gyms. Community days, new Pokemon, battle leagues there are a lot more than that.

Let’s discuss the Pokemon Go Hidden Gems.

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems event
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Pokemon Go: Hidden Gems Season Details

The Pokemon Go event began on 1st June 2023 and will run till 1st September 2023. During this period there is a lot more than players expect from Pokemon Go. Players’ Pokedex will be full of Pokemon at the end of the season.

There will also be Shadow Raids, Spawn in the Wild, Egg Pool, community days, and rewards including chance to grab shadow Pokemon such as Shadow Mewth and more.

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Debut Pokemon in Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Season

In Pokemon Go, during the Hidden Gems season, two Pokemon who had made their debut in the game, Sandygast and Carbink. 


Pokemon Go Sandygast
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Players can capture the Sandygast from the Water Festival Week, that was commenced on the 1st June and continued until the 8th June 2023. The player can capture Sandygast by participating in a one-star raid. Sandygast is a Ghost, a Ground-type of Pokemon that will Evolve into Palossand with 50 candies


Pokemon Go Carbink
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Whereas, to capture the debut Pokemon Carbink, first players need to get the global ticket for Go Fest by July 5, and after that players have to participate between 21 June and July 5 to do Timed Research as a reward players can get the Carbink. 

Shadow Raid Battles

In Pokemon Go Hidden Gems season there is also a Shadow Raid Battles. Pack Pokemon and get ready for the battle, the shadow raid battle commenced on the 5th of June 2023. The existing part of this event is, during this Pokemon season the one and three-star raids will hold daily and players can attempt the five-star shadow raid battle on the weekends, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Shadow Articuno Pokemon

With Sandygast and Carbink, Shadow Articuno is also making its debut in Pokemon Go through the Five stat shadow raid battle. During the Hidden Gems Season in Five Star Shadow Raid Battle, players can encounter a Shiny Shadow Articuno too.

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Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Community Days

In the Hidden Gems season with the new debut of Pokemon, there will be a community day. On Pokemon Go Community Day, the specific Pokemon spawn rate will be more. During the Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Community Days are on the following dates.

  • June 10
  • July 9
  • July 30
  • August 13

June Community Day Featured Pokemon: Axew

Axew-themed Field Research and Timed Research

On the 10th of June community day, the featured Pokemon is Axew, Axew is a dragon-type half-male and half-female Pokemon that evolve into Fraxure. Players can catch Axew in the wilds and if players are lucky enough players can capture Shiny Axew too. 

Fraxure Raid Battle

Players can find Fraxure in four-star raid battles on community day. Players can attempt the four-star raid battle after the three hours of the community day event.

If the player wins the four-star raid battle, around the gym Axew’s spawn rate will increase. Remote raid pass won’t be accessible, player will need Raid Passes and Premium battle passes. 

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems: Events 2023

Here we have listed the Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Battle League schedule

Summer Cup Great League EditionFrom 2nd June to 9th June 
Summer Cup: Ultra League EditionFrom 9th June to 16th June
Element Cup: Little EditionFrom 16th June to 23rd June
Single-type Cup: Great League Edition (Ultra League)From 23rd June to 30th June
Single-type Cup: Great League Edition (Master League)From 30th June to 7th July
Retro Cup: Great League EditionFrom 7th July to 14th July
Great League RemixFrom 14th July to 21st July
Fossil Cup: Great League Edition (Great League)From 21st July to 28th July
Fossil Cup: Great League Edition (Ultra League)From 28th July to 4th August
Jungle Cup: Little Edition (Ultra League)From 4th August to 11th August
Great League*From 11th August to 18th August
Fantasy Cup: Ultra League Edition (Master League)From 18th August to 25th August
Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition (Master League)From 25th August to 2nd September

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems season: Encounter Pokemon By Seasonal Rotation

During Hidden Gems Season players can encounter a few Pokemon by completing Filed Research Task. Players can discover the following Pokemon with the Field Research task, Sableye, Beldum, Audino, Furfrou, Goomy, and Noibat.

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There are pretty good chances to encounter Shiny Pokemon. Further, there is one change in Field Research Task, before this update the rotation was monthly but from now on the rotation will be season based. However, it is not applicable for Filed Research Tasks with Spinda, it will be rotated monthly. 

Pokemon Go: Hidden Gems Season Encounter Pokemon in WIld

In the wild, During Hidden Gems Season, Players can find this Pokemon in the mentioned location. Here we have listed a few Pokemon, but there are a lot more than that in every single location. 

CitiesAlolan Meowth, Kadabra, Magneton, Koffing, Aipom, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Patrat
ForestParas, Exeggutor, Scyther, Cacnea, Sewsddle, and Phantump
MountainsOnix, Dunsparce, Loudred, Boldore, Ferroseed, Stunfisk, Helioptile
Beaches&WaterGalarian Slowpoke, Shellder, Staryu, Pelipper, Alomomola, Binacle, and Bruxish
Northern HemisphereParas, Alolan Exeggutor, Dratini, Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip
Southern HemisphereMeowth, Alolan Marowak, Beldum, Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup

Pokemon Go: Hidden Gems Hatch Eggs

Players can hatch these Pokemon and more during the Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Season. 

2 Km EggsStaryu, Cleffa, lgglybuff, Magby, and Azurill
5 Km EggsOmanyte, Kabuto, Shuckle, Sableye, Roggenrola, and Marenie
7 Km EggsHisuian Sneasel, Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Voltorb, and Hisuian Qwilfish, and 
10 Km EggsMawile, Bagon, Emolga, Deino
5 Km EggsCranidos, Shieldon, Mantyke, and Stunfisk
10 Km EggsRiolu, Galarian Yamask, Goomy, Rockruff

Pokemon Go Hidden Gems Bonuses

The Pokemon Go Hidden Gems have some bonuses for players, now players can trade one extra in a day. Also while trading, players will receive one additional Pokemon Candy. Good news for the players who are on more than 31 levels. They will receive one candy XL while trading. 


Hidden Gems Season will run till 1st September 2023. Players can participate in different battle leagues, Raid Battle, Filed Research Tasks, Encounter Pokemon in the wild, and hatch eggs. We have listed all the information.