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Season of Legends was the second Season in Pokémon GO.[1]

This season featured the debut of several Legendary Pokémon, including Therian Forme of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus, Xerneas and Yveltal. As the seasons change, different kinds of Pokémon will be appearing in different habitats in the wild. For example, trainers might find Mantine or Frillish appearing near water, Voltorb or Glameow while in the city. This season also features Hemisphere-exclusive Pokémon, Season-exclusive Special Research, Egg changes, increased XP from five-star raids, and free Remote Raid Passes.

Features

Featured Pokémon

The following Pokémon releases were featured in this Season:

Deerling
#585
Normal   Grass
Sawsbuck
#586
Normal   Grass
Frillish
#592
Water   Ghost
Jellicent
#593
Water   Ghost
Thundurus
#642
Electric   Flying
Landorus
#645
Ground   Flying

These Shiny Pokémon releases were featured in this Season:

Tornadus
Thundurus
#642
Electric   Flying
Landorus
#645
Ground   Flying


TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild in the northern hemisphere

Spring-themed Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules in the northern hemisphere:

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Tangela
Tangela
#114
Grass
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Scyther
Scyther
#123
Bug   Flying
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Dratini
Dratini
#147
Dragon
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Turtwig
Turtwig
#387
Grass
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Piplup
Piplup
#393
Water
Combee
#415
Bug   Flying
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Croagunk
Croagunk
#453
Poison   Fighting
Cottonee
#546
Grass   Fairy
Ducklett
#580
Water   Flying
Deerling
#585
Normal   Grass
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild in the southern hemisphere

Autumn-themed Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules in the southern hemisphere:

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Mankey
Mankey
#056
Fighting
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Yanma
Yanma
#193
Bug   Flying
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Pineco
Pineco
#204
Bug
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Bagon
Bagon
#371
Dragon
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Buizel
Buizel
#418
Water
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Snivy
Snivy
#495
Grass
Tepig
#498
Fire
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Woobat
Woobat
#527
Psychic   Flying
Deerling
#585
Normal   Grass
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Ferroseed
Ferroseed
#597
Grass   Steel

Special Research

A Special Research was made available since March 9th.

TodayView Icon Research.png Season of Legends
1st Part
Catch 10 Rock-type Pokémon
Make 5 Great Throws
Transfer 10 Pokémon
Rewards for whole set


2nd Part
Catch 10 Ground-type Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Rewards for whole set


3rd Part
Catch 10 Flying-type Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Take a snapshot of Tornadus
Rewards for whole set


4th Part
Catch 10 Electric-type Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Take a snapshot of Thundurus
Rewards for whole set


5th Part
Claim Reward!
Claim Reward!
Claim Reward!
Rewards for whole set
1st Part

Hey there, TRAINER! It’s good to see you.

As you know, I’ve recently been conducting research on several different regions in the world of Pokémon. Along the way, I came across some books that collected stories and legends from various regions.

One of these tomes told of three Legendary Pokémon from the Unova region—a trio that seem to be capable of changing formes.

Needless to say, that piqued my interest, and I became so enveloped in my research that I even began seeing those three Legendary Pokémon in my dreams!

Which brings me to why I called you here. Can you help me with some research, Trainer? I was thinking we could start by catching some Rock-type Pokémon—you know, just to give ourselves a sturdy foundation to build from.

...Get it? Sturdy? Because they’re...Rock-type? A-anyway, I’d appreciate the help. Let’s GO!

2nd Part

Welcome back, Trainer. Now that we’ve established a foundation for our research, we need to narrow our focus.

There are three stories I want to investigate, so I think the best approach is to focus on one story at a time and see what we can learn.

My hope is to discover as much as we can about these Pokémon, so that when we see clues or signs of their appearance, we’re as prepared as possible!

This first story tells of a Legendary Pokémon called Landorus. The story says that lands visited by Landorus yield such bountiful crops that it’s been hailed as “The Guardian of the Fields.”

Landorus seems to have two formes: Incarnate Forme, and the very rarely seen Therian Forme. I haven’t been able to find any imagery depicting the latter, but every source I’ve read agrees on its existence!

For now, why don’t we research Ground-type Pokémon? Maybe in doing so we can better equip ourselves to identify Landorus’s Therian Forme when the time comes.

3rd Part

Thank you, TRAINER. I think we’ve gained a better understanding of Landorus after studying Ground-type Pokémon.

And is that a Drilbur you’ve got there? I dig it! ...Haha! Sorry, sorry.

Anyway, since we’ve explored all our leads on Landorus for the moment, what do you say we move on to another Pokémon from my dream?

Let’s focus on Tornadus next. The texts say Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms, and that its power is great enough to blow houses away.

Like Landorus, Tornadus also has both Incarnate and Therian Formes. Hmm... Maybe researching Flying-type Pokémon in the area is our best bet for now? Let’s give it a shot, Trainer!

4th Part

Excellent work, Trainer! Thanks for documenting that information about Tornadus. It seems you even found yourself a darling Ducklett along the way! Is it all it’s quacked up to be? Haha!

I think we’ve learned everything we can about Tornadus for now. Its Therian Forme is still a mystery, but hopefully not for long!

Before we start investigating the final Legendary Pokémon from my dream, I need to share something...strange.

You see, I’d been running myself a bit ragged with research, so I stopped for an afternoon nap. In the resulting dream, I saw those three Unovan Legendary Pokémon again, clear as crystal. But then, the whole dream just started...fading.

It was almost like something was eating the dream itself. I’m still not sure what to make of it all, but let's stay on the lookout for anything suspicious. I have a hunch this may be the work of a Pokémon nearby.

For now, though, let’s continue our research and turn our attention to the last of the three Unovan Legendary Pokémon detailed in those stories—Thundurus.

Thundurus is known as the Bolt Strike Pokémon, and its story also references both Incarnate and Therian Formes. The spikes on its tail are said to discharge immense bolts of lightning.

For the sake of consistency, let’s go ahead and research Electric-type Pokémon in the area as we compile our notes on Thundurus.

5th Part

Ah, there you are, TRAINER. I have something big to share!

But first, I want to thank you for all your hard work collecting information on Landorus, Tornadus, and Thundurus.

I feel confident that when the time comes, you’ll be prepared to encounter any of these amazing Legendary Pokémon—regardless of which forme they appear in.

Now—do you remember that strange experience I had where my dream began fading inexplicably? I think I may have finally uncovered the cause.

While consulting the Pokédex for possible culprits, I came across an entry for a Pokémon called Munna. It’s known as the Dream Eater Pokémon—so you can see why it caught my eye!

Munna is said to eat the dreams of both people and Pokémon, expelling mist as a result. The mist is pink if the dream is pleasant, and black if it’s a nightmare.

I was pretty pleased to be dreaming of those Unovan Legendary Pokémon again, so I suspect Munna’s mist was nice and rosy that day!

Munna seems like a fascinating Pokémon, and I can’t wait to research it more. I hope you’ll give me a hand when the time comes, Trainer! Now, let’s GO!

List of Season of Legends Events

During this season, there were 12 Unique and seasonal events and 7 recurring events. 3 events were regional.

Searching for Legends

Searching for Legends
Mar 9th - 14th
Charge Up

Charge Up
Mar 16th - 22nd
Weather Week

Weather Week
Mar 24th - 29th
Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring
Apr 4th - 8th
Summer Hat Pikachu Event

Summer Hat Pikachu Event
Apr 11th - May 12th
Rivals' Week

Rivals' Week
Apr 13th - 18th
Sustainability Week

Sustainability Week
Apr 20th - 25th
Luminous Legends X

Luminous Legends X
May 4th - 17th
Luminous Legends Y

Luminous Legends Y
May 18th - 31st
Pokémon GO Special Weekend May 2021

Special Weekend
May 28th - 31st

Trivia

  • Several Pokémon received buffs of their catch rates with the start of the Season of Legends.[2]

References

  1. The Season of Legends starts soon!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-02-22.
  2. GameMaster Update 01-03-21 - Season of Legends. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2021-03-01.
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