Mega Alakazam Debuts in Pokémon GO’s Psychic Spectacular Event
Get psyched for Alakazam’s Mega Evolution, event bonuses, and a special Deoxys Raid Day.
Psychic Pokémon abound in Pokémon GO courtesy of the Psychic Spectacular event running through September 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Trainers will be able to take on the powerful Psi Pokémon Mega Alakazam in Mega Raids for the first time in Pokémon GO. During the event, Trainers who catch Alakazam in Mega Raids or evolve Kadabra will get an Alakazam that knows the Charged Attack Psychic.
The Cerebral Pokémon Elgyem might not be as powerful as Mega Alakazam, but power isn’t everything! Trainers may be dazzled by the chance to encounter a Shiny Elgyem for the first time in Pokémon GO. Elgyem will appear more often during the event, and Trainers will be able to complete Timed Research focused on Curveball Throws to earn even more encounters with Elgyem. Keep a calm mind and aim those Poké Balls carefully!
The Mythical Pokémon Deoxys will also appear in five-star raids in all its forms: Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme. On September 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, additional bonuses will accompany Deoxys Raid Day. Deoxys in all its forms will appear more frequently in five-star raids. Trainers playing during Deoxys Raid Day can also earn up to five additional daily Raid Passes. Trainers may even encounter a Shiny Deoxys—if they’re lucky!
As always, event-themed Pokémon will appear in the wild, in raids, and from hatching Eggs. For the full list of Pokémon that will appear during Pokémon GO’s Psychic Spectacular event, check out Niantic’s blog.
We hope you have an enlightening time discovering the wonders of Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO!
The Psychic Spectacular event is back!
If your memory is as good as Alakazam’s, then you may remember a past event all about Psychic-type Pokémon. Well, we’re pleased to announce that that same event—the Psychic Spectacular—will soon make a return!
Mega Alakazam will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids, the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys will be appearing in raids, and more! Read on for all the details.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Mega Alakazam appears!
Mega Alakazam will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
- Trainer Battles: 90 Power and a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Defense
- Gyms and raids: 90 Power
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Elgyem—if you’re lucky!
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Deoxys Raid Day
Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
As part of the Psychic Spectacular event, we’re holding a special Raid Day to celebrate the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys! Deoxys will be appearing in Five-Star Raids in all of its forms—and if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
- All forms of Deoxys appearing more frequently in raids
- Earn up to five additional daily Raid Passes by spinning Gyms
- An increased chance of encountering Shiny Deoxys
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7km Eggs.
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Timed Research focused on Curveball Throws will be available throughout the event!
Complete the research to earn multiple encounters with Elgyem.
GO Battle League: Season of Light
- Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
- Only Psychic-type Pokémon will be eligible.
The following Pokémon will not be allowed.
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog