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Pokémon GoThe newest event includes the debuts of two new Pokémon and a continuation of the game’s Psychic Spectacular event. The new Psychic Spectacular event kicks off today at 10 a.m. local time and features Inkay, a type Pokémon Dark / Psychic. Inkay has a unique evolutionary method in Pokémon Go – players will have to hold their phone upside down to successfully evolve the Pokémon. 50 Inkay candies are also needed to evolve Inkay into Malamar. Additionally, the event will feature increased respawn rates of other psychic-type Pokémon, including Abra, Drowzee, Gothita, Solosis, and Elgyem. Players can also find Inkay by taking snapshots, which will randomly trigger an Inkay photobomb once per day.
The new event also offers several types of limited research. In addition to a five-part timed research event that rewards XP and encounters with Pokémon like Ralts, Brozor, Girafarig, and Inkay, the event also adds a new chapter to the Misunderstood Mischief special research task. Players can now complete Part 5 of the Research, which focuses on Psychic-type Pokémon. Since the misunderstood mischief only lasts for a limited time, you may want to take advantage of the increased spawn rates of Psychic-type Pokémon to eliminate these research tasks.
Psychic-type Pokémon have also resumed raiding in Pokémon Go as part of the event. Lugia is the current Legendary Raid Boss, while Mega Slowbro is the Mega Raid Boss. Starmie, Chimcho, Bronzor, Espurr, Inkay, Alolan Raichu, Wobbuffet, Medicham, and Metagross are also available as a raid boss during the event.
Pokémon GoThe next event in will be a Fashion Week event, which takes place towards the end of the month and will feature new costumed Pokémon. A community day for Oshawott is also scheduled for later this month. Most notably, Pokemon Go also rolled back a series of mocked in-game changes that removed some in-game bonuses instituted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased interaction distance implemented during the pandemic will now be a permanent feature of the game.
The Psychic Spectacular event runs from today through Monday, September 13 at 8 p.m. local time.