Pokémon GO’s Season of Light’s Psychic Spectacular Event Guide

The Inkay Limited Research Day was just a warm-up for Pokémon GO’s Season of Light! The first of almost a week is here and it’s all about Psychic-type Pokémon. This year’s Psychic Spectacular will see a new Mega Pokémon debut, a new shiny added to Pokémon GO, all four forms of Deoxys in Raids (along with a special Raid Day), and more.

Get all the details here with our Psychic Spectacular 2022 event guide:

Pokémon GO’s Season of Light – Psychic Spectacular

begins: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 10 a.m. local time.

Ends: Monday, September 12, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time.

Pokémon Debuts – Mega Alakazam and Shiny Elgyem

For this year’s Psychic Spectacular, Mega Alakazam debuts in Mega Raids! Successfully defeat Mega Alakazam and you will earn Alakazam Mega Energy and meet Alakazam* who will also know the Charged Attack Psychic. Make sure to collect 200 Alakazam Mega Energy so you can Mega-Evolve your Alakazam too.

That’s not the only debut for this event. Shiny Hunters rejoice, because Shiny Elgyem* is here too! Watch out for Elgyem* in Wild Encounters and Field Research task rewards, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a Shiny. Collect enough Elgyem candies and you can also evolve them into a Shiny Beheeyem!

For Unown Collectors, you can find Unown E, Unown P, and Unown S in Raids.

Remark: Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

Event Bonuses

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will appear in the wild: Abra*, Slowpoke*, Drowzee*, Natu*, Ralts*, Spoink*, Munna*, Woobat*, Gothita, Solosis, and Elgyem*.
    • If you are lucky, you may encounter the following Pokémon: Kadabra and Kirlia.

Remark: Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

Eggs

The following Pokémon hatch from eggs obtained during the event:

  • 7 km Eggs:
    • Rarity of 1 egg: Smoochum*, Wynaut* and Chingling.

Remark: Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

raids

The following Pokémon appear in Raids:

  • One star raids: Unown E, Unown P, Unown S and Espurr*.
  • Three star raids: Alolan Raichu*, Wobbuffet*, Giragarig* and Oranguru.
  • Five Star Raids: Deoxys (Normal Forme)*, Deoxys (Attack Forme)*, Deoxys (Defense Forme)* and Deoxys (Speed ​​Forme)*.
  • Mega Raids: Mega Alakazam*.

Additional notes:

  • Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”
  • Deoxys (Normal Forme)*, Deoxys (Attack Forme)*, Deoxys (Defense Forme)* and Deoxys (Speed ​​Forme)* will be available after the event (in Raids), until Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM. local time.
  • Mega Alakazam* will be available after the event (in Raids), until Friday, September 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM local time.

Field Research Tasks

New field research tasks will be available exclusively for the event and the rewards will include encounters with Baltoy*, Chimecho*, Elgyem* and Hypno. These Field Research tasks can be found spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active. A full list of tasks and associated rewards will be added here once the event is live.

Remark: Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

Timed Investigation

A special, event-exclusive Timed Research will be available. It focuses on perfecting your Curveball throws and rewards you multiple encounters with Elgyem*. A full list of tasks and their rewards will be added here once the event is live.

Remark: Pokémon marked with a * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

Featured Attack

If you evolve Kadabra into Alakazam during the event, you will have an Alakazam that knows the Charged Attack Psychic. This also applies to any Alakazam caught during Raids (encounter via Mega Alakazam Raid).

The statistics for Psychic (charged attack) are as follows:

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power and a chance to lower the enemy Pokémon’s defenses
  • Gyms and Raids: 90 power

Deoxys Raid Day

begins: Sunday September 11, 2022 at 2 p.m. local time

Ends: Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM local time

It’s easier than ever to catch all forms of Deoxys in Pokémon GO during this special Raid Day! Read all the details in the Deoxys Raid Day special event guide.

GO Battle League – Psychic Cup

Perfect your best Psychic-type team and battle it out in the GO Battle League! During this event, you can participate in the Psychic Cup and earn rewards and increase your battle rank by winning matches.

Rules

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to participate.
  • Only Psychic-type Pokémon are eligible.
  • The following Pokémon are allowed: Mew.

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