Pokémon GO Launching Charge Up Event March 16

Something electric is coming.
Something electric is coming. Niantic

Pokémon GO is launching an event next week and it’s going to put the spotlight on Electric-type Pokémon. This Charge Up event is pretty much similar to previous events like Bug Out and Psychic Spectacular. It will start March 16 and last until March 22.

Once the event is live, Trainers have a higher chance of getting Evolution items when they open Gifts. Complete features of the event are:

  • Electric-type Pokémon are set to appear more frequently in the wild. These include:
    • Alolan Geodude
    • Voltorb
    • Electrike
    • Stunfisk
    • Tynamo (making its official debut in the game).
  • These Electric-type Pokémon are going to hatch from five-kilometer Eggs:
    • Pichu
    • Elekid
    • Electrike
    • Shinx
    • Joltik
    • Tynamo
    • Stunfisk
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward:
    • Poké Balls
    • Ampharos Mega Energy
    • Manectric Mega Energy
    • Encounters with Electric-type Pokémon
  • ​Timed Research focused on evolving and powering up Electric-type Pokémon are going to be available.
  • These Pokémon are set to appear be appearing in raids:
  • One-Star Raids
    • Voltorb
    • Shinx
    • Blitzle
    • Klink
    • Tynamo
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Alolan Raichu
    • Alolan Graveler
    • Magneton
    • Ampharos
  • Five-Star Raids
    • Therian Forme Thundurus
  • Mega-Raids
    • Mega-Evolved Manectric - also known as Mega Manectric - make their official debut in the game through Mega Raids.
    • Mega Houndoom and Mega Abomasnow also in Mega Raids at this time.

Incense Day

For those who can’t join the Charge Up Event, there’s going to be an Incense Day on March 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

The highlight of the event is that the Pokémon Beldum will be attracted to Incense. Trainers lucky enough could even meet a shiny version. During the event, players have the chance to evolve Beldum to Metang and then to Metagross. Doing so gives Trainers a Metagross that knows Meteor Mash. There’s also going to be an event-exclusive one PokéCoin bundle that features Incense available for purchase in the shop.

It’s not all Beldum since other Pokémon will be attracted to Incense at different times of the event as well. Possible Pokémon that can be encountered include:

  • Psychic-type Pokémon
    • Natu
    • Girafarig
    • Meditite
    • Baltoy
    • Munna
  • Steel-type Pokémon
    • Alolan Diglett
    • Magnemite
    • Aron
    • Bronzor
    • Shieldon

Here’s the actual breakdown of the time of different Pokémon that Trainers can encounter:

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time: Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. local time: Steel-type Pokémon
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time: Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time: Steel-type Pokémon
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time: Psychic-type Pokémon
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time: Steel-type Pokémon

So excited about these two events?

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