Pokémon GO Ready to Welcome Inkay and Malamar

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Two new Pokémon are preparing to make their official debut in Pokémon GO. They’re going to arrive during the Psychic Spectacular event which runs from September 8 to September 13. So who are they? It’s none other than the Revolving Pokémon Inkay and the Overturning Pokémon Malamar.

Here’s what to expect when these two arrive:

  • Inkay and its Evolution, Malamar, make their official debut:
    • Inkay evolves only under certain conditions.
    • Trainers who have been to Kalos in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y should have an idea of how to evolve Inkay.
  • Misunderstood Mischief, which is the next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story, unlocks:
    • Psychic-type Pokémon get all worked up and start to appear more often in the wild.
    • This should be a good time to learn more about them, including Hoopa.
  • Psychic-type Pokémon that include, among others, Abra, Drowzee, Gothita, Solosis, appear more frequently in the wild.
    • Those lucky enough could encounter Elgyem and Inkay.
  • ​Psychic-type Pokémon appear in raids throughout the event.
  • These Pokémon appear in one-star raids:
    • Staryu
      • Can evolve into the Psychic-type Pokémon Starmie
      • Chimecho
      • Bronzor
      • Espurr
      • Inkay
    • These Pokémon appear in three-star raids:
      • Alolan Raichu
      • Wobbuffet
      • Medicham
      • Metagross
    • ​Lugia continues to appear in five-star raids.
    • Mega Slowbro continues to appear in Mega Raids.
  • ​Trainers who finish the themed Field Research tasks can encounter event-themed Pokémon like Woobat, Inkay, and more.
  • Take a snapshot once a day for a surprise.
  • Get new stickers inspired by Psychic-type Pokémon by:
    • Spinning PokéStops
    • Opening Gifts
    • Buying them from the in-game shop

September Events

The official debut of Inkay and Malamar is part of the events for September. But there are more like Raids, Spotlight Hours, and Community Day.

One thing that trainers can be excited about is the weekly bundles. For the rest of September, the shop is offering a one-time-purchase bundle for one PokéCoin. This bundle contains a Remote Raid Pass in addition to other items. The offer is only available every Monday of the month.

September also marks the start of the new season. From September 1 to December 1, it’s going to be the Season of Mischief. The focus is on Hoopa and it is bringing the first Pokémon discovered in the Galar region.

Pokémon GO was released in 2016 on Android and iOS.

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