Pokémon GO's Psychic Spectacular Event is Returning

We knew this was going to happen

12 September 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Trainers, you read Niantic’s minds! The Psychic Spectacular event is coming back with new Timed Research, Collection Challenges, raids, and more! The 2023 Pokémon GO Psychic Spectacular is set for Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and will run to Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

You can find a complete breakdown of what this event has to offer below.

Event bonuses

  • Increased XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Curveball Throws.

Psychic Spectacular Timed Research focused on Curveball Throws will be available at no cost throughout the event! Complete the research tasks to earn encounters with Solosis. For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Solosis—if you’re lucky!

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Abra
  • Slowpoke
  • Drowzee
  • Exeggcute
  • Girafarig
  • Ralts
  • Meditite
  • Spoink
  • Gothita
  • Solosis
  • Elgyem
  • Galarian Ponyta
  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Bronzor

The following Pokémon will appear in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Unown P
  • Unown S
  • Unown I
  • Espurr

Three-Star Raids

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Hisuian Braviary

Five-Star Raids (September 1 – September 8)

  • Genesect (Burn Drive) until September 23 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Raikou^
  • Entei^
  • Suicune^

Mega Raids

  • Mega Gardevoir

^Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will be in five-star raids starting on September 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs. Solosis hatched from Eggs will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than Solosis found in the wild.

  • Smoochum
  • Wynaut
  • Chingling
  • Solosis

Psychic Spectacular Field Research tasks will be available! The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Kadabra Galarian Slowpoke Wobbuffet Metang Solosis Inkay

Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.

  • Mega Alakazam
  • Mega Slowbro
  • Mega Gardevoir
  • Mega Medicham

Psychic Spectacular Collection Challenges are coming! Complete the Psychic Spectacular Collection Challenges to receive Mega Energy for certain Psychic-type Pokémon, Stardust, and XP.

Be on the lookout for Showcases at select PokéStops during the Psychic Spectacular event where you can enter Spoink!

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