A new event is now underway in Pokemon Go. The annual Psychic Spectacular is back until Sept. 12, and this year’s event introduces a couple of new psychic-type Pokemon to catch, including shiny Elgyem and Mega Alakazam. On top of that, there are various bonuses to take advantage of, such as themed Research tasks and even a.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Psychic Spectacular.
The Psychic Spectacular begins at 10 a.m. local time on Sept. 6 and runs until 8 p.m. local time on Sept. 12.
In keeping with tradition, a couple of new psychic Pokemon are making their debut during this year’s Psychic Spectacular. First is, which will be appearing in Mega raids throughout the event. Defeat it in battle and you’ll earn energy to Mega Evolve your own Alakazam.
In addition, shiny Elgyem will be appearing during the event, marking your first opportunity to catch one in Pokemon Go. Other psychic-type Pokemon will also be appearing more frequently in the wild and raid battles. You can see the full list below:
- Unown E
- Unown P
- Unown S
- Alolan Raichu
In addition to the featured Pokemon, themed Field and Timed Research tasks will be available during the Psychic Spectacular. Complete these to earn various rewards, including encounters with Hypno, Baltoy, Chimecho and other psychic Pokemon.
On top of that, any Alakazam you obtain during the event — either by catching one in raids or evolving it from Kadabra — will learn the Charged Attack Psychic. There will also be a specialraid day during the event on Sept. 11, giving you more chances to catch the mythical Pokemon before it leaves the raid rotation.
Before the Psychic Spectacular ends, Pokemon Go will be hosting a “Clefairy Commotion” mini-event to coincide with the Harvest Moon on Sept. 10. From 6 to 9 p.m. local time that evening, Clefairy will be appearing in the wild much more frequently than normal, and you’ll have an increased chance of finding a shiny one.
Pokemon Go has plenty of other events lined up for this month, including Fashion Week and. You can see everything else going on this month in our .