Pokémon GO: Inkay and Malamar debut with the Psychomania event

Pokémon GO: Inkay and Malamar debut with the Psychomania event

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Niantic has announced that two new creatures to catch and add to your collection will debut during next week's Pokémon GO Psychomania event: Inkay and Malamar.

Psychomania event kicks off at 10:00 am Wednesday 8 September 2021 until 20:00 on Monday 13 September 2021. As you can guess from the name from the title of the initiative, they will be the protagonists of Pokémon Psychic, including the double type Dark / Psychic Inkay and its evolution Malamar.

To make Inkay evolve, Pokémon GO players will have to meet a very requirement particular that the long-time coaches certainly know well. If you need a clue, we refer you to our guide on how to evolve Inkay into Malamar of Sword and Shield.

During Psychomania, the next part of the special research story of the season of the Pokémon Birba will also be unlocked. "Something made Psychic-type Pokémon agitate because they appear more often in the wild. It seems like the perfect opportunity to learn more about them. Who knows ... we might find out more about Hoopa too!" the official site.

Pokémon GO, Inkay and Malamar As mentioned above, the Psychic Pokémon will be the protagonists of the event. So creatures like Abra, Drowzee, Gothita, Solosis, and others will appear more often in the wild. And with a little luck, you may encounter other rarer Pokémon such as Elgyem and Inkay. If you complete the themed field research tasks, you will encounter event-themed Pokémon such as Woobat, Inkay and others, while taking a photo once a day you will receive a "surprise". You can also get new stickers inspired by Psychic-type Pokémon by spinning Pokéstops, discarding friendship packs or buying them in the game store.

In addition, Pokémon of this type will appear during raids throughout the duration of the game. event. In particular:

Staryu (which evolves into the Psychic-type Pokémon Starmie), Chimecho, Bronzor, Espurr and Inkay will appear in one-star raids. Raichu of Alola, Wobbuffet, Medicham and Metagross will appear in three-star raids. Lugia will continue to appear in five-star raids. MegaSlowbro will continue to appear in Mega Raids.

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Pokemon Go September 2021 events: Hoopa, legendary raids and more

a box of green grass: There © Provided by CNET There's a lot happening in Pokemon Go in September 2021. Niantic

September is underway, and it's shaping up to be another busy month for Pokemon Go . Developer Niantic has a variety of events lined up for the mobile game this month, including the debut of Hoopa, the return of the Psychic Spectacular and more. Here's a roundup of all the biggest events and activities that are happening in Pokemon Go in September 2021.

a box of green grass © NianticSeptember Special Research encounter: Ditto

Beginning Sept. 1, a new batch of Field Research tasks and rewards will be available in Pokemon Go, as will a new Research Breakthrough encounter. Each time you complete enough tasks to achieve a Research Breakthrough in September, you'll earn an opportunity to catch a Ditto. Not only that, but there's a chance that the Ditto you encounter will be shiny.

In order to achieve a Research Breakthrough in Pokemon Go, you need to collect seven stamps. You'll receive one stamp for the first Field Research task you complete each day, so you'll need to complete tasks over at least seven days to achieve a Research Breakthrough and encounter Ditto.

Legendary raid rotation

Several legendary Pokemon will return to five-star raid battles throughout September. Lugia will be available during the first half of the month, and each one you encounter is guaranteed to know the Charged Attack Aeroblast. After Lugia leaves the game again on Sept. 14, the legendary trio Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie will replace it in different parts of the world until Oct. 1. You can see September's legendary raid schedule below.

Sept. 1-14 

Sept. 14 - Oct. 1

  • Azelf (Americas/Greenland)
  • Mesprit (Europe/Middle East/Africa/India)
  • Uxie (Asia-Pacific) 
  • September Pokemon Spotlight Hours

    Every Tuesday evening, Niantic holds a Spotlight Hour event in Pokemon Go from 6-7 p.m. local time. During that hour, a certain Pokemon will spawn in the wild much more frequently than usual, and a special bonus will be active in the game, netting you additional experience points or candy. Here are September's spotlight Pokemon and bonuses:

    Sept. 7

  • Spotlight Pokemon: Spoink
  • Spotlight bonus: 2x catch Stardust
  • Sept. 14

  • Spotlight Pokemon: Baltoy
  • Spotlight bonus: 2x catch XP
  • Sept. 21

  • Spotlight Pokemon: Skitty
  • Spotlight bonus: 2x catch candy
  • Sept. 28

  • Spotlight Pokemon: Alolan Meowth
  • Spotlight bonus: 2x transfer candy
  • Hoopa's Arrival event

    Pokemon Go is kicking off its Season of Mischief with an event on Sept. 5 revolving around the mythical Pokemon Hoopa. As part of the event, there will be a new Special Research task line that culminates in an encounter with Hoopa, marking your first chance to catch one in Pokemon Go. 

    In addition, psychic, ghost and dark Pokemon will be appearing more frequently throughout the event. The types that you'll encounter in the wild will rotate every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. There will also be a new Collection Challenge to complete, and you'll earn twice the usual amount of candy each time you transfer a Pokemon during the event hours.

    Psychic Spectacular eventicon: Inkay is making its Pokemon Go debut during the Psychic Spectacular event. Niantic © Provided by CNET Inkay is making its Pokemon Go debut during the Psychic Spectacular event. Niantic

    Pokemon Go's Psychic Spectacular event returns Sept. 8-13. As part of the event, the dark/psychic Pokemon Inkay and its evolved form, Malamar, will be available in Pokemon Go for the first time. According to Niantic, Inkay will evolve 'only under unique circumstances,' presumably by holding your phone upside down -- similar to the way it evolves in mainline Pokemon games.

    In addition to Inkay, other psychic Pokemon such as Abra, Gothita and Solosis will spawn more frequently in the wild, while Alolan Raichu, Wobbuffet, Medicham and Metagross will all appear as three-star raid bosses. There will also be themed Field Research tasks to complete, as well as new psychic Pokemon stickers that can be obtained from gifts, PokeStops or the in-game shop. Finally, the next chapter in the season-long Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story will go live during the event.

    September Community Day

    Pokemon Go's September Community Day takes place on Sunday, Sept. 19. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, the water Pokemon Oshawott will be spawning in the wild much more frequently than normal, and you'll earn triple the usual amount of XP for catching Pokemon. Additionally, any Dewott that you evolve into Samurott until 7 p.m. local time will learn the Community Day-exclusive move Hydro Cannon.