Thanks to Team Instinct leader Spark’s intuition, the second mechanism of the mysterious door was unlocked during Pokémon GO’s Mountains of Power event.

In hopes of unlocking the third and final mechanism, Spark is trusting his intuition again. He believes that Electric-type Pokémon can use their powers to open the mechanism. Thus, Trainers will be tasked with catching Electric-type Pokémon in a brand new event that is inspired by power plants located in the Kanto and Kalos regions. Yet, generating all this electricity may have alerted Team GO Rocket about Professor Willow’s research.

Note: This Power Plant Event consists of a main event (titled “Power Plant Event”) and a sub-event called “Team GO Rocket Strikes!” (Note: this sub-event was referred to as “A bad feeling…” before its start time). Please be aware that different bonuses, Pokémon appearances in raids, and more may only be activated for part of the event. Further details will be added when the event and its sub-event become active.

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Heritage – Power Plant Event

Begins: Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon Debuts

Hailing from the Kalos region, Helioptile and Heliolisk are making their debuts in Pokémon GO!

To evolve Helioptile into Heliolisk, you’ll need 50 Helioptile Candy and a Sun Stone.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Magnemite*, Grimer*, Voltorb*, Electabuzz*, Porygon*, Trubbish*, and Helioptile.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Electrode and Jolteon.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:

  • 1-Star Raids: Pikachu*, Beldum*, Shinx*, Blitzle*, and Klink*.
  • 3-Star Raids
    • Appearing from Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at 10 a.m. until Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 10 a.m. (your local time): Scyther*, Typhlosion, Mawile*, and Druddigon*.
    • Appearing from Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 10 a.m. until Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 at 10 a.m. (your local time): Dewgong, Piloswine, Monferno, and Druddigon*.
  • 5-Star Raids
    • Appearing from Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at 10 a.m. until Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 10 a.m. (your local time): Genesect (Shock Drive).
      • Genesect (Shock Drive) caught during this period will know the attack Techno Blast.
    • Appearing from Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 10 a.m. until Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 at 10 a.m. (your local time): Regice*.
      • Regice caught during this period will know the attack Thunder.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Field Research Tasks and Encounters

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active. Note: Additional Field Research Tasks have been added as part of the “Team GO Rocket Strikes!” sub-event. Those tasks are listed in the “Team GO Rocket Strikes!” section.

  • Task: Catch 5 Electric-type Pokémon
    • Reward: A Pokémon encounter that could be Electrike*, Joltik*, OR Helioptile.
  • Task: Walk 1 km
    • Reward: A Helioptile encounter.
  • Task: Walk 2 km
    • Reward: A Pokémon encounter that could be Alolan Grimer* OR Trubbish*.
  • Task: Walk 4 km
    • Reward: An Emolga encounter.
  • Task: Make 3 Curveball Throws
    • Reward: A Pokémon encounter that could be Magnemite* OR Voltorb*.
  • Task: Take a snapshot of a wild Electric-type Pokémon
    • Reward: 25 Ampharos Mega Energy OR 25 Manectric  Mega Energy.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Heritage – Team GO Rocket Strikes!

Begins: Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 12 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, January 30th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Shadow Pokémon

With Team GO Rocket swarming PokéStops and upping their hot air balloon patrols, they’ve also changed up what Shadow Pokémon they’ll be battling with. You’ll find the following Team GO Rocket members with the following Shadow Pokémon:

  • Team GO Rocket Grunts: Shadow Voltorb, Shadow Chikorita, Shadow Cyndaquil, Shadow Totodile, Shadow Whismur, and Shadow Hippopotas.
  • Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra: Shadow Poliwag*.
  • Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff: Shadow Teddiursa*.
  • Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo: Shadow Bagon*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Event Bonuses

  • Team GO Rocket will be appearing more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.

 

Field Research Tasks and Encounters

Three new Field Research Tasks have been added to the game during this sub-event. The tasks and the rewards are as follows:

  • Task: Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    • Reward: A Pokémon encounter that could be Ekans*, Croagunk*, OR Skorupi*.
  • Task: Walk 2 km
    • Reward: Mysterious Component is now a possible reward (at the start of this event it was limited to a Pokémon encounter with Alolan Grimer* OR Trubbish*).
  • Task: Catch 5 Pokémon
    • Reward: 5 Super Potions OR 2 Hyper Potions OR 1 Revive.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)