We’re just about to enter the Season of Mythical Wishes’ final month. While the season has been focused on the upcoming Pokémon GO Tour celebrating the Hoenn region, Pokémon from Unova and Alola regions have also been featured. This event, for instance, is going to bring back one of Alola’s Island Deities back and introduce its Shiny version!

With the arrival of Shiny Tapu Koko (and Shiny Helioptile), a variety of Electic-type Pokémon will be popping up. Plus, you’ll encounter some Steel- and Poison-types, thanks to Team GO Rocket crashing the event halfway through. Their “subevent”, Team GO Rocket takeover, will have its own guide and be published closer to the event’s start time (link is now live).

For now, check out what’s happening during the Crackling Voltage event with our guide below:

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Mythical Wishes – Crackling Voltage

Begins: Friday, January 27th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon debuts – Shiny Helioptile, Shiny Tapu Koko, and Shadow Pokémon

 

 

Shiny Tapu Koko will finally be available in Pokémon GO. You’ll find this Island Deity only in Five-Star Raids.

As for Shiny Helioptile, they’ll be available in the wild, via Field Research task reward encounters, hatched from 7 km Eggs obtained during the event, and in One-Star Raids. Shiny rates have been boosted for two “catching” methods – Eggs and Raids. For best results, you’ll want to focus on those two methods if you set on adding Shiny Helioptile (and Shiny Heliolisk) to your team and Pokédex.

During the Team GO Rocket takeover event, the nefarious (yet stylishly dressed) Team GO Rocket Grunts, Leaders, and the Big Boss Giovanni will be battling with some new Shadow Pokémon. Notably, Giovanni will be battling with Shadow Registeel, which you can catch after defeating him.

 

Event Bonuses

Crackling Voltage does not have any event bonuses, but the Team GO Rocket takeover subevent has two bonuses. The following bonuses will only be active from Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 12 a.m. to Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. your local time:

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

 

Event Boxes

If any special event boxes or bundles are released during the event, they’ll be listed here once the event is live.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild: Ekans*, Magnemite*, Grimer*, Electrike*, Stunky, Blitzle*, Ferroseed*, Helioptile*, and Grubbin.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following Pokémon: Beldum* and Dedenne*.

 

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

 

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs that are obtained during the event:

  • 7 km Eggs
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Alolan Sandshrew*, Skarmory*, Blitzle*, Stunfisk, Galarian Stunfisk*, Helioptile* (See Additional Notes), and Dedenne*.

 

Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might hatch a Shiny one!”
  • Helioptile* hatched from 7 km Eggs obtained during the event will have a greater chance of being Shiny, compared to Helioptile* encountered in the wild.

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Alolan Grimer*, Shinx*, Bronzor*, Klink*, and Helioptile* (See Additional Notes).
  • Three-Star Raids: Venomoth, Galarian Weezing*, Jolteon, and Mawile*.
  • Five-Star Raids:  Tapu Koko* and Registeel* (See Additional Notes).
  • Mega Raids: Mega Aerodactyl* and Mega Gengar* (See Additional Notes).

 

Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • One-Star Raids:
    • Helioptile encountered via a successful defeat in One-Star Raids will have a greater Shiny chance compared to Helioptile found in the wild.
  • Five-Star Raids:
    • Tapu Koko* will be available in Five-Star Raids until Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.
    • Registeel* will be available in Five-Star Raids starting Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time. Registeel* will also be available after the event (in Raids) until Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.
      • Registeel* caught during this rotation will know Zap Cannon (Charged Attack).
  • Mega Raids:
    • Mega Aerodactyl* will be available in Mega Raids until Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.
    • Mega Gengar* will be available in Mega Raids starting Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time. Mega Gengar* will also be available after the event (in Raids), until Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Field Research Tasks

There will be event-exclusive Field Research Tasks available and the rewards include the following Pokémon encounters: Voltorb*, Hisuian Voltorb, Plusle*, Minun*, Emolga, and Helioptile*. 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.

A complete list of tasks and rewards will be shared here once the event is live.

 

  • Task: Catch 5 Pokémon
    • Reward: Plusle* OR Minun* Encounter
  • Task: Walk 3 km
    • Reward: Emolga Encounter
  • Task: Power up Pokémon 3 times
    • Reward: Voltorb* OR Hisuian Voltorb Encounter
  • Task: Power up Pokémon 5 times
    • Reward: Helioptile* Encounter

 

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

 

Team GO Rocket takeover

Begins: Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 12 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.

 

 

Team GO Rocket is back for their seasonal “gotta crash an event and show off our new Shadow Pokémon” appearance. You can find all the details for this subevent in its separate Team GO Rocket takeover guide.

 

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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?)