A new Season is here in Pokémon GO and to kick it off, there’s a Mega Raid Day on the calendar. While the Season of Mythical Wishes will have a big Hoenn send-off in February thanks to the Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn events, you can celebrate early thanks to the debut of Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Swampert in the Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day event.

Don’t wait too long, as you’ll only have a three-hour window to add these Mega Evolutions to your collection (until they appear again during Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn). Get all the details for this special three-hour-long event happening this Saturday in Pokémon GO with our guide below:

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Mythical Wishes – Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day

Begins: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 2 p.m. your local time.

Ends: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 5 p.m. your local time.

 

Featured Pokémon – Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Swampert

 

 

Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Swampert will debut in Pokémon GO! This trio won’t appear again until February 2023 (when the Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn events happen), so now’s your chance to unlock their Mega Evolution and collect plenty of their Mega Energy. Defeating Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, or Mega Swampert in a Raid will earn you those rewards as well as a catch encounter with Sceptile*, Blaziken*, or Swampert*.

 

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

 

Event Bonuses

  • Sceptile caught during this event will know the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.
  • Blaziken caught during this event will know the Charged Attack Blast Burn.
  • Swampert caught during this event will know the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.
  • You can receive up to five additional free Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs during the event.
  • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Sceptile, Shiny Blaziken, and Shiny Swampert.

 

Event Exclusive Ticket and Bonuses

For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), Trainers can purchase a ticket (and even gift one to a friend with the Friendship level Great Friends or higher) that’ll give them additional bonuses.

These bonuses will be active from Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, at 2 p.m. to Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, at 10 p.m. local time.

 

Event Ticket Bonuses

  • Six additional Raid Passes from spinning Gyms (for a daily total of 12)
  • Increased chance to get Rare Candy XL
  • 50% more XP from Raid Battles
  • 2× Stardust from Raid Battles

 

Note: According to the event page, “Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.”

 

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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?)