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Niantic has been making events dedicated to various Pokémon types in the world of Pokémon GO. With 17 types available, that means there’s plenty of room for everyone’s favorite Pokémon to be celebrated in-game. Psychic and Bug-types have already had their moment in the spotlight (in the previous Psychic Spectacular and Bug Out! events), so which type will be next? It’s Electric!

Dubbed the Charge Up! event, Electric-type Pokémon will be frolicking in the wild more, plus we’ll see Tynamo join the Pokémon GO dex! Mega Manectric will also be entering the game for the first time and you’ll also spot the Therian Forme of Thundurus popping up in Gym Raids too!

The event begins on Tuesday, 16th at 10 a.m. and concludes on Monday, March 22nd, at 8 p.m. (your local time). Below are the full details that have been shared on the official Pokémon GO blog:




  • Electric-type Pokémon—including Alolan Geodude, Voltorb, Electrike, Stunfisk, and more—will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Also keep an eye out for Tynamo, which will be making its Pokémon GO debut!
  • The following Electric-type Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Pichu, Elekid, Electrike, Shinx, Joltik, Tynamo, and Stunfisk.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward Poké Balls, Ampharos Mega Energy, Manectric Mega Energy, encounters with Electric-type Pokémon, and more.
  • Timed Research focused on evolving and powering up Electric-type Pokémon will be available!
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
    • Voltorb, Shinx, Blitzle, Klink, and Tynamo will be appearing in one-star raids.
    • Alolan Raichu, Alolan Graveler, Magneton, and Ampharos will be appearing in three-star raids.
    • Therian Forme Thundurus will be appearing for the first time in five-star raids.
    • Mega-Evolved Manectric—otherwise known as Mega Manectric—will be making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids! Mega Houndoom and Mega Abomasnow will also be appearing in Mega Raids at this time.
  • Bonus: You’ll have a higher chance of receiving Evolution items when opening Gifts during the event period!


Remember to stay safe when you venture out into the world and play Pokémon GO, Trainers!


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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?)