Niantic has announced details for the Psychic Spectacular 2022. This annual event returns as the first event of the current Season of Light, bringing with it a new Mega Evolved Pokémon, a new Shiny release, a rare Unown feature, and a Raid Day. Let’s get into the details.
Psychic Spectacular 2022 in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Here’s what is happening in Pokémon GO during the Psychic Spectacular 2022 event:
- Date and time: Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12th, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
- Mega Alakazam arrives: The first of the current online predictions come true. Mega Alakazam is next up in Mega Raids. Dataminers have seen updates for three Pokémon in Mega raids coinciding with upcoming events: Mega Alakazam for the Psychic Spectacular which is now confirmed, Mega Aggron for Test Your Mettle, and Mega Banette for the Halloween Event 2022. We shall see!
- Legacy Move for Alakazam: You can evolve up an Abra or Kadabra to the final stage or catch Alakazam in raids during the event to get an Alakazam that knows the Charged Attack Psychic.
- Shiny drop: Shiny Elgyem will be available for the first time in Pokémon GO. Elgyem will be available in the wild during the event and it is not listed as a rare spawn.
- Deoxys in raids: All four Formes of Deoxys will remain in raids through the event.
- Wild Spawns: Abra, Slowpoke, Drowzee, Natu, Ralts, Spoink, Munna, Woobat, Gothita, Solosis, Elgyem. Rare spawns will include Kadabra and Kirlia.
- Raids: We are getting Unown, but they are not noted to be Shiny-capable.
- Tier One Raids: Unown E, Unown P, Unown S, Espurr
- Tier Three Star Raids: Alolan Raichu, Wobbuffet, Girafarig, Oranguru
- Tier Five Raids: Normal Forme Deoxys, Attack Forme Deoxys, Defense Forme Deoxys, Speed Forme Deoxys
- Mega Raids: Mega Alakazam
- 7KM Gift Eggs: Smoochum, Wynaut, Chingling. Chingling still cannot be Shiny for some reason.
- Field Research Encounters: Baltoy, Chimecho, and Hypno as a rare task.
- Timed Research: Completing tasks focused on Curveball Throws will earn Trainers multiple encounters with Elgyem.
- Deoxys Raid Day: On Sunday, September 11th, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. local time, all four Formes of Deoxys will be appearing in Tier Five raids. You will be able to spin to get five additional Raid Passes.