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Kartana and Celesteela debut in Pokémon GO with appearances in Five-Star Raids, Togedemaru to debut in Test Your Mettle event from September 16th-21st

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The Ultra Beasts Celesteela and Kartana are making their Pokémon GO debut, appearing in five-star raids in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres respectively between September 13th and September 27th. Mega Aggron will also make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids between September 16th and September 27th. Meanwhile, Niantic has also announced the Test Your Mettle event that will be running from September 16th at 10:00am to September 21st at 8:00pm local time. The Roly-Poly Pokémon, Togedemaru will be making its Pokémon GO debut as part of this event.

Ultra Beast Debut
For this debut, Pokémon GO's official Youtube channel has uploaded two short clips featuring Celesteela and Kartana. These short clips are styled as if these Ultra Beasts were appearing in real life, being documented by news crews and people recording on their phones.

Test Your Mettle event details
Event bonuses

The following bonuses will be active during the Test Your Mettle event period:
  • Increased chance to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
  • Increased Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
Timed Research
A selection of Timed Research will be available for this event focused on catching Steel-type Pokémon. Trainers who complete them will receive Aggron Mega Energy, as well as encounters with Togedemaru and Aron.

Wild encounters
The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild during the Test Your Mettle event:
  • Magnemite ⁂
  • Pineco ⁂
  • Nosepass ⁂
  • Aron ⁂
  • Beldum ⁂
  • Bronzor ⁂
  • Drilbur
  • Ferroseed ⁂
  • Togedemaru
  • Prinplup (rare)
  • Galarian Stunfisk (rare) ⁂
During this event, the following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:
  • One-Star Raids
    • Scyther ⁂
    • Beldum ⁂
    • Shieldon ⁂
    • Klink ⁂
    • Togedemaru
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Magneton
    • Skarmory ⁂
    • Mawile ⁂
    • Lairon
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs with this event:
  • Alolan Sandshrew ⁂
  • Alolan Diglett ⁂
  • Galarian Meowth ⁂
  • Riolu ⁂
  • Galarian Stunfisk ⁂
Field Research task encounters
Trainers who complete Field Research tasks associated with this event with receive either Steelix or Scizor Mega Energy, as well as an encounter with the following Pokémon:
  • Magnemite ⁂
  • Pineco ⁂
  • Nosepass ⁂
  • Drilbur
  • Ferroseed ⁂
  • Togedemaru
  • Beldum ⁂


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