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Psychic Spectacular event returns to Pokémon GO from September 6th, more details for Deoxys Raid Day on September 11th also revealed

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Niantic has announced details for this year's Psychic Spectacular event. As the name suggests, the event will feature a wide selection of Psychic-type Pokémon, with Mega Alakazam making its first appearance in Mega Raids during this event. The Psychic Spectacular will run from September 6th, at 10:00am to September 12th, at 8:00pm local time.

Timed Research focusing on Curveball Throws will be running through this event, with Trainers who complete them able to earn multiple encounters with Elgyem.

For the Psychic Cup which will run from September 8th to September 15th, only Psychic-type Pokémon that are 1,500 CP or below are eligible to enter. In addition, Mew will not be allowed.

During the Deoxys Raid Day, running on September 11th, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time, all forms of Deoxys will be appearing more frequently in raids, with an increased chance of encountering their Shiny variants. Trainers can also earn up to five additional daily Raid Passes by spinning Gym photo discs.

Wild encounters
During the Psychic Spectacular, the following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:
  • Abra ⁂
  • Slowpoke ⁂
  • Drowzee ⁂
  • Natu ⁂
  • Ralts ⁂
  • Spoink ⁂
  • Munna ⁂
  • Woobat ⁂
  • Gothita
  • Solosis
  • Elgyem ⁂ (debut of its Shiny variant)
  • Kadabra (rare)
  • Kirlia (rare)
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7km Eggs during this event:
  • Smoochum ⁂
  • Wynaut ⁂
  • Chingling
Field Research task encounters
During this event, the following Pokémon will be available to encounter when Field Research tasks are completed:
  • Baltoy ⁂
  • Chimecho ⁂
  • Elgyem ⁂ (debut of its Shiny variant)
  • Hypno (rare)
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids during the Psychic Spectacular:
  • One-Star Raids
    • Unown E
    • Unown P
    • Unown S
    • Espurr ⁂
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Alolan Raichu ⁂
    • Wobbuffet ⁂
    • Girafarig ⁂
    • Oranguru
  • Five-Star Raids
    • Normal Forme Deoxys ⁂
    • Attack Forme Deoxys ⁂
    • Defense Forme Deoxys ⁂
    • Speed Forme Deoxys ⁂
  • Mega Raids
    • Mega Alakazam ⁂
Featured attack
Alakazam who are evolved from Kadabra or caught in raids during the Psychic Spectacular will know the Charged Attack Psychic.
  • Trainer Battles: 90 Power and a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Defense
  • Gyms and raids: 90 Power


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