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Pokémon Go: Test Your Mettle event guide

Pokémon Go Test Your Mettle
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A brand new Steel type event is coming to Pokémon Go. The Test Your Mettle event features brand new raids and Steel type Pokémon. You won't want to waste a moment battling and catching all these Steel type Pokémon. Fortunately, we here at iMore have everything you need to know to make the most of this exciting new event!

What is the Test Your Mettle event in Pokémon Go?

Test Your Mettle is a brand new event in Pokémon Go focused entirely on Steel type Pokémon. This event features two new Ultra Beasts, Celesteela and Kartana, as well as Mega Aggron in raids. Steel and Electric type, Togedemaru is also making its Pokémon Go debut, and lots of other Steel type Pokémon will take over the wild, eggs, and research rewards. Make sure you check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you're fully equipped for this exciting new event.

When is the Test Your Mettle event in Pokémon Go?

The Test Your Mettle event runs from Friday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

* Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Go footprint trail

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During the event, players can encounter the following Pokémon more often in the wild:

  • Magnemite*
  • Pineco*
  • Nosepass*
  • Aron*
  • Beldum*
  • Prinplup
  • Bronzor*
  • Drilbur
  • Ferroseed*
  • Galarian Stunfisk*
  • Togedemaru

Eggs

Pokémon Go 7km Eggs

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During the event, 7KM eggs collected from friend gifts contain the following Pokémon:

  • Alolan Sandshrew*
  • Alolan Diglett*
  • Galarian Meowth*
  • Riolu*
  • Galarian Stunfisk*

Raids

Pokémon Go raids

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During the event, the following Pokémon can be challenged in raids:

  • Scyther* (one star)
  • Beldum* (one star)
  • Shieldon* (one star)
  • Klink* (one star)
  • Togedemaru (one star)
  • Magneton (three star)
  • Skarmory* (three star)
  • Mawile* (three star)
  • Lairon (three star)
  • Celesteela (five star)
  • Kartana (five star)
  • Mega Aggron (mega)

Field Research

Pokémon Go Wayfarer

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During the event, players can spin PokéStops and gyms to collect the following event exclusive Field Research tasks::

  • Catch five Pokémon for a Magnemite* encounter
  • Catch five Pokémon for a Nosepass* encounter
  • Catch five Pokémon for a Ferroseed* encounter
  • Catch ten Pokémon for a Pineco* encounter
  • Catch ten Pokémon for a Drilbur encounter
  • Catch fifteen Pokémon for a Beldum* encounter
  • Evolve two Steel type Pokémon for 50 Steelix Mega Energy
  • Evolve two Steel type Pokémon for 50 Scizor Mega Energy
  • Power up five Steel type Pokémon for a Togedemaru encounter

Timed Research

Pokémon Go Professor Willow

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During the event, players can complete a Timed Research line focused on Steel type Pokémon to earn Aggron Mega Energy and encounters with Togedemaru and Aron.

Test Your Mettle page one

  • Catch 25 Steel type Pokémon for 25 Poké Balls
  • Walk 2KM for an Onix* encounter
  • Make 15 Nice Throws for 20 Great Balls
  • Make ten Great Throws for ten Ultra Balls
  • Make five Curveball Throws for ten Pinap berries
  • Use ten berries to help catch Pokémon for 25 Steelix Mega Energy

Completion rewards: Togedemaru encounter, Magnetic Lure Module, 2,500 XP

Test Your Mettle page two

  • Catch 25 Steel type Pokémon for 25 Poké Balls
  • Make 15 Curveball Throws for three Golden Razz berries
  • Evolve three Steel type Pokémon for 20 Great Balls
  • Make five Excellent Throws for a Beldum* encounter
  • Catch five different species of Steel type Pokémon for an Alolan Sandshrew encounter 
  • Take snapshots of five different wild Steel type Pokémon for 1,000 Stardust

Completion rewards: Aron encounter, 25 Aggron Mega Energy, 50 Aron candy

Bonuses

Pokémon Go PokéCoin

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During the event, players can enjoy the following additional bonuses:

  • Increased candy for catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
  • Increased XL candy for catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
  • Event exclusive bundles in the PokéShop

Don't miss the Test Your Mettle event in Pokémon Go

Whether you'll be catching Ultra Beasts, Mega Aggron, or all the Steel type Pokémon popping up on the map, the Test Your Mettle event isn't one you'll want to skip out on. Be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you can be the very best like no one ever was!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.

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