Niantic announces Mega Ampharos and upcoming Incense Day
What you need to know
- Mega Ampharos has made its Pokémon Go debut.
- Trainers can now challenge Mega Ampharos, Mega Venusaur, and Mega Houndoom in Raids.
- On Sunday, January 24, there will be an Electric and Dragon type Incense Day to celebrate.
Niantic surprised players with the launch of Mega Ampharos to Mega Raids in Pokémon Go today, January 19, 2021. This Dragon and Electric type Mega Pokémon has taken over Mega Raids, alongside Mega Venusaur and Mega Houndoom. To help celebrate Mega Ampharos' debut, there will be an Incense Day event on Sunday, January 24, from 11 AM to 5 PM local time. During this event, any Incense activated will lure Electric type Pokémon, Dragon type Pokémon, and Pokémon that evolve into Dragon types. Any Flaaffy evolved into Ampharos during Incese Day will also know the Community Day exclusive move, Dragon Pulse. Trainers will also be able to purchase a 1 PokéCoin bundle from the PokéShop with three Incense.
The schedule for Incense Day is:
- From 11-1: Electric type Pokémon
- From 1-2: Dragon type Pokémon and Pokémon that evolve into Dragon type Pokémon
- From 2-4: Electric type Pokémon
- From 4-5: Dragon type Pokémon and Pokémon that evolve into Dragon type Pokémon
Electric type Pokémon that will see boosted numbers include:
Dragon type Pokémon and Pokémon that evolve into Dragon types that will see boosted numbers include:
Although all of the featured Pokémon have the potential to be Shiny, Mareep, Stunfisk, and Bagon will have boosted Shiny rates and Vibrava, as a second stage Pokémon cannot spawn Shiny.
Are you excited to add Mega Ampharos to your roster? Will this be your first chance at Ampharos with Dragon Pulse? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped for your Pokémon Journey!
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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.