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As the Season of Heritage presses on in Pokémon Go, the Power Plant event is here! Pokémon that call the Power Plants in Kanto and Kalos home are appearing in droves and the villainous Team GO Rocket is stirring. We here at iMore have all the details for this exciting new event, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is the Power Plant event in Pokémon Go?

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The Power Plant event is the latest event in the Season of Heritage storyline for Pokémon Go. Spark, the leader of Team Instinct has determined that the final lock on the Mysterious Door will require Electric type Pokémon to unlock. He is calling on trainers to catch and battle Pokémon from the Power Plants of Kanto and Kalos, including a Pokémon Go newcomer: Helioptile!

However, Spark isn't the only one trying to get through that door. After months of near silence, it would seem Team GO Rocket is invading once again!

When is the Power Plant event in Pokémon Go?

The Power Plant event began on January 19 and run until February 1, 2022. It is divided into two parts with the second part beginning on January 24.

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

Wild Pokémon

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During the Power Plant event, the following Pokémon will see increased spawns:

  • Pikachu*
  • Grimer*
  • Voltorb*
  • Electrode
  • Electabuzz*
  • Jolteon
  • Porygon*
  • Trubbish*
  • Helioptile

Raids

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The raids for the Power Plant event are split up into two halves. The first half of the event runs from January 19 through January 24, and the second half will conclude on February 1. In addition to a special lineup of raids, the Legendary raids during the event feature event exclusive moves. Genesect (Shock Drive) caught during the first half of the event will know the move Techo Blast, while Regice caught during the second half will know Thunder.

Part one features the following Pokémon in raids:

  • Pikachu* (one star)
  • Beldum* (one star)
  • Shinx* (one star)
  • Blitzle* (one star)
  • Klink* (one star)
  • Scyther* (three star)
  • Typhlosion (three star)
  • Mawile* (three star)
  • Druddigon* (three star)
  • Genesect (Shock Drive) (five star)

Part two features the following Pokémon in raids:

  • Pikachu* (one star)
  • Beldum* (one star)
  • Shinx* (one star)
  • Blitzle* (one star)
  • Klink* (one star)
  • Dewgong (three star)
  • Piloswine (three star)
  • Monferno (three star)
  • Druddigon* (three star)
  • Regice* (five star)

Field Research

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During the Power Plant event, players can pick up the following event exclusive Field Research tasks from PokéStops and Gyms:

  • Catch five Electric type Pokémon for an Electrike* encounter
  • Catch five Electric type Pokémon for a Joltik encounter
  • Catch five Electric type Pokémon for an Helioptile encounter
  • Make three Curve Ball Throws for a Magnemite* encounter
  • Make three Curve Ball Throws for a Voltorb* encounter
  • Take a Snapshot of a wild Electric type Pokémon for 25 Mega Ampharos Energy
  • Take a Snapshot of a wild Electric type Pokémon for 25 Mega Manectric Energy
  • Walk 1KM for an Helioptile encounter
  • Walk 2KM for a Trubbish* encounter
  • Walk 4KM for an Emolga encounter
  • Defeat two Team GO Rocket Grunts for an Ekans* enounter
  • Defeat two Team GO Rocket Grunts for a Skorupi* encounter
  • Defeat two Team GO Rocket Grunts for a Croagunk* encounter

A Bad Feeling

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Team GO Rocket is invading! Spark has stumbled across a top secret document from Team GO Rocket detailing plans for a take over. This takeover introduces new Shadow Pokémon, new line ups for Team GO Rocket Leaders, and an increase in Team GO Rocket invasions.

During A Bad Feeling, players can encounter the following Shadow Pokémon for the first time:

  • Shadow Voltorb
  • Shadow Chikorita
  • Shadow Cyndaquil
  • Shadow Totodile
  • Shadow Whismur
  • Shadow Hippopotas

During A Bad Feeling, players can spin PokéStops and gyms for the following event exclusive Field Research tasks:

  • Catch five Pokémon for a Super Potion
  • Catch five Pokémon for a Revive
  • Walk two kilometers for a Mysterious Component

Team GO Rocket executives also have brand new lineups. Players can now challenge the following teams:

  • Sierra: Poliwag, Exeggutor, Lapras, Houndoom
  • Cliff: Teddiursa, Electivire, Marowak, Omastar, Tyranitar, Torterra
  • Arlo: Bagon, Blastoise, Charizard, Steelix, Scizor, Dragonite, Salamence

Questions about the Power Plant event in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about the Power Plant event in Pokémon Go? Are you more excited to add Helioptile to your roster or for the return of Team GO Rocket? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

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