Week 2 is about to be upon us, and we hope you are ready to rumble! If we complete 275 million battles (Trainer, Gym, and TGR…GBL is excluded) Mega Houndoom will be unlocked!
Let’s talk about all the other amazing things you will be seeing during this week: Field Research featuring Mega Energy, a slew of spawns most with available shiny variants, and more!
|EVENT DATE/ TIME:||Fri., Sep. 11, 2020, @ 8:00am to Thu., Sep. 17, 2020, @ 10:00pm (local time)|
|FEATURES / BONUSES:||CHALLENGE REWARD: Unlock Mega Houndoom in Mega Raids!|
|BONUS: Temporary CP Boost for Mega Beedrill in Gym Battles, TGR Battles, and Trainer Battles (excluding GBL).|
|WILD: Caterpie, Weedle, Paras, Venonat, Scyther, Pinsir, Ledyba, Spinarak, Wurmple, Kricketot, and Burmy|
|MEGA ENERGY: You can receive 5 Mega Energy for Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise by completing the limited event-exclusive Field Research Task: Battle another Trainer|
|RAIDS: Mega Starters, Cresselia, and more!|
|NOTABLE SHINY: Ledyba Debut, Caterpie, Weedle, Venonat, Scyther, Pinsir, Wurmple, and Burmy|
|FIELD RESEARCH: Event-exclusive Field Research on raid-related tasks will be available for a limited time to earn Beedrill Mega Energy|
|TIMED RESEARCH: Raid and Battle focused Timed Research|
|TGR: New Pokémon to defeat when battling TGR|
275 million battles completed via TGR/Trainer Battles/Gym Battles by Trainers worldwide will unlock Mega Houndoom! What does the mega pooch look like, you ask? Why it looks just like this!
|Note: This is the official artwork; we will update with game sprite as soon as they become available.|
Time to get our battle on! What is important to note is, GBL battles DO. NOT. COUNT. You can help achieve the Mega Goal by participating in Trainer Battles with your friends, Team GO Rocket Battles, and taking down opponent gyms!
Don’t forget to evolve your Beedrill into Mega Beedrill for a temporary CP boost in your battles.
|Trainer Battle||TGR||Gym Battle|
Just because this week is all about battling, it doesn’t mean you still can’t get your raid on! All Mega Starters and Cresselia will be available for the pickin’!
INCREASED SPAWNS & Shiny Debut
|Mega week 2|
|Shiny Ledyba Family|
MEGA WEEK 2 RESEARCH
|Catch 5 Bug-type Pokémon||x5 Beedrill Energy|
|Catch 5 different Bug-Type Pokémon|
|Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt||x10 Beedrill Candy|
|Mega Evolve a Beedrill||x20 Beedrill Candy|
|Battle another trainer|
|Mega Battle Challenge 1/4|
|Battle in a Raid||x3|
|Catch 7 Bug-type Pokémon||x5|
|Power up a Pokémon 7 times||x1|
x35 * x500 * 1,000 XP
|Mega Battle Challenge 2/4|
|Battle in a Raid||x3|
|Battle in a Mega Raid||x3|
|Battle another Trainer||x1|
x40 * x500 * 2,000 XP
|Mega Battle Challenge 3/4|
|Battle in 3 Raid|
|Battle 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts||x5|
|Mega Evolve a Pokémon||x3|
x60 * x500 * 2,000 XP
|Mega Battle Challenge 4/4|
* x2,500 * 5,000 XP
New Shadow Pokémon
Team GO Rocket will be equipped with a new line-up for you to defeat and take back our PokéStops or send their balloons flying!
We are unsure if it will be Grunts, Leaders, or both who will have new line-ups, so be sure to check back as we update once reports start rolling in!
Que Rocky Theme Music
Week 2 doesn’t seem so bad so far. I mean, there is still plenty of information to be had, but we will be sure to KNOCK-IT-OUT like Rocky Balboa…or, if you’re more of a fan of Mike Thysthon, him too. In all seriousness, stay up-to-date as we regularly update as reports come in! If you have new info to share, be sure to hit us up on Twitter or join our Discord!