Mega Evolution Global Event Website Header
in

Pokémon GO Mega Challenge Announced

Niantic has just announced a MEGA, multi-week, Global Challenge event featuring none other than more Mega Pokémon on a Mega stage! Did we mention this event is incredibly Mega? This three-week challenge will test trainers around the world in Mega Raids, Battles, and Research. It also looks to be packed full of Mega bonuses and rewards, including the fabulous 1-PokéCoin Bundle!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2M Raid Mega Challenge:
Tue., Sep. 1 @ 8:00am – Mon., Sep. 7, 2020, @ 10:00pm local time

275M Battle Mega Challenge:
Fri., Sep. 11 @ 8:00am – Thu., Sep. 17, 2020, @ 10:00pm
local time

Mega-Evolution Timed Research Challenge:
Tue., Sep. 22 @ 8:00am – Mon., Sep. 28, 2020, @ 10:00pm
local
time

Mega Pidgeot Section Header by Rufinator

Mega Week 1

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Tue., Sep. 1, 2020, @ 8:00am
to
Mon., Sep. 7, 2020, @ 10:00pm (local time)
 
FEATURES / BONUSES:
CHALLENGE REWARD:
Unlock Mega Pidgeot in Mega Raids!
BONUS: Increased number of Mega Raids and increased attack bonus from friends in raids.
WILD: Abra, Magnemite, Exeggcute, Rhyhorn, Tangela, Electabuzz, Omanyte, Aerodactyl, Murkrow, Larvitar, Treecko, Torchic, Lotad, Roselia, Beldum, and Cranidos
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, Heatran, and other T3s & T1s!
NOTABLE SHINY: Abra, Magnemite, Exeggcute, Rhyhorn, Tangela, Omanyte, Aerodactyl, Murkrow, Larvitar, Treecko, Torchic, Lotad, Roselia, and Beldum.
FIELD RESEARCH: Event-exclusive Field Research focused on raid-related tasks will be available for a limited time.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Are you up for the challenge? Week 1 is all about Mega Raids. Two million to be exact, and we will unlock Mega Pidgeot! HOWEVER…don’t let the sticker shock scare you.

Sure…it sounds like a lot of money flying out the door but, something to remember is there are a lot of trainers out there, not to mention, we are being given a one-time 1-coin bundle containing 3 Free Remote Raid Passes on top of your free Daily Raid Pass. When you try to look at it that way, it doesn’t sound so bad.

Past that, let’s talk about all the other amazing things you will be seeing during this week: Increased Mega Raids and Friendship Attack Bonuses, Field Research featuring Mega Energy, a slew of spawns most with available shiny variants, and more! Be on the lookout for our Week 1 Infopedia coming to ya soon!

FEATURED Pokémon
AbraMagnemiteExeggcute
RhyhornTangelaOmanyte
AerodactylMurkrowLarvitar
TreeckoTorchicLotad
BeldumCranidosElectabuzz
 Roselia 
Mega Houndoom Section Header by Chobi-Pho

Mega Week 2

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
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Calling all Battlers. This is your week! Trainers, time to hone in on your battle skills on TGR battles, gym battles, and trainer battles (EXCLUDING GBL).

We have one week to get 275 million battles in to unlock Mega Houndoom in Raids. Piece of cake…or should we say, doggie biscuit?

You can also expect a lot of buggy Pokémon crawling around, Field Research featuring Mega Energy as a reward for the starters, as well as Beedrill, Mega Beedrill CP boost when used in battles, new TGR Pokémon to battle, and the debut of shiny Ledyba. This week has a little something for everyone!

FEATURED Pokémon
LedybaCaterpieWeedle
ParasSpinarakVenonat
ScytherPinsirWumple
Kricketot Burmy
Mega Gengar Section Header by Higeeeeeeeeee8K

Mega week 3

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Tue., Sep. 22, 2020, @ 8:00am
to
Mon., Sep. 28, 2020, @ 10:00pm (local time)
 
FEATURES / BONUSES:


CHALLENGE REWARD:
Unlock Timed Research for Mega Gengar for Halloween!
BONUSES:
3x Longer Mega-Evolutions (12h)
2x Poffin Duration
WILD: Arbok, Doduo, Onix, Alolan Exeggutor, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Jynx, Pinsir, Lapras, Snorlax, Furret, Wobbuffet, Dunsparce, Mantine, Skarmory, Hariyama, and Wailmer
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, Larger Pokémon, Articuno (Sep. 18th – 25th), and Zapdos (Sep. 25th – Oct. 2)
NOTABLE SHINY: Doduo Debut, Pinsir, Lapras, Wobbuffet, Dunsparce, Skarmory, Onix, Alolan Exeggutor and Wailmer
FIELD RESEARCH: Increased Beedrill Mega Energy
TIMED RESEARCH: Complete to unlock Halloween Timed Research for Mega Gengar
GO SNAPSHOT: Take a #GOSnapshot of your Mega Evolved Buddy for a surprise encounter w/a Pokémon of the same species.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Sometimes bigger IS better. Insert that’s what she said joke here. Just kidding but, seriously, this week is about unlocking an extra special bonus for the notable Halloween event in October. If we complete the Mega-Evolution themed Timed Research story, we will unlock Mega Gengar who will be featured in the exclusive Halloween Timed Research!

What else does this mega week have planned? Let’s see…Larger Pokémon featured in the wild, Make your Mega Pokémon your Mega Buddy for 3x the duration (12 hours), 2x Poffin duration, increased Beedrill Mega Energy can be found in Field Research Tasks along with tasks related to obtaining energy for the starters. Did we mention Shiny Doduo makes its debut? It is a packed week so do be on the look out for this Infopedia as we get closer to this event!

FEATURED Pokémon
ArbokDoduoOnix
Alolan ExeggutorHItmonleeHitmonchan
JynxPinsir Lapras
SnorlaxFurretWobbuffet
DunsparceMantineSkarmory
Hariyama Wailmer

Mega Bracelet Avatar Item

Have you checked out the new Mega Bracelet accessories in the Style Shop?! 

Free Mega Evolve Bracelet
FREE Mega Bracelet
Instinct Mega Evolve Bracelet - YellowMystic Mega Evolve Bracelet - BlueValor Mega Evolve Bracelet - Red
100 PokéCoin100 PokéCoin100 PokéCoin

A Mega Discovery – Special Research

What else can we discover about Mega Evolution? Be sure to open the app to access the new Mega Evolution–themed Special Research, A Mega Discovery, and join Professor Willow as he learns about Mega Evolution. Plus, if you complete the Special Research, you’ll receive Beedrill Mega Energy, which can help Beedrill Mega Evolve!

pokecoin-bundle-header

To help you during this three-week-long event, you will be able to find a new 1 PokéCoin Bundle featuring 3 Remote Raid Passes.

This bundle will be available in the shop until Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Remember, you must have fewer than three Remote Raid Passes to purchase more!

ME-GA Closing

I’m going to be the first to admit that when I read this announcement for the first time, I was a bit concerned about what the community’s reaction would be to “more raids.” However, after reviewing it again, honestly, it’s not so bad. 

If raiding or spending on raids isn’t for you, there’s excellent news…you don’t have to do them. If you are still seeking some mega energy, more excellent news…Field Research Tasks!

Perhaps the Mega Evolutions feature got off on the wrong foot with many Trainers but, don’t forget; they are the new Pokémon on the block…let’s give them some time to grow and adapt before we completely write them off. That’s what a good community does, right?

Help us continue to provide quality content and promote creators on Patreon!

MT

Motha of 2 | G2G Media Co-Founder | Designer | Creator | Lvl40 PoGo Player

One Comment

Leave a Reply

One Ping

  1. Pingback:

Leave a Reply