Charge Up event details revealed for Pokémon GO

An electrifying new event for Pokémon GO players has been revealed: Charge Up! This will introduce the Unovan Pokémon Tynamo to the game, in addition to Thundurus’ Therian Forme. Check out the full details below so you don’t miss anything:

Charge up your batteries, and get ready to roll—Electric-type Pokémon will soon have their moment in the spotlight with the first-ever Charge Up event! Similar to previous events like Psychic Spectacular and Bug Out!, this event will focus on catching, evolving, and powering up Pokémon of a single type. This time, it’s Electric!

Date + Time

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time


    • Electric-type Pokémon—including Alolan Geodude, Voltorb, Electrike, Stunfisk, and more—will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Also keep an eye out for Tynamo, which will be making its Pokémon GO debut!
    • The following Electric-type Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Pichu, Elekid, Electrike, Shinx, Joltik, Tynamo, and Stunfisk.
    • Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward Poké Balls, Ampharos Mega Energy, Manectric Mega Energy, encounters with Electric-type Pokémon, and more.
    • Timed Research focused on evolving and powering up Electric-type Pokémon will be available!
    • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
    • Voltorb, Shinx, Blitzle, Klink, and Tynamo will be appearing in one-star raids.
    • Alolan Raichu, Alolan Graveler, Magneton, and Ampharos will be appearing in three-star raids.
    • Therian Forme Thundurus will be appearing for the first time in five-star raids.
    • Mega-Evolved Manectric—otherwise known as Mega Manectric—will be making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids! Mega Houndoom and Mega Abomasnow will also be appearing in Mega Raids at this time.


    • You’ll have a higher chance of receiving Evolution items when opening Gifts during the event period!

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