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Pokémon Go Power Plant, Heliolisk event guide

Find and catch Helioptile

Spark chases after a Helioptile into a cave Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Go is hosting a Power Plant event to continue the Season of Heritage story, increasing the spawn rates on electric- and steel-type Pokémon, and adding Helioptile to the game. The event runs from Jan. 19 until Feb. 1. Our Pokémon Go guide lists out the specific event spawns, how to find Helioptile, and the Field Research and rewards.


How to find Helioptile

If you’re not having luck finding Helioptile in the wild, then try searching for a specific event Field Research Task. Helioptile is a reward from the “Walk 1 KM” Field Research, so spin some Poké Stops until you find that task.

That being said, Helioptile’s spawn rate will be increased until Feb. 1, so there’s plenty of time to try to find some and evolve your Helioptile into a Heliolisk.


Pokémon Go Power Plant event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 5 electric-type Pokémon Electrick, Helioptile, or Joltik encounter
Make 3 curveball throws Voltorb or Magnemite encounter
Take a snapshot of a wild electric-type Pokémon 25 Ampharos or Manectric Mega Energy
Walk 1 kilometer Helioptile encounter
Walk 2 kilometers Trubbish encounter
Walk 3 kilometers Emolga encounter

Increased Pokémon spawns for the Power Plant event

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

Raid targets for the Power Plant event

  • Pikachu
  • Beldum
  • Shinx
  • Blitzle
  • Klink
  • Scyther (Jan. 15-24)
  • Typhlosion (Jan. 15-24)
  • Mawile (Jan. 15-24)
  • Dewgong (Jan. 24-Feb. 1)
  • Piloswine (Jan. 24-Feb. 1)
  • Monferno (Jan. 24-Feb. 1)
  • Druddigon

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