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Pokémon Go Charge Up event guide: Timed Research and rewards

New electric-type Pokémon and Therian Forme Thundurus make their debut

Therian Forme Thundurus stands in a cloudy sky Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Go’s latest event is Charge Up, with a focus on electric-type monsters.

The event takes place from March 16-22. During the event, you’ll find Pokémon like Mareep, Pikachu, and Joltik in the wild, as well as Pokémon like Shinx and Electrike hatching from eggs. Most notably, the event adds some new electric-type Pokémon to the game: Tynamo, Eelektrik, and Eelektross. The Therian Forme of Thundurus also made its debut in raids, and Mega Manectric has been added to the list of available Mega Evolutions.

Players looking to complete the Searching for Legends Special Research should take advantage of this event, as one part requires having Thundurus and catching lots of electric-type Pokémon.

As with all Pokémon Go events, there’s a set of Field Research that you can pick up from Poké Stops, as well as a Timed Research that you can complete during the event period.

Pokémon Go Charge Up event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Power up Pokémon 7 times 10 Abomasnow, Beedrill, Blastoise, Charizard, Gengar, Gyarados, Houndoom, Pidgeot, or Venusaur Mega Energy
Power up Pokémon 10 times 10 Ampharos or Manectric Mega Energy
Power up Pokémon 5 times 5 Great Balls
Catch 5 electric-type Pokémon Pikachu, Voltorb, or Joltik encounter
Catch 25 electric-type Pokémon Tynamo encounter

Charged Up Timed Research

Step 1 of 4

  • Catch 5 electric-type Pokémon (Pikachu encounter)
  • Evolve a Pokémon (Voltorb encounter)
  • Power up a Pokémon 5 times (10 Poké Balls)

Reward: Tynamo encounter, 1 Unova Stone, 10 Ampharos Mega Energy

Step 2 of 4

  • Make 3 nice throws in a row (Magnemite encounter)
  • Make 3 curveball throws (Magnemite encounter)
  • Make 3 great throws (Magnemite encounter)

Reward: Magneton encounter, 1 Sinnoh Stone, 10 Manectric Mega Energy

Step 3 of 4

  • Use 7 berries to help catch Pokémon (10 Poké Balls)
  • Evolve 3 electric-type Pokémon (Electabuzz encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times (3 Razz Berries)

Reward: Porygon encounter, 1 Upgrade, 10 Ampharos Mega Energy

Step 4 of 4

  • Transfer 15 Pokémon (10 Poké Ball)
  • Evolve 5 electric-type Pokémon (Jolteon encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 15 times (Manectric encounter)

Reward: Tynamo encounter, 1 Unova Stone, 10 Manectric Mega Energy