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Pokémon Go Psychic Spectacular 2022 event guide

Featuring the debut of Mega Alakazam and Shiny Elgyem

Mega Alakazam surrounded by spoons on a mountain getting its photo taken by a human Image: Niantic

Pokémon Go is hosting its yearly Psychic Spectacular event, featuring tons of psychic-type Pokémon (if the event name didn’t make that obvious). The event runs from Sept. 6-12 and features the addition of Mega Alakazam and Shiny Elgyem.

Notably, this event is great if you’re not caught up in the Cosmog Special Research that was added for this season.

As a bonus, Alakazam evolved or caught during this event will have the exclusive move Psychic.

We list out all the other perks and Timed Research below.


Psychic Spectacular 2022 Timed Research and rewards

  • Make 5 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)
  • Make 10 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)
  • Make 15 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)
  • Make 20 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)
  • Make 25 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)
  • Make 30 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)
  • Make 35 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)
  • Make 42 curveball throws (Elgyem encounter)

Rewards: Elgyem encounter, 30 Poké Balls, 10 Great Balls

Pokémon Go Psychic Spectacular 2022 event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Make 5 curveball throws Elygem encounter
Make 5 curveball throws in a row Chimecho encounter
Spin 5 PokéStops or gyms Baltoy encounter
Spin 15 PokéStops or gyms Hypno encounter

Increased Pokémon spawns for Psychic Spectacular 2022

  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Slowpoke
  • Drowzee
  • Natu
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Spoink
  • Munna
  • Woobat
  • Gothita
  • Solosis
  • Elgyem

Elgyem is also available Shiny for the first time.

Shiny Elgyem and Beheeyem with their normal versions. Shiny Elgyem has pink eyes and Shiny Beheeyem has blue eyes Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

7 km egg hatches for Psychic Spectacular 2022

  • Smoochum
  • Wynaut
  • Chingling

Event raid targets for Psychic Spectacular 2022

  • Unown (E, P, S)
  • Espurr
  • Raichu
  • Wobbuffet
  • Girafarig
  • Oranguru
  • Mega Alakazam
  • Deoxys

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