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Pokémon Go Mountains of Power guide

Field Research, Timed Research and rewards in the continuing Seasons of Heritage story

Spark from Pokémon Go faces an Mega Aerodactyl Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Go’s Mountains of Power event continues the Season of Heritage story from Jan. 7-13, 2021. Mountains of Power focuses on Pokémon you might find in caves and dark areas, and it introduced Shiny Slugma to the game, as well as Mega Aerodactyl. Our Pokémon Go guide will list out the spawns for Mountains of Power, and provides information on the event-exclusive Field Research and Timed Research Tasks.


Mountains of Power Timed Research

Step 1 of 2

  • Catch 5 Pokémon (Slugma encounter)
  • Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy (Ferroseed encounter)
  • Hatch an egg (Alolan Geodude encounter)

Rewards: Absol encounter, 1,000 Stardust, 10 Great Balls

Step 2 of 2

  • Catch 6 different species of Pokémon (Chimecho encounter)
  • Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy (Onix encounter)
  • Hatch 2 eggs (Beldum encounter)

Rewards: Mawile encounter, 2,000 Stardust, 10 Ultra Balls


Pokémon Go Mountains of Power Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy Mawile encounter
Hatch an egg Alolan Geodude encounter
Walk 1 km Slugma encounter

Pokémon with increased spawn during Mountains of Power

  • Zubat
  • Machop
  • Geodude
  • Onix
  • Slugma
  • Nosepass
  • Barboach
  • Ferroseed

Slugma can also appear Shiny, which is new to this event.

Shiny Slugma and Magcargo in Pokémon Go. Shiny Slugma is silver instead of red, Shiny Magcargo is purple. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Mountains of Power raid target Pokémon

  • Alolan Geodude
  • Onix
  • Beldum
  • Bronzor
  • Ursaring
  • Donphan
  • Medicham
  • Absol
  • Mega Aerodactyl
  • Heatran