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Pokémon Go ‘Test Your Mettle’ event guide

How to get Togedemaru and Mega Aggron

A Pokémon trainer in red instructs a Mega Aggron and Togedemaru forward while standing on an impressive metal building Image: Niantic

Pokémon Go’s “Test Your Mettle” event has a steel-type theme and introduces Togedemaru and Mega Aggron to the game. The event runs from Sept. 16-21 and features a handful of special bonuses.

Notably, you’ll get more candy for catching Pokémon with nice, great, or excellent throws. Completing the event Timed Research Tasks will also reward the new Togedemaru and a ton of Aron Candy so you can power up an Aggron to Mega Evolve.

We list out all the bonuses and perks of the “Test Your Mettle” event below.

Test Your Mettle Timed Research Tasks and rewards

Step 1 of 2

  • Catch 25 steel-type Pokémon (25 Poké Balls)
  • Walk 2 km (Onix encounter)
  • Make 15 nice throws (20 Great Balls)
  • Make 10 great throws (10 Ultra Balls)
  • Make 5 curveball throws (10 Pinap Berries)
  • Use 10 berries to help catch Pokémon (25 Steelix Mega Energy)

Rewards: Togedemaru encounter, 1 Magnetic Lure Module, 2,500 XP

Step 2 of 2

  • Catch 25 steel-type Pokémon (25 Poké Balls)
  • Make 15 curveball throws (3 Golden Razz Berries)
  • Evolve 3 steel-type Pokémon (20 Great Balls)
  • Make 5 excellent throws (Beldum encounter)
  • Catch 5 different species of steel-type Pokémon (Alolan Sandshrew encounter)
  • Take snapshots of 5 different wild steel-type Pokémon (1,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 25 Aggron Mega Energy, Aron encounter, 50 Aron Candy

Pokémon Go ‘Test Your Mettle’ event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon Magnemite, Nosepass, or Ferroseed encounter
Catch 10 Pokémon Pineco or Drilbur encounter
Catch 15 Pokémon Beldum encounter
Evolve 2 steel-type Pokémon 50 Scizor or Steelix Mega Energy
Power up 5 steel-type Pokémon Togedemaru encounter

Increased event Pokémon spawns for Test Your Mettle

  • Magnemite
  • Pineco
  • Nosepass
  • Aron
  • Beldum
  • Prinplup
  • Bronzor
  • Drilbur
  • Ferroseed
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Togedemaru

Event 7 km egg hatches for Test Your Mettle

  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Diglett
  • Galarian Meowth
  • Riolu
  • Galarian Stunfisk

Event-specific raid targets for Test Your Mettle

  • Scyther
  • Beldum
  • Shieldon
  • Klink
  • Togedemaru
  • Magneton
  • Skarmory
  • Mawile
  • Lairon
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana

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