Psychic Spectacular Pokémon GO 2021 Event

The next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story has been officially announced. The Psychic Spectacular chapter within Misunderstood Mischief will provide us with a great number of benefits including frequent spawns of Psychic Pokémon, a new rotation of Raid Bosses, themed Field Research tasks and the debut of Inkay and Malamar!

We’re getting closer and closer to revealing Hoopa. In the meantime, we get to look forward to the Psychic Spectacular portion of the Season of Mischief Special Research story.

Inkay and Malamar debut in Pokémon GO

Now let’s get into the exciting part, shall we? Let’s find out what bonuses we will be granted with along with finding out how we can get our hands on Inkay and Its interesting evolution, Malamar.

Inkay and its Evolution, Malamar, will be making their Pokémon GO debuts! Inkay will evolve only under unique circumstances.

Trainers who have journeyed through the Kalos region in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y may have an inkling as to what those circumstances might be!

Note: As some Trainers that played Pokémon X and Y would know, the way to evolve Inkay into Malamar was to physically turn their Nintendo DS system upside-down when it levels. Possibly one of the most unique ways a Pokémon can be evolved. It’s safe to assume that we will have to turn our phones upside down to evolve Inkay into Malamar.

This is our first glimpse at the blue squid-like Pokémon, Inkay. From what we can see, Inkay will be a rare spawn in the wild. Inkay can also be obtained via one-star raid and also from themed Field Research tasks.

Inkay’s evolution, Malamar, is a dual Dark/Psychic type Pokémon with a max CP of 2667 (at level 50), 177 attack, 165 defense and 200 stamina. Many battlers that compete in GO Battle League and Silph Arena tournaments will be excited to acquire Malamar since the combination of Its dual typing paired with Its diverse moveset creates a powerful core breaker in many team compositions.

MAX CP AT LEVEL 40: 2,359 | MAX CP AT LEVEL 50: 2,667
ATK 177
DEF 165
HP 200
Bug Fairy Psychic
Malamar has access to a variety of moves that can be troublesome for a great deal of Pokémon in the current meta.

Fast Moves Charge Moves
Peck Psybeam
Psycho Cut Foul Play
Super Power
Hyper Beam
As we can see, Malamar’s moveset is diverse which provides it with the ability to be able to handle a lot of different matchups that a standard Dark or Psychic type would normally struggle with.

Psycho Cut is a Psychic type Fast Move that deals 5 damage and generates 8 energy. Pairing this with heavy-hitting moves such as Foul Play and Super Power (a Fighting type move on a Psychic type Pokémon!) creates an incredibly strong and spammy Pokémon which will surely wreak havoc among many.

A new chapter in Hoopa’s storyline opens up

The next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief, will unlock. Something’s got Psychic-type Pokémon all worked up, and they’re appearing more often in the wild! Sounds like the perfect opportunity to learn more about them. You never know—we might learn more about Hoopa as well!

Psychic Spectacular Timed Research
Psychic Spectacular Timed Research is available from Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until Monday, September 13, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Psychic Spectacular Timed Research

Stage 1

* Catch 10 Psychic-type Pokemon: 500 XP
* Transfer 10 Pokemon: 10 Pokeballs
* Spin a PokeStop or Gym: 500 Stardust
* Stage rewards: Abra (s), 10 Razz Berries, 500 XP

Stage 2

* Power up Pokemon 5 times: 10 Ultra Balls
* Catch 20 Pokemon: 5 Pinap Berries
* Make 5 Great Throws: 1 Fast TM
* Stage rewards: Ralts (s), 10 Great Balls, 500 Stardust

Stage 3

* Hatch an Egg: Bronzor (s)
* Evolve 2 Psychic-type Pokemon: Solosis
* Earn a Candy walking with your buddy: 1000 Stardust
* Stage rewards: Girafarig, 5 Revives, 500 XP

Stage 4

* Send 5 Gifts to friends: 1 Charged TM
* Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokemon: Xatu
* Battle in the GO Battles League 2 times: Meditite (s)
* Stage rewards: Starmie, 1 Incense, 500 XP

Stage 5

* Battle in a raid: 5 Hyper Potions
* Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws: Baltoy (s)
* Use an Incense: Lure Module
* Stage rewards: Inkay, 1000 XP, 1000 Stardust
* Psychic Spectacular 2021 Wild Spawns
* Psychic type Pokémon like Abra, Drowzee, Gothita, Solosis, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild! If you’re lucky, you might encounter others like Elgyem and Inkay.

* Abra
* Drowzee
* Gothita
* Solosis
* Elgyem
* Inkay

Psychic Spectacular 2021 Raids
Psychic type Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout the event.

Psychic Spectacular Raid Bosses
One-Star Raids ★
Staryu (which evolves into the Psychic-type Pokémon Starmie), Chimecho, Bronzor, Espurr, and Inkay will be appearing in one-star raids.

* Staryu
* Chimecho
* Bronzor
* Espurr
* Inkay

Three-Star Raids ★★★

* Alolan Raichu, Wobbuffet, Medicham, and Metang will be appearing in three-star raids.

* Raichu (Alola)
* Wobbuffet
* Medicham

Five-Star Raids ★★★★★

Lugia will continue to appear in five-star raids.

* Lugia
Lugia is back as the head boss in five-star raids. Lugia’s raid CP is 45925 CP and has the following raid catch CPs:

* 2028 – 2115 – perfect IV Lugia, LVL 20, no weather boost.
* 2535 – 2645 – perfect IV Lugia, LVL 25, Windy weather boosted.
* Lugia
* MAX CP AT LVL 40: 3,703 | MAX CP AT LVL 50 4,186
* ATK 193
* DEF 310
* HP 235
Dark Electric Ghost Ice Rock Fighting Grass Ground Psychic
Lugia can be defeated by 4+ Trainers with ideal counters and under favourable weather. If you’re lucky, you can also get a shiny Lugia after defeating it in a raid. For more information on Lugia and to find out which Pokémon perform the best at taking it down, be sure to check out our up to date Lugia Raid Guide here.

Mega Raids
Mega Slowbro will continue to appear in Mega Raids.

* Slowbro (Mega)
Mega Slowbro is a Water and Psychic type Mega Raid Boss. Slowbro can be caught with the following CP values:

* 1382- 1454CP at level 20, no weather boost.
* 1728- 1817 CP at level 25 with Rainy or Windy weather boost.
* Slowbro (Mega)
* WaterPsychic
* MAX CP AT LVL 40 3755 | MAX CP AT LVL 50 4245
* ATK 224
* DEF 259
* HP 216
Bug Dark Electric Ghost Grass Fire Ground Rock Fighting Poison
Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 3-6 high-level trainers who or more if you don’t have optimal teams. This is attributed to the fact that Mega Slowbro is quite bulky. For more information on Mega Slowbro and to find out which Pokémon perform the best at taking it down, be sure to check out our up-to-date Mega Slowbro Guide here.

Field Research Tasks

By completing themed Field Research tasks, you can encounter event-themed Pokémon like Woobat, Inkay, and more.

Psychic Spectacular Field Research


* Task Text Reward
* Evolve one Inkay Inkay
* Catch 10 Psychic-type Pokémon Abra (s), Drowzee (s), Ralts (s)
* Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy Woobat (s)
* Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row 500 Stardust
* Make 7 Nice Curveball Throws in a row 1000 Stardust
* Make 7 Great Curveball Throws in a row 1500 Stardust

Other Bonuses
Take a snapshot once a day for a surprise!

You’ll be able to get new stickers inspired by Psychic type Pokémon by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.