Pokémon GO Announces Psychic-Type Event

Players may also find a shiny Pokémon.

by Dylan Siegler
Pokémon GO Psychic event

Recently, Mewtwo became available in Pokémon GO‘s normal Raid Battles, after being exclusive to EX Raid Battles previously. To coincide with this, Niantic has decided to make Psychic-types in general more accessible.

It was recently announced that a new event is set to take place in Pokémon GO soon called the Psychic Spectacular. The event will start tomorrow (October 5) at 1:00pm PST/4:00pm EST and will end on October 14 at 1:00pm PST/4:00pm EST. During this time period, Psychic-type Pokémon will appear more frequently than usual and more Field Research dealing specifically with Psychic-types will become available. Additionally, there will also be a chance for players to encounter shiny Drowzees. Below is a full list of Psychic-type Pokémon currently available in Pokémon GO that are likely to receive increased spawn rates during this event:

  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Starmie
  • Mr. Mime (exclusive to Europe)
  • Jynx
  • Natu
  • Xatu
  • Espeon
  • Slowking
  • Unown
  • Wobbuffet
  • Girafarig
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Gardevoir
  • Meditite
  • Medicham
  • Spoink
  • Grumpig
  • Lunatone (exclusive to North America, South America, and Africa)
  • Solrock (exclusive to Europe, Asia, and Oceania)
  • Baltoy
  • Claydol
  • Chimecho
  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross

It may also be worth mentioning that while both Smoochum and Wynaut are both Psychic-types, they can only be found in Eggs, not in the wild, so the increased Psychic-type spawn rate likely won’t affect players’ chances of hatching them. Also, Alolan Raichu is Psychic-type, but so far has only appeared as a Raid Boss, rather than in the wild, so it is also unlikely to be affected by the increased spawn rate of this event.