The social phenom on mobile known as Pokemon GO has continued its momentum, thanks to its addictive gameplay and a steady stream of additions. One of the most appealing aspects of this AR journey is the ability to nab some truly awesome monsters, and there's plenty to be had when it comes to Ghost-types.
While these unique apparitions can be a mixed bag, many of the top-tier varieties are among the best in the game. A number of them come equipped with some highly powerful moves and damage output.
This Pokemon from the Unova region can inflict doom on those who cross them by enclosing and trapping unsuspecting prey inside its body, which fittingly resembles a coffin. Though strictly a Ghost-type, this odd monster boasts a range of attacks, including the swift Astonish and the potent Psychic move Zen Headbutt. Cofagrigus also wields a trio of powerful charged attacks of the Ghost, Psychic, and Dark variety; most notably the deadly move Shadow Ball.
Cofagrigus' total damage output (TDO) stands at a respectable 463.31. While mostly lukewarm statistically, this Pokemon's solid build gives it a defense of 237; well above average.
One of the more recent entries is this defensive Ghost-Ground apparition from the Galar region. Runerigus evolves from Yamask after being fed 50 candies and getting victories in ten raids as a Buddy Pokemon. While its fast attack is limited to Astonish, Runerigus can also inflict ample pain with Rock Tomb and especially Shadow Ball; which do a potent 70 and 100 damage respectively.
Runerigus' statistics and traits are near-identical to Cofagrigus, as they both mostly excel with their charged attacks and solid defense.
This balloon-like spirit from the Sinnoh region uses souls to power its flight, and fittingly takes the form of a Ghost and Flying-type. It evolves from Drifloon upon being given 50 candies. Its fast attack Hex can be deceptively effective, while its strong charged attacks, Shadow Ball and Ominous Wind can be mixed up with the chilling Icy Wind, which inflicts 60 damage or 18 damage-per-second (DPS).
Though vulnerable on the defensive side, Drifblim's stamina is second-to-none at 312, making them ideal for longer wars of attrition and gym battles. Its TDO is also fairly strong at 507.22.
While the default form of this sizable spirit is solid, Dusknoirs bearing the Shadow aura truly excel. It evolves from Dusclops after consuming 100 candies and being given a Sinnoh Stone. The Ghost-type can pick up the signals of apparitions with its unique antenna, though it can also send some rather clear messages with a range of strong attacks.
Between the speedier Astonish and the variety of charge attacks — Dark Pulse, Ominous Wind, and Psychic — it can keep opponents on their heels. Dusknoir carries some great potential with a Max Combat Power (CP) of 2700, and a stellar defense of 254.
This statuesque Ghost/Ground-type from Unova can crush many in its wake, especially when being coaxed into a rage when its chest seal is removed. Golurk evolves from Golett after consuming 50 candies. It comes equipped with the usual Astonish, but also notably the Ground move Mud-Slap, which does a solid 18 damage and 13 DPS.
On the charged attack front, Golurk's one-two punch of Eath Power and Dynamic Punch can devastate opponents, with 100 and 90 damage respectively. Golurk's CP reaches a whopping 3226, while it also boasts great attack and stamina at 222 and 205 respectively.
The normal form of this curse-inflicting spirit can still be a force to be reckoned with, though its darker Shadow counterpart wins out. This eerie apparition from Sinnoh evolves from Misdreavus upon eating 100 candies and being granted a Sinnoh Stone.
Shadow Mismagius thrive from its variety of unique attacks, most notably the excellent Fairy move Dazzling Gleam, which does a whopping 100 damage. But even its "weakest" charge attack, Dark Pulse, does a more-than-sufficient 80 damage.
This Pokemon's max CP is a solid 2957, and it really packs a punch with an attack of 211, while still being decent defensively at 187.
Though it may not look too menacing, this little Ghost-type from Hoenn can be deceptively tough, and not just because of its unique power to stick pins in its body to curse foes. This is especially true for the Shadow and Mega variants of this ghostly plush doll. Banette evolves from Shuppet after being given 50 candies.
While the fast attack Shadow Claw is sufficient enough, especially on the DPS front, it boasts a trio of charged attacks — all different types — which each deal 100 damage. With a barrage of Dazzling Gleam, Shadow Ball, and Thunder, opponents will have a tough time regrouping.
Naturally, Banette really excels offensively with a 218 attack, but this Pokemon also has solid stamina at 162. Its DPS is one of the best among Ghost-types, with a statistic well over 18.
It's tough to find a hotter combo of Pokemon types than Ghost and Fire, and this ghostly chandelier can truly burn opponents with a slew of potent Fire moves. Chandelure evolves from Lampent after being given 100 candies and an Unova Stone — an investment that's well worth it.
Notable moves include the powerful fast attack Incinerate and the absolutely devastating Overheat, which wallops foes with 160 damage and 40 DPS. But in staying true to its ghostly form, Chandelure can also mix in the similarly strong Shadow Ball and Hex.
Trainers with patience can really get a lot of value from this beast, as its max CP reaches a high ceiling of 4724. Offense, defense, and stamina are all solid across the board, but particularly on the attack front, with a statistic of 300. Chandelure's TDO of 592.68 is one of the highest among Ghost-types in their default forms.
This old-school spirit from Kanto is still top-tier even in its usual form, but the evolved Haunter truly dominates in the even more evolved Mega form. This can be achieved after Gengar is given 200 Mega Energy.
Though it likes to lurk in the shadows, Gengar makes its presence known with a potentially devastating moveset, especially on the charged front. Gengar's charged moves span several types and can range in damage from 40 (Shadow Punch) to an insane 140 (Focus Blast). Mix in the poison-laced Sludge Bomb, and enemies will quickly be worn down.
Mega Gengar has a sky-high max cp of 4902, and a superb attack statistic of 349. This doesn't even factor in stamina, which still stands at a solid 199.
Pound for pound, the Origin form of this monster from Sinnoh towers over all other Ghost-types in Pokemon GO. It's hard to beat a Legendary beast that takes the form of both Ghost and Dragon, especially with charged moves like the earth-shattering Ancient Power.
Origin Giratina's max CP reaches a high watermark of 4164, while its attack, defense, and stamina are all well over 180, with the latter really excelling at 284. But where Origin Giratina really lights it up is sheer damage output. It boasts a DPS of 16.98 and TDO of 1017; the most of any Ghost-type in Pokemon GO.
Shiny Pokemon are the most wanted Pokemon in the mobile game Pokemon Go. These creatures are rare to find especially as wild spawns. This version has a different color palette than the regular version, and sometimes those colors can make a Pokemon look even cuter than it is.
To have a Shiny Pokemon in your collection is a blessing since it is extremely rare to get an encounter with these versions of the regular Pokemon.
You may be asking yourself, how will I know which Pokemon is a Shiny one? First and foremost, a Shiny Pokemon has different colors than the regular one, even though sometimes this difference can not be spotted right away. There is no difference in stats nor in battles.
Usually, you can get one through an encounter or a Raid, but this is very rare. There is no trick on how to get one, unfortunately, and it all depends on RNG.
Rarest Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go
There’s certainly a lot wrong with Pokémon GO. The extraordinarily popular mobile AR game has just celebrated its fifth birthday, five years during which it’s routinely brought in more than a billion dollars for creators Niantic. I’d like to imagine would be enough money for them to fix a bunch of stuff. But I’d also like them to, you know, stop fixing a bunch of stuff too. Most especially when it comes to catching Pokémon beaten in raids.
To put this all into context, in general POGO has three different approaches to letting players catch Pokémon.
1) There are those that are found in the wild, where you have to consider their Combat Power (CP) and feistiness when choosing which sort of Poké Ball from your collection, and which berries, to use when capturing them. Even then, combined with the quality of your throw (getting the balls in the ever-shrinking circle increases your catch chance), they can still burst out and may run away.
2) There are those you are given as rewards for finishing tasks and quests. These still have to be captured using your own Poké Balls, but they will never run away, and are likely much easier to catch.
3) There are those you can “rescue” from Team GO Rocket, the evil nemeses of the game who infect the poor blighters with purple shadowy badness. You beat the Rocket member in a Pokémon battle, then have the opportunity to rescue one of their monsters using a limited number of Premier Balls, usually somewhere between 8 and 15. Miss with all of them, and you don’t get to rescue the Pokémon—although it’s pretty difficult to do this badly.
Pokémon beaten in raids are based on the third model, except with a whole truckload of added unfairness.
I remember this being one of the most mystifying aspects when trying to learn the grimly impenetrable and barely explained game. I would win a raid, which in itself is an effort—you have to find one, be near it or use a third-party app to find them elsewhere in the world, be with enough other real-world players to be able to defeat the raid, and then succeed at taking down the Pokémon in a three-minute limit—and then fail to capture it after. What was I doing wrong? How was I messing up what seemed like the easy bit at the end?
It was only being told by other players that, “Oh, no, it’s fixed,” that I realized. And, well, after a year of playing I’m pretty much done with that.
It really came to a head for me during GO Fest 2021, during which—thanks to the woefully anticlimactic pretence of an appearance by Hoopa—a whole bunch of legendaries all appeared in raids on the same day. It was a great chance to catch those that haven’t reappeared since I started playing last August, and to attempt to grab some shinies of the rest. Just getting into the raids took some work, mostly because I was stuck in home isolation, so had to use Poke Genie queues to find my way into anything. Then each time it used a Remote Raid Pass, which were pretty generously given out in the event, but still can cost real-world money. Get into a raid (which is never simple, with people bailing last second so you don’t have enough players to beat the battle), spend the time battling it (read: tapping one circle for three minutes), and then go to capture it. And nope.
There are ways to increase your chances of catching raid Pokémon, which involve using the most powerful berries (ideally hard-won Golden Razz Berries). Then, you have to achieve “Excellent” spin throws—which is to say, timing your throw to land dead-center on the Pokémon while the circle is at its tiniest, all while spinning the ball before you throw it so as it curves out and back in, like ten-pin bowling. It’s no small feat! And [adjusts tie] I’m rather good at it. And it makes absolutely fuck all difference.
Three excellent spin throws in a row at a Dialga saw it jump out of the Premier Ball every single time. With 15 attempts at each, and a huge number of those being excellent or great spin throws, all with Golden Razz Berries, I was watching Legendary after Legendary leap out and run away. There was literally nothing else I could do better. I was playing the game as well as it can be played. And yet, I watched Pokémon after Pokémon escaping and dashing, wasting my time and money.
In the mainline Pokémon games, Legendaries have very low capture rates, and in some ways POGO is emulating that. But I don’t believe that justifies it, not least because there’s no way it can have cost you extra money to try in your favourite console/handheld version. It’s also fair to point out that the mobile game adds in a level of skill that isn’t there elsewhere. But you know, it’s also because Pokémon GO is very happy to diverge from the main series when it’s to their financial advantage.
So yes, of course, the eye-roll explanation is, “Well duh, Niantic makes money from this. How do you think they were getting that billion bucks?” And yet, while this is obviously true—and while there are a handful of other ways in which Pokémon GO treats players unfairly in the name of having them fork out cash for content—this one feels especially egregious and unnecessary.
We’re already likely exchanging coins for Remote Raid Passes. We’ve already gone to significant effort to even be able to find a raid that’s full enough to participate in. We’re already deeply involved at this point, and like hatching an egg or completing a challenge, the Pokémon captured at this point should be far fairer game.
Heck, I’d take an exchange. While players recently discovered that raid Pokémon get “easier” to capture with each ball thrown, scrap that nonsense, increase the capture rate significantly, but let the IVs of that pocket monster be affected by how many tries it took me? Have its CP drop slightly with each attempt? But when I reach the maximum level of input and skill the game lets me achieve, when I’ve used the rare berry and thrown the best possible throw, reward that! Because that would be decent.
Like I said, there’s a lot wrong with Pokémon GO—and by God I’d take being able to scroll through my friends list without it staggering and freezing up above this—but to me the raid capture fixing feels the most grim and obvious of all the game’s unpleasant aspects. It’d do a lot for the game’s reputation, and I feel fairly certain very little to its bottom line, if it made capturing raid Pokémon a fairer system.
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How many hours of our lives have been lost to the post-battle animation following Team GO Rocket encounters in Pokémon GO? The numbers are incalculable. It has been said that some players are still clicking through the screen, trying to speed up the slow-rolling breakdown of rewards given to them from their very first Team GO Rocket battles back in 2019. Some people have even passed away of old age while waiting for the unskippable animation to pass. These post-battle animations, which are essentially identical to the post-raid animation which can be skipped with some quick tapping, have been slowing down Pokémon GO ever since Team GO Rocket invaded the game. How truly villainous. Now, Niantic is finally righting their most dastardly of wrongs. Starting with the newest update to the game, the post-battle animation will finally be skippable.
The world may never know why Niantic visited this evil upon the Pokémon GO community. Rumor has it that multiple players have lost thumbs from their desperate tapping in an attempt to speed up the dismally slow creep of this animation. We spoke to a source who chose to remain anonymous, who said:
When I first defeated Sierra, I was… I was just so happy. Her Shadow Pokémon were such a challenge for me, but my team pulled through. I was so proud of my Rampardos, Charizard, and Swampert. We felt like, more than ever, a family. That all fell apart after the battle. Instead of training my Pokémon, I've been attempting to click through these damn rewards for the past six months. My Swampert left me for a Water-type trainer. I haven't seen Rampardos in weeks, and I'm beginning to fear that it may have joined Team GO Rocket. Why would Niantic do this to us?
Now, once that update goes through, perhaps that trainer can begin rebuilding his life. One can only hope that the Pokémon GO community at larger will recover now that the darkness has passed.
Pokemon GO's Battle League is always changing when it comes to its metagame, and this is no different for the Ultra League mode.
The top lists of Pokemon and teams fluctuate almost endlessly as players devise new battle strategies and Niantic creates new content updates to introduce new Pokemon into the fray.
Because of this, it can be tricky to pin down the top PvP teams at a given time in Pokemon GO, but fortunately data gathered by the community somewhat helps in narrowing things down. With a maximum CP cap of 2,500, Ultra League is relatively unrestricted and invites tons of powerful Pokemon to go toe-to-toe.
Pokemon GO: Popular and powerful Ultra League teams
Due to Pokemon and Pokemon GO's nature when it comes to combat, there really aren't any "perfect" teams in a fight. However, there are plenty of solid picks that can help players go on a run for a win streak.
With August fast approaching, these are the current top Pokemon picks, according to data provided by PvPoke:
Some popular and efficient Pokemon GO teams for Ultra League include (according to the Silph Road community):
Only time will tell.
Before you can catch Mewtwo, you need to learn how to defeat it. A lot of preparation and strategizing is required to capture it successfully since it is a Legendary Pokemon. Below is a general overview of Mewtwo.
As we mentioned, Mewtwo is a Legendary Pokemon, which are all inherently stronger and can endure a lot of punishment from other Pokemon. As such, not everyone will be able to catch it.
Mewtwo is Psychic-type. Like all Pokemon types, it has a weakness to at least one other type. In the case of Psychic, this type loses to Bug, Dark, and Ghost types.
If you want to have an easier time catching Mewtwo, we strongly recommend you bring your most powerful Pokemon with at least one of these types.
On the flip side, being Psychic-type allows Mewtwo to resist Fighting and Psychic-type attacks. As such, try to avoid these two types as they won’t be as effective as Mewtwo’s weaknesses or even the neutral types.
In terms of stats, Mewtwo has a maximum Combat Power (CP) of 4178. Its other stats start from 300 Attack, 214 Stamina, and 182 Defense.
You can quickly tell that Mewtwo is going to be hard to weaken and catch with a Pokeball. Other than bringing the strongest Pokemon with either Bug, Dark and Ghost types, supplies like candy and better Pokeballs will give you an edge.
How to Catch Mewtwo
Mewtwo is a raid boss that only comes out during events. And events don’t happen very often, which is why you can’t catch Mewtwo now.
The most recent way to catch Mewtwo was to join the Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto Event. It ran on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There were more than 100 Pokemon from the Kanto Region to catch, but many of them were locked behind a paywall.
Despite this, all Trainers could encounter four possible raid bosses, even if they didn’t pay. One of them is Mewtwo, and if you manage to run into it, consider yourself very lucky. Even so, you have to be prepared to fight it and win before you can catch it.
The general steps were as follows:
To catch Mewtwo, you need an EX Raid Pass. To get such as pass, you need to have an excellent record in Raid Battles, constantly winning them. Once you get the pass, you can coordinate with nearby Trainers and work together to catch Mewtwo.
Generally, you need around three to four Trainers to catch Mewtwo, but having more won’t hurt.
Until Niantic decides to release more events, catching Mewtwo is impossible. That said, it’s a good idea to keep up with Pokemon GO news. Maybe the next event is right around the corner?
Below are some more details and metagame data to help you understand the best ways to catch Mewtwo.
According to calculations from Pokebattler, a website that helps Trainers calculate the best counters against certain Pokemon, there are several Pokemon that can effectively counter Mewtwo. These Pokemon also need to have specific moves in their moveset. Here’s the list:
For Mega Houndoom, Mega Gengar, and Mega Gyarados, you can only have one Mega Evolved Pokemon out at once. The best choice among the three is Mega Gengar, but if you don’t have a Mega Gengar, the other two are acceptable substitutes.
Getting these Pokemon might be difficult, so much so that we can’t blame even the top players for not having them. A lot of time and effort is needed to get the above Pokemon into fighting shape, enough to go toe-to-toe with Mewtwo.
Instead, we have another solution. Here’s a list of non-Shadow and non-Mega Pokemon you can bring along with you to take Mewtwo down. These Pokemon are easier to obtain and might be the key to victory for any Trainer.
To grant you a better chance of catching Mewtwo, use the Circle Lock Throwing Technique for your Pokeballs and use Golden Razz Berries.
One in 20 Mewtwos is a Shiny Pokemon, just like all other Legendary Pokemon. Mewtwos with perfect stats, or 100% IV, will have 2387 CP usually. In good weather conditions, it goes up to 2984.
How to Catch Mew in Pokemon GO?
To catch Mew, you need to unlock a Research Task called “A Mythical Discovery.” This task has eight steps, and you need to complete them all. For the sake of brevity, we won’t include all the details here.
After you finish the first seven tasks, you’ll get to fight Mew. The good thing is that Mew will never run away, so you can throw all the Pokeballs you have at it. When you successfully catch Mew, you’ll now complete the Research Task.
Along the way, each of the eight tasks will grant you generous rewards. You’re not only getting Mew, but also a lot of resources and XP. This task sounds like a good investment of time to us.
What is Mewtwo weak against?
As a Psychic Pokemon, Mewtwo is weak against Dark, Bug, and Ghost-type Pokemon. These will deal extra damage and make the battle simpler and more efficient.
I Finally Caught Mewtwo!
Now that you know how to catch Mewtwo, you can make the battle a walk in the park. Having Mewtwo in your Pokedex is more than just having a mighty companion, but also gives you bragging rights. It shows that you have what it takes to catch one of the most powerful Pokemon in the game.
Did you manage to get Mewtwo during the events? What other Pokemon do you wish Niantic would release as a Raid Boss? Tell us in the comments section below.
Pokemon Go’s Ultra League Remix is a brand new take on a familiar challenge in the Go Battle League, meaning Trainers will have to rethink their usual strategy in order to rise to the top of the ranks.
As the Ultra League once again comes back into rotation in Season 8 of the Pokemon Go Battle League, it brings along a new addition called the Ultra League Remix. With this, it’s not just the 2,500 CP cap you’ll have to worry about.
The biggest rule of the Ultra League Remix is that the 20 most used Pokemon among Ace-rank Trainers and above in the traditional Ultra League will not be allowed. This eliminates many popular choices like Registeel and Cresselia.
With so many restrictions in place, even the most experienced Trainers might struggle to figure out which Pokemon to take into battle, so we’ve put together a ‘best team’ and a list of recommendations for you to try out.
Best team for the Ultra League Remix
.For the best chance at success in the Ultra League Remix, we’d recommend a team consisting of Galarian Stunfisk, Jellicent, and Gengar, as this will give you great coverage against some of the most common opponents you’ll face.
As with any league or cup in the Go Battle League, it’s pretty much impossible to say what the absolute ‘best’ team is as this can change depending on the Pokemon you’re up against, and you’ll never know that until you begin a battle.
Still, there are a few standouts who can perform well in most situations. Many of these require XL Candy to reach their full potential, but not everyone has reached that point yet, so we’ve included a mix of the best XL and non-XL Pokemon below.
Best Pokemon for the Ultra League Remix
Galarian Stunfisk (XL)
Galarian Stunfisk has always been a standout in the Great League meta, and now it gets a chance to shine in the Ultra League Remix, too. With the assistance of XL Candy, it can reach 2445 CP, which is just under the cap required to enter.
Mud Shot is the best Fast Move to use with Galarian Stunfisk, as its fast energy gain will help you save up for some powerful Charged Moves: Rock Slide provides some extra coverage while Earthquake deals massive damage.
Deoxys Defense Forme (XL)
Deoxys Defense Forme recently returned to Raids after a two-year absence, making it a lot more accessible than it once was. Now, the Ultra League Remix is the perfect time to put the Mythical Pokemon to good use if you have enough XL Candy.
You’ll want the powerful Counter as your Fast Move, then Psycho Boost and Rock Slide as your Charged Moves. This combination gives Deoxys three attack types, including a Fighting-type move without the weaknesses of being a fighter.
One of Jellicent’s biggest strengths is its ability to take down Galarian Stunfisk, which is arguably the biggest competitor in the Ultra League Remix. It can also put up a good fight against other favorites like Mewtwo, Machamp, and Giratina.
Hex has faster energy gain than Bubble, so go with that for your Fast Move. Then, for Charged Moves, Bubble Beam is a low-cost choice to wear your opponent’s shields down before dealing massive STAB damage with Shadow Ball.
Lock On has the best energy generation of any Fast Move in Go, so that’s an obvious choice. With all that energy, you’ll be able to unleash two powerful Charged Moves: Stone Edge and Focus Blast, with the latter giving you coverage against Steel-types like Steelix.
As far as Ghost-types go, Gengar is arguably the supreme in the Ultra League Remix. It can take down fellow high-tier ghosts Giratina, Jellicent, and Drifblim, and has a huge resistance to Fighting-types like Machamp. Just watch out for Galarian Stunfisk and Mewtwo.
When it comes to Gengar’s moveset, you’ll want Shadow Ball as a Fast Move for high damage and energy gain. The low-cost Shadow Punch is the ideal Charged Move, but if you don’t have an Elite TM to get that then Shadow Ball and Focus Blast will suffice.
One of the most accessible Pokemon for the Ultra League Remix is Machamp, which is the best non-XL Fighting-type you’ll find. Shadow is preferable, but a standard Machamp will also perform very well here.
As we mentioned before, Counter is one of the best Fast Moves in Go, so choose that. Cross Chop is a Charged Move that has STAB and can be spammed, while Rock Slide gives coverage against one of Machamp’s weaknesses, Flying-types.
Pokemon Go Ultra League Remix ban list
The following 20 Pokemon cannot be used in the Ultra League Remix:
Some of the most powerful Pokemon have been banned, so Trainers are going to have to think outside the box for the Ultra League Remix. Take a look at our suggestions above, though, and you should have a good shot at victory.
Pokemon Go Ultra League Remix date & time
The Pokemon Go Battle League’s Ultra League Remix will begin on Monday, July 26, at 1PM PDT (4PM EST/ 9PM BST/ 10PM CEST) and run until Monday, August 9, at 1PM PDT.
That’s it for our Ultra League Remix recommendations. Good luck in those battles, Trainers! To prepare for the next big challenge, check out the Pokemon Go Battle League Season 8 schedule here.
Earn some bonus experience points!
Trainers, July 2021 is almost over, but there’s still one more Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour to look forward to this month.
On July 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Natu will appear more frequently than normal in the wild, and you’ll receive two times the normal number of experience points when evolving Pokemon.
Natu is a Psychic- and Flying-type Pokemon from the second generation of the Pokemon universe. It has a single evolution. In Pokemon Go, you can evolve Natu in Xatu using 50 Natu Candy.
Shiny Natu is available in Pokemon Go. Shiny Natu has an orange feather on its head, as well as orange feet and orange details on its wings. On a normal Natu, these features are all red. Shiny Natu is also a paler green color than normal Natu.
To make the most of this week’s event, remember that you can activate an Incense to attract wild Pokemon to your location for a limited time. This will give you more Natu to encounter and more chances to potentially find a Shiny one.
Plus, if you’re holding onto lots of Pokemon that can be evolved using only a few Pokemon Candy (like Weedle or Wurmple), you may want to consider evolving them during this event to earn the bonus experience points, even if you don’t intend to keep the Pokemon after they’re evolved.
We’ll make sure to let you know if more Spotlight Hour events are going to take place in August 2021, so keep checking back with us!
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Pokemon GO players want to find out how to evolve Sliggoo into its more powerful form, Goodra. The process has a bit more to it than most evolutions in the mobile game.
As a Dragon-type Pocket Monster, Sliggoo is highly desirable by players of Pokemon GO. Of course, the trainer's main goal with Sliggoo is to evolve it into Goodra.
This article makes the process of evolving Sliggoo in Pokemon GO crystal clear.
When it comes to the majority of Pocket Monsters in Pokemon GO, all a player has to do is obtain enough species candy to evolve them. However, there are also several Pokemon in the mobile game that require additional steps in order to transform.
In order to evolve Sliggoo into Goodra, players will still need to get their hands on 100 Goomy candy. Goomy is the Pokemon that evolves into Sliggoo. Trainers can gather these species candies by catching Goomys and Sliggoos. The process will go quicker if a player uses Pinap Berries on the Pokemon they catch, as this will earn them more candy per catch.
Even after a trainer has racked up 100 Goomy candies, they still need to complete one extra step before they can finally evolve Sliggoo in Pokemon GO. Thankfully, this step is incredibly easy. In order to evolve Sliggoo into Goodra, Rainy weather needs to be taking place in the mobile game.
If the game isn't currently marking rainy weather, there is still a way to evolve Sliggoo into Goodra. This method will require a trainer to activate a Rainy Lure Module item at a Pokestop they are close to. Once this has been done, as long as a trainer is close enough to the Pokestop and they have enough Goomy candy, the game will allow them to evolve Sliggoo into Goodra.
Rainy Lure Modules can be purchased from Pokemon GO's in-game store for 200 Pokecoins. Additionally, this item is sometimes given for free as a reward for completing certain tasks in the game.
If a trainer doesn't have the item, or enough Pokecoins to purchase it, they can simply wait until it rains to evolve their Sliggoo. Players that successfully evolve Sliggoo into Goodra can checkout the best moveset for Goodra in Pokemon GO to see which attacks their new Pocket Monster should know.
Keeping track of all the different ways Eevee can evolve in Pokemon GO can certainly be taxing.
Glaceon is one of eight possible Pokemon that Eevee can evolve into. It was introduced in Generation IV as an Ice-type along with Leafeon, the Grass-type evolution. Players could evolve Eevee into Glaceon by leveling up the Pokemon by the Ice Rock in Route 217 in the Sinnoh region. In Pokemon GO, though, it takes a lot more than finding a rock and leveling up to get Glaceon. Here are all the details.
So, there are two ways to evolve Eevee into Glaceon in Pokemon GO. One method is instantaneous and the other is a bit more complex.
The easy way is to use the nickname trick. There are several names that players can give their Eevee to automatically evolve it into one of its specific evolutions after feeding it 25 Eevee candy. The nickname trainers should give Eevee to ensure that it evolves into Glaceon is Rea.
The significance behind the name Rea has to do with Pokemon Sun and Moon. In Generation VII, there is a side quest to get the Eevium Z item that involves fighting separate trainers, each with an Eevee evolution. Rea is the trainer that uses Glaceon.
Sadly, this method only works once per Eevee evolution. Therefore, there are eight total times trainers can use this trick.
The other method that will allow trainers to get a Glaceon is to use a Glacial Lure Module. This item is used to make Ice and Water Pokemon appear frequently for half an hour. When it is activated, Eevee will evolve into Glaceon after gaining the necessary amount of candy.
Unfortunately, the only way to consistently get this item is through purchase. A Glacial Lure Module costs 200 coins at the Pokemon GO shop. Soon, however, there will be a way to pick up a Glacial Lure Module for free. During the Eevee Community Day, completing Timed Research will award a Glacial Lure Module and a Mossy Lure Module.