Inkay Limited Research Event takes place on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. During the event, Field Research tasks leading to encounters with Inkay will be available when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops.
Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Inkay – if you’re lucky!
From the official announcement:
“As we dust off our crystal balls for the Psychic Spectacular Event, we’re kicking off with a celebration of a certain Psychic type Pokémon. And what better Pokémon to celebrate than Inkay, who made its debut in last year’s Psychic Spectacular? In addition, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Inkay – if you’re lucky!”
Date, Time and Bonuses
- Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
- 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
- Increased chance of encountering Shiny Inkay
Field Research Tasks
The following Field Research tasks are available during Inkay Limited Research Day. All of the Tasks reward an encounter with Inkay.Inkay
- Catch 3 Dark-type Pokémon
- Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon
- Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
- Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
- Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws
- Make 3 Great Throws
- Make a Great Curveball Throw
- Make 5 Curveball Throws
- Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row
Battle / Power Up Tasks
- Battle in a Gym
- Use a Super Effective Charged Attack
- Evolve 2 Dark-type Pokémon
- Power up 3 Dark-type Pokémon
- Spin 2 PokéStops or Gyms
- Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy
- Take a snapshot of a Dark-type Pokémon
During all three hours of the Limited Research event, you can encounter the following Pokémon in the wild.
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following:
Inkay Combat Power Chart
Inkay can be caught from Research encounters as a Level 15 Pokémon, with Combat Power in the 365 – 397 CP range.
You can find the table of Inkay’s Perfect CPs at every Level below:
Malamar can be used in the Great League from level 23 to level 27. Malamar’s best PvP IVs in the Great League are 1 / 15 / 15 at Level 24.
Shiny Inkay and Malamar
Looks like the Season of Light is off to a sparkling start – who’s looking forward to seeing these golden shinies?
How to evolve Malamar in Pokémon GO
Evolving Malamar is possibly one of the most unique ways a Pokémon can be evolved. In Pokémon GO, you have to do the same. Here are the evolution requirements for Malamar:
- You need 50 Inkay Candy
- Turn your phone upside-down and press evolve
Yes, you actually have to rotate your phone so the screen is upside down.