Inkay Limited Research Event

Related Articles

Inkay

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

  • Event icon Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Candy icon 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Pokemon Encounter icon 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

Catching Tasks

  • Catch 3 Dark-type Pokémon
  • Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Throwing Tasks

  • 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

Other Tasks

  • Spin 2 PokéStops or Gyms
  • Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy
  • Take a snapshot of a Dark-type Pokémon

Wild Encounters

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:

Inkay Perfect IV CP Chart
1 13 2 41 3 69 4 97
5 125 6 153 7 181 8 209
9 237 10 265 11 291 12 318
13 344 14 371 15 397 16 424
17 450 18 476 19 503 20 529
21 556 22 582 23 609 24 636
25 662 26 689 27 715 28 742
29 768 30 795 31 808 32 821
33 834 34 848 35 861 36 874
37 887 38 900 39 914 40 927
41 939 42 951 43 963 44 975
45 987 46 999 47 1011 48 1023
49 1036 50 1048

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? 

Shiny Inkay in Pokémon GO Shiny Malamar in Pokémon GO

How to evolve Malamar in Pokémon GO

How to evolve Inkay into Malamar

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. 

Related reading

Popular today

Latest articles