Mega Buddy Event and Mega Buddy Challenge Tasks and Rewards

Trainers, the Mega Buddy event is now live in Pokémon GO! The event lasts from September 22 (8 AM local time) until September 28 (10 PM local time). Completing the exclusive Mega Buddy Challenge timed research during this event, gives you a chance to unlock an exclusive Halloween Timed Research that features Mega Gengar.

This event is part of the Pokémon GO Mega Evolution September 2020 events series.

Mega Buddy Challenge

Mega Buddy Challenge Timed Research infographic
Mega Buddy Challenge Timed Research infographic

Mega Buddy Challenge Tasks and Rewards 1/4

  • Catch 5 Pokemon: x3 Razz Berry
  • Make 5 Great Throws: x3 PokeBall
  • Give your Buddy 3 treats: Houndour
  • Rewards: x35 Beedrill Mega Energy, x500 Stardust and 1,000 XP

Mega Buddy Challenge Tasks and Rewards 2/4

  • Catch 10 Pokemon: x3 Pinap Berry
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon: x3 PokeBall
  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy: Buneary
  • Rewards: x40 Beedrill Mega Energy, x1,000 Stardust and 2,000 XP

Mega Buddy Challenge Tasks and Rewards 3/4

  • Catch 9 different species of Pokemon: x3 Golden Razz Berry
  • Mega Evolve a Pokemon: x3 Great Ball
  • Earn 7 HEart with your Buddy: Haunter
  • Rewards: x60 Beedrill Mega Energy, x1,000 Stardust and 2,000 XP

Mega Buddy Challenge Tasks and Rewards 4/4

  • Claim Reward: x3 Silver Pinap Berry
  • Claim Reward x10 Poke Ball
  • Claim Reward: x5 Ultra Ball
  • Rewards: x2,000 Stardust, 500 XP and Snorlax

Event Bonuses

  • Spend more time with your Mega-Evolved buddy! Mega-Evolved Pokémon will stay in their Mega-Evolved form for three times longer, increasing from four hours to 12 hours.
  • Poffin duration will double during the event.
  • Larger Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, including: Arbok, Doduo, Onix, Alolan Exeggutor, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Jynx, Pinsir, Lapras, Snorlax, Furret, Wobbuffet, Dunsparce, Mantine, Skarmory, Hariyama and Wailmer.
Pokemon GO ArbokArbok Pokemon GO DoduoDoduo Pokemon GO OnixOnix
Pokemon GO Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Pokemon GO HitmonleeHitmonlee Pokemon GO HitmonchanHitmonchan
Pokemon GO JynxJynx Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir Pokemon GO LaprasLapras
Pokemon GO SnorlaxSnorlax Pokemon GO FurretFurret Pokemon GO WobbuffetWobbuffet
Pokemon GO DunsparceDunsparce Pokemon GO MantineMantine Pokemon GO SkarmorySkarmory
Pokemon GO HariyamaHariyama Pokemon GO WailmerWailmer
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Doduo!
  • Find larger Pokémon in raids throughout the event!
  • There will be an increase in Beedrill Mega Energy received from Field Research.
  • You can receive Mega Energy for Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise by completing event-exclusive Field Research tasks.
  • Be sure to take a #GOsnapshot with your Mega-Evolved buddy! You might even have a surprise encounter with a Pokémon of the same species!
  • Complete the Timed Research during this event for a chance to unlock an exclusive Timed Research during this year’s Halloween Event that features Mega Gengar for the first time in Pokemon GO!

Mega Energy Rewarding Field Research

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt
    • -> 10 Beedrill Mega Energy
  • Mega Evolve a Beedrill
    • -> 20 Beedrill Mega Energy
  • Battle Another Trainer
    • -> 5 Venusaur Mega Energy
    • -> 5 Charizard Mega Energy
    • -> 5 Blastoise Mega Energy

Event Raid Bosses

List of raid bosses during the Mega Buddy Event
List of raid bosses during the Mega Buddy Event
Tier 1
Pokemon GO EkansEkans Pokemon GO DoduoDoduo Pokemon GO WailmerWailmer
Pokemon GO TimburrTimburr Pokemon GO KlinkKlink
Tier 2
Pokemon GO OnixOnix Pokemon GO Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir
Pokemon GO LaprasLapras Pokemon GO DragoniteDragonite
Tier 5
Pokemon GO ArticunoArticuno
Mega Tier
Pokemon GO Venusaur (Mega)Venusaur (Mega) Pokemon GO Charizard (Mega)Charizard (Mega) Pokemon GO Blastoise (Mega)Blastoise (Mega)
Pokemon GO Pidgeot (Mega)Pidgeot (Mega)
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