Mountains of Power

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Mountains of Power is a Pokémon GO event that continues the story of Season of Heritage, starts on January 7, 2022 and lasts until January 13, 2022.

Mega Aerodactyl and shiny Slugma debut during the Mountains of Power event, alongside a selection of Rock and Steel Pokémon appearing in Raids, wild encounters and Timed Research.

Mountains of Power takes place during the Season of Heritage XP Challenge. Spark’s intuition leads him to believe that the mysterious door’s second mechanism requires the help of Rock- and Steel-type Pokémon to unlock it. Work with Spark to unlock the next mechanism!

Date and time

Mountains of Power lasts from Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.


Mountains of Power event bonuses include the following:

  • 1/2 walking distance to earn hearts with your buddy
  • Mawile and Beldum in Timed Research tasks
  • Shiny Slugma debuts in Pokémon GO
  • Mega Aerodactyl debuts in Pokémon GO
  • Heatran in Five-star raids
  • Cave dweling Pokémon in wild encounters

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild during Mountains of Power event:

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following rare event spawns:

Shiny Slugma and Magcargo

For the first time ever, Trainers will be able to encounter a shiny Slugma and evolve it into shiny Magcargo. Great League battlers, be on the look out for an influx of shiny Magcargo!

Regular Shiny

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be commonly encountered from Field Research tasks during the event:

If you’re Lucky, you may find a Field Research Task that rewards an encounter with Mawile:

Task Text Reward
Hatch an egg Alolan Geodude (s)
Walk 1km Slugma (s)
Earn 2 candies with your buddy Mawile (s)


The following Pokémon will be available in Raids during the Mountains of Power event:

One-Star raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids


Mega Raids

Aerodactyl (Mega)

Timed Research

The event will feature Timed Research focused on catching Pokémon, hatching Eggs, and earning Buddy Candy.

Mountains of Power (1/2)

Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon Slugma
Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy Ferroseed
Hatch an Egg Geodude (Alola)
Stage rewards
Absol 1000 Stardust
10x Great Ball

Mountains of Power (2/2)

Task Reward
Catch 6 different species of Pokémon Chimecho
Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy Onix
Hatch 2 Eggs Beldum
Stage rewards
Mawile x2000 Stardust
x10 Ultra Ball


How to get a shiny Slugma?

During the Mountains of Power event, shiny Slugma is available from Wild Encounters and Field Research tasks. After the event, shiny Slugma will remain available.

Is Mega Aerodactyl a viable Pokémon?

Be sure to read our Mega Aerodactyl meta analysis for an in-depth answer. The short answer is yes.

Why is shiny Magcargo pink?

All amazing shiny Pokémon are pink.

Which Pokémon Raid guides are available?

The following Pokémon have specialized Raid guides on GO Hub:

Ursaring Raid Counters Guide – Donphan Raid Boss GuideAbsol Raid Counters GuideHeatran Raid Guide – Onix Solo Raid GuideBronzor Raid Counters Guide – Mega Aerodactyl Raid Counters Guide

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