Unlock the last part of the door as Helioptile makes its debut in the electrifying Power Plant event

Power Plant Event, the latest Pokémon GO event, takes its inspiration from power plants in the Kanto and Kalos regions, and continues the story of Season of Heritage, with trainers joining Team Instinct Leader Spark to finally finishing unlocking the mysterious door.

It looks set to be a fun event, with the debut of Helioptile, a good mix of shiny opportunities in the wild, in raids and in research, and a mini Team GO Rocket takeover in the second week.

Date & Time

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

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Debuting Pokémon

As teased in the current game loading screen, Helioptile and its evolution Heliolisk are coming to Pokémon GO as part of the Power Plant event. Evolution costs will be 50 candy and, interestingly, a Sun Stone – the last Pokémon debut to require a Sun Stone was Cottonee, way back in August 2020.

Wild Spawns

Pleasingly, Helioptile will be available in the wild as part of this event, along with a roster of previously released shinies and a couple of evolved forms.

Raids

During the event, the raid roster will be split into two parts for tiers 3 and 5, while tier 1 will stay consistent throughout the event.

Tier 1 (whole event)


Tier 3 (Week 1)

  • From Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Until Monday, January 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raid guides: Scyther, Typhlosion, Mawile, Druddigon

Tier 3 (Week 2)

  • From Monday, January 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
  • To Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Raid guides: Dewgong, Piloswine, Monferno, Druddigon


Tier 5 (Week 1)

  • From Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Until Monday, January 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Raid guide: Genesect
  • Genesect (Shock Drive) caught during this period will know the attack Techno Blast

Tier 5 (Week 2)

  • From Monday, January 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
  • To Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Raid guide: Regice
  • Regice caught during this period will know the attack Thunder Electric

Field Research

The following Field Research tasks are available during the Power Plant event in Pokémon GO:

Task Rewards
Catch 5 Electric type Pokémon
Make 3 Curveball Throws
Walk 1 km
Walk 2 km
Walk 4 km
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
Catch 5 Pokémon
  • 5x Super Potion
  • 2x Hyper Potion
  • 1x Revive
Take 2 snapshots of a wild Pokemon
  • 25 Mega Manectric energy
  • 25 Mega Ampharos energy

 

The following Pokémon will be commonly available in event research for the Power Plant event:

These Pokémon will be available in research also, but more rarely:

Team GO Rocket Takeover – A Bad Feeling

Beginning Monday, January 24, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. local time, a Team GO Rocket takeover will be live as part of the Power Plant event. Bonuses for this part of the event are:

Team GO Rocket has also changed the following Pokémon to Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!

  • Shadow Voltorb
  • Shadow Chikorita
  • Shadow Cyndaquil
  • Shadow Totodile
  • Shadow Whismur
  • Shadow Hippopotas

Conclusion

Well, there you have it, trainers – full details on the latest Pokémon GO event! I’ll be hunting Helioptile, Trubbish and Electrike myself – what about you?

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