Psychic Spectacular makes a return to Pokémon GO during the Season of Light, this year focusing on Alakazam, Mega Alakazam, shiny Elgyem and other popular Psychic type Pokémon. Pokémon GO Psychic Spectacular 2022 takes place from Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, September 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
During this time, Mega Alakazam will debut in Mega Raids, Alakazam evolved or caught during the event will know the Charged Move Psychic Psychic, and Wild Encounters will be overtaken by Psychic-type Pokémon.
- 📅 Event duration
- Starts on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
- Ends on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
- ⭐ Bonuses
- Alakazam evolved or caught during the event will know the Charged Attack Psychic
- Mega Alakazam makes its Pokémon GO debut in Five-Star raids
- Shiny Elgyem makes its Pokémon GO debut in Wild encounters, Field and Timed Research
- Event Exclusive Field and Timed Research will be available, featuring multiple encounters with Elgyem
- Unown letters E, P and S in One-Star Raids, not shiny eligible
- Deoxys Raid Day on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
Mega AlakazamAlakazam (Mega)
Mega Alakazam makes its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids during the Psychic Spectacular 2022 event. A shiny Alakazam will be available from Raid Catch encounters. You can read our Mega Alakazam Raid Guide for a list of best counters to use against it.
We also suggest you read Teban54’s excellent Impacts of September 2022 updates on Raid Attackers: Double Kick, Psychic (Mega) Alakazam piece that goes in-depth about Alakazam with Psychic.
Alakazam with PsychicAlakazam
Evolve Kadabra (Abra’s evolution), or catch Alakazam in raids during the event, to get an Alakazam that knows the Charged Attack Psychic Psychic. Psychic is a strong move that benefits both GO Battle League and Raid Battles. Here are Psychic stats:
- Trainer Battles: 90 Power and a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Defense
- Gyms and Raids: 90 Power
Mega RaidsAlakazam (Mega)
Up-to-date Raid guides: Alolan Raichu Raid Guide, Girafarig Raid Guide, Oranguru Raid Guide, Deoxys Speed Forme Raid Guide, Deoxys Attack Form Raid Guide, Deoxys Defense Form Raid Guide, Deoxys Raid Counters Guide (Normal Forme) and Mega Alakazam Raid Guide
Deoxys Raid Day
As part of the Psychic Spectacular event, we’re holding a special Raid Day to celebrate the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys! Deoxys will be appearing in Five-Star Raids in all of its forms-and if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
- All forms of Deoxys appearing more frequently in raids
- Earn up to five additional daily Raid Passes by spinning Gyms
- An increased chance of encountering Shiny Deoxys
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Elgyem – if you’re lucky!
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7km Eggs.
Field Research Task Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks during the Psychic Spectacular.
|Make 5 Curveball Throws||Elgyem|
|Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row||Chimecho|
|Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms||Baltoy|
|Spin 15 PokéStops or Gyms||Hypno|
Timed Research Tasks and RewardsElgyem
Psychic Spectacular Timed Research focused on Curveball Throws will be available throughout the event. Complete the research to earn multiple encounters with Elgyem.
|Make 5 Curveball Throws||Elgyem|
|Make 10 Curveball Throws|
|Make 15 Curveball Throws|
|Make 20 Curveball Throws|
|Make 25 Curveball Throws|
|Make 30 Curveball Throws|
|Make 35 Curveball Throws|
|Make 42 Curveball Throws|
Rewards for completing the Timed Research
- 30x Poke Ball
- 10x Great Ball
Pokémon Spotlights during the event
On September 6, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, Munna will be featured in a Pokémon Spotlight mini event:
- 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
Full details: Psychic (Un)Spectacular Box Analysis!
Shiny Elgyem and Beheeyem
Shiny Elgyem, and consequentially, its evolution Beheeyem, will become available during the Psychic Spectacular 2022 event. The following table shows the difference between both Pokémon’s regular and Shiny variants.
Do note that the color difference is quite subtle, and mostly tied to eyes and fingers.
Useful CP values for this event
- Elgyem Research encounters: 554 CP – 593 CP
- Alakazam Raid encounters: 1666 CP – 1747 CP
- Windy Alakazam Raid encounters: 2083 CP – 2184 CP
Notes on Alakazam and Mega Alakazam with Psychic
As mentioned above, Alakazam evolved during the event will know the Charged Move Psychic Psychic. Teban54’s excellent article on Impacts of September 2022 updates on Raid Attackers goes in-depth about Psychic Alakazam’s raid performance, but we wanted to highlight a few key points here as well.
Get a Mega Alakazam with Psychic during this event, even if just for Terrakion raids.
- Mega Alakazam with Psychic (obtainable by evolving or Mega Raids during the event) out-DPSes non-shadow Psystrike Mewtwo! Yes, it can replace a Mewtwo on your team.
- If you’re using a mega, Mega Latios (without signature move) is the most solid in realistic lobby sizes, especially 6-ppl remotes. But Psychic Mega Alakazam is still great, and may be cheaper.
- Psychic types haven’t seen much use, but it’s quality over quantity. Mewtwo and Mega Alakazam are the best counters for Terrakion raids (and others like T3 Galarian Weezing, future Mega Blaziken, and future Eternatus). Most things below Mewtwo are probably not worth it, though.
- Non-legacy Future Sight is a bit below Psychic, but probably not worth an Elite TM. Find another good Abra or Alakazam during the event instead.
- Shadow Alakazam and regular Alakazam are not something to go crazy about, even with Psychic. Don’t be frustrated if you have a shadow stuck with Frustration.