Mega Battle Event Guide (2020)

The second September Mega themed event is now live. The event lasts from Friday, September 11, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time. Trainers need to complete 275 million Gym, Rocket, or Trainer Battles to unlock Mega Houndoom and shiny Ledyba is being released during the event.

In addition, a timed-research quest line is available. Completing this quest line rewards Mega energy, Stardust and two useful evolution items.

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Event bonuses

  • It’s all about Mega Beedrill! You can receive Beedrill Mega Energy by completing event-exclusive Field Research tasks. When you use Mega Beedrill in Gym battles, Team GO Rocket battles, and Trainer Battles (excluding GO Battle League battles) during the event period, it’ll receive a temporary CP boost!
  • You can receive Mega Energy for Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise by completing event-exclusive Field Research tasks.
  • The following Bug-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild: Caterpie, Weedle, Paras, Venonat, Scyther, Pinsir, Ledyba, Spinarak, Wurmple, Kricketot, and Burmy.
  • We’re getting word that Team GO Rocket will be using different Shadow Pokemon during this event as well! Be sure to Mega Evolve Beedrill before you take on Team GO Rocket!
  • Be on the lookout for raid and battle-focused Timed Research during this event!
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Ledyba!

Timed Research

Stage 1

  • Battle in a Raid (3 Revives)
  • Catch 7 Bug Type (5 Pokeballs)
  • Power Up a Pokemon 7 Times (Upgrade)
  • Completion rewards: 35 Mega Beedrill Energy, 500 stardust, 1000 XP

Stage 2

  • Battle in a Raid (3 Revives)
  • Battle in a Mega Raid (3 Golden Razz Berries)
  • Battle another trainer (1 Sinnoh Stone)
  • Completion rewards: 40 Mega Beedrill Energy, 1000 stardust, 2000 XP

Stage 3

  • Battle in 3 Raids (Pinsir(s))
  • Battle 3 team GO Rocket Grunts (5 Revives)
  • Mega Evolve a Pokemon (1 Silver Pinap Berry)
  • Completion rewards: 60 Mega Beedrill Energy, 1000 stardust, 2000 XP

Stage 4

  • 10 PokeBalls
  • 3 Max Revives
  • 3 Hyper Potions
  • Completion rewards: Roserade, 2500 stardust, 5000 XP

Event Raid Bosses

Raid bosses
Tier 1
Sneasel Nuzleaf
Kirlia Gothita
Tier 3
Exeggutor Espeon
Cacturne Crawdaunt
Absol
Tier 5
Cresselia
Mega Tier
Venusaur (Mega) Charizard (Mega X)
Charizard (Mega Y) Blastoise (Mega)

New field research

Task Reward
(Daily) Catch 5 Bug-type Pokemon 5 Mega Beedrill Energy
Defeat a Team Rocket Grunt 10 Mega Beedrill energy
Catch 5 different Bug-Type Pokemon Ledyba(s)
Mega Evolve a Beedrill 20 Mega Beedrill Energy
Battle another trainer 5 Mega Energy (Charizard, Blastoise or Venusaur)
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