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.


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
Pokemon GO SneaselSneasel Pokemon GO NuzleafNuzleaf
Pokemon GO KirliaKirlia Pokemon GO GothitaGothita
Tier 3
Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Pokemon GO EspeonEspeon
Pokemon GO CacturneCacturne Pokemon GO CrawdauntCrawdaunt
Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol
Tier 5
Pokemon GO CresseliaCresselia
Mega Tier
Pokemon GO Venusaur (Mega)Venusaur (Mega) Pokemon GO Charizard (Mega X)Charizard (Mega X)
Pokemon GO Charizard (Mega Y)Charizard (Mega Y) Pokemon GO Blastoise (Mega)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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