Pokémon GO Primal Reversion

Primal Reversion has been discovered in Pokémon GO!

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Primal Reversion has been discovered in Pokémon GO, and Trainers can experience it for the first time during Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas!

Primal Reversion is a phenomenon powered by natural energy that transforms select Pokémon, which gives them a new appearance, improves their performance in battle, and more!

Primal Reversion has been observed in two Pokémon to date: the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon, originally discovered in the Hoenn region.

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How Primal Reversion works in Pokémon GO?

When you collect enough Primal Energy, Kyogre and Groudon will be able to undergo Primal Reversion.

Primal Energy in Pokemon GO

You can earn Primal Energy by defeating Primal Kyogre or Primal Groudon in a Raid Battle or by completing specific research tasks.

After undergoing Primal Reversion, Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon will stay in their primal form for eight hours, after which they will return to their standard form. The more times your Pokémon undergoes Primal Reversion, the less Primal Energy will be used.

Primal Reversion bonuses

You’ll receive bonuses when your Kyogre or Groudon reverts to its primal form!

  • Raids: Increased damage for types when part of Raid Party
  • Buddy: Catching Pokémon with affected type grants additional XP and Candy
Primal Pokémon Boosted types
Water Electric Bug
Fire Grass Ground
  • When Primal Kyogre is in your party, Water-, Electric-, and Bug-type attacks will benefit from attack bonuses in raids.
  • When Primal Kyogre is your buddy, catching Water-, Electric-, and Bug-type Pokémon will grant you additional XP and Candy.
  • When Primal Groudon is in your party, Fire-, Grass-, and Ground-type attacks will benefit from attack bonuses in raids.
  • When Primal Groudon is your buddy, catching Fire-, Grass-, and Ground-type Pokémon will grant you additional XP and Candy.

Primal Levels

Primal Levels in Pokemon GO

Similar to Mega Evolution Levels, each time you Primal Evolve Kyogre or Groudon, their Primal Evolution bonuses will increase and less Primal Energy will be required to perform a Primal Evolution.

  • Kyogre and Groudon’s Primal Level will increase the more times they revert to their primal forms, improving their bonuses.
  • You can see a Pokémon’s Primal Level and the bonuses granted by that level by
    navigating to the Pokémon’s page and tapping the Primal Level icon.
  • Groudon and Kyogre can progress through three Primal Levels, and you can only progress the level a certain amount each day

A new Pokédex category for Primal Pokémon

Primal Pokedex in Pokemon GO

The Pokédex category for Mega Pokémon will be updated to include Pokémon that have undergone Primal Reversion!


Primal Raids at Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn

Encounter Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon in Primal Raids during specific periods, beginning with Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas.

Primal Raids are similar to normal Raid Battles, but the Pokémon you challenge will be more powerful than those you may have encountered previously.

Trainers will also have opportunities during both Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas and Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global to complete Primal Surge Field Research, which may lead to increased opportunities to encounter Primal Kyogre or Primal Groudon in raids.

Featured attacks in Primal Raids

Kyogre

Kyogre encountered in Primal Raids will know the Charged Attack Origin Pulse.

Origin Pulse Water

  • Trainer Battles: 130 power
  • Gyms and raids: 130 power

Groudon

Groudon encountered in Primal Raids will know the Charged Attack Precipice Blade.

Precipice Blade Ground

  • Trainer Battles: 130 power
  • Gyms and raids: 130 power

Only available at GO Tour: Hoenn Las Vegas and GO Tour: Hoenn Global event

Featured attacks, Primal Energy rewards from Primal Raids, and the ability to perform Primal Reversion with Kyogre and Groudon is limited to ticket-holding Trainers during
Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas.

Trainers without a Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas ticket will not collect Primal Energy, will not have the ability to perform Primal Reversion, and will not encounter Kyogre or Groudon with featured attacks until Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global.

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