Psychic Spectacular 2020 Event Guide

Psychic Spectacular is a special in-game event that runs from March 27 to March 30 in Pokémon GO. The event features increased Psychic type spawns and Psychic type themed raids. Shiny Baltoy and Claydol have been released as part of this event.


Psychic Spectacular infographic
Psychic Spectacular 2020 infographic

New Pokémon

Two new Psychic Pokémon families have joined Pokémon GO:

Pokemon GO SolosisSolosis Pokemon GO DuosionDuosion Pokemon GO ReuniclusReuniclus
Pokemon GO GothitaGothita Pokemon GO GothoritaGothorita Pokemon GO GothitelleGothitelle

During the daytime, you’ll be able to encounter Solosis, the Cell Pokémon, in the wild, and during the evening, you’ll instead encounter Gothita, the Fixation Pokémon.

Solosis and Gothita will be available after the event in the wild and in 5 km Eggs.

New shiny Pokémon

Shiny Baltoy and shiny Tediursa have been released during this event. Shiny Tediursa is only available for Safari Zone St. Louis ticket holders (source).

Field Research

Psychic Spectacular field research includes the following quests:

Field Research Reward
Catch 5 Natu Pokemon GO BaltoyBaltoy
Evolve 1 Abra Pokemon GO SlowbroSlowbro
Catch 10 Psychic-type Pokemon 1000 Stardust
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt Pokemon GO WobbuffetWobbuffet

Raid Bosses

The following Pokémon are available in Raids during the event. For tiers 4 and 5, previously available Bosses are still around:

Tier Raid Bosses
1 Baltoy (s), Spoink (s), Meditite (s), Slowpoke, Abra
2 Kirlia, Exeggutor, Girafarig
3 Claydol, Jynx, Espeon, Alolan Raichu (s)
4 Metagross
5 Thundurus, Cobalion (s)

Increased spawns

Reports indicate that the following Pokémon spawns have been boosted during this event:

Pokemon GO BeldumBeldum Pokemon GO ChimechoChimecho Pokemon GO DrowzeeDrowzee
Pokemon GO ExeggcuteExeggcute Pokemon GO GirafarigGirafarig Pokemon GO GothitaGothita
Pokemon GO LunatoneLunatone Pokemon GO NatuNatu Pokemon GO SlowpokeSlowpoke
Pokemon GO SolosisSolosis Pokemon GO SpoinkSpoink

Event priorities

  • Solosis and Gothita are the highlights of this event. We suggest using Incense while playing and trying to obtain them during the event hours. Niantic did say that they will be available after the event, but we’re not sure how rare they will be.
  • Shiny Baltoy is an attractive option to hunt for, but given the global health situation we advise against that. Shiny hunting takes time and requires you to stay outside for a while, which is against all health recommendations brought upon us by Coronavirus.
  • Don’t sleep on Drowzee! Hypno is a surprisingly versatile Pokémon in the Great League, ranking #52 at PvPoke at the moment. If you don’t have a good Hypno for GL matchups, we recommend that you work your way through Drowzee spawns until you find an appropriate one. You need 50 Candy and 50k Dust to unlock a second move for Hypno.
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