The Pokemon Go Test Your Mettle event celebrates Steel-type, one of the strongest types in the entire series.
This durable type not only resists Fairy and Dragon attacks, which are probably the two more powerful types in the game, but also gives some older Pokemon a great secondary spell that makes them more useful in battle.
Pokemon Go players will want to take full advantage of this event, which includes a ton of Steel types that can be caught in the wild, as well as the introduction of a new Mega Pokemon and the debut of two more Ultra Beasts. .
Here’s everything trainers need to know about the Pokemon Go Test Your Mettle event.
Test Your Pokemon Go Mettle Event Start Time
The Pokemon Go Test Your Mettle event starts on Friday, September 16 at 10:00 am local time and ends on Wednesday, September 21 at 20:00 local time.
During the event window, trainers will more often see Steel-types and Pokemon that transform into Steel-types in the wild. They can also enjoy in-game bonuses such as double the candy for catching Pokemon with a Nice, Great or Excellent shot, and an increased chance of getting Candy XL for catching Pokemon with the same shot.
How to catch Togedamaru in Pokemon Go
Togedamaru, the Pika clone of the Alola region, will be launching Pokemon Go with this event.
The Electric and Steel type would be a great addition to any trainer’s Pokedex or teams. There are several ways to catch them during the Test Your Temper event, including in the Wild and on Raids, and as a reward for completing certain Field Research missions – we’ll go into more detail on both methods below.
Pokemon Go Test Your Wild Encounters, Raids, Eggs & More
As we mentioned above, Steel types are at the forefront in this event. Pokemon like Magnemite, Aron, Beldum, Bronzor, Ferroseed, and Togedamaru will appear more frequently in the wild.
Other Pokemon that evolve into Steel types will also appear more frequently in the wild, including Pineco, Nosepass, and Drilbur.
Prinplup and Galarian Stunfisk are rare encounters in the wild.
As for raids, there will be a mix of Steel types and Pokemon that eventually turn into Steel type. These event Raids will also see the debuts of Mega Aggron and Ultra Beasts, Kartana and Celesteela.
It is worth noting that Kartana and Celesteela are exclusive to different parts of the world. Celesteela will only appear in five-star Raids in the Southern Hemisphere, while Kartana can be obtained in the Northern Hemisphere.
- One-Star Raids: Scythe, Beldum, Shieldon, Klink, Togedamaru
- Three-Star Raids: Magneton, Skarmory, Mawile, Lairon
- Five-Star Raids: Celesteela (Southern Hemisphere), Kartana (Northern Hemisphere)
Trainers will also have a chance to hatch Steel types during the event. Receiving 7km Eggs from Friends Gifts will give trainers a chance to hatch the following Pokemon: Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Diglett, Galarian Meowth, Riolu, Galarian Stunfisk.
Test Your Pokemon Go Mettle Field Research Missions
With the start of the Test Your Mettle event, trainers will be able to complete special Field Research missions that reward Mega Energy and certain Pokemon encounters. Here are next week’s event-specific Field Research tasks.
|Catch 5 Pokemon||Magnemite, Nosepass or Ferroseed|
|Catch 10 Pokemon||Drilbur or Pineco|
|Catch 15 Pokemon||Beldum|
|Evolve 2 Steel-type Pokemon||Scizor Mega Energy (x50) or Steelix Mega Energy (x50)|
|Power up 5 Steel-type Pokemon||Togedemaru|