Pokémon GO’s Season of Light’s Test Your Mettle event guide

Two more Ultra Beasts have suddenly appeared in Pokémon GO this week, and they’re joined by plenty of Steel-type Pokémon.  While we’re expecting at least one more Ultra Beast addition in Pokémon GO (thanks to Guzzlord’s appearance in the found footage of Kartana and on Pokémon GO’s current loading screening, hinting at a Halloween arrival), for now, Trainers will have to seek out Celesteela and Kartana in Pokémon GO’s Season of Light’s Test Your Mettle event!

Celesteela and Kartana will be available for a bit longer after the event ends, along with the newly added Mega Aggron and Togedemaru. Catching them during the event, however, will help you out with completing a special “catch a bunch of Steel-type Pokémon” Timed Research.

Get all the details here with our Test Your Mettle event guide:

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Light – Test Your Mettle

Begins: Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon debuts – Kartana, Celesteela, Mega Aggron*, and Togedemaru

 

 

Kartana and Celesteela are finally here! They debuted a little bit earlier this week, in time for Raid Hour on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 from 6 to 7 p.m. your local time. You’ll be able to battle them in 5-Star Raids (look for the Ultra Wormholes). There’s just one catch with ’em – they’re regional exclusives. Kartana will only appear in Raids located in the Northern Hemisphere, whereas Celesteela will only appear in Raids located in the Southern Hemisphere. Remote Raid time, anyone?

In Mega Raids, you’ll find Mega Aggron* for the very first time in Pokémon GO! Defeat Mega Aggron* and you’ll get a catch encounter with Aggron* and earn some Aggron Mega Energy. Collect 200 Aggron Mega Energy and you’ll be able to Mega Evolve your own Aggron!

Finally, Togedemaru (the Roly-Poly Pokémon) from the Alola region is being added to Pokémon GO! You’ll find them in the wild, 1-Star Raids, and reward encounters for Field and Timed Research Tasks.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Event Bonuses

  • Increased chance to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
  • Increased Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild: Magnemite*, Pineco*, Nosepass*, Aron*, Beldum*, Bronzor*, Drilbur, Ferroseed*, and Togedemaru.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following Pokémon: Prinplup and Galarian Stunfisk*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs obtained during the event:

  • 7 km Eggs: 
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Alolan Sandshrew*, Alolan Diglett*, Galarian Meowth*, Riolu*, and Galarian Stunfisk*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Scyther*, Beldum*, Shieldon*, Klink*, and Togedemaru.
  • Three-Star Raids: Magneton, Skarmory*, Mawile*, and Lairon.
  • Five-Star Raids: Celesteela and Kartana (See Additional Notes).
  • Mega Raids: Mega Aggron*.

 

Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Celesteela will only be appearing in Raids in the Southern Hemisphere, whereas Kartana will only be appearing in Raids in the Northern Hemisphere.
    • Celesteela and Kartana will be available after the event (in Raids), until Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.
  • Mega Aggron* will be available after the event (in Raids), until Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Field Research Tasks

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and the rewards include encounters with Magnemite*, Pineco*, Nosepass*, Drilbur, Ferroseed*, Togedemaru, and Beldum*. Steelix Mega Energy and Scizor Mega Energy will also be rewarded when completing specific Field Research Tasks. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active. A full list of tasks and their associated rewards will be added here once the event is live.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Timed Research

A special, event-exclusive Timed Research will be available. It’ll focus on catching Steel-type Pokémon and you’ll be rewarded with Aggron Mega Energy, and encounters with Aron* and Togedemaru. A full list of tasks and their rewards will be added here once the event is live.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

 

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