Mega Evolution made quite a splash when it debuted in the
world of Pokémon GO at the end of August. Since then, Trainers have battled in
Mega Raids, collected Mega Energy to Mega Evolve select Pokémon, and battled
with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Next, from Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at
8:00 a.m. to Monday, September 28,
2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Trainers
will be able to participate in the Mega Buddy Challenge!
For the duration of the Mega Buddy Challenge, Mega-Evolved
Pokémon will stay in their Mega-Evolved form for three times longer, increasing
from four hours to 12 hours. The duration of Poffins will also be extended, doubling
from six hours to 12 hours. Be sure to give your buddy treats to have it appear
on the map, where you’ll be able to compare it to large Pokémon that’ll be appearing
more frequently in the wild during this event, including Doduo, Alolan
Exeggutor, Pinsir, Lapras, Snorlax, Furret, Wobbuffet, Mantine, and Skarmory. You
may even encounter a Shiny Doduo!
You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks
to receive Mega Energy for Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Beedrill. The Mega
Buddy Challenge will also feature Timed Research—complete this Timed Research to
unlock more Timed Research during this year’s Halloween event, which will
feature Mega Gengar for the first time in Pokémon GO!
Have fun spending some quality time with your Mega-Evolved Buddy Pokémon, Trainers!