How to add the revolving and overturning Pokmon to your Pokdex!

Inkay and Malamar, its evolution, are the latest Gen 6 Pokémon to debut in Pokémon Go.

These dark and psychic-type Pokémon were released as part of the Psychic Speculator event that ran during September 2021.

Below you’ll discover how to get an Inkay during this event and how to evolve one into a Malamar by fulfilling the special requirement for this evolution.

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How to get Inkay in the latest Pokémon Go event

Inkay and its evolution, Malamar, are Gen 6 Pokémon which debuted in Pokémon Go during September 2021.

Inkay was released as part of the Psychic Spectacular event and could be found using a variety of methods:


You shouldn’t have any trouble finding an Inkay thanks to the methods listed above. The best way, however, to find an Inkay is to use the photobomb method.

Through photobombs, you’ll be able to catch one Inkay per day throughout the Psychic Spectacular event. You’ll also be able to collect a good amount of Inkay Candy by using Pinap Berries when attempting to catch this Pokémon using this method, which will help you evolve one into a Malamar.

You can catch a photobombing Inkay!

Inkay should be available in the wild once the Psychic Spectacular event ends, but it will most likely be a rare encounter, so it’s a good idea to catch one during the event.

The Season of Mischief is here!

Current events, include the Psychic Spectacular, the Season 9 of Go Battle League, the addition of Raid Achievements and the Misunderstood Mischief research quest. Shiny Ditto can also now be found in the wild and this tricky Pokémon is now appearing as new creatures!

Meanwhile, the last major update saw a level cap increase – including the addition of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals. Inkay and Malamar are now in Pokémon Go!

How to get Inkay evolution Malamar in Pokémon Go explained

If you want to evolve an Inkay into a Malamar in Pokémon Go, you’ll need to gather 50 Inkay Candy.

Credit to the official Pokémon website.

This can be easily achieved by catching Inkay using Pinap Berries, walking with an Inkay as your buddy and completing Stage 5 of the Misunderstood Mischief special research quest, which will reward you with 10 Inkay Candy.


You do, however, have to complete a special requirement to evolve an Inkay into a Malamar. Thankfully, unlike Sirfetch’d or Runerigus, this requirement is very easy to meet.

Much like how, in the main series games, you have to turn your console upside down to evolve an Inkay, you’ll have to turn your phone upside down if you want to evolve this Pokémon in Pokémon Go! By this we mean you simply have to rotate your phone so that your screen is upside down.

So start catching Inkay and get ready to flip your phone to add Malamar to your Pokédex!


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