Pokémon GO's latest season, Mythical Wishes, will officially begin with the first in-game event marking the debuts of three Hoenn Mega Pokémon. The Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day sees Mega Sceptile, Blaziken, and Swampert featured as Mega Raid Bosses for a limited time and the only opportunity in 2022 to earn Rare Candy XL.
Several event bonuses will be available for the event's duration, including exclusive bonuses, for which tickets can be purchased in-game. We've detailed all the event details for Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day, including start and end dates and times, featured Pokémon, and more.
Pokémon GO Hoenn Mega Raid Day: Dates & Times
Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day is the first significant Raid event in Pokémon GO. The event will take place on 3rd December 2022 between 2 pm and 5 pm local time. During the event, Trainers can test their might against three ferocious Raid Bosses.
Pokémon GO Hoenn Mega Raid Day: Spawns
The event is inspired by the First Partner Pack for Pokémon TCG, featuring three Hoenn Pokémon, the evolutions for Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip in their Mega forms. In addition, Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Swampert are making their debuts in Pokémon GO, with Mega Energy available exclusively in the Raid Day event.
You’ll need to battle any one (or all) of these Mega Pokémon to collect Mega Energy specific for that Pokémon to Mega-evolve it. Once you’ve Mega-evolved either Sceptile, Blaziken, or Swampert, you could likely Mega-evolve them without requiring Mega Energy (this will be available again during the Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn in 2023).
Pokémon GO Hoenn Mega Raid Day: Tickets & Bonuses
To gain exclusive event bonuses in this Mega Raid Day event, you’ll need to purchase an event ticket for $5 (or local currency equivalent) via the in-game Shop. With this event-exclusive ticket, you will be granted several event bonuses, active on 3rd December 2022 between 2 pm and 10 pm local time.
Below we’ve listed all the exclusive bonuses for the Pokémon GO Heading To Hoenn Mega Raid Day event:
Pokémon GO Heading To Hoenn Mega Raid Day Ticketed Event Bonuses:
- Double Stardust from Raid Battle encounters
- 50% more XP earned from Raid Battle encounters
- An increased chance of receiving Rare Candy XL
- Six bonus Raid Passes when spinning Gyms with the daily total capped at 12
Pokémon GO Hoenn Mega Raid Day: Event Bonuses
Trainers who don't want to purchase the event-exclusive ticket for the Heading To Hoenn Mega Raid Day can acquire free event bonuses for the event’s duration. It’s worth pointing out that these bonuses are also available to Trainers who purchase the event-exclusive ticket.
Let’s look at the available event bonuses that will be activated during the Pokémon GO Heading To Hoenn Mega Raid Day:
- An increased chance of a Shiny Sceptile, Blaziken, and Swampert spawning
- When caught, Sceptile can learn a new Charged Attack, Frenzy Plant
- When caught, Blaziken can learn the new Charged Attack, Blast Burn
- When caught, Swampert can learn the new Charged Attack, Hydro Cannon
- Receive a maximum of five free Raid Passes when spinning Gym Photo Discs throughout the event
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