Pokémon Go Mountains of Power Event: Bonuses, Research, Raids, & Encounters!

The dinosaurs are coming back.

Pokémon Go is kicking off the new year in a big way with its Mountains of Power event, a continuation of the Season of Heritage storyline. During this weeklong event, which will be hosted from Jan. 7, 2022, at 10am to Jan. 13, 2022, at 8pm, there will be plenty of bonus features, rare Pokémon encounters, and an entirely new research path to enjoy.

Mountains of Power Event Features

Here is the full list of what we can expect when the Mountains of Power event starts on Jan. 7.


  • 1/2 Walking Distance: As of now, the only bonus feature during this event is that walking distance requirements will be halved. You'll only need to walk 1km to earn a heart with your buddy instead of two (depending on your buddy's friendship level)!


  • Timed Research: A continuation of the timed research in the Season of Heritage so far will focus on getting players to catch Pokémon, hatch eggs, and earn Buddy candy. Completing tasks in the Timed Research will reward players with Mawile and Beldum encounters.
  • Field Research: Completing Field Research during the event will reward players with encounters with Mawile, Alolan Geodude, and Slugma.

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Wild Encounters

  • Common Pokémon: Several rare Pokémon will be encountered far more often in the wild. Here is the list of the Pokémon we will see most often:
    • Zubat
    • Machop
    • Geodude
    • Slugma
    • Nosepass
    • Barboach
  • Rare Pokémon: Some ultra rare Pokémon will also show up more often.
    • Onix
    • Ferroseed

Raid Bosses

Here is the full list of Pokémon that we will see in Raid gyms throughout the event.

  • Tier 1 Raids
    • Alolan Geodude
    • Beldum
    • Onix
    • Bronzor
  • Tier 3 Raids
    • Ursaring
    • Donphan
    • Medicham
    • Absol
  • Tier 5 Raids
    • Heatran
  • Mega Raids
    • Mega Aerodactyl

That's everything we know about the event so far! See you at the Mountains of Power!

Want more information about the current season? Check out our guides for Arlo, Sierra, Cliff, and Giovanni counters!

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