Pokémon GO Test Your Mettle Event – Debut Pokémon, Raids, Wild Encounters, & More

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Niantic has announced a new event in Pokémon GO. The Test Your Mettle Event will run from Friday, September 16, 2022, at 10am to Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 10am. This event will introduce a lot of new content for players to explore: a debut Pokémon, a new Mega Evolution, and two new Ultra Beasts to catch.

*Pokémon marked with an asterisk can be shiny when encountered.

Wild Encounters

There are a few new Wild Encounters appearing during this Event for players to catch, along with Togedemaru, a debut Pokémon. The full list of Wild Encounters can be found below:

  • Magnemite*
  • Pineco*
  • Nosepass*
  • Aron*
  • Beldum*
  • Bronzor*
  • Ferroseed*
  • Drilbur
  • Togedemaru
  • Prinplup
  • Galarian Stunfisk*

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There are a few debut Pokémon featured in Raids during this event. The new Mega Evolution is Mega Aggron, which makes its debut alongside its shiny form in Mega Raids. Two new Ultra Beasts will also appear during the Test Your Mettle Event. Kartana, appearing in the Northern Hemisphere, and Celesteela, appearing in the Southern Hemisphere, can be battled after they emerge from their Ultra Wormholes.

One-Star Raids

  • Scyther*
  • Beldum*
  • Shieldon*
  • Klink*
  • Togedemaru

Three-Star Raids

  • Magneton
  • Skarmory*
  • Mawile*
  • Lairon

Five-Star Raids

Mega Raids

  • Mega Aggron*

Egg Hatches

There is a slight change to the Pokémon spawning in 7km Eggs during the Test Your Mettle Event. The full list of 7km Egg Hatches can be found below:

  • Alolan Sandshrew*
  • Alolan Diglett*
  • Galarian Meowth*
  • Galarian Stunfisk*
  • Riolu*

Field Research Task Encounters

Some Research Tasks will result in Pokémon Encounters. The full list of Encounters that can come from the Tasks can be found below:

  • Magnemite*
  • Pineco*
  • Nosepass*
  • Ferroseed*
  • Drilbur
  • Togedemaru
  • Beldum*

Event Bonuses

During the event, players can take advantage of some special Event Bonuses. The full list can be found below:

  • Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws will result in a higher chance of receiving XL Candy.
  • Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws will result in an increased amount of Candy.

Interested in other helpful Pokémon GO guides and want to read more? Check out Pokémon GO September Community Day - Event Bonuses, Timed Research, and Featured Pokémon on Pro Game Guides!

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