Pokémon GO reveals details of the electrifying January event

The final Pokémon GO event for January brings the energy of Electric-type Pokémon and a Team GO Rocket Takeover recharged with new Shadow Pokémon.

Pokémon GOThe last event of January will be the Crackling Voltage event. This next event in Pokémon GO it will feature Electric-type Pokémon, introduce new Shiny Pokémon, and usher in another Team GO Rocket Takeover event with a new Legendary Pokémon for Giovanni.

January 2023 has seen many events happening in Pokémon GO that has kept the trainers busy all month. Amid wishes for good luck in Pokémon encounters during the Lunar New Year event, details of the event that will conclude in January are now being revealed. The soon-to-start Crackling Voltage event will see more appearances from Electric-type Pokémon, as well as increased Team GO Rocket activity in the second half of the event.


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Starting on January 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time, encounters with wild Pokémon during the Crackling Voltage event will begin spawning in Pokémon GO. These Pokemon will include Ekans, Magnemite, Grimer, Electrike, Stunky, Blitzle, Ferroseed, Helioptile, and Grubbin. Lucky trainers can find rare Meltan and Dedenne spawns in the wild. Most of these Pokemon will have a chance to be shiny, except for Stunky and Grubbin. Helioptile is a new shiny Pokémon being introduced, but it’s not the only Pokémon to make a shiny debut during the event. Other Electric-type Pokemon like Hisuian Voltorb, Plusle Minun, and more can also be found as Field Research rewards.

Just before the Crackling Voltage event begins, Tapu Koko, The Land God Pokemon, returns to 5-star raids starting on January 25. For the first time in Pokémon GO, lucky trainers may have a chance to get their own shiny Tapu Koko. Trainers will have limited opportunities to search for Shiny Tapu Koko during the event, as Registeel will rotate into 5-star raids beginning February 1. The arrival of Registeel will be the precursor to the Team GO Rocket Takeover and the possibility of a new Shadow Pokemon. Mega Areotactyl will appear in Mega Raids until February 1, and will be replaced by Mega Gengar for the rest of Crackling Voltage. Pokemon from the 7K egg event will include Alolan Sandsgrew, Helioptile, Stunfisk and Galarian Stunfisk, Blitzle, Skarmory, and Dedenne.


Shadow Registeel will be Giovanni’s legendary Pokémon during this Team GO Rocket Takeover. Trainers who manage to defeat Giovanni will have a chance to trap Shadow Registeel and replace the Charged Move Frustration with a more useful move, including Zap Cannon, which has been introduced into Registeel’s move pool with its latest return to raids. 5 stars. Trainers will have until the end of the Crackling Voltage event on February 5 to take the frustration out of their favorite Shadow Registeel and other Shadow Pokemon. There will also be a Special Research Story with the final reward of a Super Rocket Radar for additional chances to find Giovanni and his Shadow Registeel. This must be completed at the end of the Season of Mythic Wishes.

Pokémon GO It is now available on Android and iOS devices.

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