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Mega Manectric is Coming to Pokemon GO

Mega Manectric is coming to Pokemon GO during the very first electric-themed event, Charge Up!
Mega Manectric is coming to Pokemon GO during the very first electric-themed event, Charge Up! / Niantic Labs

Mega Manectric is coming to Pokemon GO during the very first electric-themed event, Charge Up!

Niantic Labs has announced its first-ever electric-type event headed to Pokemon GO starting Tuesday, March 16. at 10 a.m. local time. Called "Charge Up," the event is set to mirror other type-specific programming such as Bug Out! and the Psychic Spectacular. Several big-ticket items will be up for grabs for participating trainers—including the chance to catch one's very own Mega Manectric.

Mega Manectric in Pokemon GO

Mega Manectric is the mega-evolution of the Generation III "Discharge" Pokemon, Manectric, which originally hails from the Hoenn region with a PokeDex number of 310. It is a pure electric-type that evolves from Electrike using 50 candies.

While Manectric, itself, may not be very impressive on its own, its mega-evolution is sure to turn heads. Its stats are as follows:

  • Maximum CP: 4,048
  • Attack: 286
  • Defense: 179
  • Stamina: 172

Its best moveset contains the quick move Snarl paired with the charged move Wild Charge.

Trainers will be able to encounter this Pokemon in raids alongside Mega Houndoom and Mega Abomasnow until the end of the event on Monday, March 22 at 8m p.m. local time.

More information about Mega Manectric and its Charge Up debut event can be found on Niantic's Pokemon GO news blog.