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Pokemon GO 'Charge Up!' Electric Event Guide

Pokemon GO's first ever electric-type event, "Charge Up!" is set to begin on Tuesday, March 16.
Pokemon GO's first ever electric-type event, "Charge Up!" is set to begin on Tuesday, March 16. / Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO's first ever electric-type event, "Charge Up!" is set to begin on Tuesday, March 16.

Niantic Labs announced another installation into its type-exclusive event line-up: Charge Up! featuring electric-types. During the event, trainers will be able to catch the newly introduced Tynamo and Therian-Forme Thundrus, as well as flesh out their electric-type entries in their PokeDex. Mega Manectric will also be making its first appearance, becoming the tenth Pokemon with an available mega-evolution in-game.

Pokemon GO 'Charge Up!' Electric Event Guide

The Charge Up! event will run from 10 a.m. on March 16 to 8 pm. on March 22, local time. Much like other type-centric events, it will exclusively focus on electric-type Pokemon.

Electric-types will be appearing in the wild at a much higher rate. The most notable of these mentioned is Tynamo, which will be making its first ever appearance in the game. Additionally, several electric-types have been added to 5 k.m. eggs, including Pichu, Shinx, Electrike, and Joltik.

New Timed Research will be available and will center around powering-up or evolving electric-types.

Additionally, trainers will have a higher chance of receiving evolutionary items through gifts for the duration of the event.

Raid Boss Additions

One-star raids will now include Voltorb, Shinx, Blitzle, Klink, and Tynamo.

Three-star raids will feature Alolan Raichu, Alolan Graveler, Magneton, and Ampharos.

Therian-Forme Thundrus will debut in five-star raids.

Mega Manetric will debut in mega raids alongside Mega Houndoom and Mega Abomasnow.

More information about the event can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.