Pokemon GO Research Breakthrough Encounters Guide in August 2021

Pokemon GO Research Breakthrough Encounters Guide in August 2021
Pokemon GO Research Breakthrough Encounters Guide in August 2021 / Photo courtesy of Niantic

Pokemon GO's Research Breakthrough encounter in August includes running into a Psychic-type Pokemon and earning double the amount of experience points. Known as a rare Pokemon to encounter, fans can now add a new Psychic-type Pokemon to their team.

Pokemon GO Research Breakthrough Encounters Guide in August 2021

Players can expect to encounter Chimecho in the Research Breakthrough quest. The Research Breakthrough encounter will begin on Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. and last until Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. EST. Trainers can also look forward to earning twice the amount of experience points during these encounters.

Chimecho is a Psychic-type Pokemon that evolves from Chingling. Its go-to moves include Extrasensory, Psybeam, Astonish, Psyshock, Energy Ball, and Shadow Ball.

Chimecho is vulnerable against Bug-, Dark-, and Ghost-type Pokemon. However, players can use this Psychic-type Pokemon against Fighting- and other Psychic-type Pokemon.

The best counters against Chimecho include Gengar, Chandelure, Darkrai, Deoxys, Zoroark, Absol, and Weavile.

Along with this Research Breakthrough encounter, trainers can also look forward to Legendary Pokemon raids, new Spotlight Hours, and extra Candy rewards in August. From finding Dialga in a five-star raid to entering GO Battle Night, players can fill their August calendar with various Pokemon GO activities.

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