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Tynamo is Making Its Debut in Pokemon GO

Tynamo is making its debut in Pokemon GO during the new electric-themed Charge Up! event.
Tynamo is making its debut in Pokemon GO during the new electric-themed Charge Up! event. / Niantic Labs

Tynamo is making its debut in Pokemon GO during the new electric-themed Charge Up! event.

Niantic Labs has announced its first-ever electric-type event headed to Pokemon GO on Tuesday, March 16. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. the following Monday, March 22, trainers will be able to participate in a shocking type-exclusive experience akin to the Psychic Spectacular and Bug Out! debuted in recent years. Several electric-types will be taking center stage throughout the week—including Tynamo.

Tynamo in Pokemon GO

Trainers will be able to encounter Tynamo in several ways throughout the event. Obviously, it will be roaming local neighborhood "wilds," but may also hatch from 5 k.m. eggs. Additionally, it will join the line-up of one-star raid bosses and encounters may be rewarded for completed research—though Niantic has not confirmed any research reward Pokemon as of yet.

Tynamo is a pure electric-type from the Unova region. Also known as "Elefish" Pokemon, it is perhaps best known for its evolutions: Eelektrik and Eelektross. It can be prompted to evolve using 25 and then 100 candies, respectively. Its PokeDex number is 602.

While Niantic has yet to reveal whether Eelektrik or Eelektross will also be available during the event, we can likely safely assume the developers wouldn't leave out the rest of the evolutionary tree. After all, they rarely have before.

More information about the Charge Up! event can be found on Niantic's official Pokemon GO news blog.