Pokemon Go Mountains of Power event starts today — here’s what you need to know


POKEMON Go’s first event of 2022 — Mountains of Power — is live, with new wild encounters, research tasks, and more.

The Season of Heritage continues with the Mountain of Power event which was announced on the official blog this week.

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power event is all about Rock- and Stee;-type pokemon

Pokemon Go players have one week to tick off the event’s Field Research and Timed Research tasks.

It’s also the first time a Shiny Slugma encounter will be available in-game.

When is Pokemon Go Mountains of Power of event?

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power kicks off today, January 7, at 10am local time.

It runs until Thursday, January 13 at 8pm local time, so you’ve got one week to complete the various tasks.

The event continues the Season of Heritage story and revolves around Rock- and Steel-type Pokemon.

“Spark’s intuition leads him to believe that the mysterious door’s second mechanism requires the help of Rock- and Steel-type Pokémon to unlock it,” reads the blog.

“Journey through terrain reminiscent of the mountains found in regions like Johto and Sinnoh, and work with Spark to unlock the next mechanism!”

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power event bonus 

If the reality of your gruelling New Year’s exercise regime is getting you down, Pokemon Go is giving you a break.

During the event, the walking distance required to earn hearts with your buddy is halved.

So make the most of it while you can to increase your buddy status with half of the usual effort.

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Timed Research

Timed Research in Mountains of Power will focus on catching pokemon, hatching eggs, and earning Buddy Candy.

Your reward for completing the tasks will result in encounters with pokemon like Mawile and Beldum.

You’ll need to complete the Timed Research tasks before the end of the event to earn all of the rewards.

Mountains of Power Timed Research part one

  • Catch 5 pokemon – Slugma encounter
  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy – Ferroseed encounter
  • Hatch an Egg – Alolan Geodude encounter
  • Rewards:
    • Absol encounter
    • 1000 x Stardust
    • 10 x Great Balls

Mountains of Power Timed Research part two

  • Catch 6 different species of PokEmon – Chimecho encounter
  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy – Onix encounter
  • Hatch 2 Eggs – Beldum encounter
  • Rewards:
    • Mawile encounter
    • 2000 x Stardust
    • 10 x Ultra Balls

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Field Research Task Encounters

Completing Field Research Tasks in Mountains of Power can net you encounters with Alolan Geodude, Slugma, and Mawile, with shiny variants of all three available.

Here are the tasks you need to complete along with their rewards:

  • Hatch an egg – Alolan Geodude encounter
  • Walk 1 km – Slugma encounter
  • Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy – Mawile encounter

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Raids

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Raids sees another first for the game with the debut of Mega Aerodactyl.

Heatran is also back in the Five-Star Raids, amongst a slew of Rock- and Steel-types.

  • One-Star Raids
    • Alolan Geodude
    • Onix
    • Beldum
    • Bronzor
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Ursaring
    • Donphan
    • Medicham
    • Absol
  • Five-Star Raids
    • Heatran
  • Mega Raids
    • Mega Aerodactyl

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Wild Encounters

Throughout the Mountains of Power event, expect to see the following list of pokemon cropping up with more frequency in the wild:

  • Zubat
  • Machop
  • Geodude
  • Slugma
  • Nosepass
  • Barboach
  • Onix
  • Ferroseed

There’s a ton of other Pokemon Go events set for this month, including the weekly Spotlight Hours, so stay tuned for more updates.

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