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Mega Battle Challenge was an event in Pokémon GO that occurred in the second week of September 2020, as part of Mega September event series.[1]

Features

CP of Mega Beedrill was significantly higher during the event. Regardless of CP level of its standard form, after Mega-Evolving Beedrill, it would have CP equal to Pokémon Level 44.

Featured Pokémon

Mp-Icon Mega.png New Mega-Evolved forms

Mega Houndoom was unlocked on September 29th after Trainer completed 275 million battles.

Houndoom
#229
Dark   Fire
Houndoom
#229
Dark   Fire
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Selected Bug-type Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:

Shiny Pokémon.png
Weedle
Weedle
#013
Bug   Poison
Paras
#046
Bug   Grass
Shiny Pokémon.png
Venonat
Venonat
#048
Bug   Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Scyther
Scyther
#123
Bug   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Pinsir
Pinsir
#127
Bug
Shiny Pokémon.png
Ledyba
Ledyba
#165
Bug   Flying
Spinarak
#167
Bug   Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Yanma
Yanma
#193
Bug   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Pineco
Pineco
#204
Bug
Shiny Pokémon.png
Wurmple
Wurmple
#265
Bug
Shiny Pokémon.png
Anorith
Anorith
#347
Rock   Bug
Shiny Pokémon.png
Burmy
Burmy
#412
Bug
Combee
#415
Bug   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Skorupi
Skorupi
#451
Poison   Bug
Venipede
#543
Bug   Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Dwebble
Dwebble
#557
Bug   Rock

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Ledyba
#165
Bug   Flying
Ledian
#166
Bug   Flying

Field Research event tasks

TodayView Icon Research.png Field Research tasks

There were several Field Research tasks exclusively for the duration of the event.

Catch 5 different species of Bug-type Pokémon

Timed Research

TodayView Icon Research.png Mega Battle Challenge

During this event there was a Timed Research series that was titled Mega Battle Challenge in game. A total of 135 Beedrill Mega Energy could be obtained for completing it.

1st Part
Battle in a raid
Power up Pokémon 7 times
Rewards for whole set
2nd Part
Battle in a raid
Battle in a Mega Raid
Battle another trainer
Rewards for whole set
3rd Part
Battle in 3 raids
Mega Evolve a Pokémon
Rewards for whole set
4th Part
Claim Reward!
Claim Reward!
Claim Reward!
Rewards for whole set

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop.png Special shop offers

A one-time purchase bundle of Remote Raid Pass was available from the start of the event.[2]

3 Remote Raid Passes
3 Remote Raid Passes
PokeCoin.png 1

Trivia

  • The official blog claimed that different Shadow Pokémon would be used by Team GO Rocket, but no new lineups were discovered.
  • In the first few hours of event, catching any type of Pokémon counted towards the Ledyba task, rather than catching Bug-type only.[4]

References

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