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

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

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

Arbok
#024
Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Doduo
Doduo
#084
Normal   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Onix
Onix
#095
Rock   Ground
Shiny Pokémon.png
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
#103
Alolan
Grass   Dragon
Jynx
#124
Ice   Psychic
Shiny Pokémon.png
Pinsir
Pinsir
#127
Bug
Shiny Pokémon.png
Lapras
Lapras
#131
Water   Ice
Snorlax
#143
Normal
Furret
#162
Normal
Mantine
#226
Water   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Skarmory
Skarmory
#227
Steel   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Wailmer
Wailmer
#320
Water

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

Doduo
#084
Normal   Flying
Dodrio
#085
Normal   Flying

There was also one chance per day to be photobombed by these Pokémon:

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event:

Egg Raid Normal.png 1st Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Ekans
Ekans
#023 Ekans
Poison
Boss CP 3,240 CP
Max capture CP 529 CP 662 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Doduo
Doduo
#084 Doduo
Normal Flying
Boss CP 4,195 CP
Max capture CP 686 CP 857 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Wailmer
Wailmer
#320 Wailmer
Water
Boss CP 3,369 CP
Max capture CP 838 CP 1,048 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Timburr
Timburr
#532 Timburr
Fighting
Boss CP 3,686 CP
Max capture CP 751 CP 939 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Klink
Klink
#599 Klink
Steel
Boss CP 3,227 CP
Max capture CP 546 CP 683 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 3rd Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Onix
Onix
#095 Onix
Rock Ground
Boss CP 9,429 CP
Max capture CP 629 CP 787 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Grass Dragon
Boss CP 19,053 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,153 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Pinsir
Pinsir
#127 Pinsir
Bug
Boss CP 21,306 CP
Max capture CP 1,690 CP 2,113 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Lapras
Lapras
#131 Lapras
Water Ice
Boss CP 14,847 CP
Max capture CP 1,509 CP 1,886 CP
Dragonite
#149 Dragonite
Dragon Flying
Boss CP 24,343 CP
Max capture CP 2,167 CP 2,709 CP

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 7 different species of Pokémon

Timed Research

TodayView Icon Research.png Mega Battle Challenge

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

1st Part
Make 5 Great Throws
Give your buddy 3 treats
Rewards for whole set
2nd Part
Catch 10 Pokémon
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy
Rewards for whole set
3rd Part
Catch 9 different species of Pokémon
Mega Evolve a Pokémon
Earn 7 hearts with your buddy
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 stated surprise encounters would only occur for Mega-Evolved Buddy. However, it could happen with any snapshots, including Pokémon not assigning to Buddy.

References

  1. Mega Evolve your Pokémon and get ready for a Mega September event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-08-31.
  2. 3 Remote Raid Passes for 1 Pokecoin available. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-09-22.
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