Pokémon Go's Psychic event, also known as the Psychic Spectacular, is the first Type-themed event we've had for some time, after a summer of Legendary raids.

In fact, this event ties in with the arrival of Mewtwo, who is also Psychic.

The event additions are pretty slight - there's some new spawns and Field Research - but it should keep you busy until Mewtwo disappears and - we can only guess - Gen 4 might make an appearance.

Pokémon Go Psychic event end date

The Psychic event started on Friday, October 5th, and will have an end date of Sunday, October 14th, both at the following times:

  • UK: 9pm (BST)
  • Europe: 10pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 4pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 1pm (PDT)

Pokémon Go Psychic event spawns Drowzee, Abra, Ralts and other additions explained

The Psychic event mostly focuses on increased Psychic spawns of specific creatures. Those cited by Niantic as part of the event announcement include:

  • Abra
  • Baltoy
  • Drowzee (with chance of being shiny)
  • Ralts
  • Slowbro
  • Spoink

Others Psychics, as well as their evolutions, may appear more frequently too.

Pokémon Go Battles have arrived! Now's a good time to refresh yourself with our Best Pokémon lists and pick up some Sinnoh Stones. Elsewhere this month, the big Pokémon Go Holiday event for Christmas 2018 is here, and we've seen the usual new December Field Research and additional Shinies. Meanwhile, new Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon continue to be slowly released, such as the addition of Legendary Cresselia, and there's been an update to the Type Chart and type effectiveness multipliers, too.

The event also offers two other changes to the game:

  • The permanent addition of shiny Drowzee (and evolution Hypno) to the shiny roster. Since finding shinies is a numbers game, use the event to increase your chances of finding one!
  • Psychic-type field research for the duration of the event

That's right - there's no XP, Candy or Stardust bonuses while the event is active. So while it's generally a fairly low key event, Psychic creatures are one of the more useful Types in the game, and so it's worth getting as much Abra and Ralts Candy as you can.

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