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:
- Drowzee (with chance of being shiny)
Others Psychics, as well as their evolutions, may appear more frequently too.
April offers a new event, with Eggstravaganza Field Research, a revamped Pokémon Go 2km egg chart and new shinies. We've also recently seen the addition of Lucky Friends and Latios counters. Meanwhile, take a look at the Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon we're still waiting on, how to get a Smeargle photobomb as well as details of the next Community Day Pokémon Torchic.
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.