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Pokémon Go Charge Up! event research quest: How to complete each quest task and field research explained

It's time to catch some electric-type Pokémon!

Charge Up! is the first event spotlighting electric-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Not only does this event have exclusive field research tasks for you to complete, but there is also the Charge Up! research quest. Since this is a timed research quest though, you need to ensure you complete it before the event ends.

Charge Up! also sees the release of Tynamo, along with its evolutions, from Gen 5, the Therian Forme for Thundurus and the Mega Evolution for Manectric.

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'Charge Up!' quest steps in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find all of the challenges and rewards for the Charge Up! research quest. This quest does contain spoilers, so, if you want to remain surprised, we recommend skipping to the next section.

It's important to remember that this is a timed research quest, so it will only be available during the Charge Up! event itself. It will vanish forever once the event ends, taking its rewards with it, so, if you're after a specific reward, make sure you earn it before the event ends.

Thank you to Amiibofan101 from reddit for the help with this information!

'Charge Up!' Step 1 of 4

  • Catch 5 Electric-type Pokémon - Pikachu encounter
  • Evolve a Pokémon - Voltorb encounter
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times - 10 PokéBalls

Rewards: Unova Stone, 10 Mega Ampharos Candy and a Tynamo encounter

'Charge Up!' Step 2 of 4

  • Make 3 Nice throws in a row - Magnemite encounter
  • Make 3 Curveball throws - Magnemite encounter
  • Make 3 Great throws - Magnemite encounter

Rewards: Sinnoh Stone, 10 Mega Manectric Candy and a Magneton encounter

'Charge Up!' Step 3 of 4

  • Use 7 berries to help catch Pokémon - 10 PokéBalls
  • Evolve 3 Electric-type Pokémon - Electabuzz encounter
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times - 3 Razz Berries

Rewards: Up-Grade, 15 Mega Ampharos Candy and a Porygon encounter

'Charge Up!' Step 4 of 4

  • Transfer 15 Pokémon - 10 PokéBalls
  • Evolve 5 Electric-type Pokémon - Jolteon encounter
  • Power up Pokémon 15 times - Manectric encounter

Rewards: Unova Stone, 15 Mega Manectric Engery and a Tynamo encounter

Field research tasks and everything you need to know about the Charge Up! event in Pokémon Go

Field research tasks exclusive to Charge Up! will be available from spinning PokéStops through Pokémon Go during the event. You can save these tasks and complete them after the event ends if you so wish, but you won't be able to collect them afterwards.

Here are the field research tasks and their rewards for the Charge Up! event:

  • Catch 25 Electric-type Pokémon reward - Tynamo encounter
  • Catch 5 Electric-type Pokémon reward - Pikachu, Voltorb or Joltik encounter
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times reward - 3 Great Balls
  • Power up Pokémon 7 times reward - 10 Gengar, Gyarados or Pidgeot Mega Candy
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times reward - 10 Ampharos or Manectric Mega Candy

Thank you to SilphScience from reddit for the help with this information!

Charge Up! sees the release of Tynamo and it's evolutions - Eelektrik and Eelektross - bringing us closer to a complete Gen 5 Pokédex.

Tynamo will be available in the wild, alongside other electric-type Pokémon like Electrike and Stunfisk, and in one-star raids, where you'll also be able to battle Voltorb, Shinx, Blitzle and Klink.

Tynamo, Eelektrik and Eelektross have now debuted in Pokémon Go.

You'll also be able to fight Alolan Raichu, Alolan Graveler, Magneton and Ampharos in three-star raids. While, best of all, the Therian Forme for Thundurus will make its debut in five-star raids.

Remember - you can use a Remote Raid pass to enter raids from whether you may be!

The Mega Evolution for Manectric will also be seeing its first appearance in Mega Raids during this week. You'll also be able to battle Mega Houndoom and Abomasnow during the event, making it the perfect time to collect the Mega Candy you need to add these Pokémon to your Mega Pokédex if you haven't done so already.

Finally, a number of electric-type Pokémon will be available from 5km eggs collected during the event, including:

  • Pichu
  • Elekid
  • Electrike
  • Shinx
  • Joltik
  • Tynamo
  • Stunfisk

All of these electric-type Pokémon will also bring you close to the platinum level for the electric-type medal!

The Season of Adventures Abound is here! The Party Up! event is currently running and players who didn't earn a Master Ball via Timed Investigation: Master Ball can purchase the Special Research: Master Ball quest. Party Play - Pokémon Go's multiplayer feature - is here, along with the Welcome Party quest. Be sure to fight in the Go Battle League, compete in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Charge Up! event dates and time in Pokémon Go explained

Charge Up! is an in-game event for Pokémon Go celebrating electric-type Pokémon.

Both the Charge Up! timed research and field research tasks are only available during the event, which runs from Tuesday, 16th March at 10am (local time) to Monday, 22nd March at 8pm (local time).

The Charge Up! research quest consists of four steps, with rewards for each individual challenge and overall quest step. If you want to earn all of these rewards, you need to ensure you complete the Charge Up! research quest before the end of the event itself, because, like all timed research, the questline will vanish alongside the event.

Have fun catching electric-type Pokémon!

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