Dates, New Shinies & More

Pokemon GO is holding the new Crackling Voltage event that celebrates Electric-types. It starts at 10 AM local time on January 27, 2023, and will run until February 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM local time.

The highlight of this event is the two new shiny Pokemon, but there is also plenty more for Pokemon trainers to look forward to.

Also, during this event, there will be a Spotlight Hour featuring Blitzle. This will be a perfect chance to catch a shiny version of this Pokemon!

New Shinies in Crackling Voltage Event

The Crackling Voltage event is adding two brand-new shiny Pokemon to Pokemon GO. They are:

Players can get shiny Helioptile in a number of ways – as a wild spawn, Field Research reward, from the new 7km Egg and Raids. Meanwhile, Shiny Tapu Koko is only obtainable from winning a Tier 5 Raid battle.

Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chance of encountering shinies. This includes how likely you are to find shiny Legendaries as well as boosted shiny odds!

Pokemon GO Shiny Helioptile and Shiny Tapu Koko

All of the New Content in the Pokemon GO Crackling Voltage Event

In addition to the new shiny Pokemon, the Crackling Voltage event is introducing the following content to Pokemon GO:

  • Electric-type wild Pokemon spawns
  • Updated selection of Raid bosses, including Tapu Koko and Mega Aerodactyl
  • New 7km Crackling Voltage Egg
  • New Field Research tasks and Pokemon encounter rewards

As there will be so many Electric-type Pokemon to catch during the event, you might want to find out the most powerful ones for battling. Here are the best Electric-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO so you can win your Gyms and Raid battles!

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