Keldeo Arrives In Pokémon GO For The Mythic Blade Event

The Season of Mythical Wishes will fulfill a Mythical Wish of many Pokémon GO players next week… we're getting Keldo! Keldeo, the Mythical Pokémon who rounds out the Swords of Justice group of Pokémon, arrives during the new Mythic Blade event kicking off next week via ticketed research. This is the first event of the Season of Mythical Wishes, which seems to start things off with quite a promising week of gameplay. Let's get into the details.

Keldeo in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Keldeo in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Here is what is happening in Pokémon GO during the Mythic Blade event:

  • Date and time: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • New Pokémon: Crabrawler
  • Wild spawns: Mankey, Machop, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Combusken, Makuhita, Meditite, and Monferno. Poliwrath and Crabrawler will be rare spawns. From what I have observed, this looks very similar to the standard Season of Mythical Wishes spawn pool.
  • Raids:
    • Tier One: Meditite, Buizel, Timburr, Tympole
    • Tier Five: Poliwrath, Aerodactyl, Skarmory, Breloom
    • Tier Five until December 8th: Terrakion
    • Tier Five starting December 8th: Virizion
    • Mega Raids: Mega Aggron
  • Featured Attacks: When caught during the event, these Pokémon will have the following special Attacks:
    • Terrakion will know Sacred Sword
    • Virizion will know Sacred Sword
    • Keldeo will know Sacred Sword
  • Collection Challenge: Rewards one Fast TM and one Charged TM, continuing the time-honored collection of making Trainers wonder why these exist.
  • Field Research task encounters: Galarian Farfetch'd, Hitmonlee, Hitmontop, Hitmonchan

There will be features exclusive to the ticketed research, including the Keldeo encounter. Here are the details for the Something Extraordinary Special Research in Pokémon GO:

  • Timing: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • How to access the Special Research: Niantic says, "Ticket-holders will gain access to the Special Research story during the Mythic Blade event. To receive the Special Research, you must open Pokémon GO at some point between Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. After you've received the Special Research, you can complete it at any time."
  • Mythical encounter: Keldeo in its Ordinary Form. Its Resolute Form will not yet be released.
  • Ticket-exclusive increased Incense encounters: Machop, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Beldum, Tympole, Ferroseed.
  • Other Special Research features: These include:
    • Fighting-type and Water-type Pokémon encounters
    • Keldeo Avatar T-Shirt
    • 14 Rare Candies
    • 12 Silver Pinap Berries
    • 2 Incubators
    • 2 Super Incubators
    • 2 Incense
    • "and more"

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