How to catch a Tynamo in Pokémon Go

Tynamo has arrived to Pokémon Go.

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New Pokémon species are always being discovered in Pokémon Go. A new Pokémon for players to capture during the Charge Up event during the Season of Legends is Tynamo. It’s a little pale eel-like Pokémon that looks like most of the small fish you’d catch and decide to toss back into the water. While it is a fish Pokémon, it is an Electric-type, and its final evolved form, Eelektross, is based on an electric eel that you’d see swimming in the ocean. You won’t have to swim into the deep oceans to find Tynamo. When a Pokémon makes its debut, you’ll be able to capture it in specific ways. Following the Charge Up event, we expect it to enter the wild and be available for other trainers to capture.

The Electric-type Charge Up event will be happening from March 16 to the 22, starting at 10 AM and ending at 8 PM in your local time zone.

For the start of the Charge Up event, Tynamo will be available for all trainers to capture in the wild. All you have to do is wander around your neighborhood and find where other Pokémon are spawning. There’s a chance Tynamo will appear in these areas, but like everything in Pokémon Go, it’s a bit random, so you might have to spend a bit of time trying to find it.

Alternatively, Tynamo is also hatching from 5km eggs. Because of the new egg transparency feature in Pokémon Go, some trainers will be able to see their chances of hatching a Tynamo when they click on the egg while it’s in an incubator.

The other option to catch a Tynamo during the Charge Up event is to find it in one-star raids. These raids feature a much stronger version of the Pokémon that trainers need to defeat in battle, and if they do, they’ll have a chance of capturing the Pokémon at the end of the event.

Those are the three methods that you can capture Tynamo throughout the Charge Up event. Once the event is over, Tynamo will likely become a specific Pokémon you can hatch from 5km eggs and battle in one-star raids. It might be some time before it reenters the wild once more.