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How to catch Keldeo in Pokémon Go

There's only one way for you to catch Keldeo.

Keldeo is one of the several mythical Pokémon you can encounter in the Pokémon series, and they’re going to make their way over to Pokémon Go. You won’t be able to find Keldeo out in the wild, but they do appear in special events that occur every so often. You will need to act quickly if you want to catch this Pokémon. Here’s what you need to know about how to catch Keldeo in Pokémon Go.

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How to get Keldeo in Pokémon Go

Right now, the only way you can add Keldeo to your collection is if you purchase the Something Extraordinary Special Research ticket, which goes live alongside the main debut event for Keldeo, Mythic Blade. The Mythic Blade event introduces Keldeo Pokémon Go, but outside of the Special Research ticket you need to purchase, you will not be able to catch this Pokémon. The ticket goes live on December 10, close to the end of the Mythic Blade event. If you do not purchase this ticket before this happens, you may miss out on your chance to grab Keldeo.

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This is a similar process that Niantic has done for other mythical Pokémon. They’re much rarer than legendary Pokémon, which means not everyone will have a chance to catch them when it initially releases. We can expect a future event to add another Special Research for all players, giving those who missed out on the chance to catch Keldeo and those who already caught this Pokémon will receive candy. We have a best moveset breakdown for Keldeo, and it looks like a decent Pokémon, especially if you want to add another choice to your Master League roster.

Those who receive the Something Extraordinary Special Research ticket will have as much time as they want to work through this ticket. Special Research tickets do not expire on your account, meaning if you do not complete Something Extraordinary before the Mythic Blade event wraps up, you can still work through it at your leisure.

However, if you do not purchase the ticket before the event ends, you will need to wait until Keldeo returns to future events. We do not know when this will happen, but it will likely occur sometime in the middle of 2023.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.