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How to catch Nihilego in Pokémon Go

Where can you find Nihilego?
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Nihilego is one of the many Ultra Beasts that appear in Pokémon, and for a brief time, you’ll have the chance to catch it in Pokémon Go. Although Nihilego is not directly a legendary Pokémon, it’s better to consider it one, even if it is an Ultra Beast. You’ll have the chance to catch it at specific opportunities, and you want to make sure you go out of your way to find it. Here’s what you need to know about how to catch Nihilego in Pokémon Go.

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How to catch Nihilego

Nihilego will be available for limited times in Pokémon Go by battling it in five-star raids. The first time this Pokémon will debut will happen during Pokémon Go Fest 2022, on the second day. During this event, Nihilego has a chance to appear in five-star raids in your local area, so long as you have a Pokémon Go Fest 2022 ticket.

This event will be the first time the Pokémon will appear. It will likely occur again a few months following the major event, giving everyone who did not purchase a Pokémon Go Fest 2022 ticket the chance to add it to their collection. Unfortunately, because it will be Nihilego’s debut, you won’t have a chance to catch a shiny version of this Pokémon.

After you catch it, you’ll want to figure out the best moveset to teach to make it a viable option for future raids or when battling against other players. Nihilego is a worthwhile Pokémon to add to your collection, and we recommend going out of your way to find it.

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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.