August 2021 Research Breakthrough Pokémon in Pokémon Go

A new research breakthrough Pokémon will be available soon.

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August 2021 is here to wrap up the end of Pokémon Go’s Season of Discovery. With the Pokémon Go Fest 2021 behind us, we’re looking to see what Niantic has up its sleeves for the rest of August. For the Research Breakthrough, the Pokémon we’re receiving for this month will be Chimecho, the evolved form of Chingling.

You can start catching Chimecho on August 1, 2021, at 1 PM PT. If you want to turn in your final research task token to catch Rufflet, the previous month’s Research Breakthrough Pokémon, you have to do it before this time. Any completed research breakthroughs you make after August 1 will be a Chimeco encounter.

Chimeco is a Psychic-type Pokémon, and it’s the evolved form of Chingling. It will be weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks, but it is resistant against Fighting and Psychic-type moves. It has a maximum CP of 2,554, an attack of 175, a defense of 170, and a stamina of 181. For PvP, it has a maximum CP of 2,259, an attack of 150, a defense of 146, and a stamina of 154. Unfortunately, it’s not the best Pokémon in the game, and we highly recommend considering it a Pokédex filler.

Chimecho does have a shiny version, which was released during Pokémon Go Fest 2021. If you’re looking to add this Pokémon to your collection, you’ll have a maximum of four chances to encounter it during the Research Breakthrough events. You’ll need to complete a Field Research task once a day to earn a stamp. Once you earn all seven stamps for the week, you’ll encounter Chimeco on the seventh day, and you’ll earn a large boost of XP and Stardust.