For those who wanted more Electric-type Pokémon to add to your collection in Pokémon Go, the Charge Up event will be for you. Not only will you get the chance to capture the new Pokémon, Tynamo, but Therian Forme Thundurus is making its debut to five-star raids, and Mega Manectric will appear for the first time in mega raids. All of this kicks off on March 16 at 10 AM in your local time zone.
Since the end of February, Therian Forme Thundurus had been teased since the start of the Season of Legends in Pokémon Go. Players knew it was right around the corner, and now we know it’s not the only exciting encounter players can have during the Electric-type Charge Up event.
Tynamo, a Pokémon originally from the Unova region, is making its debut in Pokémon Go. It’s a small eel-like Pokémon that eventually evolves into Eelektross, an Electric-type Pokémon. Traditionally, trainers needed a thunder stone to evolve, so we’re likely to need an Unova Stone to reach this form.
The other Pokémon making its debut during the Charge Up event is Mega Manectric, the mega evolved form of Manectric. It is also an Electric-type Pokémon and is not a dual-type. We imagine it’ll still be a useful Pokémon for anyone having trouble with any Flying or Water-type five-star raids. Still, we’ll have to see what kind of stats it has and how it compares to the other mega Electric-type Pokémon, Mega Ampharos. Mega Manectric will be appearing in mega raids starting on March 16.
It’s only been a few weeks into the Season of Legends, and trainers already have plenty of opportunities to add more Pokémon to their collection. We’re excited to see how the event turns out and what developers Niantic have planned for Therian Forme Tornadus’ and Landorus’ when they arrive.