Test your Mettle event

test your mettle event

The test your mettle event is the next event in Pokemon GO. It starts at 10am local time on Friday 16th September 2022 and lasts until 8pm local time on Wednesday 21st September 2022

Test your Mettle event

Here’s all the details for the event

Two new Ultra beasts

Two new ultra beasts are debuting, but they release earlier than the event on 13th September 2022

Celesteela releases in the Southern Hemisphere in 5* raids. It is a Flying/Steel typing

Kartana releases in the Northern Hemisphere in 5* raids. It is a Grass/Steel typing


Mega Aggron

A brand new Mega, Mega Aggron makes its debut from Friday 16th September 2022 till Tuesday 27th September 2022. The shiny is available

Event Bonuses

  • Increased chance to receive candy XL for successfully catching Pokemon with Nice, Great and Excellent throws
  • Increased candy for successfully catching Pokemon with Nice, Great and Excellent throws

Pokemon debut

Togedemaru the roly-poly Pokemon will make its Pokemon GO debut during the event

mega Aggron
Mega Aggron

Wild encounters

The following Pokemon will be spawning more frequently in the wild

  • Magnemite
  • Pineco
  • Nosepass
  • Aron
  • Beldum
  • Bronzor
  • Drilbur
  • Ferroseed
  • Togedemaru

If lucky

  • Prinplup
  • Galarian Stunfisk

Drilbur, Prinpup and Togedemaru are the only Pokemon without a chance of shiny


The following Pokemon will be in raids

PokemonType of RaidShiny ChanceOther details
Scyther1 starYes
Beldum1 starYes
Shieldon1 starYes
Klink1 starYes
Togedemaru1 starNo
Magneton3 starNo
Skarmory3 starYes
Mawile3 starYes
Lairon3 starNo
Celesteela5 starNoSouthern Hemisphere.
13th-27th September
Kartana5 starNoNorthern Hemisphere
13th-27th September
Mega AggronMega raidYes16th-27th September


The following Pokemon will feature in 7km eggs

  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Diglett
  • Galarian Meowth
  • Riolu
  • Galarian Stunfisk

All have the chance to be shiny


Field research tasks

Completing certain event themed field research will reward encounters with the following Pokemon

  • Magnemite
  • Pineco
  • Nosepass
  • Drilbur
  • Ferroseed
  • Togedemaru

If lucky

  • Beldum

Drilbur and Togedemaru have no shiny chance

Certain research tasks will also reward Steelix and Scizor mega energy

Timed research

There will be Timed research during the event focused on catching Steel type Pokemon. Completing it will reward Aggron mega energy and encounters with Aron and Togedemaru

Thoughts on the event

This event looks to be a decent event even though it’s only a relatively short event

The introduction of two Ultra beasts that are regional to different hemispheres will require you to interact with friends and use some remote passes to collect both of them

Kartana is the new best grass type attacker in the game and will only be overtaken by Mega Sceptile. For that reason it’s worth collecting several of them to have for types weak to grass

Mega Aggron is making its debut which is exciting

The spawns and raids in the event are a nice selection especially having beldum available to stock up on both candy and XL candy

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