Pokemon Go Mountains of Power event starts today — here's what you need to know

POKEMON Go's first event of 2022 — Mountains of Power — is live, with new wild encounters, research tasks, and more.

The Season of Heritage continues with the Mountain of Power event which was announced on the official blog this week.

Pokemon Go players have one week to tick off the event's Field Research and Timed Research tasks.

It's also the first time a Shiny Slugma encounter will be available in-game.

When is Pokemon Go Mountains of Power of event?

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power kicks off today, January 7, at 10am local time.

It runs until Thursday, January 13 at 8pm local time, so you've got one week to complete the various tasks.

The event continues the Season of Heritage story and revolves around Rock- and Steel-type Pokemon.

"Spark’s intuition leads him to believe that the mysterious door’s second mechanism requires the help of Rock- and Steel-type Pokémon to unlock it," reads the blog.

"Journey through terrain reminiscent of the mountains found in regions like Johto and Sinnoh, and work with Spark to unlock the next mechanism!"

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Pokemon Go Mountains of Power event bonus 

If the reality of your gruelling New Year's exercise regime is getting you down, Pokemon Go is giving you a break.

During the event, the walking distance required to earn hearts with your buddy is halved.

So make the most of it while you can to increase your buddy status with half of the usual effort.

Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Timed Research

Timed Research in Mountains of Power will focus on catching pokemon, hatching eggs, and earning Buddy Candy.

Your reward for completing the tasks will result in encounters with pokemon like Mawile and Beldum.

You'll need to complete the Timed Research tasks before the end of the event to earn all of the rewards.

Mountains of Power Timed Research part one

  • Catch 5 pokemon – Slugma encounter
  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy – Ferroseed encounter
  • Hatch an Egg – Alolan Geodude encounter
  • Rewards:
    • Absol encounter
    • 1000 x Stardust
    • 10 x Great Balls

    Mountains of Power Timed Research part two

    • Catch 6 different species of PokEmon – Chimecho encounter
    • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy – Onix encounter
    • Hatch 2 Eggs – Beldum encounter
    • Rewards:
      • Mawile encounter
      • 2000 x Stardust
      • 10 x Ultra Balls

      Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Field Research Task Encounters

      Completing Field Research Tasks in Mountains of Power can net you encounters with Alolan Geodude, Slugma, and Mawile, with shiny variants of all three available.

      Here are the tasks you need to complete along with their rewards:

      • Hatch an egg – Alolan Geodude encounter
      • Walk 1 km – Slugma encounter
      • Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy – Mawile encounter

      Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Raids

      Pokemon Go Mountains of Power Raids sees another first for the game with the debut of Mega Aerodactyl.

      Heatran is also back in the Five-Star Raids, amongst a slew ofRock- and Steel-types.