As the new season sets into motion, the Mythic Blade event is slowly picking up the pace in Pokemon GO. The second event under Mythical Wishes will commemorate Fighting-type Pocket Monsters with wild encounters, featured attacks, exclusive Field Research, and a Collection Challenge. It will also mark the debuts of Keldeo, Crabrawler, and Crabominable.
With the entirety of the December 2022 schedule revealed already, including events and new debuts, Pokemon GO trainers are in for a gala time in the upcoming weeks. Furthermore, Niantic also recently shared the details for this month's Community Day event, which will showcase all Community Day featured Pokemon from 2021 and 2022 over two days.
For those interested, the list of scheduled events in Pokemon GO for this month is as follows:
- Mythic Blade
- Elite Raids
- Something Extraordinary: Keldeo Special Research
- December Community Day
- Winter Holiday Part 1
- Winter Holiday Part 2
- Winter Wonderland
- Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day
Everything you need to know about Mythic Blade Collection Challenge and Field Research in Pokemon GO
The Mythical Blade event is slated to begin in Niantic's popular AR title on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 10 am local time and will conclude on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 8 pm local time.
The exclusive Field Research tasks and rewards for Mythic Blade are as follows:
- Catch seven Fighting-type Pokemon - Hitmonlee encounter (shiny variant is available), Hitmonchan encounter (shiny variant is available)
- Catch 15 Fighting-type Pokemon - Galarian Farfetch'd encounter (shiny variant is available)
- Power up Pokemon 15 times - Galarian Farfetch'd encounter (shiny variant is available)
The event-themed Collection Challenge for Mythic Blade is as follows:
- Catch Hitmonchan
- Catch Hitmonlee
- Catch Hitmontop
- Catch Machop
- Catch Makuhita
- Catch Meditite
- Catch Machoke
- Catch Hariyama
- Catch Medicham
- Catch Crabrawler
- Catch Galarian Farfetch'd
- Rewards - 1x Fast TM and 1x Charged TM
The Pokemon GO event will also feature a ticketed Special Research story titled Something Extraordinary. This exclusive episode will afford ticket-holding trainers an opportunity to encounter the Colt Pokemon, Keldeo, who will be making its debut in the game.
Ticket holders will be able to claim the Special Research story between December 10 and December 11 and can choose to complete it whenever they want. Those who purchase tickets will have increased Incense encounters with Pokemon like Machop, Hitmonlee, Beldum, and more. There are also other Special Research rewards in the fray, and they are as follows:
- Keldeo T-Shirt avatar item
- 14 Rare Candies
- 12 Silver Pinap Berries
- 2 Incubators
- 2 Super Incubators
- 2 Incense
- Encounters with several Fighting-type and Water-type Pokemon
As expected, the decision to paywall the debut of the Mythical Pokemon behind a ticketed event-exclusive Special Research story has not sat well with the Pokemon GO community. The general consensus among players is that "greedy" moves such as these have been responsible for driving players away from the AR title.