It is time to duel!!!
Trainers in Pokemon GO are going to get their battle on that thanks to the Battle Showdown event! It is all about battling from March 5th to March 12th.
During this event you will see plenty of Fighting Pokemon like Mankey, Machop, Makuhita, and Meditite. If you are lucky then you may catch one of these Pokemon as a Shiny. This event will introduce Shiny Mankey and Machop into Pokemon GO.
A new move will also be introduce into Pokemon GO. This new move is called Power Up Punch. This attack is a Charged Attack that may raise the Attack power of the Pokemon who uses it. So far the following Pokemon can learn Power Up Punch: Poliwrath, Hitmonchan, Kangaskhan, Medicham, and Lucario.
Other bonuses that will increase during the Battle Showdown include:
- 2× Catch, Battle, and Raid Stardust
- 2× XP for Gym Badges
- Earn up to five rewards per day from Trainer Battles, including Rare Candy.
- Earn up to three rewards per day from challenging team leaders, including Rare Candy.
Best of luck in your battles!