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Pokemon Go Power Plant event adds two new electric Pokemon

Helioptile and Heliolisk make their debut during this week's Power Plant event.

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Helioptile arrives as part of Pokemon Go's new Power Plant event.
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Pokemon Go's Season of Heritage story continues with this week's Power Plant event. The brand-new event is now underway until Feb. 1 and features various electric-type Pokemon, including the debuting Helioptile and its evolved form, Heliolisk. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

Power Plant event hours

The Power Plant event begins at 10 a.m. local time on Jan. 19 and runs until 10 a.m. local time on Feb. 1.

Featured Pokemon

As mentioned, the electric Pokemon Helioptile is making its Pokemon Go debut during the Power Plant event. You'll be able to find it in the wild and by completing Field Research tasks. To evolve it into Heliolisk, you'll need to have 50 Helioptile Candy and one Sun Stone.

A few other electric, steel and other types of Pokemon will also be appearing more frequently throughout the Power Plant event. You can see the list of featured Pokemon below:

Wild spawns

  • Magnemite
  • Grimer
  • Voltorb
  • Electrode
  • Jolteon
  • Electabuzz
  • Porygon
  • Trubbish
  • Helioptile

One-star raids

  • Pikachu
  • Beldum
  • Shinx
  • Blitzle
  • Klink

Three-star raids

From Jan. 15 to Jan. 24:

  • Scyther
  • Typhlosion
  • Mawile
  • Druddigon

From Jan. 24 to Feb. 1:

  • Dewgong
  • Piloswine
  • Monferno
  • Druddigon

Five-star raids

Field Research encounters

  • Magnemite
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Voltorb
  • Electrike
  • Joltik
  • Trubbish
  • Emolga
  • Helioptile

Team Go Rocket event

Team Go Rocket will also make its presence felt during the Power Plant event. Beginning Jan. 24, the villainous trainers will appear more frequently at PokeStops and in hot air balloons, and they'll have new Shadow Pokemon in tow, including Shadow Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile. On top of that, you'll be able to use a Charged TM to replace a Shadow Pokemon's Frustration attack. The Team Rocket takeover runs until Jan. 30.

That's not all that's happening in Pokemon Go this week. The legendary Pokemon Regice has returned to five-star raids until Feb. 1. You can catch up on everything else going on this month in our January events roundup.