Togedemaru is finally making its Pokemon Go debut, so trainers around the world will probably be wondering how to catch it, if it can be Shiny, and if there are any evolutions or not.
The ongoing Test Your Mettle event comes with loads of exciting features like Mega Aggron and a Catch Challenge, but the most exciting is definitely the long-awaited debut of the adorable Togedemaru!
Known as the Roly-poly Pokémon in the Pokedex, Togedemaru first appeared in the Sun & Moon Alola region. It’s an Electric/Steel-type dual creature that isn’t known to have any evolutions or alternate forms.
Below is all the information you need on how to find Togedemaru and add it to your collection, as well as details on Shiny’s current availability.
How to catch Togedemaru in Pokemon Go
There are a few ways to encounter Togedemaru during the Test Your Mettle event:
- As a wild encounter.
- By defeating it in a 1-star Raid Battle.
- As a reward for completing event-exclusive field research tasks.
- By completing the Catch Challenge Timed Research quest.
The easiest way to encounter Togedemaru is to find one in the wild when you go exploring. You’re not guaranteed to find one this way, but you can always use the Nearby feature to try and find one at a nearby landmark.
Togedemaru will also appear as a 1-star raid boss during the Test Your Mettle event and can be a reward for completing event-exclusive field research tasks, although these require more work than a wild encounter.
If you’re looking for a guaranteed way to face Togedemaru, try completing the Test Your Mettle Catch Challenge before the event is over. Togedemaru is a reward for completing Step 1, so you’ll definitely find one this way.
Can Togedemaru be shiny in Pokemon Go?
The bad news is that Shiny Togedemaru is Not available at Pokemon Go. Niantic rarely releases a new species alongside its Shiny variant, so the regular Togedemaru will have to suffice for now.
It’s unknown when Shiny Togedemaru will appear in Pokemon Go, but new shinies usually debut at big events, so keep an eye out in the future.
Does Togedemaru have an evolution in Pokemon Go?
Togedemaru is the only member of its Pokemon family, which means it cannot evolve in Pokemon Go or any other game. It also doesn’t have any pre-developments or alternate forms that you need to know about.
While this makes it a little less exciting, it also means you don’t have to spend time stocking up on candy to advance it. You can just catch one to fill out your Pokedex and move on to something else.
If you’ve caught a Togedemaru, be sure to check out some of our other Pokemon Go tips and guides:
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