How To Get Inkay and Malamar In Pokemon GO - September 2021

By Dean James

September 7, 2021

The total number of Pokemon has now exceeded 1,000, but Pokemon GO has been playing catch up over the years with new additions and the new Psychic Spectacular event has now introduced two new ones with both Inkay and Malamar.

The Psychic Spectacular starts on Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 am local time and will run through Monday, September 13 at 8:00 pm local time.

During this event, there will be plenty of Psychic Pokemon that you will be able to get in the game and that includes Inkay and Malamar.

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How To Get Inkay and Malamar In Pokemon GO

Inkay and Malamar were introduced during the sixth generation in the Pokemon X and Y games, with Malamar actually being the evolution of Inkay. Both Pokemon are Dark/Psychic types, which fit right in with the Psychic Spectacular event of course.

As of the start of the Psychic Spectacular at 10:00 am local time on September 8, you should start encountering Inkay in the wild. If there aren’t any right around you, start walking around or even use an Incense or Lure to help out.

Considering they are brand new to the game and at the forefront of the event, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding wild Inkay. If you are though, you can also look for PokeStops to get certain Field Research tasks.

Some of the Field Research tasks will reward you with Inkay encounters, giving you another method of obtaining them in the game. Between these two methods, you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting enough of this new Pokemon in the game.

In addition, there is one more way to get Inkay, but you are limited to only one. That is by completing the Psychic Spectacular Timed Research, which rewards you with an Inkay when you complete step 5.

As for getting Malamar, it’s unlikely this one is going to be found in the wild since it’s a brand new spawn. Instead, you will have to worry about catching enough Inkay to evolve it to Malamar. In fact, there is a special way to evolve Inkay into Malamar that you can read about in our guide on how to evolve Inkay into Malamar.

That is all you need to know about how to get Inkay and Malamar in Pokemon GO, so make sure to go out and get as many as you can during the five day Psychic Spectacular.

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Dean James

Dean has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got an SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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