The final weeks of January in Pokémon Go end with the Power Plant event featuring several electric and steel-type Pokémon that trainers can capture in the wild. A new Pokémon joining the game is Helioptile, the generator of Pokémon. If you catch it during the event, you have the chance to develop it into Heliolisk. In addition, malicious forces in Pokémon Go, Team Rocket, have caught wind in the mysterious door opened by Professor Willow in the primary story. They will perform in the second half of the event.
Helioptile will appear in the wild much more often during the event, and you can also capture it by performing specific field research tasks. Helioptile is an electric and normal-type Pokémon that makes it combat- and ground-type moves, but it is resistant to electrical, flying, ghost and steel attacks. Traditionally, you would develop Helioptile into Heliolisk using a sunstone, but this will not be the case for Pokémon Go.
Team Rocket has been dormant and eager to jump into the Power Plant event to create trouble. The story is set to unravel on January 24, so before then we have no exact details on what they will do or how they will be involved in the event. We will get more information before the Power Plant event ends on February 1st.
Other Pokémon that appear in the wild during the event include Magnemite, Grimer, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Porygon, Jolteon, and Trubbish. Many of these Pokémon, including Emolga, will also be viable for capture by performing Field Research missions that players acquire from PokéStops.
For those who prefer raiding, Genesect (Shock Drive) also performs for the event. It's a five star raid, so we highly recommend working with other players to take it down and capture it. This version of Genesect is unique because it has move-techno-blast as an electric type feature. Genesect leaves five-star raids on January 24 and is replaced by Regice, the legendary Ice-type.
The Power Plant event takes place from January 19th to February 1st.