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Looking to catch Passimian in Pokémon GO? Discover the exclusive methods to encounter this Gen 7 Pokémon during the 2023 World Championships event. Whether you’re aiming to take on Passimian in 3-Star Raids or complete event-specific Field Research tasks, we’ve got you covered. Learn the best strategies, counters, and more to enhance your chances of adding this Fighting-type gem to your collection. Dive into our guide and seize the opportunity to capture Passimian before it’s gone!
Passimian is a Fighting-type Pokémon from the Alola region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon.
- Raid Boss CP: 18,811 CP
- Max CP at Level 40: 3,033 CP
- Max normal CP for catching Passimian: 1,654 to 1,733 CP
- Max weather boost CP (Cloudy) for catching Passimian: 2,068 to 2,166 CP
How to Get Passimian in Pokémon GO
Passimian, a Generation 7 Pokémon inspired by lemurs, made its debut in Pokémon GO during the Season of Hidden Gems. Specifically, it was introduced as part of the Pokémon World Championships 2023 event in August 2023. If you’re eager to add this unique Fighting-type Pokémon to your collection, here’s how to catch it:
1. Three-Star Raids: During the Pokémon World Championships 2023 event, Passimian can be encountered as a three-star raid boss. To defeat Passimian in a raid, you have a few options:
- Use a Remote Raid Pass in conjunction with apps like Poke Genie to battle it from a distance.
- Team up with other trainers in person to take on the raid challenge.
- If you’re an experienced trainer, you might even attempt the raid solo.
2. Event-Exclusive Field Research Tasks: Another method to catch Passimian is by completing event-exclusive field research tasks. One such task is to “Trade a Pokémon.” Keep in mind that the field research tasks from PokéStops change daily. It’s essential to find the right PokéStop that offers the Passimian-related task. Joining a local Pokémon GO group can be helpful, as someone in the group may have already located the required PokéStop.
3. Important Tips for Field Research: If you opt for the field research route, remember that you’ll need another Pokémon GO player to trade with. Additionally, be cautious not to accidentally delete the task. The advantage of this approach is that the field research task can be saved and completed after the event ends.
4. Benefits of Capturing Passimian: Passimian doesn’t evolve, so you only need to catch it once to add it to your Pokédex. Given the uncertainty of its spawn rate after the Pokémon World Championships 2023 event, it’s highly recommended to catch Passimian during the event to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity.
Passimian Counters and Weaknesses in Pokémon GO
If you’re planning to battle Passimian in a raid, knowing its counters and weaknesses is crucial:
- Passimian Type: Fighting-type
- Weaknesses: Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-types
- Counters: For Fairy-types, Granbull, Gardevoir, Togekiss, and Sylveon. For Flying-types, Moltres, Rayquaza, Staraptor, and Braviary. For Psychic-types, Mewtwo, Metagross, Unbound Hoopa, and Lunala.
A team of strong Psychic-types, especially those with powerful moves like Psystrike, can be effective against Passimian. Consider adding Mega Gardevoir to your team to boost both Psychic and Fairy-type attacks, particularly if you’re taking on Passimian alone.
How to Catch Passimian in Pokémon GO during the 2023 World Championships Event
During the 2023 World Championships event in Pokémon GO, there are two main methods to encounter Passimian. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to catch this unique Pokémon:
1. Defeating Passimian as a 3-Star Raid Boss: Passimian can be encountered as a 3-Star Raid Boss during the event. Here’s what you need to do:
- Assemble a team of strong counters: Passimian is a pure Fighting-type Pokémon, which means it’s weak against Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-type attacks.
- Effective counters: Pokémon like Alakazam, Gardevoir, and Espeon are excellent choices to battle Passimian.
- Raid alone or with others: While it’s possible to defeat Passimian by yourself using strong counters, teaming up with other trainers can make the battle easier.
2. Completing the Event-Exclusive ‘Trade a Pokémon’ Field Research Task: If you’re unable to find Passimian as a Raid Boss or are having difficulty defeating it, you can also encounter Passimian by completing the event-exclusive ‘Trade a Pokémon’ Field Research task:
- Obtain the task: Spin PokéStops during the 2023 World Championships event to obtain the ‘Trade a Pokémon’ Field Research task.
- Clear space for tasks: Remember that you can delete unwanted Field Research tasks to make room for more.
- Complete the task: Trade a Pokémon with another Pokémon GO player to complete the ‘Trade a Pokémon’ Field Research task and earn a Passimian encounter.
- Shiny Passimian: As of now, Shiny Passimian is not available in Pokémon GO. You’ll have to wait for a future event to potentially encounter its Shiny variant.
- No Evolution: Passimian does not have an evolution in Pokémon GO or any other game. It’s a standalone Pokémon, which means you don’t need to gather excessive Candy. Catching one is enough to add it to your collection.
Pokémon GO 2023 Pokémon World Championships Event
It’s almost time to crown a new Pokémon GO World Champion, and Trainers can follow the action taking place in Yokohama, Japan, via Twitch from August 11 to August 13, 2023. And if you want your piece of the action, you can celebrate in Pokémon GO from August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to August 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Passimian, the Teamwork Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut, and Pikachu will be appearing wearing a 2023 Pokémon World Championships jersey.
Additionally, Pokémon that perform well in the GO Battle League’s Great League will show up in the wild and in raids, offering plenty of opportunities to strengthen your team. Plus, you can teach some of those featured Pokémon attacks that are usually only available by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charged TM. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hone your team—the maximum number of sets you can play per day in the GO Battle League will increase from five to 10 throughout the event. Finally, you can be a Timed Research champion by completing themed tasks to earn an Elite Fast TM, an encounter with World Championships 2023 Pikachu, and more.
The following GO Battle League mainstays will appear in the wild, although you might want to evolve some of them before adding them to your battle team!
Similarly, the Pokémon appearing as Field Research task encounters include several GO Battle League favorites.
- World Championships 2023 Pikachu
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Galarian Zigzagoon
Take part in the following raids to build up your teams.
- One-Star Raids
- World Championships 2023 Pikachu
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Three-Star Raids
- Galarian Stunfisk
- Five-Star Raids
- Mega Raids
- Mega Gyarados
Once you’ve caught new Pokémon for your GO Battle League team, you can get them fighting-fit by teaching them the right attacks. Throughout this event, you can evolve the following Pokémon to get a Pokémon armed with a featured attack that can usually only be acquired during a special event or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charged TM.
- Evolve Alolan Sandshrew to get an Alolan Sandslash that knows the Fast Attack Shadow Claw
- Evolve Machoke to get a Machamp that knows the Charged Attack Payback
- Evolve Seel to get a Dewgong that knows the Fast Attack Ice Shard and the Charged Attack Icy Wind
- Evolve a Sealeo to get a Walrein that knows the Fast Attack Powder Snow and the Charged Attack Icicle Spear
- Evolve a Galarian Linoone to get an Obstagoon that knows the Charged Attack Obstruct
Catching Passimian is a rewarding experience during the 2023 World Championships event. Since Passimian doesn’t evolve, you can focus on capturing it and then move on to other exciting Pokémon adventures. Enjoy the event and the opportunity to add this unique Pokémon to your Pokédex!