Niantic has announced to all players that Mega Houndoom is on its way to Pokémon GO. The bonus is that you don’t have long to wait either. Pokémon GO Mega Houndoom Raid Battles will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 4:00 ET / 1:00 PT. This will give you and your friends the chance to battle against one of the meanest-looking Pokémon out there. Not least because of those colossal horns and the extremely fashionable shoulder points. Niantic announced that the Pokémon would be coming to the game as a result of players clearing 275 million Mega Raid Battles worldwide.
Any players looking to get their hands on a Mega Houndoom themselves are in luck, as they will be able to get one by Mega Evolving Houndoom.
Trainers, your strength and determination are truly unparalleled. We’re excited to announce that you’ve unlocked Houndoom’s Mega Evolution and Mega Houndoom raids! These will be available on Tuesday, September 29 at 1 p.m. PDT. pic.twitter.com/QKDkPCQgOY
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 24, 2020
You need to complete a number of Raid Battles against Mega Houndoom to earn Mega Energy. When you have enough of this, you’ll be able to Mega Evolve your own Houndoom. Even if you don’t have one just yet, it’s worth grinding out these Raid Battles so that you have the Mega Energy saved up. There’s nothing worse than trying to get a Pokédex entry and finding out you’re down a few Candy, or Mega Energy in this case.