Niantic Support Confirms that Lickilicky Will Learn Bodyslam and Gengar will learn Lick/Psychic if Evolved During Upcoming Raid Events

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Article by Brian Tien

According to Niantic Support's Twitter account, the upcoming Lickitung Raid Day scheduled for February 15 and the upcoming Party Hat Gengar Raid day scheduled for March 1 will give players the option of evolving existing Pokemon in order to get the limited moves.

Body Slam Lickilicky

Lickilicky was not originally stated to be a part of this event, so its inclusion is a bit unexpected. While the jury is still partly out on its performance, preliminary reports suggest that it will generally be a slightly worse Snorlax. Still, it might be worth evolving a few if you have the sinnoh stones in case its viability rises later!

Lickytung Raid Day: Saturday February 15
Raid Day Start Raid Day End
3:00 p.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time

Lick/Psychic Gengar

This one is a bit more expected. Just like last time, any Haunter evolved into a Gengar during the raid window will learn the event moves Lick and Psychic. While Lick is arguably considered to be Gengar's strongest fast-move option, keep in mind that Haunter can now learn Shadow Ball again, and is a decent option for Great League play. Consider that before evolving!

Gengar (and Nidorino) Raid Day: Sunday March 1
Raids Begin Raids End
2:00 p.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time

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