Niantic Release Tips for Pokemon GO Fest, Ultra Unlock Details

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Earlier today The Pokemon GO Team released some tips on how to make the most of Pokemon GO Fest. It’s mostly basic stuff like make sure you’re level 10, use incense, or hang out in the Virtual Team Lounge. But on top of that, we also learn about the Ultra Unlock bonuses for 2020.

You may remember the Ultra Unlock bonuses from last September. These week-long events feature tons of rare Pokemon in the wild, in eggs, and in raids.

First, Dragon Week can be unlocked if trainers complete eight of 32 global challenges during GO Fest 2020. Just like it sounds, this week will focus mainly on Dragon-type Pokemon. There will also be a few Pokemon like Swablu or Horsea that evolve into Dragons.

You’ll also be able to find Alolan Exeggutor, Dratini, Trapinch, Gible, and Bagon in the wild. 7 km eggs will contain Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu, Bagon, Gible, and Deino. Rayquaza will be in five-star raids and Deino will be available in timed research. And you shiny hunters should keep an eye out for shiny Deino.

This week will kick off the end of the month if it’s unlocked starting on July 31 at 1 PM PT until Aug. 7 at 1 PM PT.

Week two will focus mainly on certain Psychic- and Fairy-type Pokemon. Staryu, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Bronzor, and Elgyem will be appearing more often in the wild during what they’re calling Enigma Week.

7 km eggs will feature Cleffa, Igglybuff, Lunatone, Solrock, and Elgyem. This may also be the first time that we’ll see Unown in Pokemon GO raids outside of a localized event like a GO Fest. the U, L, T, R, and A Unown will be featured in raids during this event.

On top of that, Deoxys, Bronzong, Claydol, and Elgyem will also be featured in raids. This time around shiny hunters will have two Pokemon to look out for. Enigma week will introduce Shiny Staryu and Shiny Deoxys to Pokemon GO.

Assuming that half (16) of the 32 GO Fest global challenges are met, then Enigma Week will take place from Aug. 7 at 1 PM PT to Aug. 14 at 1 PM PT.

Finally, Unova Week can be unlock if trainers complete 24 out of 32 GO Fest global challenges this weekend. There’s no word if any other extra bonuses will be unlocked if all 32 challenges are completed. If Pokemon GO trainers are successful, then Unova Week will take place from Aug. 14 at 1 PM PT to Aug. 21 at 1 PM PT.

Four Pokemon will make their Pokemon GO debut during Unova Week. They are Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and Bouffalant. The catch is that Bouffalant will only be available to trainers in New York City and the surrounding areas during the event.

Sewaddle, Cottonee, and Emolga will also be appearing more often in 7 km eggs along with other Pokemon from the Unova region. Roggenrola and Genesect will be available in raids along with other Unova Pokemon. Both of those Pokemon will also be getting shiny variants during Unova Week.

If those sound like some worthwhile bonuses, then you should get a GO Fest ticket and get out there this weekend to make sure you help to finish those global tasks that will be revealed this weekend.

You can check out the official release from The Pokemon GO Team about Ultra Unlock bonuses right here.

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Omar is a UofM Duluth graduate who is obsessed with Smash Bros. Video games are life, but life is not video games. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: Puzzle, Platformer, Action-Adventure (mainly Metroidvanias)