Pokémon GO Unova Week Guide

Unova Week is the last Ultra Bonus Week in Pokémon GO. Its a special event that celebrates Unova region Pokémon. The event lasts from Friday, August 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, August 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

Event bonuses include:

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  • Release of shiny Roggenrola
  • Release of Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and Bouffalant
  • Release of shiny Genesect

Newly released Pokémon

Four new Pokémon families have been released during the Unova week. Bouffalant is a regional Pokémon available in North America, with region boundaries yet to be determined.

Early research from The Silph Road suggests Bouffalant is available in New York City and the surrounding Northeast region of the United States.

New Pokémon from the Unova region
Pokemon GO SewaddleSewaddle Pokemon GO CottoneeCottonee
Pokemon GO EmolgaEmolga Pokemon GO BouffalantBouffalant

Sewaddle and Cottonee families evolution lines are displayed below. Emolga and Bouffalant can’t evolve.

Sewaddle evolution line
Pokemon GO SewaddleSewaddle Pokemon GO SwadloonSwadloon Pokemon GO LeavannyLeavanny
Cottonee evolution line
Pokemon GO CottoneeCottonee Pokemon GO WhimsicottWhimsicott

Note: During the event, Sewaddle, Cottonee, and Emolga can be found in the wild and 7 km Eggs.


New shiny Pokémon

Shiny Genesect and shiny Roggenrola family have become available during this event. Genesect is available in Tier 5 raids and Roggenrola is available in Tier 2 raids and in wild encounters.

Shiny Genesect comparison
Shiny Roggenrola family comparison

Boosted Spawns

The following Pokémon are appearing more frequently in the wild during the Unova week.

Unova week boosted spawns
Pokemon GO SewaddleSewaddle Pokemon GO CottoneeCottonee Pokemon GO EmolgaEmolga
Pokemon GO BouffalantBouffalant Pokemon GO BlitzleBlitzle Pokemon GO LillipupLillipup
Pokemon GO PurrloinPurrloin Pokemon GO SnivySnivy Pokemon GO TepigTepig
Pokemon GO OshawottOshawott Pokemon GO DwebbleDwebble Pokemon GO KarrablastKarrablast
Pokemon GO RoggenrolaRoggenrola Pokemon GO PatratPatrat Pokemon GO ShelmetShelmet

Pokémon in 7km Eggs

Unova week 7km Eggs
Pokemon GO SewaddleSewaddle Pokemon GO CottoneeCottonee Pokemon GO PidovePidove
Pokemon GO MinccinoMinccino Pokemon GO WoobatWoobat Pokemon GO EmolgaEmolga
Pokemon GO DarumakaDarumaka

Field Research

Task Reward
Win a Raid Roggenrola (s)
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon PurrloinLillipup (s)Pidove (s)Patrat (s)Drilbur

Raid Bosses

Tier 1
Pokemon GO CottoneeCottonee Pokemon GO TimburrTimburr Pokemon GO PetililPetilil
Pokemon GO KlinkKlink Pokemon GO DwebbleDwebble
Tier 2
Pokemon GO StunfiskStunfisk Pokemon GO RoggenrolaRoggenrola Pokemon GO DarumakaDarumaka
Pokemon GO FerroseedFerroseed Pokemon GO WhirlipedeWhirlipede
Tier 3
Pokemon GO LiepardLiepard Pokemon GO PalpitoadPalpitoad Pokemon GO AmoongussAmoonguss
Tier 4
Pokemon GO StoutlandStoutland Pokemon GO GarbodorGarbodor Pokemon GO Marowak (Alola)Marowak (Alola)
Tier 5
Pokemon GO GenesectGenesect

Infographic

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