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:

  • 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
Sewaddle Cottonee
Emolga Bouffalant

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

Sewaddle evolution line
Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny
Cottonee evolution line
Cottonee Whimsicott

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
Sewaddle Cottonee Emolga
Bouffalant Blitzle Lillipup
Purrloin Snivy Tepig
Oshawott Dwebble Karrablast
Roggenrola Patrat Shelmet

Pokémon in 7km Eggs

Unova week 7km Eggs
Sewaddle Cottonee Pidove
Minccino Woobat Emolga

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
Cottonee Timburr Petilil
Klink Dwebble
Tier 2
Stunfisk Roggenrola Darumaka
Ferroseed Whirlipede
Tier 3
Liepard Palpitoad Amoonguss
Tier 4
Stoutland Garbodor Marowak (Alola)
Tier 5