Ultra Space Wonders Event

Experience the wonders of Ultra Space, with the Ultra Space Wonders event! Two brand new Ultra Beasts break through into our world, Stakataka and Blacephalon…. and Poipole can finally evolve! Plus shiny Mareanie is released for the first time in Pokémon GO. Experience Poison type Pokémon spawns and more during this event.

Ultra Space Wonders Event Event icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:00 a.m local time
  • Ends Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 8:00 p.m local time

Bonuses 🎁

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Blacephalon and Stakataka make their Pokémon GO debut
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Evolve Poipole into Naganadel with 200 Poipole Candy, and by catching 20 dragon type Pokémon with Poipole as your buddy
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Shiny Mareanie is available for the first time!
  • XP icon 2× XP for winning Ultra Beast Raid Battles.

Ultra Beast Debuts Pokemon Encounter icon


Stakataka, the Rampart Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids in the Eastern Hemisphere!


Blacephalon, the Fireworks Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut in five-star raids in the Western Hemisphere!


Naganadel, the Poison Pin Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut! Starting with this event, Trainers will be able to evolve Poipole into Naganadel by using 200 Poipole Candy after catching 20 Dragon-type Pokémon with Poipole as their Buddy.

Shiny Mareanie Debut Pokemon Encounter icon

Shiny Mareanie will be available in Pokémon GO for the first time during this event. Mareanie and Toxapex have amazing shinies, with a fantastic peachy pink colour that is very striking and different from their original forms.

If you want to learn more about Mareanie and Toxapex, check out our Dashing Designs of Mareanie article here.

  Normal Sprite Shiny Sprite

Featured Pokémon Pokemon Encounter icon

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild: 

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Mareanie—if you’re lucky!

Some Trainers might even encounter the following:

There are some great PvP spawns in this event, check out our PvP grind article for more information.

Raids Raid icon

The following Pokémon will appear in raids:

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Related Raid Guides: Druddigon, Turtonator and Galarian Weezing.

Five-Star Raids

Related Raid Guides: Blacephalon and Stakataka.

Mega Raids

Related Raid Guides: Mega Pidgeot.

Field Research Task Encounters Research icon

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available. The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks:

Some Trainers might even encounter the following:

World of Wonders Special Research Research icon

The final part of the Seasonal Special Research will be available to all Trainers beginning at the start of this event.

Trainers can complete tasks to earn XP, Rare Candy, Mysterious Components, encounters with event-themed Pokémon, and Poipole Candy!

*World of Wonders Special Research will be available to claim until Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 9:59 a.m. local time.

Paid Timed Research Research icon

For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.

Timed Research rewards include the following:

  • Four Premium Battle Passes
  • one Lucky Egg
  • and more!
  • Encounters with Mareanie
  • Naganadel Wings avatar item

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

Collection Challenges Research icon

Event-themed Collection Challenges are coming!

Complete the Collection Challenges to receive XP and encounters with Mareanie.

Pokéstop Showcases Research icon

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Pokémon GO Web Store – Ultra Raid Box Shop icon

There will be an ultra-exciting box available on the Pokémon GO Web Store during the event! This Ultra Raid Box will feature 25 Premium Battle Passes, 3 Remote Raid Passes, and 10 Rare Candies for US$19.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). If this is your first purchase on the web store, you can get 15% off on your purchase!

Now all users can enjoy the web store! Trainers with Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) accounts will now be able to log in to the Pokémon GO Web Store with the same credentials used to log in to Pokémon.

New Avatar Items Shop icon

The following avatar item will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends:

  • Naganadel Jacket
  • Naganadel Pants

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