Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time

Shiny Dialga, Shiny Unown U, Shiny Cranidos and Shiny Shieldon are coming to Pokémon GO.

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Travel through time with Pokémon GO’s Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time event, running from July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to August 3, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

As a reward for heroically completing all 24 challenges in the Global Challenge Arena during Pokémon GO Fest 2021, Pokémon from various eras will be appearing more frequently—look for them in the wild, in raids, as Timed Research reward encounters, and hatching from Eggs.

Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock 2021 Part 1 details were originally published on Pokémon.com.

Dialga in raids


Best of all, Dialga, the Legendary Temporal Pokémon, will be appearing in five-star raids through August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Lucky Trainers may even encounter a Shiny Dialga!

Read our Dialga Raid Guide for more information.

Special one and three-star raids

Additionally, Trainers can encounter Unown U, Cranidos, Shieldon, Bronzor, and Klink in one-star raids.

Aerodactyl, Porygon2, and Golurk will be appearing in three-star raids.

Complete Timed Research and themed Field Research throughout the event for reward encounters with Pokémon from the past and future.

Increased wild spawns

Throughout this time-traveling gala, the following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Voltorb, Porygon, Omanyte, Kabuto, Baltoy, Cranidos, Shieldon, and more.

Special 7 km Eggs

Pokémon hatching from 7 km Eggs during Part 1 of the Ultra Unlock event include: Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, and Shieldon.

Field Research

Task Text Reward
Hatch an Egg Shieldon (s)
Win a raid Cranidos (s)
Spin 10 Pokestops or gyms 10 Pokeballs
Earn a candy walking with your buddy 3 Ultra Balls
Catch 3 pokemon with weather boost 2 Pinap berries

Timed Research

The Timed Research is available until Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Stage 1

  • Catch 10 pokemon – Diglett (s)
  • Use 5 berries to help catch pokemon – Drilbur
  • Catch 5 different species of pokemon 6 Nanab berries
  • Stage reward – 10x poke balls, 483 XP, 3x ultra balls

Stage 2

  • Catch 5 voltorb – Magnemite (s)
  • Transfer 7 pokemon – 7x Ultra balls
  • Send 3 gifts to friends – 3x Pinap berries
  • Stage reward – 5x great balls, 483 XP, 5x ultra balls

Stage 3

  • Catch 10 omanyte or kabuto – Aerodactyl (s)
  • Power up a pokemon 5 times – 3x Max revive
  • Earn 5 hearts with your buddy – 7x Razz berries
  • Stage reward – 15x poke balls, 483 XP, 5x ultra balls

Stage 4

  • Catch 7 Porygon – Upgrade
  • Evolve a pokemon – 8x Ultra balls
  • Use 10 berries to help catch pokemon – 5x Pinap berries
  • Stage reward – 10x Great balls, 483 XP, 5x ultra balls

Stage 5

  • Catch 15 Rock-type pokemon – Onix (s)
  • Win a raid – Shieldon (s)
  • Power up a pokemon 7 times – Cranidos (s)
  • Stage reward – 30x poke balls, 3x ultra balls, 2000 stardust

New shiny Pokémon

In addition to potentially encountering a Shiny Dialga, truly lucky Trainers might encounter a Shiny Unown U, a Shiny Cranidos, or a Shiny Shieldon.

Regular Dialga Sprite Shiny Dialga Sprite
Shiny Shieldon Shiny Bastiodon
Shiny Cranidos Shiny Rampardos

Happy temporal travels, Trainers!

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