We finally have news on part 3 of the Ultra Unlock, and what a surprise it is! Let’s dive right into this rather unexpected turn of events.

‘Trainers,
Hoopa’s mischief from Pokémon GO Fest 2021 continues with the final part of our Ultra Unlock event—Part 3: Sword and Shield! No one could have predicted that Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield would be making their Pokémon GO debuts!’

Ultra Unlock Part 3

The final part of this year’s Ultra Unlock will feature the Pokémon GO debuts of two Legendary Pokémon first found in the Galar region, Zacian and Zamazenta, in their Hero of Many Battles forms!

It appears that the one who brought them to Pokémon GO was none other than Hoopa, which recently caused mischief during Pokémon GO Fest 2021.

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Alongside them, Skwovet, Greedent, Wooloo, Dubwool, and Falinks will be arriving in Pokémon GO. If you’re lucky, you might even find a Shiny Galarian Meowth, a Shiny Galarian Farfetch’d, a Shiny Galarian Weezing, or a Shiny Galarian Stunfisk!

Date + Time

Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

New Pokemon

Skwovet and Wooloo will be appearing more frequently in the wild! You can also look forward to finding Galarian Darumaka, Trubbish, and more! If you’re lucky, you might encounter Falinks!

7km Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs: Galarian Meowth, Galarian Ponyta, Galarian Slowpoke, Galarian Farfetch’d, Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Darumaka, and Galarian Stunfisk.

New Shiny Pokemon

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Galarian Meowth, Shiny Galarian Farfetch’d, Shiny Galarian Weezing, or Shiny Galarian Stunfisk! See below for when some of these Pokémon will be appearing in raids during the event.

Shiny Galarian Meowth Shiny Galarian Farfetch’d Shiny Galarian Weezing Shiny Galarian Stunfisk

Timed Research

Complete event-exclusive Timed Research for a chance to encounter Pokémon first discovered in the Galar region!

Stage 1

  • Send 5 gifts to friends – 5x Great Balls
  • Catch 8 Pokémon – 5x Razz Berries
  • Defeat 2 Team Rocket grunts – Pikachu
  • Stage Rewards – 10x Poké Balls, 888XP, 5x Ultra Balls

Stage 2

  • Power up Pokémon 5 times – 10x Super Potions
  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 5 Revives
  • Battle in the GO Battle League – Meowth
  • Stage Rewards – 10 Ultra Balls, 888XP

Stage 3

  • Evolve 2 Pokémon – 5x Pinap Berries
  • Catch 5 Normal-type Pokémon – Galarian Meowth
  • Defeat 4 Team GO Rocket Grunts – Butterfree
  • Stage Rewards – 15 Poke Balls, 5 Ultra Balls, 888XP

Stage 4

  • Use 10 berries to help catch Pokémon – Skwovet
  • Catch 8 different species of Pokémon – Galarian Farfetch’d
  • Win a Raid – Gengar
  • Stage Rewards – 10 Great Balls, 888XP, 5 Ultra Balls

Stage 5

  • Earn 12 hearts with your Buddy – Wooloo
  • Catch 8 different species of Pokémon – Galarian Stunfisk
  • Win a raid in under 60 seconds – Snorlax
  • Stage Rewards – 25 Poke Balls, 1x Rare Candy, 5 Ultra Balls

Field Research Tasks

Get themed Field Research tasks from PokéStops. If you complete Field Research, you may encounter Skwovet, Wooloo, or Falinks.

Field Research Task Reward
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Wooloo
Use 7 berries to help catch Pokémon Skwovet
Win 2 raids Falinks
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket grunts Farfetch'd (Galarian)

New Avatar Items

Starting on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), uniforms that appear in the Galar region will be available as avatar items in Pokémon GO! Pick up the Gym Challenger Uniform avatar item for free, which is worn by Pokémon Trainers challenging Gyms in the Galar region. If you want to show off your Dragon-type or Dark-type pride, you can purchase Dragon-Type Sport Uniform and Dark-Type Sport Uniform avatar items in the shop.

Event Exclusive Stickers

Starting on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, event-exclusive Gift stickers will also be available! Pick them up in the shop or by spinning Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms.

Raids

In addition, you can look forward to challenging different Pokémon in raids during each week of the event.

Update on Falinks from Niantic

Falinks

Trainers, Falinks will be removed from three-star raids for the duration of this event due to a bug causing it to appear distorted. Falinks can still be encountered in Field Research, and will appear more frequently in the wild.

In its place, Machamp will be appearing in 3-star raids from Friday, 8/20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, 8/26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time and Gengar will be appearing in 3-star raids from Thursday, 8/26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, 9/1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

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Week 1 raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids from Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

One Star Raids

Galarian Slowpoke, Galarian Farfetch’d, Unown U, and Galarian Zigzagoon will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Galarian Farfetch’d or a Shiny Unown U!

Three Star Raids

Galarian Weezing, Lapras, and Machamp will be appearing in three-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Galarian Weezing!

Five Star Raids

Zacian in its Hero of Many Battles form will be appearing in five-star raids. You can also lookout for a Raid Hour event featuring Zacian happening on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Zacian (Hero of Many Battles)

Mega Raids

Mega Beedrill will be appearing in Mega Raids. Mega Evolve Beedrill for an advantage against Zacian in its Hero of Many Battles form!

Beedrill (Mega)

Week 2 raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids from Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

One Star Raids

Galarian Meowth, Galarian Ponyta, Unown U, and Galarian Darumaka will be in one-star raids.

Three Star Raids

Snorlax, Galarian Stunfisk, and Gengar will be appearing in three-star raids.

Five Star Raids

Zamazenta in its Hero of Many Battles form will be appearing in five-star raids. Look out for a Bonus Raid Hour featuring Zamazenta happening on Monday, August 30, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Zamazenta (Hero of Many Battles)

Mega Raids

Mega Pidgeot will be appearing in Mega Raids. Mega Evolve Pidgeot for an advantage against Zamazenta in its Hero of Many Battles form!

Pidgeot (Mega)

Conclusion

This event is a real shock! With many trainers predicting the appearance of Hoopa, or Arceus, instead we take a sudden trip to the Galar region! This gives us brand new generation 8 Pokémon for the first time, that don’t have other forms from other regions, and don’t evolve from them. Sword and Shield have proven hugely popular, so we are excited to see where this jump ahead in regions takes. With a huge amount of gen 6 missing, (never mind poor Kecleon!), and no generation 7 (bar Meltan), this is a really unexpected event to look forward to.

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