Ultra Unlock: Research Day

Ultra Unlock: Research Day brings Field Research with a higher chance of encountering shiny Cranidos and Shieldon. Tyrunt and Amaura appearing in the wild.

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Ultra Unlock Research Day, part of the Adventure Week Ultra Unlock, grants Trainers a Research day featuring various Rock-type or Fossil Pokémon. This four hour long event takes place on the final day of Adventure Week, and gives Trainers a special opportunity to catch a shiny Cranidos and shiny Shieldon.

Trainers will also be able to enjoy all existing Adventure Week bonuses including 2× XP for spinning PokéStops, 5× bonus XP for spinning a PokéStop for the first time and 1/2 Egg Hatch distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period.

Trainers can read our Aurorus and Tyruntrum PvP Analysis and Adventure Week PvP Analysis: The rest of Fossil Pokemon articles to learn more about which Pokémon are lucrative catches for PvP.

Date and Time

  • Event icon Ultra Unlock: Research Day takes place on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time

Featured Pokémon

Limited Research tasks will be available when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops. Complete them to encounter Cranidos and Shieldon! You’ll also have a higher chance of encountering Shiny ones.

Tyrunt and Amaura Appearing in the Wild

Tyrunt and Amaura will be appearing more frequently in the wild depending on the hour. Keep an eye on the sky when you see Amaura—you just might notice some special weather!

  • Amaura will be appearing from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Tyrunt will be appearing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time

Wild encounters

During all four hours of Ultra Research day, you can encounter the following Pokémon in the wild.

Field Research Tasks

Limited Research tasks will be available when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops. Complete them to encounter Cranidos and Shieldon! You’ll also have a higher chance of encountering Shiny ones.

Limited Research tasks will all be prefixed with Research Day.

  • Catch 3 Rock‑type Pokémon
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
  • Land 5 Nice Throws
  • Land 3 Nice Throws in a row
  • Land 3 Great Throws
  • Land 2 Great Throws in a row
  • Land 5 Curveball Throws
  • Land 3 Curveball Throws in a row
  • Battle in a Gym
  • Battle in a raid
  • Use a Super Effective Charged Move
  • Evolve 2 Rock‑type Pokémon
  • Power up a Pokémon 3 times
  • Send 2 Gifts and add a sticker to each
  • Spin 2 PokéStops
  • Take a snapshot of a wild Rock‑type Pokémon

Tips from New Zealand players

Due to timezones, New Zealand Trainers are the first to gain access to events. Here’s what they shared about this event.

  • At the start of the Ultra Unlock Research Event, the ‘GO Fest 2022 Skydome’ is activated. 
  • Trainers are claiming a 1 in 10 shiny rate for Cranidos and Shieldon: “Just finished up the Ultra Unlock 4hr event, managed 6 Cranidos and 9 Shieldon shinies from 138 encounters. So, would say 1/10 rate which is really good if you’ve got plenty of PokéStops”
  • Multiple Trainers expressed that having access to a lot of PokéStops is essential for a good enjoyment of this event (more Stops equals access to more event-exclusive Field Research)
  • When it turned 12pm, Amaura was replaced with a Tyrunt in the same spot and Tyrunt shadows were on the radar in the same places that Amauras had been.

Health and Safety Tips

Tips for playing in Summer

  • Be sure to wear light coloured T-shirts, as they absorb less sunlight.
  • Shoes should preferably be made from a light material.
  • Shorts always beat pants in Summer heat so make sure you have some available. 
  • Be sure you don’t overextend yourself in some vain attempt to hatch a 10km egg. Walking is a large part of playing Pokémon Go, but it’s important to take the occasional break and stop to rest.
  • Pokémon become ineffective after they’ve fainted, and so will you if you push yourself too far.

Tips for COVID and disease prevention

  • Having less than 10 people at a raid.
  • Staying 1.5 meters apart when in person.
  • Recommend to do in-car raiding when safe.
  • Suggesting raids with a car park to avoid having to park and walk to a raid.
  • Avoid raiding in crowded areas.

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