Zacian in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Zacian in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 16th August, we have an exciting week ahead, including the start of third part of the Ultra Unlock and more!

Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space

After Trainers complete a total of 16 global challenges at Pokémon GO Fest, they’ll gain access to Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space. As Part 1: Time wraps up, we’ll set our eyes to its other dimensional counterpart: space! Space itself will be distorted as Pokémon from various places appear!

Part 2: Space will run from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

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Palkia and Heracross will have their shiny forms released and both will feature in raids. Regional exclusives will spawn in the wild, in raids, and feature in eggs, including both forms of Basculin and Shellos, and Kangaskhan.

Ultra Unlock Part Three: Galar Region

Ultra Unlock Part Three: Galar Region will run from Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield would be making their Pokémon GO debuts! Zacian and Zamazenta in their Hero of Many Battles Forms will be released, 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!

Master League, Master League Classic & Ultra League Premier Cup

The Master LeagueMaster League Classic, and the Ultra League Premier Cup will run from MondayAugust 92021, at 1:00 p.m. to MondayAugust 232021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Battle during this time to receive twice the Stardust from win rewards and end-of-set rewards.

Shadow Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh (Shadow)

Starting 17th June 12am local time, a new GO Rocket Special Research called “A Seven-Colored Shadow” will be released. Trainers will be able to get a Super Rocket Radar and free Ho-Oh from Giovanni’s grasp.

Season of Discovery

The Season of Discovery kicks off from June 1, 2021, and lasts until September 1, 2021.

  • New Pokémon will be available from Wild encounters, Eggs and Raids, and new Field Research tasks will be available from PokéStops
  • Different biomes in GO will feature more appropriately themed Pokémon (cities, forests, mountains and water bodies)
  • Summer and Winter Form Deerling in Northern and Southern Hemisphere
  • Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time during this season
  • Throughout the entire Season, you’ll earn twice the XP from Research Breakthroughs

Spotlight Hour

Shellos

Tuesday 17th August 6pm till 7pm local time we have West Sea Shellos as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy bonus for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Palkia

On Wednesday 18th August 6pm till 7pm local time we have Palkia Raid Hour. For more information on the best counters for Palkia check out our raid guide!

August Research Breakthrough Encounter

Chimecho

From Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Chimecho in Research Breakthrough encounters.

Double XP for Research Breakthroughs will also continue throughout this month as part of the Season of Discovery.

Mega Raids

Ampharos (Mega)

Mega Ampharos will appear in Mega Raids from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Beedrill (Mega) BugPoison

Mega Beedrill will appear in Mega Raids for the first time from Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Five Star Raids

Palkia

The Legendary Pokémon Palkia will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Palkia!

Zacian

The Legendary Pokémon Zacian 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.

August Research Tasks

For a full list of the August Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our article here.

Weekly 1 Coin Box

Every Monday in August a 1 coin box is available for purchase in the shop, and will include one Remote Raid Pass, alongside other items.

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