What’s On This Week: 19-25 July 2021

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 19th July, we have a variety of different events and releases, lets get into it!

Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time

After trainers complete a total of eight global challenges at Pokémon GO Fest, they’ll gain access to Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time. The flow of time will be disrupted! Pokémon from various eras will be appearing more often. Part 1: Time will run from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.



We’ve had teasers for the release of shiny Cranidos and Shieldon, and Porygon as a featured spawn on the Pokémon GO twitter account, but with only limited information released currently.

Remix & Great League PvP

The Great League and the Great League Remix will run from MondayJuly 122021, at 1:00 p.m. to MondayJuly 262021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

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


Tuesday 20th July 6pm till 7pm local time we have Squirtle as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy bonus for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour


On Wednesday 21st July 6pm till 7pm local time we have Mewtwo Raid Hour. For more information on the best counters for Mewtwo check out our raid guide!

July Research Breakthrough Encounter


From Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Rufflet in Research Breakthrough encounters. As an extra bonus throughout July, you’ll also receive a free Remote Raid Pass when you achieve a Research Breakthrough.

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

Mega Raids

Gengar (Mega)

Mega Gengar will appear in Mega Raids from Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Five Star Raids


The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!

July Research Tasks

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

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