Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 2nd August, we have an action packed week, including the Ultra Unlock and more!

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.

Dialga will feature in five star raids, and Shieldon and Cranidos are being released as shinies. Unown U will also feature in raids. Spawns will focus on the fossil Pokémon.

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Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space

After Trainers complete a total of 16 global challenges at Pokemon 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.

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 League & Ultra League Remix PvP

The Ultra League and the Ultra League Remix will run from MondayJuly 262021, at 1:00 p.m. to MondayAugust 92021, 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.

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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

Magnemite

Tuesday 3rd August 6pm till 7pm local time we have Magnemite as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x stardust bonus for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Dialga

On Wednesday 4th July 6pm till 7pm local time we have Dialga Raid Hour. For more information on the best counters for Dialga 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

Charizard (Mega X)

Mega Charizard X will appear in Mega Raids from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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.

Five Star Raids

Dialga

The Legendary Pokémon Dialga will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Dialga!

Palkia

The Legendary Pokémon Palkia will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Palkia!

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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