What’s On This Week: 9 August – 15 August 2021


Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 9th August, we have an exciting week ahead, including the second part of the Ultra Unlock and more!

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).

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


Tuesday 10th August 6pm till 7pm local time we have East Sea Shellos as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP bonus for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


On Wednesday 11th 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


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.

Five Star Raids


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!

Eevee Community Day


Eevee Community Day is taking place on August 14-15 2021, and brings with it a host of new exclusive attacks for each of the Eeveelutions. For full information check out our full event guide.

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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