Shiny Dialga

Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 26th July, we have an action packed week, including the first 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 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.

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

Natu

Tuesday 27th July 6pm till 7pm local time we have Natu as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP bonus for evolving Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Dialga

On Wednesday 28th 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!

July Research Breakthrough Encounter

Rufflet

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.

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.

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!

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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