After a full summer and three Go Fest Events – players have managed to unlock the ULTRA BONUS. Right now we only have preliminary details, but will get the whole breakdown on August 20th.
This summer, we as a Community completed over 169 million Research Tasks!! Congratulation everyone!
|Event||Professor Willow’s Global Challenge Ultra Bonus Week 1|
|Date + Time||START: September 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT through
END: September 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT (UTC −7:00)
|Features||Trainers can enjoy a chance to work on their Johto Pokédex while exploring and raiding. Put on your walking shoes, as Pokémon never before seen in Eggs in Pokémon GO will be hatching during this time.|
|Event||Professor Willow’s Global Challenge Ultra Bonus Week 2|
|Date + Time||START: September 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT through
END: September 16, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT (UTC −7:00)
|Features||Pokémon from across the globe will join in the celebration this week, along with a special appearance by a Mythical Pokémon that will be available to challenge in raids.|
|Event||Professor Willow’s Global Challenge Ultra Bonus Week 3|
|Date + Time||START: September 16, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT through
END: September 23, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT (UTC −7:00)
|Features||Unusual Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during this week. Noteworthy opponents are coming to raids, too. Over the course of the event, you may also be able to add some Pokémon to your Kanto Pokédex that previously eluded you in your part of the world. Venture out to take on challenges and make discoveries. As always, happy exploring, Trainers!|
The official tweet:
A big thank-you to the 150,000 Trainers who joined us for #PokemonGOFest2019 in Yokohama and the millions of Trainers who completed Professor Willow’s Global Challenge! Here are some highlights. https://t.co/yGAoWHeLeW pic.twitter.com/nVqlhenHiR
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 15, 2019
The following is NOT confirmed and is only speculation by this writer.
Week 1 – Never before seen Pokémon in Eggs and Johto lends me to believe like last year we will be getting Regionals in 7 km Eggs. This means Corsola and Heracross, definitely exciting for those in Europe and Northern Asia.
Week 2 – The first part of that statement is extremely broad, maybe certain Regional Pairs will swap? The second statement is much more Exciting – Mythical Pokémon Raids would be interesting. This could mean any of the three already released: Mew, Celebi, or Jirachi; or even the two Gen IV Mythicals: Darkrai or Arceus. But, most likely is this means the sometimes Mythical, sometimes Legendary Deoxys will be taken out of EX Raids and set loose on the world.
Week 3 – This screams Kanto Regionals. After 3 years it might finally mean they are losing their Regional status. This list includes Tauros, Mr. Mime, Farfetch’d, and Kangaskhan. Mr. Mime does have a baby, Mime Jr., that many have speculated about its release. Also, data miners have found a sprite for Shadow Kangaskhan and coding for the Team Rocket Leader Giovanni. Giovanni is known for using Kangaskhan in battle. Also with Gen V around the corner and a large Pokédex, new Regionals for each Zone will definitely be soon to replace the four from Kanto.