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 Details

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:

Speculation

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.

Pokefanatic - got Red for Easter 1999 and haven't looked back! Level 40 Mystic; Professional Pidgey Walker (1660 km and counting); travel the US for work, but call Atlanta home.