Trainers, the Safari Zone Yokosuka is now underway, taking place in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, from August 29th to September 2nd JST. Yokosuka SF is the final event in the Pokemon GO summer event series, and also the final event we need to complete to unlock the fabled Ultra Bonus.
The event features a Yokosuka only special research quest line, unique Pokemon spawns, Tropius and more. Couple of Gaming summarized the entire event in one beautiful info graphic:
Safari Zone Yokosuka Featured Pokemon
These Pokemon can be found more often throughout Japan while the event lasts:
As a tie-in to the Yokosuka celebrations, a shiny Wingull will be available worldwide (currently bugged / not released). Event specific Unown letters spell out Yokosuka, in line with all previous Unown event spawns. You can get the following letters: Y, O, K, S, U, A, G & !
Update: Niantic Support has confirmed that Wingull will appear more frequently only on September 1 / 2.
Hi Annie, great question. Wingull will appear more frequently worldwide, including its Shiny form, on September 1 and 2, alongside Professor Willow’s Global Challenge. ^KM
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) August 29, 2018
Yokosuka Challenges explained
Safari Zone Yokosuka worldwide challenges are not live. They will be live on September 1st and September 2nd (Saturday and Sunday) and they challenge players from various regions to perform Research tasks. The global challenges unlock various Stardust and Star Piece bonuses.
|Region||Research tasks goal||Rewards|
|Yokosuka SF zone||100k||Bonus catch Stardust|
|EU, Middle East & Africa||5M||1 Hour long Star Piece|
|The Americas||5M||Bonus hatch Stardust|
|The Asia-Pacific Region||5M||Bonus raid Stardust|
This is the final batch of worldwide challenges that are left before unlocking the Ultra Bonus unlock Niantic teased months ago.
Yokosuka Special Research
Quests and rewards
- Spin 3 Pokestops or Gyms => 3 Super Incubators
- Catch 10 Beldum => Metagross encounter
- Catch 10 Ralts => Gardevoir encounter
- Catch 10 Slakoth => Slaking encounter
- Hatch 3 Eggs => 3000 XP
Quest line rewards
The following rewards are given out for completing the quest line
- 10 Golden Razz Berries
- 20 Rare Candies
- 10 Ultra Balls
- 100k Stardust ⚠️
Special badge reward
IGN has a full video showcasing Yokosuka Special Research game play:
Moltres raid day unlock
Safari Zone Dortmund unlocked Articuno raid day (Last Minute Guide to Articuno Raid Day: Leeroy Jenkins!) and GO Fest unlocked Zapdos raid day (Zapdos Day Guide: Lightning Fast Lazy Mode Edition), so it’s safe to assume that Yokosuka will unlock Moltres day and, as is tradition, a shiny Moltres!