Pokemon Go Dragon Week Makeup Event Now Live
To make up for technical issues during Dragon Week, Niantic is offering another chance to complete Timed Research and earn rewards.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic is holding another makeup event in the game right now. To compensate players for technical issues that occurred during the Dragon Week Ultra Unlock event earlier this month, Niantic is making the Dragon Week Timed Research rewards available again for a limited time.
From now until August 26, players will be able to complete a new series of Timed Research tasks. Although the activities will be different from those that were available during Dragon Week, the rewards will be the same, so players will have another opportunity to catch two Deino if they can complete the tasks.
Due to technical issues that occurred during Dragon Week, we’re holding a global makeup event. During this makeup event, all Trainers will be able to access new Timed Research. https://t.co/qCmTcONXF0 pic.twitter.com/0gkj3EUPvT— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 18, 2020
Niantic notes that the makeup event will only revolve around Timed Research, so no other aspects of Dragon Week will be brought back. You can read more details about the makeup event on the official Pokemon Go website.
The makeup event begins just as the third Ultra Unlock bonus, Unova Week, wrapped up. That event ran until August 21 and made Gen 5 Pokemon like Cottonee, Emolga, and others more common in the wild, while the Mythical Genesect was featured in standard five-star Raids.
In other Pokemon Go news, Niantic held a poll this weekend to determine the next two Community Day Pokemon. From August 22-23, players were able to vote for one of four Pokemon: Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer, or Porygon. The pocket monster that receives the most votes will be selected as the featured Pokemon for September's Community Day, while the runner-up will be October's. The results of the poll have now been tallied, and the two winning Pokemon are Porygon and Charmander.
Beyond that, the Legendary Heatran has also returned to five-star Raids until September 10. There's also still a little time left to complete August's Field Research and earn this month's Research Breakthrough reward, an encounter with the Dark/Fighting Pokemon Scraggy.
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