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Pokemon Go Ultra Unlock Events: Enigma Week Ends Soon, Unova Week Starts Today

Niantic is unlocking three special events over the next few weeks; here's when they'll take place and what Pokemon and Legendaries you'll be able to find during them.


Niantic has quite a few August events lined up for Pokemon Go, including a handful of Ultra Unlocks. As a reward for completing enough challenges during Pokemon Go Fest 2020, the developer will hold three Ultra Unlock events in Pokemon Go over the next few weeks, and each will bring out certain kinds of Pokemon and even some Legendaries. Here's the full schedule of Ultra Unlock events and some of the Pokemon you can find during each.

Ultra Unlock 1: Dragon Week

  • July 31 (1 PM PT) - August 7 (1 PM PT)

The first Ultra Unlock event kicks off on July 31 and revolves around Dragon types. Throughout the week, the following Dragon Pokemon will appear in the wild more frequently than normal:

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  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Horsea
  • Dratini
  • Bagon
  • Trapinch
  • Swablu
  • Gible

All of the aforementioned Pokemon (except Alolan Exeggutor) will also be hatching from 7 km eggs throughout the event, as will Deino. You'll also have your first chance to catch a Shiny Deino in the game during Dragon Week, and the Legendary Rayquaza will return to five-star Raid Battles for the event.

Finally, a special Timed Research questline will be available throughout Dragon Week. If you complete the research, you'll be guaranteed to encounter two Deino.

Ultra Unlock 2: Enigma Week

  • August 7 (1 PM PT) - August 14 (1 PM PT)

Immediately after Dragon Week ends, the second Ultra Unlock event, Enigma Week, will kick off. This event revolves around mysterious, otherworldly Pokemon, so the following monsters will be appearing in the wild more frequently than normal:

  • Staryu
  • Jigglypuff
  • Clefairy
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock
  • Baltoy
  • Bronzor
  • Elgyem

Additionally, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Lunatone, Solrock, and Elgyem will all be hatching from 7 km eggs throughout Enigma Week, while Bronzong, Claydol, and Unown U, L, T, R, and A will appear as Raid Bosses. The Mythical Deoxys will also return to Raids for the event, and you'll have a chance to catch Shiny Normal Forme Deoxys and Shiny Staryu.

Ultra Unlock 3: Unova Week

  • August 14 (1 PM PT) - August 21 (1 PM PT)

The final Ultra Unlock event focuses on Pokemon from the Unova region, the setting of the series' fifth-gen games, Pokemon Black and White. Throughout the week, you'll be more likely to find Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga, and other Gen 5 Pokemon in the wild. Bouffalant will appear as well; the bison Pokemon will spawn throughout the event in New York City and the surrounding areas.

On top of that, the Mythical Pokemon Genesect--which was previously exclusive to EX Raids--will be featured as a five-star Raid boss. You'll also have a chance to catch Shiny versions of Genesect and Roggenrola during Unova Week. You can read more about the Ultra Unlock events on Pokemon Go's website.

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