Pokémon Go announces August events

Today, Niantic announced the calendar of events for Pokémon Go in August 2020. Most of the announcement was spent confirming and reiterating the details of the Ultra Unlock Bonus Week events. As previously announced, the Ultra Unlock Bonus Week Events are three award-winning, full-week events for players who complete Global Challenges during Pokémon Go Fest 2020. These weeks will include:

  • Dragon Week: Starting tomorrow, July 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST, Dragon-type Pokémon will support Spawns, Eggs, and Raids for an entire week. Rayquaza will return in Legendary Raids and Shiny Deino will be featured. There will also be a special timed search for the week.
  • Enigma Week: Starting Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1 p.m. PST, mysterious and enigmatic Pokémon will take over from Spawns, Eggs, and Raids for an entire week. Deoxys will return to Legendary Raids and Deoxys and Staryu will have increased shine rates. Elgyem will be featured and players will be able to challenge U, L, T, R, and A Unown in raids.
  • Unova Week: Starting August 14, 2020 at 1 p.m. PST, Pokémon originally found in the Gen V Unova region will take over spawns, eggs, and raids. Genesect will be featured in Legendary Raids, and players will be able to find Shiny Genesect and Shiny Rogenrola. Bouffalant will also be featured as a region-specific Pokémon available in and around New York City.

In addition to the Ultra Unlock bonus weeks, players can also expect the following spotlight hours:

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  • Tuesday August 4: Horsea and double Catch Candy.
  • Tuesday August 11: Sableye and double Transfer Candy.
  • Tuesday August 18: Venipede and double Evolution XP.
  • Tuesday August 25: Geodude and double Catch Stardust.

Also announced, Scraggy the Shedding Pokémon will be featured as part of the Groundbreaking Research Reward Encounter for August.

Are you excited for the Ultra Unlock Bonus Weeks? Be sure to check out our guides each week which will outline all the bonuses, Pokémon to meet and more, as well as our full Pokédex so you too can become a Pokémon Master!


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