How to complete all Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield Timed Research tasks and rewards in Pokémon Go

A new array of tasks for the Sword and Shield event.

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For the third and final week of the Ultra Unlock rewards in Pokémon Go, players are given a real treat focusing on Sword and Shield. Pokémon from the Galar region appear in the game, and you can expect to add many of them to your collection as you find them in the wild, raids, and have them hatch from eggs. In addition, everyone will also gain access to the timed research called Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield. It will be made available at the event’s start on August 20 at 10 AM in your local area. This guide details all of the tasks and rewards you receive for completing the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield timed research.

You can view your immediate tasks for the event by clicking on your Today’s View tab to learn about your progress. These are all tasks and rewards associated with the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield Timed Research quest.

Task 1

  • Send 5 gifts to friends – 5 Great Balls
  • Catch 8 Pokémon – 5 Razz berries
  • Defeat 2 Team Rocket Grunts – Pikachu encounter

Rewards: 888 XP, 10 Poké Balls, and 5 Great Balls

Task 2

  • Power up Pokémon 5 times – 10 Super Potions
  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 5 Revives
  • Battle in a Go Battle League match – Meowth encounter

Rewards: 484 XP, 5 Ultra Balls, and 5 Ultra Balls

Task 3

  • Evolve 2 Pokémon – 5 Pinap Berries
  • Catch 5 Normal-type Pokémon – Galarian Meowth encounter
  • Defeat 4 Team Go Rocket Grunts – Butterfree encounter

Rewards: 484 XP, 15 Poké balls, and 5 Ultra Balls

Task 4

  • Use 10 berries to help catch Pokémon – Skwovet encounter
  • Catch 8 different species of Pokémon – Galarian Farfetch’d encounter
  • Win a raid – Gengar encounter

Rewards: 888 XP, 10 Great Balls, and 5 Ultra Balls

Task 5

  • Earn 12 hearts with your buddy – Wooloo encounter
  • Catch 8 different species of Pokémon – Galarian Stunfisk encounter
  • Win a raid in under 60 seconds – Snorlax encounter

Rewards: 1 Rare candy, 25 Poké balls, and 5 Ultra Balls